As rapid transformation and changing legislation carve the future business landscape, tax considerations increasingly intersect your most strategic business decisions. We look at tax from every direction and provide full-scale advice — from policy to planning, from transactions to dispute resolution.

Our global team of experienced lawyers, economists and tax advisors combines deep industry knowledge and technical skill to deliver integrated advice that seamlessly aligns to your business.


Our Services

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Strategic Transactions

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Effective planning and structuring to navigate complexity 

Effective tax planning and transaction or investment structuring necessitate a strategic approach and a view to a complexity of evolving requirements. 

Ensure all tax implications of your deals are comprehensively addressed and capture opportunities in an environment of disruption, with:

  • Market-leading tax and M&A practitioners across the globe, working hand-in-hand to bring the reach, resources and local knowledge to structure your most important deals, find and resolve roadblocks early on and stay abreast of tax policy considerations in key jurisdictions.

  • Deep tax expertise paired with innovation to ensure a seamless experience across every step of your transaction and maximize deal efficiency.

  • A cohesive approach to risk management with tax structuring for public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures as well as support in drafting and reviewing transaction documentation and identifying exposures that can impact deal pricing.

  • A holistic view to how tax issues underlie your broader business with end-to-end coordination across our Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Reorganizations, Private Equity, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Antitrust & Competition and Employment & Compensation practices.

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Dispute Resolution

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Disputes experience to drive positive outcomes

New business models, digitalization, geopolitical and economic circumstances and public policy are changing the shape of taxation worldwide. Under increasing scrutiny from tax authorities, tax payers require a comprehensive understanding of tax compliance and fresh approaches to prevent and resolve tax disputes.

With a deep understanding of procedural rules and substantive issues and experience handling some of the largest tax disputes on record, we help you benefit from our innovative approaches to problem solving.

Our Tax Disputes team works seamlessly as part of our Global Litigation Force, comprised of former enforcement and government officials. 

From controlling the flow of information during audits to litigation analysis to presenting persuasive arguments in Court and mitigating criminal proceeding risks, appeals and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, we offer proactive support across all phases of tax disputes. 

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Operational Models and Supply Chains

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Integrated support across the enterprise to build resilience

Market disruption paired with increasingly digital business models are requiring companies to examine the vulnerability arising from a complex web of operational interdependencies. 

Look within your organization and across your supply chain to identify risks and opportunities, enable your organization's successful transformation and strengthen your business for the future.

Find support across a breadth of considerations, from complex supply chains to ESG and digital transformation, to: 

  • Plan, implement and defend supply chain restructurings. Address questions of proper income allocation among related entities, permanent establishment of non-resident entities in the supply chain, and proper value added and other indirect tax obligations.

  • Safeguard your business resilience. Whether diversifying from single-source suppliers without sacrificing efficiency, utilizing a modern workforce, complying with ever expanding sustainability/ESG standards, strategically investing or divesting in a complex M&A environment or adopting innovative technologies, we take a holistic view of the tax and legal considerations that intersect critical business decisions to safeguard your business resilience.

  • Navigate complex direct and indirect tax issues all while balancing the interaction with customs and transfer pricing requirements and minimizing the potential impact of tax disputes. 

  • Transform with confidence. Whether a multinational, partnership, family business or investor, we are here at every stage of your enterprise life cycle to realize your digital transformation and operating model and supply chain transformation journeys by cutting through tech hype and identifying the legal and tax risks and opportunities early on.


Why Baker McKenzie?

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Sophisticated advice for your business goals


Delivering true reach


Tax strategies for transformative times

Apply unmatched technical tax expertise from one of the world's most highly rated tax practices to your business strategy and find creative, and often groundbreaking, advice to achieve your most important strategic and business goals.


Access a unique breadth and quality of services to manage the tax implications on everything from strategic growth transactions to restructurings to global tax policy. These services are underpinned by global reach, deep subject-matter coverage, legal capabilities and privilege protection.

  The next business opportunity could happen anywhere. Working with practitioners on the cutting edge of change, gain unparalleled insights into key business, regulatory, cultural and legal issues and forward-looking tax strategies to capture transformational opportunities when they arise.

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Chambers Global

Baker McKenzie has received longstanding recognition from Chambers & Partners in its tax categories of a wide range of their directories. In their Global Tax: Multi-Jurisdictional category of their Global Directory, Chambers has long recognized Baker McKenzie with a Band 1 ranking, noting the depth and breadth of our expertise on both transactional and contentious tax issues. Chambers additionally recognizes our tax practice with top rankings in their Europe-wide category, as well as jurisdictions including China, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Thailand, the United States and Venezuela.