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Under increasing pressure to increase tax revenues, governments are constantly reviewing and reforming their tax regulatory frameworks and functions. Global challenges are also framing new changes to international and digital tax regulations. In this constantly evolving sector, insightful and forward-thinking advice is crucial.

Virtually all major transactions have significant tax dimensions. ALN includes the continent’s leading legal tax practices. Our tax advisory services cover all corporate, commercial and financial transactions, including advising on efficient tax practices, providing tax structuring advice, negotiating tax warranties and indemnities, and tax planning for companies amongst other tax advice. Our ability to provide support on cross-border transactions is key to clients who are expanding their business footprints across the Continent.

We provide bespoke legal and tax support to clients on high-value tax disputes with the region’s revenue authorities. Our excellent relationship with revenue authorities means we are often able to resolve tax disputes faster by accessing the right decision makers locally.

We provide high level reviews of the tax laws and obligations relevant to clients and advise on tax holidays and incentives available to foreign and domestic investors. As leaders in the market we keep our clients informed on the latest developments in tax law and practice through regular publications, legal seminars and webinars.

Principal Areas of Practice:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Real estate advisory
  • Routine advisory
  • Tax disputes resolutions
  • Tax structuring
  • Transfer pricing advisory
  • Trust and estate planning

Representative transactions include advising:

  1. Equity Group

    In connection with the overall transaction structure from a corporate and tax perspective.

  2. KP&P BV - Sponsors of the 300MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

    In connection with the provision of tax structuring advice on the equity structure for the project and providing various tax advice matters relating to engineering, procurement and supply agreements with Vestas, Siemens, Civicon, and Seco, as well as the interface, in relation to the largest power generation project in Kenya.

  3. Sponsors of the 300MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

    The largest power generation project in Kenya, in connection with providing tax structuring advice on the equity structure for the project and providing various tax advice matters relating to engineering, procurement and supply agreements with Vestas, Siemens, Civicon, and Seco, as well as the interface with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Energy and the Kenya Revenue Authority on VAT issues relating to the project

  1. Samsung Electronics, East Africa

    In connection with a tax dispute involving a VAT assessment made against the Uganda branch of Samsung.

  2. Kioo, a company incorporated in Tanzania

    In connection with a trade dispute arising from the imposition of 25% excise duty by the Government of Kenya in respect of glass goods manufactured in Tanzania and imported into Kenya.

  3. Ola Energy, Uganda

    In connection with the filing of a Reference to the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) to challenge an assessment by Uganda Revenue Authority in respect of goods manufactured by OLA Energy’s sister company in Kenya and imported by OLA Energy.

Expertise

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Consumer Products
Our legal experts assist clients in navigating the intricate and complex consumer protection environment in Africa.
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Aviation
Our aviation law practice is well developed to cover commercial, financial and regulatory matters for airlines, aircraft manufacturers, airports, airline service providers, financial institutions and regulators.
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Financial Institutions
We provide a variety of legal services to financial institutions and investors, including banks, insurance companies, microfinance enterprises, development funds, government entities and financial regulators.
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Energy
Access to affordable energy for industry as well as consumers is one of the key rivers of economic and social development in Africa. While historically many countries have relied on fossil fuels as the primary source of energy, increased concerns around climate change and sustainability...
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Government and Public Sector
Our familiarity with government processes and procedures in Africa is unparalleled. It is for this reason that we are often consulted by both governments and private institutions to lead negotiations.
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Food and Agriculture
ALN firms believe that the growth in the agriculture sector has a direct bearing on economic development. Agriculture is key to many economies in Africa, and an essential for domestic food sustainability.
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