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Area of expertise

Tax law

Tax matters are of essential importance within business law, regardless of line of business. Setterwalls’ tax team is represented in Stockholm, Malmo and Gothenburg, and have fundamental knowledge and extensive experience within all tax areas, especially regarding tax structuring, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, incentive programs and tax litigation.

Experienced team of tax advisors

Setterwalls provides tax services, which are relevant to business law, for example within the areas of income taxation, value added tax, stamp duties, excise duties and energy tax. We can provide tax advice regarding tax structuring, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning related to owner-managed businesses, capitalisations, transactions between companies with shared ownership or of aligned interests, incentive programs and tax proceedings including discussions with the Swedish Tax Agency and Swedish Customs Services. Our advice may regard structuring for the sale of real estate property or an operative company. Furthermore, our tax team may advise on tax questions in connection with transactions, issuance of options or warranties or during international recruitment processes of senior management.

Our tax experts manage tax litigation at levels of authority and courts, including the Swedish Tax Agency, administrative courts and Council for Advanced Tax Rulings and are continuously working to prevent and eliminate tax issues and risks during for example tax auditing.

Characterizing for our tax services are that a substantial part of our matters are international. We also contribute to the development of new legislation by assisting trade associations with statements of opinion.

We advise in connection with, for example:

Tax structuring, restructuring and mergers and acquisitions

  • Real estate transactions
  • Real estate property development
  • Private and public M&A
  • Capitalisations
  • Tax optimization
  • Closely held companies
  • International taxation and cross border questions
  • Due diligence
  • VAT and excise duties
  • Customs

Incentive programs and remuneration programs for management and executives

  • Equity based incentive programs and personnel options
  • Special income tax for non-residents and expert taxation
  • International taxation and cross border matters

Discussions with the Swedish Tax Agency and tax litigation

  • Discussions and correspondence with the Tax Agency and Swedish Customs Authorities
  • Advanced tax rulings
  • Tax litigation
  • Customs proceedings

Shared knowledge

We regularly participate as lecturers for clients, at seminars and take an active part in the ongoing debate regarding tax questions.

Swedish and international clients

Among our clients are several of Sweden’s leading companies and furthermore several leading international company groups.

  • Tax law
    They give effective and pragmatic advice and always provide timely feedback.
    Chambers Europe
  • Tax law
    The firm’s successful track record of representing clients in the Supreme Administrative Court also serves to illustrate the team’s contentious proficiency.
    Legal 500
  • Tax law
    All-round knowledge and international network.
    Chambers Europe
  • Tax law
    It has been a pleasure to do business with Setterwalls over the years – we get quick responses and a business-oriented approach.
    Chambers Europe
  • Tax law
    The firm is well organised and the lawyers are skilled. They are quick in responding and giving service.
    Chambers Europe
  • Tax law
    These lawyers are very good at providing advice on complicated tax matters, and explaining the issues in comprehensible terms to people who aren’t tax experts.
    Chambers Europe
  • Tax law
    They are very pragmatic and business-oriented.
    Chambers Europe
  • Tax law
    They provided excellent and timely advice.
    Chambers Europe