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Experience & Expertise

We regularly advise clients and have extensive experience meeting with the tax authorities, at both at federal and cantonal levels, to obtain advance clearances and rulings in the following fields:

  • Corporate tax issues (direct taxes as well as stamp duties and withholding taxes on profit distributions) in connection with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and capital market transactions;
  • Individual taxation, including family-owned businesses, large partnerships and high-net-worth individuals regarding all types of Swiss federal and cantonal taxes, as well as advice and assistance for individuals contemplating becoming residents of Switzerland;
  • Executive compensation;
  • Swiss domestic and international tax issues (double taxation treaties and mutual assistance agreements);
  • Real estate transactions;
  • International governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as non-profit entities;
  • Tax treatment of trusts;
  • VAT-related issues in connection with the financial, real estate and aviation sectors;
  • Enforcement procedures in the event of tax audits or suspicion of taxes evaded as well as tax litigation.