Banking and Financial Law
ZGS is the regular legal counsel of several banks, notably in Monaco and Germany / Austria / Switzerland, in their relationships with partners and customers in France. Conversely, the firm assists its private and institutional clients in their dealings with financial advisors for their financing and structuring projects, particularly in real estate matters. ZGS also provides litigation on behalf of its banking customers.
ZGS has a significant activity in the field of taxation, both as tax adviser and in terms of international tax disputes .
Assistance and representation during a tax audit ; all litigation proceedings before the Department of Public Finance, Departmental or Regional Commissions , the Administrative Court, the Court of administrative appeal, the Council of State and the European courts.
All categories of tax returns ( income tax, corporate tax, wealth tax, VAT); tax structuring ; determining tax residence pursuant to international tax treaties; determining permanent establishment of foreign companies ; monitoring issues relating to the 3 % tax on property acquisitions by foreign companies ; tax advice relating to intellectual property rights (e.g. : music, film, fashion models – fees, royalties )