Tax Litigation and Investigations
In the increasingly complex and international area of tax legislation and practice, Allen & Overy’s global team of experts supports businesses in the full range of high-end cross-border disputes and investigations.
Our advice on all aspects of corporate, commercial, VAT and finance tax is designed to avoid disputes, but we are ideally placed to provide support when, or even after, various issues with revenue authorities arise.
A&O advises a broad range of clients on tax compliance and tax-related disputes and investigations, with particular experience of advising financial institutions. We handle litigation before national and international courts and specialist tax tribunals, including Corporation Tax and VAT disputes, and we liaise with tax authorities and advise on all issues associated with enforcement proceedings.
What sets us apart is our deep experience in handling cross-border transactions, with tax teams in our international offices enjoying strong relationships with local revenue authorities to support the smooth resolution of disputes for the benefit of all parties.
News & insights
Publications: 28 JULY 2021
On 20 July 2021, the UK government published further details of, and draft legislation for, a new elective tax regime for alternative fund structures. Although certain aspects have yet to be…Read more
Publications: 22 JULY 2021
To date, 132 jurisdictions have committed to the OECD’s two-pillar plan to reform international tax rules, as set out in its statement of 1 July 2021. Although the genesis of the proposed reforms…Read more
Publications: 21 JULY 2021
The Federal Finance Ministry (BMF) circulated revisited guidelines regarding the allocation of economic ownership in cum/cum and securities transactions on 15 July 2021. These guidelines include some…Read more
Publications: 02 DECEMBER 2020
Litigation privilege did not apply to tax restructuring advice prepared for a company by accountants following enquiries received from the French tax authority. Even where litigation can be said to be…Read more
Well regarded for its tax compliance, disputes and litigation expertise, offering a wealth of experience of multi-jurisdictional transactions. With a strong base in the UK and across Europe, the firm is well placed to advise on the OECD base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project and other international developments.
Chambers Global, Tax 2017