As trusted tax counsel to leading automotive companies, we are recognized for the high quality of the tax advice we provide in transactions, as well as on global tax policy, transfer pricing, indirect taxes and tax litigation.

Our areas of expertise also include export controls, export clearance provisions, anti-boycott controls, outbound trade compliance, VAT/indirect taxes, product safety, strategic sourcing, supply chain security and trade remedies.

Representative Experience

  • Advised an American electric car manufacturer on non-recoverable VAT in relation to the purchase of robots in Japan and on the modification, export and use of the robots in the US.
  • Represented a Japanese automotive company in obtaining an APA from the Japanese and Australian tax authorities.
  • Advised a Japanese automotive manufacturer and its US subsidiaries in relation to renewing its APAs.
  • Advised Japanese motor vehicle manufacturers in relation to various US–Japan transfer pricing matters. Provided legal advice regarding audits, competent authority proceedings and US Tax Court litigation.