Our tax lawyers are highly skilled in counseling businesses of every size in understanding and managing the complexity of Israeli tax laws and how they affect commercial transactions and corporate finance. Yigal Arnon & Co. advises individual and corporate clients on investment and tax planning matters, identifies and resolves tax issues as they arise, represents clients before the tax authorities and undertakes litigation when necessary. Our tax expertise covers corporate taxation, international tax and treaty implementation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate taxation, transfer pricing, value added tax, venture fund formation, employee stock options, financial instruments, trust taxation and numerous other specialist areas. We are frequently asked to give tax opinions and to apply for pre-rulings from the Israeli tax authorities. Our clients rely on our ability to look beyond the identification of tax problems and find innovative and timely solutions. Yigal Arnon & Co.’s Tax Group has significant experience in many areas, such as:
We handle all tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including employee stock options, taxation of founders, withholding at source by purchasers, tax due diligence and post-merger tax optimization.
We are involved in tax litigation matters, underlining our full capacity to offer all types of tax advice. These include multi-million dollar tax litigation concerning:
We negotiate arrangements and pre-rulings concerning reorganizations, tax treaty application, expatriate taxation, trusts, stock options and value added tax, among other things.
We provide legal opinions on a wide variety of topics, including specialized areas such as corporate tax, immigrant (olim) and returning resident rights, tax treaty interpretation, financial market products, controlled foreign corporations and place of corporate residence (control and management).
We provide tax planning for Israeli-owned corporations operating abroad and for multinational corporations operating in Israel. The firm advises Israeli and multinational corporations on various legal and tax-related aspects of equity-based forms of employee compensation.
In this area, our Tax Department advises individuals and families how to optimize their wealth management with regard private and business assets, including by use of trusts, tailoring solutions for the specific needs and sensitives of each family. The team offers expertise in the relevant fields, such as Israeli and international taxation, land tax, estate and gift tax, trusts, prenuptial agreements and legal guardianships.
The tax implications of real estate transactions can be especially complex. Our Firm is among the only ones in Israel which, in addition to a large real estate practice, offers also land tax expertise. We provide clients with tax consulting on all real estate transactions, starting with optimal tax planning ahead of the deal, through obtaining a pre-ruling from the tax authority, assistance in execution of the deal, and filing the necessary reports to the land tax authorities. We also help in tax rate negotiations in largescale real estate projects. Our clients include leading real estate companies, and individuals and foreign residents purchasing real estate assets and operations in Israel.