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Tax Law

I - Direct taxes

Practice areas
-  Company taxation : tax planning, fiscal integration
-  Consumer products taxation : tax withholding, tax withholding at source
-  Taxation of corporate acquisitions, mergers or restructurings and negotiation of tax benefits
-  Real estate taxation - Individual taxation
-  International tax issues, in collaboration with our specialized departments : territoriality, transfer prices, profits earned in fiscally advantageous countries

Our approach

Services

Legal representation
-  Preparation of tax returns
-  Audits within the context of merger or acquisition

Counselling
-  Ongoing counselling in the management of company tax issues, tax planning studies
-  Strategic counselling to adapt at company corporate structures to overall company objectives

Defense / Tax litigation / Proceedings
-  Assistance during tax audits and preparation of all documents required for such audits, representing clients in proceedings
-  Assistance or representation during the litigation phase
-  Representation before the administrative court of appeals

II - Registration Fees - Wealth

Practice areas
Registration
-  Taxes on transfers for a consideration : business transfers, real estate sales or exchanges, transactions by real estate agents, etc.
-  Taxes on gratuitous transfers : inheritances, gifts, transfers of individually-owned companies or company stock
-  Registration duties concerning legal entities : transactions consummated by companies, economic interest groups and associations, transfers of equity interest, mergers, splits, partial asset contributions

Wealth tax
-  All matters concerning the field of application and the calculation of the tax, its limits, exempt assets and professional assets

Our approach

-  Advice, consultations
-  Assistance in completing various forms and/or declarations
-  Assistance to companies and individuals during inspection and/or adjustment proceedings
-  Assistance and representation before the advisory authorities (departmental mediation commission - advisory committee for the elimination of tax abuse)
-  Representation before the magistrate’s court and the court of appeals

III - Patrimonial Law

In today’s increasingly complex legal and tax environment, in which people and assets move around the world more freely than ever before, estate planning represents a unique challenge, which has to be managed as carefully as a business.
If you have private wealth or own a family business, you’ll be faced with major decisions at various stages of your life.
At each one, you need good professional legal and tax advice to ensure that your interests are properly protected. Apart from the financial implications, these decisions also require careful consideration of your personal situation- your lifestyle, objectives and relations with other family members.

Our practice areas

Estate planning
-  advice on passing on family-owned businesses
-  advice on passing on private wealth
-  arranging gifts

Inheritance :

-  advice on inheritance arrangements
-  will writing
-  settling national and international succession disputes (joint possession agreements, settlements and partition)
-  inheritance tax advice
-  drafting declarations
-  assistance in tax disputes

Matrimonial and family law :

-  analysis and choice of marriage contract
-  drafting pre-nuptial agreements
-  managing changes of marriage contract
-  analysis and management of the property implications of divorce (division of assets, partition, settlements)
-  strategy for protecting a surviving spouse and family

Organisation and management :

-  advice on methods of structuring an estate, particularly through company structures
-  asset management advice
-  advice on division of property

International law, in association with our international taxation teams :

-  advice on estate planning and inter vivos settlements in an international environment
-  international tax advice and planning
-  structuring private investment in France for non-residents
-  advice on the legal and tax implications in France of foreign law trusts and foundations.