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.
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