Expertise

The firm advises, represents and delivers expert opinions to its clients and their counsels in all areas of Swiss and international tax law. Where necessary, in particular in the case of multijurisdictional advice, the firm collaborates with its strong international network.

The practice areas of the firm include inter alia:

Individual taxation

  • Income and wealth taxes
  • Taxation of employees and executives (domestication, stock and share plans, pension insurances and schemes, etc.)
  • Individual tax issues relating to entrepreneurs and family owned businesses
  • Tax planning for high net worth individuals and global families (estate, matrimonial and succession planning, use of special vehicles and products such as trusts, founcation, partnerships, insurance products, transfer of residence)
  • Taxation of artists and sportmen

Corporate taxation

  • Corporate income and capital taxes, federal withholding and stamp taxes
  • Domestic and international corporate reorganizations
  • Private equity transactions, buyouts and capital market transactions
  • Taxation of specific sectors (MNEs, SMEs, start-ups, etc.) and industries

Corporate tax governance

  • Advice and analysis on corporate tax governance, in particular for MNEs
  • Training and recommendations on corporate tax governance in light of latest domestic and international tax policy developments

International taxation

  • All issues relate to the application and interpretation of double tax treaties, including legal and expert opinions in the frame of cross-border disputes
  • Transfer pricing (inter alia APAs and MAPs)
  • Administrative assistance and exchange of information (information on request, automatic or spontaneous exchange of information, country-by-country reporting, etc.)
  • Any other issue related to the implementation of the BEPS project
  • European and WTO Law

Real estate taxation

  • Domestic and international real estate taxation
  • Real estate transactions (inter alia acquisition and sale)
  • Restructurings involving real estate
  • Taxation of real estate investment funds

Value added tax and customs duties

  • VAT issues in a national and international context
  • VAT issues for specific sectors and industries

Tax proceedings and litigation

  • Representation in all relevant tax proceedings before tax administrations and courts
  • Ruling requests
  • Tax audits
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Criminal tax litigation cases