Tax advisory – Direct tax and VAT

Corporate clients

DSM’s Tax team advises corporate clients on a wide range of international transactions, investment structures as well as on day-to-day business matters involving Luxembourg. It not only represents Luxembourg companies, shareholders and lenders but also borrowers, collateral providers and pledgees.

In particular, DSM’s Tax team provides tax advice to alternative investment funds (including SIFs, SICARs and securitisation vehicles), private equity houses, banking institutions as well as industrial and commercial groups.

All tax fields are covered, including, inter alia, income tax, municipal business tax, net wealth tax, VAT and other particular taxes or registration duties. And, we cover the full range of tax advisory services from strategic tax planning to high-end technical advice.

Private wealth

DSM also advises on private wealth management and private wealth vehicles, such as family wealth management companies (SPFs), family offices and private foundations.

Furthermore, DSM has specific expertise in tax planning and managing international successions and inheritances.

DSM’s Tax team also has in-depth expertise in personal tax and social security matters.

Tax authorities and litigation

DSM’s Tax team has significant experience interfacing with the Luxembourg tax authorities in local and cross-border matters at any pre-litigation phase.

Moreover, DSM has a strong local and international tax litigation practice, covering direct taxes and VAT, and represents its clients before all Luxembourg and EU courts.

DSM also assists its clients within the context of cross-border administrative procedures for the elimination of double taxation situations.

Tax compliance

DSM’s tax team also assists its clients in the establishment, review and follow-up of their tax compliance documents regarding direct taxes and VAT.

“I don’t see how they should improve. We are satisfied.” WorldTax, 2023

“Alex Pham singled himself out by providing in a characteristically low-key demeanor incredibly sharp and detailed legal advice” Client Choice, 2021

“They provide top-level tax advice, but they are also seasoned tax litigators, which is an asset in the Luxembourg new tax environment. Therefore, when necessary, the tax team is qualified to represent clients before all European and Luxembourg administrative and civil courts. They successfully defend clients in landmark cases creating precedents.” Legal500, 2024


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