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“he is openminded and an extremely good tax lawyer”

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“a specialist in the field who wins praise for his top-tier practice”

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“a highly recommended tax adviser in Geneva”

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“endorsed for his outstanding expertise in Swiss and international tax planning, transactions and disputes”

Jean-Frédéric Maraia

Paloma Barros


Jean-Frédéric Maraia is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Taxation Group in Geneva. He advises clients on all tax matters, at both domestic and international levels.


  • Advising Foncia Groupe France and Foncia Switzerland SA in the acquisition of Brollliet Holding SA and Brolliet SA in Geneva, one of the oldest and most important real estate groups in Geneva
  • Advising a multinational company and a leading Swiss bank in the sale of land and a building owned respectively by two different entities. This involved discussions on the structure and analysis of the VAT issues and the negotiation of the tax clauses in the SPA
  • Providing tax analysis to a multinational construction company regarding any indirect tax responsibility in relation with the purchase of a target company


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate in a leading law firm in Geneva
Education and Admission
Dr. iur., University of Geneva
DEA in International Tax Law
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of Geneva
Additional Professional Activities
  • Lecturer at the Universities of Geneva and Neuchâtel, as well as the Swiss Accountancy Academy
  • Executive director of LL.M. Tax program at the School of Law at the University of Geneva (since 2010)
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), Geneva Bar Association and Swiss Bar Association

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