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Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)

G-20, OECD and the EU have heavily increased the number of initiatives that discourage Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).

MLI matching overview
Article - 27 June 2017

MLI Matching Overview

What are the choices made by the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland on the multilateral instrument (MLI) signing? Check our overview.
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Proposal EU: intermediaries must disclose potentially aggressive tax arrangements
Article - 21 June 2017

Proposal EU: intermediaries must disclose potentially aggressive tax arrangements

The EC submitted a proposal introducing mandatory disclosure rules for intermediaries. Failure to comply with the rules will be subject to penalties.
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Overview: MLI choices made by the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland
Article - 15 June 2017

Overview: MLI choices made by the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland

What are the choices made by the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland on the multilateral instrument (MLI) signing? Check our overview.
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Signing of MLI (multilateral instrument): BEPS measures speedily introduced
Article - 09 June 2017

Signing of MLI (multilateral instrument): BEPS measures speedily introduced

The MLI modifies many existing bilateral tax treaties by speedily including anti-tax avoidance measures. The Benelux and Switzerland signed the MLI.
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The challenges of BEPS for treasury: are you prepared?

The challenges of BEPS for treasury: are you prepared?

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Our expert BEPS team can help you

 to design an international tax strategy and implement optimal solutions. Internationally operating companies need high-end strategies to create an effective tax structure. Such strategies need to consider all regulatory changes and acknowledge the change in the international tax climate.

As a multinational company, it is of key importance to have a strong international tax strategy that is efficient and considers the most recent developments in international tax regulations. It needs to be a strategy that is at the same time transparent and provides you with the best result.  

On top of the latest regulatory developments

Our team of experts monitors the following developments closely:

  • Fundamental changes to transfer pricing rules;
  • Limitation of base erosion via interest deductions and other financial payments;
  • The EU’s Anti Tax Avoidance Package / Directive;
  • Transparency measures (country-by-country reporting, exchange of tax rulings between EU Member States);
  • Changes to tax treaties;
  • State aid issues;
  • Proposals for an EU Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB).

Our advice will always weigh the impact of public opinion on your reputation, while tackling the major tax hurdles. Our Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) team cooperates with our competition lawyers, state aid/EU tax lawexperts and transfer pricing experts, in order to provide you with the ultimate solution for your company.

Our Services

New regulations are deployed at a rapid pace. This means that you need a team that is on top of the latest developments. We advise on and review the impact for multinationals of:

  • The various BEPS measures;
  • Fundamental changes to transfer pricing rules;
  • Limitation of base erosion via interest deductions and other financial payments;
  • The EU’s Anti Tax Avoidance Package / Directive (ATAD);
  • Transparency measures (country-by-country reporting, exchange of tax rulings between EU Member States);
  • The General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR);
  • Changes to the tax treaties and the multilateral instrument (MLI);
  • Proposals for an EU Common (Consolidated) Corporate Tax Base (C(C)CTB);
  • Group financing;
  • IP structures;
  • Hybrid mismatches.