Tax rules are becoming more and more complex both internationally and nationally with an increased focus on businesses paying the “right” amount of tax and the introduction of detailed anti-avoidance rules intended to counter aggressive practices.

Increased digitalisation of both international businesses and tax authorities bring their own challenges. The combined effect of all these developments has been an increase in both the complexity and, often, the amount of tax for which businesses are liable.

This makes for a tax landscape that can be difficult to navigate. Tax issues that arise for any one business will, of course, be unique to their circumstances – whether it is their type of business or the sector in which they operate, or their own tax or risk profile.

Osborne Clarke has expertise across all our European jurisdictions in a wide range of international tax issues, from structuring advice for funds, corporate transactions, private equity and real estate clients right through to transfer pricing and VAT advice, employee and expatriate services, share incentives, private wealth and charities and managing tax risk and disputes.

Our experts can help businesses understand the specific tax landscape in which they operate so that they are compliant with the tax rules that affect their business and sector, minimise tax exposure and, importantly, achieve commercial objectives. Clear, practical and understandable advice can help businesses find tax solutions and address often complex issues that underpin their activity.

We offer seamless, full-service tax advice and support across our European jurisdictions, and act for a diverse mix of companies, businesses, funds, financial institutions and high-profile individuals across industry sectors. We work on both domestic and cross-jurisdictional matters and have extensive experience helping clients through the international tax minefield and adding value at each step of the way.