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Danielle Hostettler


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

English, French

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Danielle Hostettler is a Counsel in our Taxation Group in Geneva. Danielle's practice involves all aspects of Swiss and international tax law for both private and institutional clients.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Advising clients on executive compensation, national and international tax planning, stock options plans taxation and valuation of company's shares, as well as lump sum taxation
  • Providing tax advice to private clients becoming Swiss residents
  • Advising on tax compliance issues for employees of a large US-based multinational setting up a subsidiary in Switzerland
  • Negotiating with the Swiss Tax Authorities on taxation of benefits deriving from shares and stock options plans
  • Advising a US non-governmental association on Swiss the tax exemption procedures
  • Advising private clients on lump sum taxation issues
  • Advising Swiss and non-Swiss residents on tax regularization and compliance matters


Professional Experience
Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate in a leading tax firm in Geneva

Education and Admission
Postgraduate degree in Management, Organization and Communication, Neuchâtel Management School
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of Geneva

Additional Professional Activities
  • Contributed to several publications, writing on the Swiss aspects of international tax issues

Selected Publications

Commentaires sur "Dispositions pénales: Art.174 à 179,181 à 195 et 205b bis"
Danielle Hostettler, Pietro Sansonetti, Yves Noël Florence; Aubry Girardin
in: Commentaire romand: Impôt fédéral direct: Commentaire de la loi sur l'impôt fédéral direct. - 2ème édition. - Helbing Lichtenhahn,2017. - pp. 1963-2100, 2124-2125
Swiss lump-sum taxation
in: STEP Journal, May 2013, vol. 21, issue 4, pp. 49-51