Our tax lawyers provide a full range of business legal services to help clients address the challenges of international commerce and business operations, across Africa and globally.
We are one of the most active law firms in Africa, with hundreds of tax advisors in offices throughout the continent and within our global tax group. We help African and multinational companies in the region to address the entire range of complex tax issues and help to resolve tax disputes in efficient and cost-effective ways.
Our experience ranges from inward and outward investment, structuring for corporate/real estate acquisitions and disposals, domestic/international restructures and double taxation agreements to customs and excise, transfer pricing, tax audits and due diligence investigations, compensation packages, tax litigation and dispute resolution.
Clients also benefit from our well-established relationships with local tax authorities, tribunals, boards and courts.
Local insight, global reach: working in 20 African countries, we understand the political, financial, regulatory and economic issues active in the region. This on-the-ground presence is backed by a global Africa team comprising more than 200 lawyers in Johannesburg and Casablanca and extending to other key financial centers, among them London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing.
In your home country and across multiple jurisdictions, we can provide fully coordinated cross-border services utilizing deep knowledge of national legislation including tax treaties while taking an appropriate international perspective. We can also draw on the multidisciplinary resources and experience of one of the world’s biggest business law firms, with colleagues in numerous related areas, including corporate, finance, real estate, employment, intellectual property and technology.
Key capabilities include:
- global equity compensation
- international tax counsel
- tax controversy and disputes
- transactional tax planning
- transfer pricing
- VAT and customs duties
Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.
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