Tax Advice & Taxation Disputes

Tax Tax Advice & Taxation Disputes

"TGS Baltic has a strong reputation in all areas of consultations on tax law. The law firm assists clients in litigation over taxes and transaction tax issues." 

The firm’s tax practice handles over 30 tax court cases a year dealing with all taxation matters. In addition to the daily corporate tax advice (income tax, VAT, and excise duties), we also deal with customs and transfer pricing. Our key strength lies in representing clients in tax disputes including criminal cases. In the past few years we are increasingly representing clients in applying for binding preliminary rulings from the Tax and Customs Board. We have also participated as experts in tax legislation.

Partner and tax expert of TGS Baltic (Estonia), Helmut Pikmets, is recognized in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. He has extensive practical experience in day-to-day tax advisory as well as advising corporate acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations as well as property and investment transactions. He has been involved in numerous high-profile tax disputes, many of which have led to landmark decisions in the Supreme Court of Estonia.

TGS Baltic will help you to plan taxes, explain all taxation issues pertaining to your activities, keep you informed about changes in taxation legislation, give you strategic advice, and defend your positions before the tax authorities.

We will advise you if tax authorities start inspection and, if necessary, defend your interests in tax disputes.

TGS Baltic was shortlisted for „Baltic-wide law firm of the year” in „Chambers Awards: Europe 2020“.

Major Deals

  • 16.07.2021

    We advised Nõo Lihatööstus on repurchase of 29% holding

    TGS Baltic’s partners Leonid Tolstov, Kadri Kallas, Helmut Pikmets and associate Maris Vutt advised Nõo Lihatööstus – Estonia’s largest enterprise operated with local capital – on the repurchase of a 29% holding from a competitor with whom they have been engaged in several disputes over the years.

  • 05.02.2020

    We advised Nasdaq-listed fintech company Opera on the acquisition of Pocosys

    TGS Baltic advised the Opera group, which is listed on stock exchange Nasdaq in the USA, on entry into a contract of purchase for the acquisition of fintech company Pocosys and its sister company, a licensed payment institution, Pocopay from Poco Holding where Indrek Neivelt has a large shareholding.

  • 10.11.2016

    Baltic Ground Services obtained an excise warehouse activity licence and enters the Estonian market

    The firm's lawyers advised Baltic Ground Services EE, a subsidiary of Lithuanian capital-based company Baltic Ground Services UAB operating in the aviation sector, in obtaining an excise warehouse activity licence for the sale of JET-A1 fuel in Tallinn Airport.

  • 22.10.2015

    Representing Tallink Group before European Commission in connection with alleged state aid resulting from tax benefits

    The firm's competition and tax law team, led by partner Helmut Pikmets, represented the Tallink Group in a procedure conducted by the European Commission in connection with possible illegal state aid resulting from legislation on excise duty and deposit on packaging.

  • 18.09.2015

    Representing Amalfi in litigation with Tax and Customs Board

    The firm’s tax team, led by partner Helmut Pikmets, successfully represented Amalfi in a complex legal dispute with the Tax Board. It was the first case in taxation practice when the Tax Board imposed income tax on Amalfi, regarding an immovable in the possession of a shareholder as dividends paid to the shareholder.

  • 19.04.2014

    Representing Nordea Bank Finland Plc in litigation against tax authority

    The firm's tax team, led by partner Helmut Pikmets, successfully advised Nordea Bank Finland Plc Estonia branch office in court regarding a dispute with the Tax and Customs Board. The case concerned legal issues related to foreign companies' permanent Estonian branches taxation and corresponding law amendments which entered into force in 2010.


Awards & Recognition

  • Chambers and Partners

    “This Baltic law firm very actively represents clients in disputes with state authorities. […] Reviewers particularly note strong argumentation of the team in court and in representing clients in state authorities.” 

    Chambers and Partners


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