Taxation is an essential aspect of most corporate transactions and Ireland’s business-friendly tax regime is one of the key reasons that international companies choose to locate their European headquarters in Ireland. In addition to collaborating successfully with nearly all of the most notable tax advisory firms, Peppe Santoro is in a position to advise clients on many tax aspects of their transactions.

In addition, the firm benefits from close affiliations with a number of leading independent tax consultants so as to deliver a seamless tax service to all of its clients. Whatever the scale of engagement Venture Legal Services is in a position to service the tax advisory needs of its clients to the highest professional standards.

Representative engagements on which Peppe Santoro has been retained include:

  • obtaining Irish tax clearance in relation to the impact in Ireland of a cross-border merger carried out in two other European countries;
  • securing favourable Irish tax treatment for the Irish effects of a merger between two companies under the laws of Massachussetts, USA;
  • obtaining vehicle registration tax (VRT) exemption on the importation into Ireland by a high net worth individual of personal motor vehicles;
  • the  deployment of tax-efficient structures to facilitate employee participation in the equity of VC-backed companies; and
  • the development and implementation of several structures to make use of the patent royalty income tax exemption (before that exemption was abolished in 2010).