Tax Advice and Tax Proceedings
We assist businesses and Corporate Groups with the design of custom-tailored tax structures and advise on corporate TAX. Our focus is always on the consequences of all relevant taxes, including personal income/corporate income tax, TRADE tax, value-added tax, REAL ESTATE transfer tax, and estate and gift taxes.
We provide tax and legal advice to businesses during all phases of their lifecycle, such as incorporation, financing and reorganization/restructuring, in connection with investments in domestic or international subsidiaries, the creation of fiscal tax units, and the taxation of permanent establishments. We also advise clients on all tax issues arising in connection with a change in shareholders, reorganization/restructuring measures, or liquidation. Plans to reorganize/restructure businesses or corporate groups generally require a detailed analysis and planning of the tax consequences as well as a search for tax-optimized restructuring options. In doing so, we not only focus on what is legally possible, but also keep in mind what makes economical sense for our clients.
In the event of tax audits, tax appeals, or tax court proceedings, we represent the interests of our clients both in administrative proceedings before tax offices, cities and municipalities, as well as before German and European courts. We also represent clients in mutual agreement and arbitration proceedings, which are designed to coordinate the tax treatment between German and foreign tax authorities in cross-border matters. In addition, we have extensive experience with the self-reporting of unreported and/or under-reported tax liability to avoid criminal prosecution.
We routinely serve as co-counsel of tax advisers and accountants in complex tax matters and in proceedings before the tax authorities or the tax courts.
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