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International Tax Counsel

Our experienced lawyers help tax departments of multinational companies to reduce their global effective tax rate, advising on key financial, legal and regulatory issues. 

Companies operating in global markets face many complex legal, tax and operational challenges that call for an international perspective plus a thorough knowledge of in-country tax, legal and regulatory issues. 

We work closely with clients to understand their needs. We know that a thorough understanding of an organization and its business objectives is necessary to develop appropriate tax arrangements. We solve the challenges that clients face through a combination of local capability and global experience. 

Local insight, global reach: as one of the most active law firms in Africa, we understand the political, financial, regulatory and economic issues in the region. 

This on-the-ground presence in 20 countries is backed by a global Africa team comprising more than 200 lawyers in Johannesburg and Casablanca and extending to financial centers, including London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

With more than 300 lawyers and economists in our global tax group, we can also advise on structuring a diverse range of transactions, from private equity deals to corporate acquisitions and disposals, and assist with tax audits and related compliance issues. 

We are one of the world’s biggest business law firms, and clients turn to us for our multidisciplinary resources and our global network that encompasses numerous areas of law, among them corporate, finance, real estate, employment, and intellectual property and technology. We can provide a fully coordinated cross-border business legal services in your home country and across multiple jurisdictions.  

Key capabilities include: 

  • transfer pricing
  • post-acquisition integration
  • cross-border licensing and intellectual property (IP) management
  • tax controversy
  • VAT and customs duties
  • supply chain and distribution network restructuring
  • equity investment and Incentives tax services
  • corporate tax advisory services 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.