Chambers & Partners

“clients laud Pietro Sansonetti for his commercial awareness”

Chambers & Partners

“gives very practical advice tailored to the company”

Chambers & Partners

“keen sense of business judgement and undeniable editorial qualities”

Chambers & Partners

“experienced advising on the tax aspects of financial reorganisations”

Who's Who Legal Switzerland

“widely regarded as a top-tier taxation partner”

Who's Who Legal Switzerland

“excels on reorganisations and mergers”

 
Pietro Sansonetti
Geneva

Pietro Sansonetti

Partner, Certified Tax Expert

+41 22 707 8182

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Pietro Sansonetti is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office, where he heads the Taxation Group. He advises clients on all tax matters, both domestic and international.

Expertise

Experience

  • He has in-depth knowledge of complex tax situations and extensive experience in dealing with tax authorities and enforcement matters including international exchange of information
  • He is active in corporate matters, in particular reorganizations such as mergers and real estate transactions, as well as on non-profit entities including international non-governmental as well as official organisations
  • He also works with individuals on family businesses, on partnership and private clients-related tax matters such as trusts and inheritance related issues as well as on tax litigation including investigations and enforcement procedures

Career

Professional Experience
2009-2013
Member of the Management Committee of Schellenberg Wittmer
1999
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
1993
Chief tax officer at the Geneva Tax Authority
1988
Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen
1985
Tax Consultant at Fides (now KPMG)
Education and Admission
2002
Trust and Estate Practioner (TEP)
1990
Swiss Certified Tax Expert
1985
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1982
Lic. iur., University of Geneva
Additional Professional Activities
  • Board Member of various organizations (pro-bono basis) including: Caritas Genève; The Swiss Foundation against Liver Cancer; Fondation RES (Rhumatismes-Enfants-Suisse); Fédération Suisse de Vol à Moteur FSVM / and Motorflug-Verband der Schweiz (MFVS)
  • Lecturer at international and Swiss seminars
  • He belongs to the faculty of the Executive master in advanced studies in international taxation at the University of Lausanne (formerly Neuchâtel) and also lectured on criminal tax law at the Swiss Tax Academy
  • He is involved in the tax community (Swiss Fiduciary Chamber, International Fiscal Association and Tax Chapter of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce in particular)
  • He was the chairman of the Swiss examination commission for tax experts between 1999 and 2004
 

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