Your company is doing great! Shareholders, executives and other stakeholders are all delighted about the way things are going. The company has created quite a nice cashbox and at some point, the opportunity arises to take over your most important competitor in the EU.

The sheer joy of this strategic takeover evaporates when at some point the Tax Authorities enter your office because of a strong suspicion of your newly acquired company being involved in tax fraud. We will discuss two separate issues here. On the one hand, we’ll discuss why you haven’t been able to spot these issues when you decided to acquire the company. On the other hand, we’ll discuss what your approach should be from a tax law and corporate reputation perspective.