Arnaud Cywie operates in the field of Swiss and international taxation. He is specifically active in trusts and foundations, tax planning, wealth planning (personal and business assets), lump sum taxation and restructuring.

Arnaud Cywie is on the board of several Swiss private trust companies acting for very high-end families.

He also advises and represents private and institutional clients with an international profile, both in negotiations with tax authorities and in litigation.


Partner at Borel & Barbey


Tax expert Federal diploma


Associate at Borel & Barbey


Geneva Bar


Western Switzerland Association of Certified Tax Experts – 1st Prize


Legal intern at Borel & Barbey


University of Lausanne (MLaw and economics)


University of Lausanne (BSc HEC)






Swiss Lawyers Federation

Geneva Bar Association


“Switzerland”, Pierre Valentin (contr. ed.), Getting the Deal Through – Art Law, Law Business Research, 2018 (with Anne Laure Bandle)

La réforme des successions nécessite une adaptation du droit fiscal, Le Temps (2017) with Alexandre Jotterand

Quel avenir pour les acquisitions immobilières par les étrangers?, Agefi (2017) with Stéphanie La Roche

Taxe sur les transactions financières, les Suisses mieux lotis que les Européens?, Le Temps (2017) with Colombe de Boccard

RIE III: une réforme capitale pour l’attractivité fiscale genevoise, Le Temps (2016) with Luca Bozzo

Fâcheuses implications – Comment les banques suisses pourraient devenir malgré elles le bras armé des autorités fiscales étrangères, Agefi Magazine (2015)

A Win win plan – Switzerland and Oman recently signed an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation, bq Doha Magazine, Doha (Qatar) (2015)

Free Zones in the United Arab Emirates – Domestic and international tax issues, International Tax Review, with Jon Truby (2015)

Switzerland’s great attractiveness for foreign investors, India Business Law Journal, with Gautam Khurana (2015)

Getting the Word Out/Relations between Qatar and Switzerland- the power of bilateral and multilateral treaties, bq Doha Magazine, Doha (Qatar) (2014)

TVA et Sponsoring, La Pratique du droit, Zurich (2014)

Traitement TVA des prestations de services par Internet, Expert-Comptable Suisse, Zurich (2014)

Le commerce professionnel de titres: analyse critique de la jurisprudence récente et de la nouvelle circulaire de l’AFC, Revue de droit administratif et fiscal, Lausanne (2014)


Specific tax regimes – Switzerland for high-net-worth individual, Farad Finance Forum 2018, Chamber of commerce, Luxembourg, March 2018

Swiss opportunities for CIS high-net-worth individuals: relocation to Switzerland, trusts, acquisition of real estate and works of art, CIS Wealth Moscow 2017, February 2017

Corporate tax reform Act III : Geneva cantonal project, Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne Ouchy, December 2016 (with Nicolas Candaux)

Switzerland’s tax attractiveness for foreign investors and high net worth individuals, Intax Expo Global Summit 2016, Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE, March 2016

Investing in Switzerland : tax attractiveness and specific issues with UAE and Qatar, Qatar University – College of Law, March 2016