Tax

Our Tax Team provides comprehensive tax advice on the full spectrum of domestic and international tax laws.


Tax Advice in Challenging Situations


Our team consists of attorneys, economists and accountants who are all certified tax experts or in training as tax experts. We have extensive experience in providing tax advice and structuring complex M&A and capital market transactions, reorganization, financing, re-domestication, private equity, employee participation, and innovative structured finance products (asset-backed structures, investment funds, property funds). In addition, we are regularly involved in tax-related disputes and provide tax advice to high net worth individuals, family businesses, asset managers, family offices, trusts and funds.


We work closely with leading international tax advisors to provide tax-efficient advice to our clients. In close collaboration with the other teams of our firm, we provide our clients with solutions tailored to their needs. We maintain an excellent working relationship with many representatives of the federal, cantonal and municipal authorities.



Corporate Tax

We are renowned for our expert knowledge and vast experience in corporate tax law. Our core competencies include:


  • Reorganizations (mergers, demergers, transformations, business restructurings, group internal transfers)
  • Immigration, company relocation to and from Switzerland
  • Tax strategy and policy
  • Tax risk management
  • Tax compliance and filings
  • Tax accounting


M&A

We structure transactions of all kinds with a focus on:


  • Share deals
  • Asset deals
  • Mergers
  • Joint ventures
  • Restructurings
  • Real estate transactions
  • IPOs
  • Tax due diligence


Finance Transactions

We have substantial experience with international financing transactions, especially bonds (including convertible bonds and regulatory capital instruments), derivatives, structured products, syndicated, secured and unsecured lending, acquisition and export financing, real estate financing and asset-based financings. Our clients include:


  • Major corporations
  • Banks, securities dealers, and insurance companies
  • Collective investment schemes
  • Fund management structures
  • Other financial intermediaries


International Taxation

We advise on all aspects of international taxation:


  • Coordination of international tax planning and structuring projects
  • Interpretation of double-tax treaties
  • Mutual agreement procedure and APAs
  • Transfer pricing


Private Clients | Salary Taxes and Pensions

We advise on:


  • Taxation of individuals
  • Change of residence
  • Foundations and trusts
  • Private and corporate succession
  • Retirement planning
  • Compensation models
  • Social security incl. pensions
  • Tax compliance and filings


Tax Disputes

We support our clients in resolving tax disputes and represent them before authorities and courts:


  • Advice in disputed tax issues and dispute resolution
  • Representation in civil legal disputes with a tax background
  • Tax evasion and tax fraud proceedings
  • Administrative and legal assistance procedures
  • Tax questions concerning bribery and corruption


VAT | Customs Duties | Other Indirect Taxes

We develop efficient and practical solutions to tax problems. This includes VAT, customs duties and other indirect taxes:


  • General VAT advice (domestic and cross-border)
  • Advice in reorganizations and transactions
  • VAT improvement and risk management
  • Preparation and support in VAT audits
  • Representation in appeals
  • Advice in customs matters