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Tax Law

The Tax Department of the Soulier AARPI law firm assists and defends a French and foreign clientele comprising corporate groups and multinational companies, financial institutions, investment funds and investors, small- and medium-sized businesses as well as corporate officers and business executives in all aspects of national and international taxation.

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Our lawyers also provide legal assistance to businesses and individuals in their relationships with the French Tax Authorities, both in non-contentious matters (e.g. requests for advanced tax rulings) and in connection with tax investigations and tax disputes. The close synergy and interaction between the Tax Department and the other Departments of the Firm enable us to design and implement creative and secured solutions best tailored to our clients’ needs and concerns.

In this context, our services mainly focus on the following areas:

Business taxation

Soulier assists businesses on all tax issues that may arise in connection with their growth and development, including, but not limited to, in relation to their business operations and transactions, such as investments, expansion in other countries, acquisitions and reorganizations.

In this framework, we regularly perform due diligence and Vendor due diligence investigations with the combined aim of securing and optimizing transactions.

International taxation

Relying on a first-rate international network of experts, our lawyers provide a customized support both to French companies wishing to expand internationally and to foreign corporations wishing to invest in France, and offer a comprehensive service for structuring their business operations in a global business environment.

Transfer pricing

The ever-growing globalization of trade and investments combined with States’ strong desire to control their tax base – which translates into more and more stringent legislations – makes transfer pricing issues a challenge that corporate groups, even if exclusively comprised of SMBs, may no longer ignore.

Our Tax Department has developed a pragmatic approach based on our lawyers’ hands-on experience of tax inspections. As such, we provide our clients with a strategic and legal assistance to design and implement appropriate and efficient transfer pricing rules and processes, in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Private equity

With respect to private equity and venture capital transactions, our Tax Department offers pragmatic, secure and tax-optimized solutions, including, but not limited to, in connection with the structuring of M&A transactions, LBOs, joint-ventures or corporate reorganizations.

The extensive expertise of our tax partners in the design and implementation of management incentive programs helps our corporate clients bring together their own interests and the interests of their corporate officers.

Taxation of individuals and tax engineering

Our lawyers design and provide tailored solutions for the management, structuring and transmissions of personal assets and assist our clients in all aspects of personal taxation, both in a French and cross-border environment.

Assistance during tax inspections and tax disputes

Our team assists French and foreign clients, primarily businesses but also individuals, in all stages of tax inspections carried out by the French Tax Authorities, including before the competent courts.

We have developed an in-depth expertise in the management of tax investigations concerning transfer prices and management packages.