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Tax

Our clients require a seamless, multi-jurisdictional tax advisory service, whether on a stand-alone basis or as an integral part of the full legal service offered by Allen & Overy.

That's why, with over 100 tax specialists across our international network, we are able to offer both domestic and cross-border advice wherever our clients need it, whether they are financial institutions, corporate entities, or funds.

The depth and breadth of our knowledge ensures that we are able to support our clients' business needs successfully and provide high quality, innovative tax solutions in the increasingly complex area of tax legislation and practice.

Our tax offering

Asset finance

Asset finance

We have experience in all areas of tax based asset finance, including aviation, shipping, rail and commercial property. We advise many of the world’s leading financial institutions and corporations on domestic and crossborder transactions.

Banking and finance

Banking and finance

Many of the world’s leading banks and financial institutions turn to Allen & Overy for help with their most important and innovative deals. Our international Tax group has a great deal of expertise and advises on a range of products from bilateral and syndicated loans, to leveraged acquisition and project finance.

Corporate

Corporate

We advise on corporate reorganisations and restructurings as well as commercial transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, demergers, capital raising, joint ventures, tax efficient holding company and financing structures and permanent establishment issues. Our client base includes corporations involved in banking and finance, energy, insurance, manufacturing, retail, technology, media, public utility, construction, shipping, aircraft, transport, property and engineering.

Indirect tax

Indirect tax

We have indirect tax expertise, in particular value added taxes, across sectors – from the ever-changing financial sector, through asset finance and corporate, to not for profit and private client areas.

International capital markets

International capital markets

Allen & Overy is one of the world’s leading International Capital Markets practices and tax plays a key role in this work. Our international Tax team is involved in the full range of transactions including debt capital markets, derivatives, equity capital markets, Islamic finance, securitisations, structured finance and structured retail products.

Investment funds

Investment funds

We offer cross-border expertise on regulated funds, hedge funds, infrastructure funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and structured funds. Our work covers the structuring of new funds and reviewing fund structures for prospective investors. We also advise managers about ongoing tax issues.

Real Estate

Real Estate

Tax considerations are important in real estate transactions, particularly those that are complex and innovative. We work with our real estate colleagues, providing expert tax advice on every type of real estate transaction.

Restructurings and insolvencies

Restructurings and insolvencies

Our restructuring practice operates at the forefront of a changing market. We provide tax advice to distressed companies, insolvency practitioners, banks and funds.

Structured finance

Structured finance

Frequent changes of law make this a very innovative and challenging area and we are one of the few tax departments that are trusted by clients to advise on and implement their ideas.

Tax investigations

Tax investigations

All of our major offices have experience advising clients on tax audits and their relationship with local tax authorities, national courts or European legislative bodies. We regularly deal with domestic and cross-border investigations.

Our global tax team

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News & insights

Publications: 26 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: a cross-jurisdictional update on the impact Covid-19 is having on tax regulations

The Covid-19 pandemic coronavirus currently spreading across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the United States has resulted in an unprecedented demand for urgent tax relief measures across industries and sectors. Whilst the situation globally remains fluid central governments are coordinating action plans to limit the negative impact of Covid-19 and protect economies. 

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Publications: 25 MARCH 2020

Podcast: ATAD 2 - what is the impact on the fund industry?

The second anti-tax avoidance directive (ATAD 2) applicable as of 1 January 2020 (except for reverse hybrid mismatches, applicable as of 1 January 2022) will introduce anti-hybrid rules in the European Union.

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

A toolkit for enterprises affected by Covid-19 coronavirus in Belgium

Many enterprises are suffering significant economic consequences as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic and the far-reaching measures taken by the Belgian government in that context.

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Publications: 19 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: what tax measures have been adopted under the state of alarm in Spain?

The publication of Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March (RD 463/2020), which declares the state of alarm throughout the national territory for an initial period of 15 days, has brought with it the establishment of a set of urgent tax measures.

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