Tax Controversy and Litigation
When doing business, controversy, especially with tax authorities, is sometimes unavoidable. Discussions with tax authorities sometimes reach a point where you require specialised assistance. In these situations, our controversy and litigation team is your highly experienced partner.
Advantageous settlements are often achieved when the merits of a case are thoroughly assessed by an independent specialist and tax authorities know that, should the need arise, the taxpayer’s lawyer is willing and able to litigate the case. More often than not, the vast majority of controversial matters are settled before litigation even becomes necessary.
Our controversy and litigation team
Our goal is to provide you with unmatched and customised support across all direct tax, indirect tax and tax-related controversies and disputes with the tax authorities. Our overall approach to tax litigation is based on strategic objectives – understanding how tax authorities approach litigation matters to develop a winning case and recognising settlement opportunities if and when they arise.
Medium and large sized corporations, investment funds, banks, other financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals can count on our assistance for consulting on strategic issues to reduce risk, developing tax risk management policies, processes and procedures and managing tax audits and investigations. We also help you determine pre-litigation tactics and strategies, conducting settlement negotiations with tax authorities and filing appeals against tax assessments.
We have a solid track record in this area. We represent taxpayers in a broad range of tax matters at all levels of national courts and, in EU-related matters, EU courts, including the Court of Justice of the European Union.