International corporate tax
Withers works with some of the fastest-growing and most exciting businesses in the world.
But rapid growth, especially in a quickly changing international tax environment, can present complex challenges as well as opportunities. Our international corporate tax team includes Australian, Japanese, Singaporean, Luxembourg, Italian, US and UK qualified lawyers. Their extensive knowledge and experience will help to ensure your situation is made easier.
We have decades of experience in supporting start-up, growing and established businesses and as a full-service firm we are able to take a holistic approach. In an increasingly digital economy, managing intellectual property is a critical aspect of most businesses and we work with our intellectual property colleagues to do that in a tax-efficient way. For example one client was an algorithmic trader with locations in a number of jurisdictions. We looked at where the income was arising and helped them to manage their cashflow efficiently.
Our team regularly advise on the application of double taxation agreements. This advice was very important, for instance, for a Swiss internet retailer that was expanding its previously European-based operations into the US. We helped the company to ringfence its American operations, to avoid its European income being taxed again by the IRS.
Global advice across a range of sectors
We work with clients across a range of sectors including retail, real estate, hedge and private equity funds (on both the buy and sell sides), fashion, technology, hospitality and luxury brands. It’s a point of pride for Withers lawyers to ‘speak your language’ – by which we mean that we understand your industry and the broader climate in which you operate. We apply this real-world knowledge to find the most effective tax arrangements for your business.
Finally our extensive experience means that whatever your situation, we will usually have seen something like it before. We can give insight into what the tax authorities will expect from you, and how similar businesses manage their arrangements around the world. Our practical advice will help you to manage challenges and take advantage of opportunities.
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