Our tax lawyers in Ghana provide the full range of tax services that address the complex challenges of international commerce and business operations as well as managing and resolving tax disputes.
Our clients benefit from a valuable combination of global insight and knowledge of national legislation, including tax treaties that allows us to handle their complex tax issues.
Experience has included advising:
- Gold Fields Ghana Limited in the negotiation of its development agreement with the Government of Ghana which guaranteed Gold Fields certain tax (royalties, income tax, import duty, etc.) concessions.
- A major multinational US telecommunications corporation in relation to tax issues in respect of proposed transactional structures including withholding tax, corporate income tax, double taxation issues and value added tax as well as the meaning of a permanent establishment and its tax treatment under Ghanaian laws.
- A major Ghana mining company in relation to a USD1 million claim for back royalties arising against it in respect of its hedging activities and which involved an interpretation of Ghana’s tax laws to determine whether hedging activities are subject to royalty payments.
- A major Ghana mining company in relation to its investment protection provisions in response to a claim for withholding taxes.
- A major mining company as to its liability to pay the recent increase in the rate of royalty payments from the revenue obtained from mining operations.
- A company in relation to withholding tax considerations arising from a return of capital to shareholders which was treated as a dividend.
- An international commodities trader on the security and tax implications of its DES sale of petroleum products into Ghana.
- A local subsidiary of an international telecommunication company involving a USD8 million tax appeal.
In terms of the ease-of-doing-business environment, the 2019 Doing Business Report rates Uganda at 127 out of 190 countries, while the 2018 Global Competitiveness Index rates Uganda at 117 of 140 countries.
Various vehicles exist under Burundian law. In fact, a Burundian company is established by an agreement involving two or more shareholders who agree to share part of their property and their know how to perform one or more specified activities in order to share the profits or take advantage of the economy that may result.
In the World Bank’s ease of doing business (2020) Ghana scored 60.0 on a scale of 100 as compared to the regional average (Sub-Saharan) of 51.8.
The global business segment of the Mauritius International Financial Centre provides convenience, fiscal efficiency and risk mitigation for companies engaged in international operations.