Our legal services

Tax Litigation

PwC’s tax litigation team can help you manage your tax disputes, controversies, audits, and examinations around the globe. We can assist you in:

  • Tax dispute prevention techniques
  • Tax audit management practices
  • Tax dispute resolution alternatives
  • Global strategic planning of tax audits and disputes
  • Tax risk management, analysis and disclosure

Commercial Litigation

With a wealth of litigation experience—from the Metropolitan Trial Court, Regional Trial Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, and the Supreme Court—PwC’s Litigation lawyers provide advice on dispute resolution to a wide range of clients worldwide. We regularly assist large corporates, private companies, partnerships and private individuals with legal issues on matters such as:

  • Commercial contract claims
  • Alleged fraud
  • Professional negligence
  • Agency disputes
  • Banking and financial services disputes
  • Contentious insolvency
  • Partnership disputes
  • Product liability
  • Foreign/ Local debt recovery

When you work with PwC’s litigators, you benefit from a unique advantage—our access to specialists within the PwC global network in critical related areas such as forensic analysis, valuation, tax controversy and dispute resolution.

And while commercial litigation may sometimes be unavoidable, we understand the burden that it places on your resources. That’s why, when planning a legal strategy with you, we focus on the business case—the financial consequences of litigation in the light of your commercial objectives—and, where appropriate, emphasize the efficient resolution of disputes through alternative methods such as arbitration or mediation.

Public Law

Public commercial law is a unique and complex discipline, the more so in an atmosphere of on-going budget cuts and shifting political realities. Yet the legal issues surrounding public procurement, public-private projects, state aid and fees, and privatizations continue. Be it a city development project, public transportation or the construction of a new power plant, when it comes to awarding contracts in the public sector, carefully documented, transparent and unbiased processes are an absolute must.

PwC Legal’s team are familiar with the many local and national, legal, tax, technical, economic and political issues that must be considered when dealing with states, municipalities and government bodies. Working alongside PwC’s world-class advisory business, our lawyers are adept at crafting effective, seamless legal strategies for our clients. We can help in particular with:

  • Tender processes
  • Procurement contracts
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Public notices
  • Pricing issues
  • Bid evaluation and negotiation
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Restructurings
  • Privatizations and reverse privatizations
  • Litigation

Real Estate

PwC’s real estate legal practice is part of a robust, multidisciplinary network of real estate specialists. Our lawyers work hand in hand with colleagues in PwC’s asset management, tax and assurance practices worldwide to offer a full range of business-focused tax and legal solutions to our clients in the real estate industry. These include:

  • Construction law
  • Real estate transaction advice (buyer and seller sides)
  • Rental agreements
  • Due diligence for share, asset and interest deals
  • Corporate and tax matters
  • Restructuring projects
  • REIT regulatory compliance and IPOs
  • Capital formation, including closed- and open-ended funds
  • Environmental law
  • Regulatory matters

In a time of market volatility and regulatory reach, you need a well-rounded legal team backed with the tax and advisory capabilities of a global business services leader. From domestic deals to advising entities with significant international real estate portfolios, PwC’s real estate legal team is well placed to help you with your complex real estate transactions and restructuring projects.


Mergers & Acquisitions

Where sophisticated business and legal strategy merge

Business and legal issues today are intertwined as never before.

The increasing globalization of competition, the rise of emerging markets, the persistence of volatility, and the sharp increase in global regulatory scrutiny are some of the many factors that have led to an increase in strategic transactional activity—including acquisitions, disposals, mergers, strategic alliances, restructurings, spinoffs, IPOs, and joint ventures.

From a business point of view, today’s environment is more complex, more competitive, and more fast-paced than ever. From a legal point of view, it has never been more important to get the due diligence, tax, structuring, compliance and contracts right, from start to finish. And in this competitive environment, timing is more critical than ever.

That’s why it makes sense to work with a legal network whose service offering is embedded within the powerful capabilities, sector exposure, and footprint of a global business services leader. One who can quickly mobilize a coordinated, integrated, highly effective team to help you gain maximum value from your deal.

Innovative, business-focused legal solutions from PwC’s global network

PwC’s Legal Services brings the best of both worlds to your strategic transactions.

We offer a wide array of integrated legal capabilities, along with deep cross-border deals experience, and the international and local-market proficiency of more than 600 M&A-focused corporate lawyers working in more than 80 countries - a footprint that far exceeds that of any other global legal service provider.

Whether you are working on the sell side or the buy side, cross-border or nationally, or on a small, midsize or large deal, we offer a full complement of transaction-focused legal services, including world-class due diligence, tax and legal structuring, contract negotiation, regulatory documentation, and advice on management-team incentive schemes.

One network, one global team: A seamless, coordinated approach

Our M&A lawyers work alongside leading practitioners from the PwC network in tax, transactions, human resource services, corporate finance, investment funds and financial services regulation. Working as a single team, we can bring you innovative, integrated, commercially focused solutions to some of the most challenging business issues a company can face.

From letter of intent to the closing of the transaction, we maintain a rigorous focus on two things: the successful execution of every aspect of your deal, and capturing the maximum value for your organization.

Contact us to learn more about PwC Legal M&A Services—and about how we can help you reach your business goals while optimizing the value of your transaction.