A different approach to tax matters

Efficient and individual tax consulting in the area of national, European and international tax law is our profession – and not just from a legal perspective. The spectrum of services GGV has to offer in Paris, Frankfurt and Hamburg goes far beyond the usual on­going tax consultancy­. When advising on complex tax issues and implementing according solutions, it is our comprehensive and proficient approach to devote equal in-depth-treatment to every relevant facet – tax-law, operational and business aspects.­­­­ Our success is ensured by a cross-divisional-team effort and the active involvement of our colleagues experts in corporate, M&A, labour, commercial and real estate law. In Germany, our tax team works closely with our notary services and our chartered accountants, thus securing the correct implementation of tax schemes.

Our Professional Expertise

Taxation of Businesses

  • Tax management of daily operations
  • Annual tax reviews
  • Tax Issues specific to group of companies (tax consolidation)
  • Transfer pricing documentation and related disputes
  • Tax issues in relation to innovation and R&D : R&D and innovation tax saving schemes
  • Not for profit organizations (association, business organizations, foundations)

 

Business Reorganizations

  • Tax aspects of business restructurings (mergers, spin-offs, structure and business change, etc.)
  • Tax rulings and requests for administrative authorizations (transfer of tax losses, cross border business reorganizations, change of business, etc.)
  • Restructuring of functions and risks (change from distributor to commissionnaire or limited risk distributor-LRD, transfer of risks and functions, toll manufacturing, etc.)

 

M&A Transactions

  • Tax due diligence
  • Tax structuring

 

International Tax

  • Structuring cross border investment projects (inbound and outbound)
  • Tax Optimal structuring of Intercompany financial flows
  • Transfer Princing review and dokumentation

 

Value Added Tax (VAT)

  • VAT implications of complex transactions (triangular sales, supply of goods after installation, successive supplies, consignment stock, etc.)
  • VAT Aspects of Real property transactions (from purchase through management to disposal)

 

Tax Audit and Tax litigations

  • Assistance during tax audits
  • Assistance during tax adjustment procedures (response to tax adjustment notices, representation during discussions with tax authorities including negotiating settlements, etc.)
  • Representation before the French tax administration and French and international courts such as the European Court of Justice (ECJ)
  • Specific domestic and international tax procedures (mutual agreement and arbitration procedure on transfer pricing, representation before French administrative commissions, etc.)
  • Disclosure of non-declared foreign bank accounts

 

Taxation of Individuals

  • Regular assistance regarding income tax and wealth tax, including tax declarations
  • Assistance during audits of individual tax situations
  • Estate planning
  • Cross-border issues in relation inheritance and gifts

 

International Assignments

  • Tax aspects of international employee assignments (optimal structuring of expatriation package, tax simulations, tax entry meetings, compliance etc.)
  • Tax assistance to expatriates
  • Tax Aspects of employee/management equity incentive schemes in a cross border context (stock options, free shares, Restricted Stock Units –RSU, long term incentive plans, etc.)

Our approach

  • What counts for us is finding the most optimal option that matches with your business objective
  • We propose tailor-made solutions to your tax issues and remain at your side to implement them

Our clients

  • Mid-sized owner-managed businesses of all industrial sectors and their owners
  • Tax and financial departments of internationally operating businesses
  • HR departments and international assignment department of international groups
  • High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI)