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Transactional Tax Planning

We offer clients sophisticated, innovative and creative tax and business planning advice for domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions and investments. 

Tax planning is a critical element of transactions and investments, providing an opportunity to add value and minimize financial risk. Our transactional tax planning lawyers provide sophisticated planning and legal services for clients including multinationals, sovereigns and their controlled investment entities, large pension funds, private equity and hedge funds, investment and commercial banks, real estate funds and companies, sports and entertainment companies, large investors and tax-exempts. We represent clients both on the investor and sponsor side, and on the buy or sell side. 

Local insight, global reach: working in 20 African countries, we understand the political, financial, regulatory and economic issues in the region. This on-the-ground presence is backed by a global Africa team that comprises more than 200 lawyers in Johannesburg and Casablanca and extends to other key financial centers including London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

We are one of the world’s biggest business law firms, and clients turn to us for our multidisciplinary resources and our global network, enabling us to provide fully coordinated cross-border business legal services in your home country and across multiple jurisdictions.  

We often collaborate with a client’s internal tax and accounting departments and external accountants to design the most advantageous structures: to yield optimal after-tax results, lower effective tax rates and achieve other commercial or tax-specific goals. We help build a consensus on the most appropriate approaches and can support our conclusions with contemporaneous written advice that supports the anticipated tax treatment. 

Key capabilities include: 

  • mergers, acquisitions and divisions
  • private equity investment and fund formation
  • insurance related transactions
  • partnerships, LLCs and syndications
  • bankruptcies, workouts and restructurings
  • media, sports and entertainment
  • emerging growth and venture capital
  • real estate
  • leverage lease and other financing transactions
  • capital markets, derivatives, securitizations and financial products 

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