The following is based on what we prepared for Legal 500, slightly supplemented:
Tax: the firm advises on the tax aspects of mergers, corporate splits, spin-offs, joint-ventures and acquisitions and on investment structuring. Our team also advises on the tax aspects of securities offerings, commercial lending transactions and other corporate commercial transactions (including in relation to permanent establishment related risks and employee compensation). It also assists clients with their tax controversies and disputes before the Japanese courts and the National Tax Tribunal.
Publications Related to Tax
Sato Shuji contributed to the publication of "Latest and Basic Tax Precedents 70" which is published by Japan Tax Research Institute.
Sato Shuji's commentary titled "The Financial Services Agency Publishes the Survey Report (the Second Report) on Audit Firm Rotation System" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.
Sato Shuji authored the 12th (final) article of the series "Former National Tax Trial Examiner" entitled, "A Glimpse at the World of Tax Professionals" which appears in December 2019 issue of Zeimu Kouhou.
Sato Shuji authored an article entitled "Relationship between Common Points and Consumption Tax" which appears in the November 2019 issue of Zeimu Tsushin.
Motomura Takeshi authored an article entitled "Quick Report of Tax Precedents: Filing a False Tax Return by a Third Party and Requirements for Imposing a Heavy Additional Tax" which appears in Jurist No. 1536.
- MOTOMURA Takeshi
Lectures, Seminars and Conferences Related to Tax
Sato Shuji delivered a lecture titled "How Courts See Tax Cases - The Legal Perspective of Tax Affairs" at the Japan Tax Association.
Speaker： SATO Shuji
Sato Shuji and Mutou Yuuki delivered lectures titled "Trends of Taxpayer Winning Cases: Cases concerning Transfer Pricing Taxation and Capital Transactions" (by Sato Shuji) and "How to Deal with Tax Compliance Issues Revealed by Misconduct" (by Mutou Yuuki) in the seminar hosted by Tax Consulting Firm TRUST.
Sato Shuji and Mutou Yuuki delivered lectures titled "Tips to Handle Tax Investigations Learned from Recent Tax Suits" and "The Latest Trends in Tax Investigations on Large-scale Corporations including Consumer Tax" respectively in the series of lectures titled “Tax Investigations from Lawyers’ Point of View” at Zeimu Kenkyukai.
Sato Shuji delivered a lecture concerning taxation on reorganization in the Advanced Course (54th) of training in National Tax College of National Tax Agency.
Speaker： SATO Shuji
News Related to Tax
Sato Shuji's comment was introduced in the article titled "Transfer Pricing Taxation - National Tax Agency Steers Toward Communication Strategy, While Businesses Remain Skeptical" in the morning edition of the Nikkei newspaper on November 27, 2017.
Sato Shuji participates in Study Group of Financial Taxation System and Numbering System (Chairperson: Morinobu Shigeki, Professor of Chuo Law School), which releases a report entitled “ Utilization of Social Security/Taxation Number (My Number) System and IRA in Japan.”
Mutou Yuuki has been seconded to Examination Division I of Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau as a fixed-term government employee as of July 10.
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