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Tax

Our tax lawyers provide clients accurate, up-to-date information and advise on the tax implications of structuring transactions, providing opinions on the fiscal implications.

We assist and represent clients in the tax dispute resolution process, including filing objections or appeals before the tax authorities and litigating disputes in court.

Our expertise, professional knowledge and years of experience offers clients a comprehensive and tax-efficient service that is tailored to their individual business needs.

Experience has included advising:

  • A regional accounting company in drafting a legal opinion on excise tax harmonization including findings related to data on national GDP, tax revenue, excise tax revenue and specific excise tax on particular products.
  • An American multinational technology company in drafting a legal opinion on tax considerations for the provision of free software applications in Burundi.
  • A German company in drafting a legal opinion on the fiscal implications of the new law relating to income tax on its employees based in Burundi.
  • A NGO in representation before tax authorities in their tax disputes in connection with the professional tax on remuneration.
  • An international tobacco company in the analysis of tax obligations on importing tobacco products.
  • The International Finance Corporation in drafting a policy note on real estate transfer tax.

Immigration law and practice in the African oil and gas industry

A global economy requires multinationals to adopt a global business strategy, which invariably involves the need to transfer a firm’s most important asset – its people – in a fluid way across national borders. That is why managing the mobilization of expatriate employees in the most efficient way, including handling strategic immigration, labor and tax legal issues, is critical for the oil and gas industry.

The Kenyan tax landscape

When setting up an investment in a foreign country, an understanding of the tax landscape is often the difference between a profitable venture and one that is not. In Kenya, the tax regime is comprised of four main tax heads: income tax, value added tax (VAT), excise duty and customs duty.

Investing in Africa: The Big Five of tax structuring

What foreign investors in Africa need to know about capital gains tax, withholding tax, permanent establishment, corporate income tax, and investment protection planning via bilateral investment treaties.