Areas of Expertise
Tax Controversies & Litigation
Given the complexity of tax reporting and compliance requirements today, particularly when these are owed across different jurisdictions, it is not uncommon for individuals to find themselves in dispute with government tax authorities over tax-related issues. This can be due to a number of reasons, ranging from confusion around a particular tax regulation to disputes regarding the location of tax residency or simply a misunderstanding on the part of the client. When tax authorities challenge disclosures or tax filings (or the lack of), our lawyers review the client’s tax situation and compliance requirements, and negotiate on their behalf to resolve any disputes in the most efficient way possible to protect their assets and overall interests. We advise on all types of disputes regardless of how simple or complex the matter is, including representing clients in litigation in cases where an agreement cannot be reached and any appeal processes. We also frequently assist clients with tax audits, when tax authorities require more detailed examinations of their tax returns.
Our team of tax lawyers is highly experienced in this field, including in some cases having first-hand experience of working with governmental tax authorities and/or as trial attorneys. We are therefore highly familiar with how best to communicate and negotiate (where accepted) with the relevant tax authorities on our clients’ behalves.
Examples of our work include:
Assisting a Spanish family to recover a large amount of Inheritance Tax from the Spanish tax authorities that had been paid by the relevant heirs incorrectly. We advised the client on all stages of the dispute and recovery procedure.