We Provide Innovative, Reliable and Comprehensive Tax Services

We have extensive experience in advising and assisting companies from public corporations to family-owned entities, including a full scope of tax structuring, direct and indirect tax capabilities in a wide variety of jurisdictions. Our tax experts are all trained from both “BIG 4” practices and international major law firms and are able to provide our clients with an integrated range of services. Combining our cross-border transaction experience and local tax knowledge, we can provide our clients with innovative, reliable and comprehensive tax services. With our international reach long-standing relationships with correspondent firms, we have the ability to offer tax advice worldwide.

Services to Corporate Clients

VAT Services

We have the ability to offer advice on every aspect of VAT in the GCC including implementation and ongoing advice, compliance and reporting obligations as well as VAT optimisation within the GCC regulatory framework including:

  • VAT advisory and compliance services
  • VAT registration and de-registration
  • VAT Health check review
  • VAT audit, investigations and litigation
  • VAT Training

International Tax Services

Our assistance covers tax efficient structuring of inbound and outbound investments using, where necessary, our extensive global network of international tax advisors, including advice on:

  • Tax efficient structuring of inbound and outbound investments,
  • Most suitable vehicle/s for the considered investments,
  • Thin capitalization, and
  • Foreign investment restrictions

Transfer Pricing

There is increasing focus on this area now worldwide. Our local and international team specializes in assisting companies with the following transfer pricing services:

  • Preparation of local and global transfer pricing documentation consistent with your needs;
  • Evaluation of transfer pricing risks and provision of practical recommendations to mitigate risks and explore opportunities;
  • Advice on transfer pricing strategy development/planning;
  • Assistance in the negotiation and obtention of an Advance Pricing Arrangement / Mutual Agreement Procedure with competent authorities.

Tax for M&A and Reorganisations

Our team has deep knowledge and experience in working with complex transactions in the GCC and Africa.

We can assist corporate and private equity investors to help with domestic and cross-border transactions including:

  • Tax due diligence services to examine tax risks of target corporations which impact corporate valuations and purchase agreements;
  • Tax advice on the tax consequences of individual acquisitions, joint ventures and divestment’s to help design a tax-efficient transaction structuring;
  • Tax review of transactions documentations to ensure protection from potential tax liabilities that may be incurred in the future.

Tax Investigations and Disputes

Along with our worldwide network of trusted tax lawyers, we can provide quality advice on complex, high-value tax disputes across all taxes and sectors for both local and international clients in particular:

  • Advice on information requests,
  • Global investigations,
  • Tax audits and dawn raids;
  • Litigation, and
  • Settlement of tax disputes

Services to Family & HNWIS

Tax Planning for HNWI

We offer a variety of tax planning services to both individuals and their family businesses. Our tax team can help to ensure tax compliance with applicable laws but also can assist our clietns from unnecessary income, capital gains, and/or estate taxes, in particular:

    • Tax strategies for high net worth individuals and their families;
    • Multi-state tax optimization;
    • International tax compliance
    • Inheritance tax planning;
    • Tax risks management and regular updates on regulatory and tax changes

Asset Protection and Estate Planning for HNWI

We provide end-to-end and tailored made solutions to successful families related to acquisition, governance, risk management and preservation of their businesses and wealth through generations. With over 50 years of combined international experience our private clients team offers a winning combination of protection techniques for private individuals and corporate clients including:

  • Solutions to insure confidentiality in high-standing jurisdictions
  • Advice on asset protection plan prior investment
  • Assets and business protection planning to preserve wealth in the event of bankruptcy,  divorce or incapacity
  • Safeguard assets for younger generations
  • Governance structuring through generation and sharia law mitigation
  • Estate and gift tax planning
  • Business succession planning
  • Provision of fiduciary services
  • Set-up of asset protection vehicles including trust, foundations, companies, fund etc..
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