We are pleased to present the inaugural edition of The Corporate Tax Planning Law Review. This volume contains 20 chapters, each devoted to a different country and providing expert analysis by leading practitioners of the most important aspects of tax planning for multinational corporate groups in that country, with a particular focus on recent developments.

The jurisdictions represented in this volume are diverse and include established major economies (such as the United States, Germany and Korea); EU countries that have become popular destinations for new business organisations and those where multinationals tend to form entities to facilitate local operations or investments; the city-states of Singapore and Monaco; and several nations in the Global South (including Colombia, Venezuela and Malaysia). Echoing this geographical variety, The Corporate Tax Planning Law Review describes tax developments worldwide that respond to different challenges in different places. At the same time, many countries share goals of preventing jurisdiction-shopping, protecting against erosion of the tax base, promoting local investment and raising revenues. These complex and at times conflicting goals present opportunities for the well advised and traps for the unwary.

While each chapter discusses issues at the cutting edge of tax law, the authors have contextualised their analyses with sufficient background information to make this volume accessible and useful to both generalists and tax practitioners outside each particular jurisdiction. Although The Corporate Tax Planning Law Review is, by its nature, an abbreviated overview, we hope it will at least serve as a workable compass to in-house counsel and outside advisers as they attempt to navigate their clients through the unsteady, and at times uncharted, waters of contemporary corporate tax planning.

We are extremely grateful to the contributors who have assiduously distilled a wealth of expertise to create this volume, and to Gina Mete, Nick Barette, Gavin Jordan and Adam Myers at Law Business Research for their editorial acumen and dedication to this project.

Jodi J Schwartz and Swift S O Edgar
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
New York
April 2019