• "The team has an excellent reputation with the tax authorities."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "The team is able to complete complex mandates in a prompt and efficient manner."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Very good industry knowledge."

     

    Tax Directors Handbook 2013

  • "Excels at corporate tax but also handles finance and private client issues."

     

    Tax Directors Handbook 2014

  • "Professional, responsive."

     

    Tax Directors Handbook 2013

  • "A strong choice for transactional tax mandates."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Especially expert in the structuring of tax-efficient cross-border investments."

     

    The Legal 500 2015

  • "Talented bench with particular strength in tax issues relating to restructuring and M&A."

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Well-regarded practice based across Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Provides wide geographical coverage in Switzerland"

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Adept at handling international tax matters."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Expertise in negotiating international tax treaties and experience in dealing with tax authorities."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Often represents clients from the financial services sector."

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "The lawyers are responsible and in full control of our matters."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "This growing tax team is increasingly seen as one of the strongest groups in Switzerland."

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Especially known for the tax-efficient structuring of cross-border investments and M&A."

     

    Legal 500 2016

 

 

 

Tax

 

Our tax team advises and represents our Swiss and international clients on all matters related to direct and indirect taxes, customs duties, and other levies.

 

We act for corporations and individuals, financial institutions, institutional and private investors, partnerships, trusts, estates, and foundations. We aim to provide our clients with optimal and stable solutions tailored to their needs within the framework of domestic and international fiscal laws and treaties.

 

We rely on our excellent working relationship with tax experts in other jurisdictions and with representatives of the Swiss federal, cantonal and municipal tax authorities to provide comprehensive tax planning solutions to our clients. Our tax team works together with our other practice groups to address seamlessly all issues facing our clients in specific transactions and their day-to-day business.

 

  • General business and transaction structuring
  • Corporate and individual tax planning
  • Double taxation issues
  • Financial institutions and products
  • Executive compensation
  • Family wealth and estate planning
  • Indirect taxes

 

 

 

 

 

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Deals & Cases

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Publications

Exchanging Times; Switzerland's implementation of exchange of information legislation, using Israel as an example
Bloch-Riemer Ruth / Inbal Faibish Wassmer,

in: STEP Magazine August/September 2017

Neuerungen zu Schiedsverfahren im Steuerrecht – Deutschland und die Schweiz unterzeichnen Konsultationsvereinbarung
Schreiber Susanne / Vock Isabel,

Handelskammerjournal, CH-D Wirtschaft 2/2017

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Switzerland
Schreiber Susanne / Seiler Corinna,

in: Corporate Tax 2017, Global Legal Group, Fifth Edition, 2017, p. 167 ff.

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Speaking Engagements

Swiss Voluntary Disclosure: practical aspects & case studies
Bloch-Riemer Ruth,

Organizer: Academy & Finance. Geneva, 2 November 2017, Link

Switzerland Financial Crime Prevention Symposium
Bloch-Riemer Ruth,

Organizer: Jersey International Business School. Zurich, Marriott Hotel, 28 November 2017, Link

KUNST ERHALTEN? Herausforderungen und Chancen von Künstlernachlässen in der Schweiz
Bloch-Riemer Ruth,

Veranstalter: SIK-ISEA, Basel, 1./2. September 2017

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