Indirect Tax, VAT & customs law services

Navigating a complex world of regulation and opportunity

Our team handles all Indirect Taxes, from the “usual” Excise duties (alcohol, oil) to the growing environmental taxes, as electricity related taxes, tax on wages, …

The operators have to take these taxes into account, as now it is a growing part of the Government revenues (risks of audits), but it is also sometimes a source of opportunities in order to be refunded of overpayments.

Of course, our team deals also with specific tax regulations characterized as Indirect Tax matters in the French Tax Code, as the precious metals Police Book and the hallmarkings regulations (watches and jewelries Businesses are mainly impacted).

Our team deals also with all aspects of both VAT (Value Added Tax) and Customs Law/Global Trade Law.


  • Memorandums/tax opinions related to Indirect Tax, VAT ad
  • Assistance in the framework of tax or customs audits
  • VAT or Customs litigations
  • Assistance during hearings by the Customs officers (criminal investigation)
  • Trainings
  • Attorney representing its client in front of the « Comité du contentieux fiscal douanier et des changes »
  • ERP parametrization (VAT codes..)
  • Obtaining Customs authorizations
  • Obtaining advanced rulings from French or Swiss Customs/Tax Authorities …


Our team workes for lots of different sectors as

  • real estate, banks, Fund Managers
  • shipping companies,
  • digital, e-commerce, consumer goods

Our team has also a cutting-edge experience related to the luxury field:

  • Fashion & Leather goods
  • Wines & Spirits
  • Watches & Jewelry
  • Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Selective Retailing
  • Works of Art
  • Luxury hotels
  • Leisure boats

Your Key Contact

David Hirsch

David Hirsch

Attorney at law / PhD - Partner - VAT and Customs Law
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