Social Security and Pension

 

Our dedicated team provides advice on all matters relating to domestic and international social security and pension obligations. We cover the full range of state social security (pillar 1), mandatory and supra-mandatory pension (pillar 2) and voluntary savings (pillar 3).

 

Clients we serve include corporate entities, high-profile managers, payroll providers and entrepreneurs. In our daily practice, we closely interact with our in-house tax and employment teams in order to provide our clients with comprehensive and hands-on support. Our collaboration with Swiss authorities and an expert network further contributes to our practice oriented guidance.

 

  • Planning and structuring of social security and pension affiliation in complex international cases, including drafting, negotiation and implementation of relevant contractual clauses and corporate documents
  • Advising on social security and pension aspects in relation to M&A transactions and corporate restructurings 
  • Assisting in social security audits, including support with follow-up matters and liability assessments as well as limitation of liability exposure for employers
  • Composing and organizing pension solutions, including Swiss and cross-border tax planning
  • Payroll and declaration services for corporate clients (employers) as well as individuals (employees without a Swiss employer or self-employed persons) 
  • Social security structuring and implementation of structures relating to entrepreneurial and wealth management activities
  • Outlining contracts, incentive and employee participation plans from a social security, pension and tax perspective
  • Structuring and payout of social security and pension accruals in complex cases, i.a. in connection with relocations from or to Switzerland and for retirement planning purposes

 

 

 

Key Contact

Daniel Bader

Partner


 

Team Leaders

Laura Widmer

Counsel


 

Team Members

Cagla Arslan

Legal Employee

Jenny Cheung

Junior Associate

Ricardo Marino

Associate

David Weimann

Associate

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Deals & Cases

21.01.2020
Bär & Karrer Advises Deutsche Börse Group Regarding the Agreement on Long-term Partnership in Funds Environment between Clearstream and UBS more »
20.01.2020
Bär & Karrer Advises Waters on the Acquisition of Andrew Alliance more »
07.01.2020
Bär & Karrer Advises Hg on the Acquisition of P&I more »
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Publications

Relocation to Switzerland
Wüstemann Tina / Leu Daniel / Bloch-Riemer Ruth,

January 2020

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Überholte Voraussetzung der Ehrenamtlichkeit bei der Steuerbefreiung
Opel Andrea / Bloch-Riemer Ruth,

Steuern und Sozialversicherungen, Rechnungswesen & Controlling 2/2019, Link

Implementing the GDPR in Switzerland: legal issues and challenges for international sports bodies
Kleiner Jan / Etter Carol,

Law in Sport, 30 May 2019

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Speaking Engagements

Compensation in the context of M&A: key issues and how to avoid the pitfalls
Stoltz Thomas / Bloch-Riemer Ruth / Raun Daniel,

Event with ACC Association of Corporate Counsel, 15 January 2020, Zurich

Praktische Auswirkungen Steuerreform – Lokale Umsetzung der SV 17/STAF in den Kantonen / Inputförderung und Patentbox: Umsetzung in Praxis
Schreiber Susanne,

Fisca Seminar, 4.9.2019, Zürich

Vorsorge und Steuern - grenzüberschreitende Sachverhalte
Bloch-Riemer Ruth,

20. Zentrumstag Luzern, (Organizer: Uni Luzern, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Luzerner Zentrum für Sozialversicherungsrecht), 18. Juni 2019, Luzern

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