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Taxation issues affect all of our clients doing business in the region. We provide advice both on regulatory tax compliance to assist companies to maximize their tax position and also offer representation on contentious matters or disputes with the tax authorities.
Our equity compensation lawyers in Senegal work with multinational companies on international and cross-border equity compensation and employment issues.
We advise our clients of current best practices and keep them apprised of legal, cultural and business changes that may affect their workforces and compensation programs.
Companies operating in global markets have many complex legal, tax and operational issues that require an international perspective combined with a thorough knowledge of country-specific tax, legal and regulatory practices.
Our lawyers in Senegal can help solve these tax, legal and business challenges through a combination of local tax and legal capability, global tax and legal project management, and full-service support across borders in a multi-disciplinary manner.
Our tax controversy lawyers in Senegal focus on complex tax controversy matters, including tax audits, appeals, claims for refund, voluntary disclosures and tax litigation.
Our transactional tax lawyers in Senegal are committed to advancing transactions to meet the objectives of our clients.
In doing so, we often collaborate with our clients’ internal tax and accounting departments, to design the most advantageous structure yielding optimal after-tax results, lowering effective tax rates or otherwise achieving our clients’ commercial and tax specific goals.
With the continuing globalization of our economy, as well as the resulting increase in cross-border transactions and the complexity of domestic and international laws and regulations, multinational companies increasingly recognize the importance of proactively managing transfer pricing to limit related tax risks and take advantage of planning opportunities.
Our lawyers in Senegal are well positioned to help companies address their transfer pricing challenges and opportunities.
An understanding of how VAT operates is essential if businesses are to avoid failing to charge VAT when appropriate and unnecessary costs in terms of not being able to reclaim VAT charged to them.
Our lawyers in Senegal advise clients on the incidence of VAT, how to structure commercial transactions in a VAT efficient way and registration and compliance generally.
Experience has included advising:
- British Airways in relation to Senegalese tax issues that arose when assets of its Senegalese branch offices were reassigned following the merger with Iberia Airlines.
- Columbia University Earth Institute on employee taxation obligations upon the transfer of a development center from Mali to Senegal.
- Maroc Telecom on tax issues dealing with a share purchase agreement in Cote d’Ivoire.
- Dangote Group in a tax litigation case in Senegal.
- An international NGO on options for resolving outstanding tax payments owed to the Tax Office following resignation of an expatriate employee.
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.
Understanding Zimbabwe's relatively new transfer pricing laws is crucial to foreign investors in Zimbabwe, foreign businesses in the country, and Zimbabwean organizations doing business with offshore entities.
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.
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.