Planning and implementing transactions
When planning a transaction, it is important to identify the approach that ensures optimal tax effect. Based on our extensive experience of structuring business transactions, we strongly recommend evaluating the choice of approach (content sale/share sale) and need for preceding equity transactions (demerger, merger or capital write-down) well in advance.
Succession planning and transfer of control
In family businesses, the transfer of control to the next generation is normally implemented on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with the wishes, interests and plans of those involved. Successful transfers require careful succession planning.
Assistance with tax disputes
We regularly advise clients involved in disputes and litigation related to income tax, corporation tax, value added tax and property tax. Our lawyers are qualified to conduct such cases at all levels of the court system, including the Supreme Court.
We have extensive experience of advising taxpayers on the conversion of sole proprietorships and partnerships into limited companies, as well as mergers and demergers. We also assist with the development of incentive schemes for employees, and partnership models. We are regularly involved in tax-related litigation on behalf of clients, dealing with issues such as the right to carry forward losses, group contributions and the deductibility of bad debts, and recently conducted a case on the latter topic before the Supreme Court.
We have a long and proud tradition as one of Norway’s leading litigation firms. Our tax department has assisted many clients with both administrative appeals and legal proceedings, including value added tax and property tax cases before the Supreme Court.