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Taxand, the first independent global tax alliance, set up by 9 entrepreneurial firms

Taxand, the first independent global tax alliance, set up by 9 entrepreneurial firms

Creation of Taxand, the first independent global tax alliance

The first global tax alliance has just been created by independent specialized tax firms* in 9 countries worldwide (France, Germany, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA) with 658 professionals (111 international partners and 547 tax practitioners) in total.

"This is the first initiative worldwide to forge a tax alliance which allows firms to share knowledge and tax innovations, while providing our clients with a real independent network of international tax competencies", says Frederic Donnedieu de Vabres, coordinating Taxand.

Taxand is a global tax alliance which is independent from any attest practice and legal network. It is organized as a network of tax firms which team up with any other practices whenever it is relevant and needed by its clients.

"We believe we are entering a new paradigm where clients are really looking for specialists and independent firms that bring immediate value, creativity and operational results worldwide" adds Frederic Donnedieu de Vabres.

Current discussions with a significant number of firms in other countries that are interested in joining the alliance are taking place so that the alliance will cover the five continents shortly.

The charter signed by 9 tax firms has three specific objectives: (1) managing the global tax alliance and brand, (2) coordinating international client relationships and services, (3) sharing knowledge. "Expertise, flexibility and creativity are key for our international clients.

We believe Taxand can move faster and can bring the best in Tax advice worldwide without any conflict of interest or independence issue" says Frederic Donnedieu de Vabres.

. Why "Taxand"?: "Our alliance brand name Taxand reflects our focus on tax on the one hand and our openness to others and our client needs on the other" concludes Frederic Donnedieu de Vabres.

(*) France (Arsene), Germany (Goutier & Partners), India (BMR & Associates), Italy (Fantozzi & Associati), Luxembourg (Atoz), Spain (Garrigues Tax Advisors), Sweden (Skeppsbron Skatt AB), Switzerland (Tax Partner AG), and the US (Alvarez & Marsal Tax Advisory Services).

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