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Digitalization, economic conditions and public policy are changing the shape of taxation worldwide. With scrutiny by tax authorities increasing, multinational entities need comprehensive understanding and fresh approaches to prevent and resolve tax disputes.

With deep understanding of procedural rules and substantive issues, clients benefit from Baker McKenzie’s creative approaches to problem solving. Baker McKenzie’s Tax Disputes team includes former tax enforcement and government officials from key jurisdictions worldwide. From controlling the flow of information during audits to presenting persuasive arguments in court, appeals and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, our experienced tax litigators advise clients at all stages of disputes.

How we can help:

  • Planning assistance
  • Litigation analysis
  • Pre-audit preparations
  • Audit and collection proceedings
  • Protests and appeals
  • Litigation in the courts
  • International tax law and procedure
  • Criminal defense
  • Rulings and reform advocacy

Using our deep expertise and lengthy experience, we have successfully litigated some of the largest tax disputes on record worldwide.

 

Recent Accolades

  • Tax Litigation and Disputes Firm of the Year, EMEA Tax Awards, International Tax Review 2022
  • Tax Disputes Firm of the Year in Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and United Kingdom, EMEA Tax Awards, International Tax Review 2022
  • Tier 1 in Tax Controversy in Belgium, France, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Türkiye, Venezuela, United Kingdom, and in the United States, Illinois, New York, and Texas, 2023 International Tax Review World Tax Guide
  • Tier 1, US Taxes: Contentious, 2022 Legal 500 United States
  • Band 1, Tax Controversy, 2022 Chambers USA
 

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Key Contacts

Jorge S. Narváez-Hasfura Maria Antonia Azpeitia George Clarke Ponti, Partogi
Jorge Narvaez-Hasfura
Mexico City
Antonia Azpeitia
Madrid
George Clarke
Washington, DC
Ponti Partogi
Jakarta

Amid intensifying scrutiny by tax authorities across Asia and the Pacific Rim, Baker McKenzie helps multinational entities prevent disputes through proactive compliance, and anticipate and defend against potential audits. In the event of tax controversies, our experienced team helps you pursue the best remedies for your organization before regulators and courts.

 

Recent Accolades

  • Tier 1 in Tax Controversy in Indonesia and Malaysia, 2023 International Tax Review World Tax Guide
 

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Key Contacts

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Ponti Partogi
Jakarta
Edwin Whatley
Tokyo
Dennis Lee
Taipei
Simone Bridges
Sydney
Allen Tan
Singapore
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Brendan Kelly
Wong, Adeline Steven Sieker
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Panya Sittisakonsin
Brendan Kelly
Shanghai and Beijing
Adeline Wong
Kuala Lumpur
Steven Sieker
Hong Kong
Fred Burke
Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi
Panya Sittisakonsin
Bangkok

Through representation before the European Court of Justice, criminal investigations by local tax authorities, and new tax challenges, multinational entities have trusted Baker McKenzie’s European Tax Disputes Team as their counsel.

Our team provides you with broad experience and insight into the policy, laws and enforcement practices across the region. Combined with deep insight into local laws and enforcement practices, our integrated team of practitioners can help you address all multijurisdictional aspects and effects of audits or disputes, as well as anticipate and adapt to new rules.

 

Recent Accolades

  • Tax Litigation and Disputes Firm of the Year, EMEA Tax Awards, International Tax Review 2022
  • Tax Disputes Firm of the Year in Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and United Kingdom, EMEA Tax Awards, International Tax Review 2022
  • Tier 1 in Tax Controversy in Belgium, France, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Türkiye, Venezuela, United Kingdom, and in the United States, Illinois, New York, and Texas, 2023 International Tax Review World Tax Guide
  • Tier 1 in Tax Controversy in Mexico, Peru and Venezuela, 2023 International Tax Review World Tax Guide
 

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Key Contacts

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Maria Antonio Azpeitia
Madrid
Ariane Calloud
Paris
David Jamieson
London
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Eric Meier
Paris
Julia Permeke
Brussels
Michele Santocchini
Rome

Prevent tax disputes in Latin America through proactive compliance, and anticipate and defend against potential audits in the region’s 20 jurisdictions with the advice of Baker McKenzie. Our Latin America Tax Disputes Practice provides you with broad experience and insight into the laws and enforcement practices across the region. Combined with deep insight into local laws and enforcement practices, our integrated team of practitioners can help you address all multijurisdictional aspects and effects of audits or disputes, as well as anticipate and adapt to new rules affecting your existing structures in Latin America.

 

Recent Accolades

  • Tier 1 in Tax Controversy in Mexico, Peru and Venezuela, 2022 International Tax Review World Tax Guide
 

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Key Contacts

MBarreiroCV Luis Jimenez Alberto P. Maturana
Martin Barreiro
Argentina
Luis Adrian Jimenez Robles
Mexico
Alberto Maturana
Chile
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Ciro Meza Rolando Ramirez-Gaston
Ciro Meza
Colombia
Rolando Ramirez-Gaston
Peru

Navigate and resolve audits with the Internal Revenue Service, Canadian Revenue Authority, state tax authorities and those worldwide with Baker McKenzie’s North American Tax Disputes Practice. The team has advised clients on managing and mitigating risk in the United States, Canada, Mexico and at state and local levels for more than 40 years.

Trusted tax counsel for many of the highest profile tax cases on record, we are well-regarded for litigation and the appeals process. For jurisdictions across North America, clients have turned to Baker McKenzie to advise on:

  • Managing and mitigating risk, identifying the issues most likely to face IRS and CRA scrutiny, and mitigating risk through strong, contemporaneous support and comprehensive strategies for bringing issues to successful resolution.
  • Navigating IRS and CRA audits, including tax authority information requests and how to manage the audit process.
  • Resolving disputes with the tax authorities, advocating for and helping clients to navigate and identify the best administrative dispute resolution mechanisms available to you, including IRS Appeals, the MAP process, Advance Pricing Agreements or other options.
 

Recent Accolades

  • Tier 1 in Tax Controversy in Mexico, and in the United States (including Illinois, New York, and Texas), 2023 International Tax Review World Tax Guide
  • Tier 1, US Taxes: Contentious, 2022 Legal 500 United States
  • Band 1, Tax Controversy, 2022 Chambers USA
 

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Key Contacts

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George Clarke
Washington, DC
Summer Austin
Washington, DC
Scott Frewing
Palo Alto
Drew Crousore
Palo Alto
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MOates Daniel Rosen
Bobby Albaral
Dallas/Houston
Joy Williamson
Dallas/Houston
Mark Oates
Chicago
Dan Rosen
New York
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Susan Ryba
Chicago
Mark Roche
San Francisco
Jorge Narvaez-Hasfura
Mexico City
Jacques Bernier
Toronto