The Tax Department at Raveh Haber & Co. is among the leading and most professional departments in the Israeli legal market, specialising in a wide array of both local and international tax matters.
The department is frequently praised by both local and international ranking guides as a “market leader”, including with regard to the provision of tax advice to investment funds and their managers, providing tax advice to their portfolio companies, as well as in its provision of sophisticated solutions to complex tax matters for high net-worth families –both areas in which the firm has unique expertise.
The department specialises in devising professional and complex tax solutions so as to suit the needs of investment funds, as well as tax plans pertaining to investments made by the funds’ managers in the funds.
Furthermore, the department handles core issues relating to income tax and VAT for investment funds’ portfolio companies and for other clients of the firm, including handling diverse procedures before the Tax Authority’s professional and other departments, tax assessment procedures, litigation proceedings, obtaining different types of permits, and providing professional guidance and assistance in drafting and submitting tax reports and disclosures.
Moreover, the rich and extensive experience held by the department’s attorneys also relates to private tax matters and high net-worth families, including tax plans in the context of inheritance and immigration, establishment of family trusts (and family capital transfer plans), employment agreements and benefits relevant to senior directors, immigration and emigration tax planning and more. Also, the tax department maintains close contact based on long working experience with foreign service providers in the field (such as professional trustees and CPAs).
The tax department advises companies on tax aspects of their operations and in particular on tax aspects of public offerings, including restructuring and IPOs, and provides tax advice to publicly traded companies.
The department’s professional experience and proficiency enables for a broad integrative outlook in each and every case, and allows for a holistic and comprehensive service experience for the firm’s clients.
Among the department’s clients are Israeli and foreign private individuals, including leading directors and entrepreneurs, venture capital and investment firms, hedge funds, public companies, hi-tech companies from both Israel and abroad, public and major private companies and different types of financial institutions.
“Well known for its highly specialised investment funds work, Raveh Haber & Co provides tax advice to fund managers in relation to fund structuring and investment activity. Gil Raveh, who leads the tax practice, also assists Israeli corporates with ongoing tax issues and has represented clients in disputes with the tax authorities” (Legal 500, 2019)
“Gil Raveh has a wealth of experience advising investment funds, high-net-worth individuals and companies involved in joint ventures on a broad range of tax and finance matters, including acquisition and disposal transactions, the tax aspects of employment contracts, family trusts and cross-border assets.” (Legal 500, 2020)