Swiss and international tax Law

Our Team, highly proficient in tax and economic matters, assists and provides our clients with expert advisory services in connection with their tax affairs and supports them in structuring their projects. We also ensure the defense of their interests in the scope of transactions or during administrative/legal proceedings with the tax or judicial authorities, at both cantonal and federal level.

The Tax Team advises and represents Swiss and international clients, composed of corporations and individuals (partnerships), as well as financial institutions, investors and their investment vehicles, trusts and foundations.

Depending on the requirements of our clients, we may set up a cross-functional team, together with specialists from other practice groups, to ensure global and pragmatic solutions, tailored to our clients’ needs, that are aligned with the ethical standards and transparency requirements imposed by the new international tax environment.

Our services include the following activities:

Taxation of individuals
  • Settlement, relocation planning and expatriate
  • Lump-sum taxation
  • Taxation of income and assets of individuals
  • Taxation of employees and executives incentive plans, assistance and advice to payroll services
  • Taxation of (Swiss and international) pension plans
  • Wealth structuring and inheritance planning
  • Transfer and set-up of business (Start-ups)
  • Tax treatment of trusts and donations
  • Taxation at source
  • Taxation of artists and athletes
  • Taxation of the family (divorce)
Taxation of companies
  • Taxation on capital and benefits of corporations
  • New business structuring (advise to Start-ups)
  • Assistance with relocation of companies to Switzerland and establishment of Swiss entities (setting up holding structures)
  • Assistance and tax advice related to assets restructurings and M&A deals
  • Taxation at source and advise to payroll services
  • Withholding and stamp tax duty
  • Tax due diligence
International/ intercantonale taxation
  • Swiss domestic and International tax issues (double tax treaties, BEPS, exchange of information, mutual agreement procedure)
  • Transfer pricing
  • Assistance to taxpayers investing in/outside Switzerland
  • Intercantonal taxation
Specific tax fields
  • Real estate transactions and property taxes (acquisition, sale, restructuring)
  • Taxation of investments (real estate) funds and financial products
  • Venture capital taxation
  • Taxation of IP and local taxes
  • Swiss VAT and Swiss customs 
Assistance in tax matters and litigation
  • Preparation and negotiation of tax rulings
  • Preparation and negotiation of tax rulings
  • Tax compliance (preparation of tax returns), tax audits and regularisation assistance
  • Tax litigation and criminal law assistance
International organisations – Non-profit associations/foundations
  • Taxation of international and non-profit entities
  • Taxation of international and non-profit entities
  • Advise on their legal structure and status
  • Advice on governance as well as on the implementation of the global project (aligned with their tax situation)

Contact principal

Goran Antonijevic