A results-driven practice, advising domestic and multinational entities, including public and private corporations, partnerships, investment funds, financial institutions, social enterprises, institutions and individuals, on the full spectrum of tax matters related to commercial activities in Israel.
With our deep understanding of the Israeli business environment, our role is to assist clients in achieving their goals and in facilitating transactions. As tax savings is an important factor, we analyze and advise on different tax structures, taking into consideration both commercial and tax parameters, and create business-oriented, tailor-made innovative solutions.
Members of the practice also include certified public accountants (CPA), which enables us to bring to bear legal as well as accounting expertise in advising clients.
Our comprehensive experience in the full range of Israeli tax matters includes:
Corporate Taxation: planning and structuring of domestic and cross border M&A, restructuring, spin-off, and capital markets transactions; advising on ongoing corporate tax matters such as dividend distributions, tax withholding and capital gains.
International Taxation: advising on international tax planning matters, including permanent establishment considerations, the application and implementation of double taxation treaties and base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), as well as coordination of global tax matters.
Real Estate Taxation: working hand in hand with the Firm’s market-leading Real Estate practice in advising and structuring tax aspects of sophisticated transactions, from pre-acquisition planning through post-closing reporting requirements.
Capital Markets Taxation: advising companies on tax aspects of initial equity and debt public offerings, including pre-IPO restructurings, and drafting of tax disclosures; ongoing tax advice to listed companies.
Value Added Tax (VAT): advising on domestic and international VAT matters, including vis-à-vis the Israel Tax Authority.
Investment Funds: advising investment funds (including private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, REITs and other) and their sponsors, principals and managers, on tax aspects of all phases of their formation and operation, including in obtaining tax rulings from the Israel Tax Authority.
Employee Benefits Taxation: designing, drafting and assisting with the implementation of equity-based compensation and employee benefit plans.
Tax Disputes and Litigation: negotiating with the Israel Tax Authority in audits, assessments, settlements, and the obtaining of tax rulings, as well as representing clients before Israeli courts and ADR tribunals.
High Net Worth Taxation: advising individuals, trusts, foundations and others in developing and implementing structures to address wealth planning needs in a tax efficient manner, including for persons located abroad considering relocation to Israel or holding assets in Israel. See also: Private Asset Management
Municipal Taxation: representing clients in all municipal taxation matters, including in proceedings to reduce municipal tax liabilities, fees, and development levies, and in obtaining refunds of taxpayer overpayments made to various authorities in Israel. See also: Tax – Municipal Tax
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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem