There is no question that taxation is an essential element in corporate law. Tax burden should be regarded as one of the vital cost factors to be taken into account for a successful M&A closing and all other commercial transactions. Without clearly grasping tax implication issues, it would be difficult to correctly choose a transaction scheme or to determine contractual terms and provisions underlying a transaction.

As corporate activities become more complex and evolve more internationally, it is becoming equally more important for foreign corporations and Japanese non-residents to understand the timing of and types of taxes that might be imposed upon them.

In addition, more recently there are cases in which taxpayers, after their tax return is questioned by the tax authority and its correction is challenged, win the dispute over tax law interpretation. With the prevalence of tax authorities questioning tax returns and challenging the interpretation of tax laws, having professional counsel to provide sound tax solutions is indispensable.

The scope of City-Yuwa's tax practice is extensive and services include corporate tax, income tax, consumption tax and various property taxes, tax issues involving corporate reorganization, and transfer price taxation. City-Yuwa is also experienced in representing taxpayers before administrative tax proceedings.

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