The development of Japanese legal systems and easing of regulations in various business areas in Japan enable enterprises to have many options on how to build and develop business and investment activities. Business enterprises naturally choose the best way of conducting business and investment structure by considering the most feasible business structures and investment schemes from the viewpoints of tax efficiency and tax risks, as well as legal and regulatory viewpoints. There has been a recent increase in large-scale tax disputes and, needless to say, these disputes are finally settled by the courts. Analysis from the view point of lawyers highly-experienced in tax controversies, as well as from tax viewpoints, are of increasing importance.
Our firm provides tax-related services for the analysis of transactions from a tax law perspective at the planning stage, including proposing tax efficient business structures and transaction schemes, providing advice on measures easing tax risks, and drafting and reviewing business contracts and other agreements.