Taxation

Clients come to our Tax Group for broad-based and sophisticated tax representation that tracks the latest developments in the local tax environment.

We have advised the country’s top public and private corporations, limited liability entities, partnerships, emerging-growth companies, and family corporations on the development of sophisticated tax management strategies custom-built to their exacting needs. Our tax lawyers also advise individuals on efficient tax savings mechanisms including income deferral strategies and equity swaps. We have advised clients on debt restructurings that take maximum advantage of earnings, reorganized businesses to adopt more tax efficient structures, and even counseled clients on the most tax-efficient means of handing over the reigns of business to successors.

The Tax Group also provides advice to charities, non-government organizations, private foundations, and other tax-exempt organizations. We have helped these entities maximize their benefits and exemptions under law, and regularly guide them in the tax-efficient management of fund-raising activities and other initiatives.

Our tax lawyers work closely with other practice groups to help clients develop the most tax efficient structure for each transaction. We regularly guide and represent interests in tax audits by the country’s Bureau of Internal Revenue, local governments, and other tax agencies. Our clients look to the Tax Group for advice on local tax planning and to handle controversies occasioned by local government tax ordinances. We have represented clients before the Tax Courts and have successfully litigated claims for refunds, improper assessment, tax contests and other tax controversies.