Loyens & Loeff

Tax Controversy and Litigation

In cases where there is controversy with the tax authorities, the discussions may reach a point where you require specialised assistance. Even though the vast majority of controversy matters are settled before litigation even becomes necessary, advantageous settlements are most often achieved when tax authorities know that the taxpayer’s counsel is willing and able to litigate, should the need arise.

What we can do for you
Litigation is a means to an end, with that end being the satisfactory resolution of an important tax issue while continuing to maintain good working relationships with the tax authorities. Providing you with unmatched and customised support, across all direct tax, indirect tax and tax-related controversies and disputes with the tax authorities, is our goal.

Our overall approach to – possible - tax litigation is always based on strategic objectives: understanding how tax authorities approach litigation matters is essential both to develop a winning case for you and to recognise settlement opportunities if and when they arise.

Medium- and large-sized corporations, investment funds, banks, other financial institutions and – high-net-worth – individuals can count on our assistance with:

  • consulting on strategic issues to reduce risk;
  • developing tax risk management policies, processes and procedures;
  • managing tax audits and investigations;
  • determining pre-litigation tactics and strategies;
  • conducting settlement negotiations with the tax authorities;
  • filing appeals against tax assessment notices;
  • representation before the tax courts, courts of appeal and supreme courts (in the Benelux and Switzerland) and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Loyens & Loeff has an impressive track record in this area, with the tax litigation team adding a series of ground breaking supreme court rulings to its name, as well as experience dealing with a broad range of tax and procedural issues at all levels, including the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Would you like to receive more information?
Download here the tax litigation brochure for the Netherlands or contact one of our tax litigation experts.