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As local and international tax regulations become more prescriptive, dealing with them in a cross-border context presents you with a significant challenge. The number and complexity of tax investigations conducted by authorities is rapidly escalating and the need for tax adjustments is rising accordingly. Our 350 tax lawyers are supported by strong technical tax intelligence teams that identify developments in tax law and policy affecting your business. This multi-disciplinary approach helps you develop robust structures that maximise tax effectiveness in alignment with your commercial strategy.

Whether you are a financial institution, multinational, fund, investor or high net worth individual, we understand your business and the tax pressures you face. Our teams work together across Europe and beyond in the key areas affecting your business including VAT, international taxation, transfer pricing, e-commerce, M&A and investment funds, tax planning and financing. Our experts can help you manage tax control cases and deal with tax authorities as well as manage tax litigation cases. The right tax advice can make a material difference to transaction costs and, in some cases, avert serious consequences.

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    Transfer Pricing

    The longest-awaited Russian tax law in recent years – the law on transfer pricing – was adopted on 8 July 2011 and will come into force on 1 January 2012. By the time the law on transfer pricing comes into force, companies operating in Russia will be required to have adapted their transfer pricing policies and prepared all required documentation.

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    Ja­pan­ese ver­sion
    30 Mar 20
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    September 2019
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    25 Mar 20
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    In re­sponse to the high alert in­tro­duced first in Mo­scow and then na­tion­wide in the face of the rap­id spread of COV­ID-19, the Rus­si­an gov­ern­ment and the Fed­er­al Tax Ser­vice (FTS) have an­nounced spe­cial...
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    Ja­pan­ese ver­sion
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