Our Services include:

Incidence of VAT and Structuring

  • Advising on the incidence of VAT on transactions, structuring advice and registration and compliance generally.
  • Advising on prudent VAT mitigation in the light of the “abuse of rights” doctrine.

Cross-border Activity

  • Advising multi-national businesses on the VAT consequences of trading in, investing in or carrying on business in the EU and the need to register and account for VAT in accordance with the place of supply rules.
  • Advising on the impact of the place of supply rules
  • Advising clients on all aspects of e-business
  • Advising on the creation of fixed establishments
  • Advising on the VAT impact of transfer pricing issues
  • Advising banks and other financial services institutions on structuring outsourcing contracts to gain as much VAT efficiency as possible and on such issues as branded credit cards and debt assignment.

VAT and Real Estate Transactions

  • Advising on the effect of the VAT rules on real estate transactions and the efficient use of the option to tax, and prudent planning in relation to both commercial and residential property.

EU Developments

  • Monitoring VAT developments generally and advising clients on appropriate action to take account of those developments.

VAT Disputes and Litigation

  • Full service assistance in connection with VAT disputes, including negotiating successful settlements and appealing assessments at every level of tribunal and court.

Customs Duties

  • We also advise on customs duties, including the procedures for importing and exporting goods to and from the EU, the prohibitions and restrictions, the reliefs available (including inward and outward processing reliefs), the classification of goods for tariff purposes and valuation issues, so as to ensure that the correct amount of customs duties is paid at the right time.

GST and Sales Tax

  • Liaising with our experts in the US and Australia and Asia on the impact of indirect taxes in their jurisdictions