The complexity and constant developments of tax standards means constant and diligent practice is vital to provide our clients with pertinent advice for their situation.
Lawyers at Archimède Avocats & Associés assist their clients with developing their tax strategies in France and abroad, with daily management of tax systems, assisting with tax audits, investigations and disputes, and dealing with tax authorities.
Tax: Our Specialities
Leaving a legacy is a universal and legitimate aspiration. Unfortunately, planning an inheritance, encouraged in some cases - although too infrequently, is often stigmatised by political narrative and sanctioned by high and cumulative taxes.
Our lawyers help you to find solutions adapted to your situation and your objectives. Whether you are passing on your business or financial and real estate assets, we explore all solutions, both domestic and international.
In addition to tax advice, we also investigate the civil dimension to ensure all dimensions of the succession are covered.
Tax for Business Leaders
Typically, business leaders devote all their time and energy to running their business, leaving little time and energy to reflect on their personal wealth strategy. We have developed a comprehensive service for business leaders including income protection, inheritance planning, choice of remuneration, wealth diversification, and optimisation of direct tax on income and indirect tax on real estate. With our help, business leader’s can both develop their business and secure their personal wealth.
We are constantly advising many companies about their day-to-day tax operations as well as exceptional tax issues such as restructuring, foreign investment and external growth. We target small and medium-sized businesses needing proactive advice to secure and optimise their operations.
Mergers & Acquisitions
With strong expertise in the intricacies of LBOs and OBOs, we regularly assist venture capital investors and industrialists from the audit phase to the application of management-packages, including negotiation of tax clauses of sales contracts and legal arrangements for operations.
Audits, Investigations and Litigation
Complex and constantly developing tax standards lead to abundant disputes. For individual or corporate tax audits or random checks, taxpayers involved in disputes with the tax authority need strong guidance from experienced lawyers to handle stringent technical and strategic aspects.
Archimède Avocats & Associés has extensive experience in this field, with a strong track record of successful outcomes for disputes before administrative and civil courts.
Many recent international standards for increased transparency in foreign assets (CRS, FATCA, etc.) provide for penal action in the event of tax disputes. We have assisted many clients in voluntary regulation of their procedures since the creation of the Cellule Woerth in 2009 against tax evasion and STDR (tax rectification). Our lawyers assist their clients with tax, customs and criminal proceedings and compliance updates.
Archimède Avocats & Associés has also developed partnerships with criminal law colleagues to optimise defence of their clients’ interests.
International Tax for Individuals
Expertise in international tax for individuals is one of our strengths. When French people leave the country, we assist with all the necessary administrative procedures (exit tax, social protection, etc.) and with reflection about reorganisation of their private wealth given legislation in their new country of residence. We have a well-established network of correspondents and service providers based in Belgium, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland. Chosen for their precision and and technical expertise, with them we can offer a fully integrated service for transferring to a residence abroad.
We also provide a service for international clients investing in France, either in real estate or business, to ensure they benefit from all the possible tax benefits.
VAT is the only tax that occurs at each stage of the value creation process.
Such complexity makes it an unlimited source of disputes.
Our experts analyse our customers’ operations in advance to limit risks.
They also participate in tax audits and disputes.
Our lawyers provide strong expertise and experience to guide companies and local authorities in real estate transactions and day-to-day operations.