As businesses of all sizes increasingly explore opportunities to expand beyond their traditional borders, international tax is becoming one of the fastest growing disciplines within tax law. BakerHostetler’s International Tax team helps clients to stay ahead of the curve in competitive global markets. We work with clients of all sizes to structure cross-border transactions and provide efficient and practical advice related to global expansion.
Our International Tax team is based in Washington, D.C., but also includes lawyers in various offices throughout the United States. Our team regularly works with a network of trusted global tax advisors that extends to London, Central and South America, Asia, and beyond. We partner seamlessly with these trusted advisors to ensure our clients the best representation in any jurisdiction. The BakerHostetler team embodies a multidisciplinary approach to international tax matters, bringing to bear more than 70 tax attorneys in addition to our deep bench of attorneys in various practice areas across the nation such as intellectual property, corporate law, international investigations, international government relations and international trade, and customs.
The firm’s International Tax team assists clients with multifaceted international matters, including structuring inbound and outbound business and real estate investments; cross-border mergers, dispositions and joint ventures; and reorganizing and restructuring multinational corporate groups. We work with clients to create centralized cash management centers; handle international controversies before the IRS and in the courts and handled forensic tax controversies, and devise specialized planning involving transfer pricing, foreign entity classification, foreign tax credits, foreign currency transactions, profit repatriations, and tax treaty issues. We have experience in taxable presence and permanent establishment exposure for corporations and private equity funds and have advised with respect to global hedging centers and hedging transactions, supply-chains, trading companies, contract manufacturing and a variety of international joint-venture issues, including corporate investigation and re-domiciliation transactions.