Tax regulation increases all the time and touches all aspects of business. As trusted advisers we are here to help guide your approach.
In a changing and uncertain world, tax issues can affect your business in many ways. You need to understand the global and local implications of your decisions, comply with legislation and regulation, and find innovative solutions to your tax challenges.
With over 100 tax specialists in our international network, we advise clients in every industry and sector. We provide seamless, multi-jurisdictional tax advisory services and act on our clients’ most critical transactions. Whether you need stand-alone tax advice or as part of the full legal services Allen & Overy offer, we are there when you need us.
We help you navigate the evolving tax landscape, deal with authorities and disputes, and design strategies that align with your goals. We combine technical excellence, commercial judgement and international experience to support your business needs.
Our tax offering
Banking and finance
Corporate tax is a complex and dynamic area that affects every aspect of your business throughout its lifecycle. Whether you are raising or investing capital, deciding where to locate your operations, participating in M&A, or returning value to shareholders, tax will have an impact on your decisions. You need to have the right policies and management structures in place to comply with the ever-changing tax regulations in the jurisdictions where you operate. You need to manage tax risks from your operations, and allocate risks appropriately when negotiating your transactions. Working with clients from a wide range of industries and sectors, we have deep expertise in all these areas, which we can tailor to your specific needs and circumstances.
Debt capital markets
Funds and Asset Management
Our Indirect tax team help businesses and individuals comply with the complex and evolving rules and regulations around indirect tax regimes, with a special focus on VAT. We advise clients in many sectors and industries on how to optimise their tax position and minimise risks. We provide practical indirect tax advice and legal services that suit your business needs and objectives.
Projects and Infrastructure
Restructuring and insolvency
Tax investigations and disputes
Our global team of tax specialists support our clients in all sectors with their relationships with tax authorities, including investigations and dispute resolution. We have extensive experience advising on information requests, responding to enquiries, managing tax audits, transfer-pricing challenges, MAP and arbitration processes and of managing on-going relationships with local tax authorities. We also have a strong track record of successfully litigating tax cases before courts and tribunals, as well as negotiating settlements and resolutions with tax authorities.
News and insights
Publications: 20 July 2023
European summer might well be in full swing, but that has not stopped the OECD from pushing ahead with the implementation of its Two-Pillar reforms to international taxation. (For further background…
Publications: 13 July 2023
The European Commission put forward a proposal in 2021 to tackle shell entities (known as ATAD 3). Despite widespread support for the concept, reaching agreement on the technical details of the…
Publications: 22 June 2023
The European Commission has released its much anticipated proposal on streamlining withholding tax procedures. The proposal for a Directive on the “Faster and Safer Relief of Excess Withholding Taxes”…
Publications: 31 May 2023
The recent OECD report “Joining Forces for Gender Equality: What is Holding us Back?” (the OECD report) considered international progress on gender equality in a wide-array of policy areas from…
Allen & Overy are particularly strong on European issues. They also have a deep bench in the UK and France.
Chambers & Partners, Global Tax 2023
The firm is commercial and practical whilst remaining technically on point.
Chambers & Partners, APAC Tax 2023
Allen & Overy has strong tax expertise at all levels.
Chambers & Partners, Europe Tax 2023
Allen & Overy's lawyers are client-oriented and have the ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters.
Chambers & Partners, Luxembourg Tax 2023
The team is very astute commercially and also practical.
Chambers & Partners, UK Tax 2023