Allen & Overy LLP

Tax Department

Czech Republic
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What the team is known for

Acts on transactional and advisory tax matters, often on behalf of prominent names from the finance, retail and commodities sectors. Advises domestic and international clients on VAT matters, as well as the management of tax risks arising from M&A and restructuring. Also capable of handling tax investigations and disputes, as well as advising clients on changes in the tax environment.

Strengths

One client comments: "Their main strength is the very high quality of services and very good client experience," going on to add: "The quality of the people in the tax team is excellent."

Work highlights

Advised Tesco on Czech tax issues relating to an alternative of establishing a single-purchasing entity.

Notable practitioners

Michal Dušek has an established practice advising on the tax aspects of various transactions and is particularly noted for his ability to advise on indirect taxation. A client notes that he is "hard-working, precise and able to explain complicated things in a reasonable manner." He assisted CME Media Services in relation to various corporate tax and VAT matters.

Radek Novotný regularly assists clients with corporate tax matters, spanning tax issues arising from reorganisations and transactions. He supported Rexam/Ball on Czech tax aspects of a global multi-instrument cash-pooling arrangement.