A different approach to tax matters

Efficient and individual tax consulting in the area of national, European and international tax law is our profession – and not just from a legal perspective. The spectrum of services GGV has to offer in Paris goes far beyond the usual on­going tax consultancy­. When advising on complex tax issues and implementing according solutions, it is our comprehensive and proficient approach to devote equal in-depth-treatment to every relevant facet – tax-law, operational and business aspects.­­­­ Our success is ensured by a cross-divisional-team effort and the active involvement of our colleagues experts in corporate, M&A, labour, commercial and real estate law.

Our Professional Expertise

Taxation of Businesses

  • Tax management of daily operations
  • Annual tax reviews
  • Tax Issues specific to group of companies (tax consolidation)
  • Transfer pricing documentation and related disputes
  • Tax issues in relation to innovation and R&D : R&D and innovation tax saving schemes
  • Not for profit organizations (association, business organizations, foundations)

Business Reorganizations

  • Tax aspects of business restructurings (mergers, spin-offs, structure and business change, etc.)
  • Tax rulings and requests for administrative authorizations (transfer of tax losses, cross border business reorganizations, change of business, etc.)
  • Restructuring of functions and risks (change from distributor to commissionnaire or limited risk distributor-LRD, transfer of risks and functions, toll manufacturing, etc.)

  M&A Transactions

  • Tax due diligence
  • Tax structuring

  International Tax

  • Structuring cross border investment projects (inbound and outbound)
  • Tax Optimal structuring of Intercompany financial flows
  • Transfer Pricing review and documentation

Value Added Tax (VAT)

  • VAT implications of complex transactions (triangular sales, supply of goods after installation, successive supplies, consignment stock, etc.)
  • VAT Aspects of Real property transactions (from purchase through management to disposal)

  Tax Audit and Tax litigations

  • Assistance during tax audits
  • Assistance during tax adjustment procedures (response to tax adjustment notices, representation during discussions with tax authorities including negotiating settlements, etc.)
  • Representation before the French tax administration and French and international courts such as the European Court of Justice (ECJ)
  • Specific domestic and international tax procedures (mutual agreement and arbitration procedure on transfer pricing, representation before French administrative commissions, etc.)
  • Disclosure of non-declared foreign bank accounts

Taxation of Individuals

  • Regular assistance regarding income tax and wealth tax, including tax declarations
  • Assistance during audits of individual tax situations
  • Estate planning
  • Cross-border issues in relation inheritance and gifts

International Assignments

  • Tax aspects of international employee assignments (optimal structuring of expatriation package, tax simulations, tax entry meetings, compliance etc.)
  • Tax assistance to expatriates
  • Tax Aspects of employee/management equity incentive schemes in a cross border context (stock options, free shares, Restricted Stock Units –RSU, long term incentive plans, etc.)

Our approach

  • What counts for us is finding the most optimal option that matches with your business objective
  • We propose tailor-made solutions to your tax issues and remain at your side to implement them

Our clients

  • Mid-sized owner-managed businesses of all industrial sectors and their owners
  • Tax and financial departments of internationally operating businesses
  • HR departments and international assignment department of international groups
  • High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI)