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Sound tax advice is absolutely essential where international mergers and takeovers, private equity, international tax planning and transfer pricing are concerned.

By devising and developing the right legal structure, unnecessary tax bills can be avoided in an international merger, takeover or private equity transaction. Extra tax advantages can also be achieved wherever possible. Not only does Dutch taxation need to be taken into account, but taxation in other countries too. CMS has detailed knowledge and wide experience in this area. In addition, our tax specialists carry out due diligence studies for tax purposes into Dutch targets, identifying and listing the tax risks involved. We can also advise you on the tax aspects of setting up investment funds. Our work also includes writing or assessing the tax elements of prospectuses.

When optimizing your international tax position, the aim of our advice is always to minimize the total tax burden of the international group, within workable parameters. Advice on setting up international holding, financing and royalty structures also plays an important role here.

The tax authorities require international companies to have a firm basis supporting the way in which they allocate turnover and costs to subsidiaries in the various countries (transfer pricing system). Together with our partners in the international CMS organisation, we provide advice on transfer pricing and assist you in your negotiations with the tax authorities, both at home and abroad.

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Tax­a­tion of the di­git­al eco­nomy
This pub­lic­a­tion aims to identi­fy vari­ous as­pects of the di­git­al eco­nomy and to con­sider wheth­er in­come taxes are the most ef­fect­ive and ef­fi­cient way to tax this eco­nomy. Do we need a re­volu­tion in the...
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CMS Tax Glob­al Bro­chure
At the start of the 2020s, the roles of cor­por­ate tax plan­ning and reg­u­la­tion are un­der in­creas­ing scru­tiny as ques­tions of eth­ics and cor­por­ate cit­izen­ship con­tin­ue to rise up the com­mer­cial and trade...

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Com­par­ing real es­tate in­vest­ment val­ues across Europe provides only part of the pic­ture. For a true com­par­is­on, the in­vestor will also take ac­count of trans­ac­tion costs and taxes, which can dif­fer widely...
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This Guide il­lus­trates the on­go­ing de­vel­op­ment of anti-avoid­ance tools on every con­tin­ent. Africa, Europe, Lat­in Amer­ica and Asia are equally con­cerned. In­spired by the OECD and stim­u­lated by European...
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Brexit: Groups of Com­pan­ies and Tax Treat­ies
After Brexit, the U.K. will no longer be bound by the EU dir­ect­ives con­cern­ing tax mat­ters and by the case law of the CJEU. This could have a sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on groups of com­pan­ies that in­clude Brit­ish...
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CMS Guide to Cross-Bor­der Mer­ger 2011
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