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 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.
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.