dream of a world where lawyers would be loved !
For the capacity of our
peerless tax specialists to solve for you the most complex situation or to find
the bespoke legal structure to make your next project come true,
For the ability of our skilful
and experienced regulatory team to usher you through the obscure ways of
financial laws and industrial regulations,
Or even for the efficiency
of our experienced corporate and contracts experts who have designed the
perfect legal frame to ensure a smooth and quick start to your sophisticated new
We imagine a world where our
clients and our highly specialized professionals enjoy teaming up to tackle and
crack the most complicated problem you may challenge us with, giving us the
opportunity to fully express our curious, passionate, bubbly and visionary
Taxation of income and assets of individuals, pension plans and insurance; social security taxes, taxation
of trusts, taxation of artists and athletes, matrimonial regimes and estate
planning, donations and inheritances, relocation planning, residence and work
Taxation of capital and benefits of corporations,
mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, taxation of international
organisations and non-profit organisations, employee incentive plans, withholding tax, stamp tax.
Industry specific tax advice in various fields including banking, trading and
IT services; bespoke tax advice for multinational groups.
Value added tax, customs and consumption taxes.
International taxation (including fields such as: double
tax treaties, BEPS, exchange of information, mutual agreement procedure,
transfer pricing), assistance to Swiss taxpayers investing outside Switzerland,
assistance to foreign taxpayers investing in Switzerland, intercantonal
Specific Fields of Taxation
Real estate taxation and property taxes, taxation of
investment funds and financial products, venture capital taxation, taxation of
intellectual property rights, local taxes, environmental taxes.
Assistance in Tax Matters and Disputes
Preparation and negotiation of tax rulings,
compliance, tax audits assistance, tax disputes, criminal law assistance
(especially for alleged tax evasion, social security and customs fraud),
tax criminal law, voluntary disclosures. Preparation of tax returns and accessory tax filings
(including VAT reports).
Exchange of information assistance.
Advice on corporate law,
from set-up to liquidation, M&A transactions in various sectors (e.g.
banking, biotech, IT, luxury goods, hotels, etc.), project finance
transactions, particularly in the field of renewable energy, joint ventures
procedures, assistance in investment rounds.
Advice in contract drafting and negotiation of all
kinds including sales, leasing, licensing, employment, etc. Contracting for specific
industries such as biotech, IT, luxury goods, hotels or entertainment.
Restructuring of Distressed Companies
Advice to companies in complex turnaround situations;
advice to distressed companies, including the tenure of the position of curator
in companies which have applied for a moratorium.
Advice to international organisations and to non-profit
associations and foundations on their legal structure, status and governance,
as well as on the implementation of their global projects.
Banking & Finance
Advice on financial services and products, licensing of
banks, securities dealers and other regulated entities, negotiation of
derivative agreements under the ISDA Master Agreement and the Swiss Master
Agreement; drafting of Netting and Collateral Opinions.
Advice on all types of collective investment schemes,
registration of Swiss and foreign funds, licensing of asset managers and
Advice on stock exchange matters, listing of securities
on the SIX Swiss Exchange, including structured products and Exchange Traded
Funds (ETFs), registration of issuance programs, disclosure of shareholdings and
ad hoc publicity.
Advice on occupational benefit plans and, in
particular, the rules applicable to the management of pension funds' assets.