Our tax department advises and assists private and institutional clients as well as businesses for Swiss and international tax matters.
We advise Swiss and foreign companies on direct taxes, withholding tax, stamp duties and VAT, notably in connection with Swiss and cross-border transactions, restructuring and reorganisation.
We also advise private clients on every aspect of tax and estate planning as well as on relocations to Switzerland.
Moreover, our team has extensive expertise in tax disputes and international mutual assistance in tax matters.
We are able to advise our clients in French, English, German, Italian and Japanese.
Our team advises businesses on Swiss and international tax matters. Our areas of expertise include notably tax restructurings, reorganisations, transactions, financing, litigation (including mutual agreement procedures) and relocations to/from Switzerland.
As part of our everyday activity, we strive to achieve efficient tax planning while adhering to the commercial requirements of the businesses that we advise.
We further assist businesses in meeting their tax reporting and compliance obligations. In that context, we are working closely together with financial advisors and accountants.
We also advise our clients who are subject to tax audits, notably in the area of withholding tax, income tax, stamp taxes and social security.
Our private clients include a wide array of sophisticated High Net Worth Individuals and families, entrepreneurs and philanthropists.
Our team advises such clients on every aspect of their tax and estate planning, including their relocation to Switzerland. In that context, we assist clients who are seeking to benefit from the lump sum taxation regime in Switzerland on a regular basis.
Families that transfer substantial assets to the next generation require expert advice to mitigate the tax impact of such asset transfers and to optimize the tax position of the beneficiaries or heirs.
As part of the attendant wealth and estate planning, our team provides tax advice on matters such as drafting of wills and similar instruments, the formation of family foundations, trusts and charities as well as relocations to Switzerland.
Our team is recognized for its experience in handling international tax matters, including cross-border restructurings, reorganizations and investments, relocations of individuals and businesses, as well as exchanges of information.
We strive to simplify the complexities of international tax issues, while safeguarding the interests of our clients in the various jurisdictions involved.
In that context, we work closely together with trusted foreign law firms with a view to providing a comprehensive and cross-border overview of the relevant tax issues.
As a rule, we strive to avoid litigation through appropriate tax planning and reasonable settlements with the authority.
However, where a dispute may not be avoided, we offer clients our extensive litigation experience. In that context, we represent them before any tax authority and jurisdiction (on the cantonal, municipal, and federal levels) irrespective of the nature of the tax under dispute.
In the international context, we advise our clients notably on matters related to the exchange of information and mutual agreement procedures.
We also assist our clients in the course of tax audits.
Our team advises clients engaged in the real estate industry on the acquisition, transfer, management and financing of immovable properties, real estate holding companies and funds.
We provide our clients, who include notably real estate developers as well as private and institutional investors, comprehensive advice in every area of real estate taxation.