Corporate transactions can raise complex tax issues and the need for expert advice
Corporate transactions can involve multiple parties, often each with their own tax objectives – whether that is a buyer wanting to maximise tax relief on assets it buys or a seller wanting to minimise tax it pays on a disposal. More recently the global pandemic has led to many businesses needing to restructure their enterprises and consider ways to stay afloat or, for others, to maximise opportunities in the market.
Complex tax structuring is often a feature of corporate transactions, involving tax risks and issues that are sometimes inherent and at other times may arise in the course of the dealings. The agreement of the tax authorities can also be required in some situations to ensure the correct tax treatment of that transaction.
Global and national tax challenges can be tough. Acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, pre-sale reorganisations, post-acquisition integration and deal financing from both an international and domestic perspective all require tax knowhow and expert advice.
Businesses need tax issues to be spotted and addressed early on in the commercial context of a corporate transaction. They need to ensure that tax documentation correctly implements the tax planning of the various parties.
Osborne Clarke has tax specialists in all of our European jurisdictions who combine technical expertise and strong sector knowledge that can help businesses achieve their commercial objectives.
The commercial context
Our tax experts can provide commercially led advice and transactional structuring solutions and support for the commercial context of a transaction. We are also highly experienced in dealing with the tax authorities on corporate transactions when this is required.
Businesses need tax issues to be spotted and addressed early on in the commercial context of a corporate transaction."