UGGC Africa provides assistance to its clients when it comes to their tax reassessment procedures and to any potential administrative, legal and customs litigations that may result from those.
The tax law team provides a full follow-up to its clients, from the amicable negotiation stage with tax authorities (reassessment proposal, reassessment notice…) up to and including litigation proceedings.
UGGC Africa also enjoys the skills required to deal with the specific issues raised by customs law (tariff classification, transit operations, customs value) from the defence stage before administrative commissions up to and including subsequent administrative and legal proceedings.
UGGC Africa was one of the first French business law firms to create a department dedicated to private clients. The lawyers of the tax team can provide advice specifically tailored to their clients’ needs to deal with all their legal and personal tax issues in relation to their professional or personal assets.
For international tax matters, the firm relies on a network of specialized correspondents who can provide a very broad international tax assessment and therefore enjoys a very good understanding of taxation in Belgium, Luxembourg, Morocco and Asia thanks to its various offices.
UGGC Africa is recognized as a leading expert in transactions involving the transfer of companies within a family (family buy out notably) especially providing advices to shareholders and executives, upstream of a transaction, to set-up the legal tools that will ensure in due course an organized transfer of governance.
CORPORATE GROUP TAXATION
UGGC Africa provides assistance to corporate groups to managing their tax issues, such as: set up a fiscal consolidation, optimization of the tax result, establishment location scheme, management of the operations within the Community and exports toward the VAT system, assistance for implementation and monitoring intra-group service delivery.
UGGC Africa has developed a particular experience by managing location and establishment scheme for international investment operations, especially in Europe, MENA area (Middle East and North Africa), Asia (China, Taiwan, Korea, South East of Asia) and in the Indian Subcontinent.
The tax law team provides support and advices to its clients, helped by the foreign desks of the firm and local specialists chosen for the quality of their work and their reactivity.
UGGC Africa advices given for these investment operations include the following expertise: analysis of the international tax treaty and implementation of the investment plan allowing a quick rise of the local results to the group, implementation of the international transfer price, local wage management analysis and position of the expatriate workers…
The tax law team, working with Casablanca and Shanghai desks, has developed a high additional value expertise in Moroccan, Chinese and Hong Kong taxation. This area of expertise includes investment support and local companies’ establishment, but also tax monitoring for the companies operating in Morocco.