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Tax — Switzerland


Homburger - Tax

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Band 1

第一等

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Peter Riedweg is universally regarded as a market leader by his peers. His practice specialises in corporate tax matters and he is experienced in cross-border M&A, restructurings, capital markets and fund structuring. He is regarded as "a very special person."

Dieter Grünblatt is described by sources as an "exceptionally good lawyer." He is focused on the tax aspects of capital markets transactions, structured finance and real estate investments. He also advises on VAT.

Dubbed an "outstanding individual" by sources, Stefan Oesterhelt advises on domestic and international tax mandates with a particular focus on capital markets, finance transactions and M&A. He is also experienced in litigation.

Reto Heuberger is an expert in international tax with particular expertise in transactions and reorganisations. One source remarks: "I have a good impression of him – he was well arranged on timing, gave a good level of detail and a good volume of feedback."

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Lenz & Staehelin - Tax

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Head of the Geneva office Jean-Blaise Eckert acts for multinational companies and high net worth individuals on a variety of tax matters. Sources say: "He is particularly good at understanding cross-cultural perspectives in tax matters at the international level." Others add: "We consider him a very good choice and a very practical lawyer."

Heini Rüdisühli focuses on tax and estate planning for private individuals. He also advises companies on corporate tax matters. One client remarks: "We have a good working relationship with him. He is highly regarded in terms of technical skills and is also very tactical in how he delivers his advice."

Zürich-based Pascal Hinny is co-head of the tax group and acts on transactional tax mandates for multinational companies. He advised on the tax matters related to BTG Pactual's agreement with EFG International regarding the sale and purchase of all shares of BSI. One source says: "I find Pascal to be a bright and sharp person with a pragmatic, no-nonsense approach."

Daniel Schafer has particular expertise in international and domestic corporate tax, VAT and real estate taxation. He advised SEC Partners on the tax aspects of its combination with the Blanc family, the owners of HBG Group, to finance the acquisition of HDF. One client enthuses: "I appreciate his consummate understanding of clients' tax needs, his pragmatic and meticulously worked-out advice and his user-friendly approach."

Frédéric Neukomm advises on tax matters for companies and high net worth individuals. One impressed interviewee states: "He is very collegial - truly a team player. His experience is extremely extensive." He has strong experience of transactional tax matters.

Department profile by Lenz & Staehelin

Lenz & Staehelin ranks as the law firm with the longest tradition in tax law expertise in Switzerland. The firm focused on tax matters, at the time a highly unusual choice. Ever since then it has been our ambition to provide the best technical and still practical tax advice in the country. Lenz & Staehelin ranks as leading firm in the field of tax law in all major league tables.

We cover all aspects of tax planning, and represent our clients in court proceedings and in front of tax authorities. Diligent tax planning is a high priority for any forward-looking company or individual, particularly in the context of international business transactions and a changing world of transparency when tax optimization also has to take into account ethical standards. We provide our clients with comprehensive and expert advice on inter-cantonal and cross-border matters, and we benefit from strong ties to leading law firms all over the world and excellent contacts to all relevant tax administrations in Switzerland.

The strong academic ties of our attorneys and networking with all major stakeholders in the Swiss tax community assure access to the latest trends and developments in tax law. Over decades of thorough and fair negotiations, we have gained an excellent reputation as trustworthy attorneys with governmental authorities.

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OBERSON ABELS SA - Tax

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Band 1

第一等

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Pierre-Marie Glauser specialises in international tax, corporate tax, VAT and customs law. One client remarks: "His advice is absolutely crucial and very wise." He is widely recognised and highly regarded by his peers.

Xavier Oberson has a broad tax practice covering the taxation of individuals, corporations, public authorities and sport and art bodies. He also advises on tax litigation and criminal tax law. One source regards him as "one of the best-known tax practitioners."

Frederic Vuilleumier principally advises private individuals on tax, estate and matrimonial planning in addition to the taxation of incentive schemes and pension plans. He is described by clients as "someone with a great level of experience."

Jérôme Meyer advises on corporate and individual tax in both a national and international context. One impressed source says: "I think he is excellent." He has particular experience of M&A transactions.

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Baker McKenzie - Tax

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Denis Berdoz acts on corporate tax, reorganisations and cross-border M&A. He also acts on mutual assistance procedures and advance pricing agreements. One source regards him as a "very experienced man and a very pleasant person."

Hans Koch is a tax specialist who focuses on M&A, financial institution taxes, treaties and personal income tax. One client appreciates that "he is very responsive and spends a lot of time getting to know us and our risk profile."

Mario Kumschick acts on corporate and individual tax. He frequently advises domestic and international clients on restructuring, VAT and real estate transactions. He has been active of late in the technology and manufacturing sectors.

Lyubomir Georgiev is an expert in international tax planning and exchange of information. He is UK-qualified and has extensive expertise in Liechtenstein-related matters. Clients praise his "attention to detail."

Marnin Michaels is qualified in various US states. He is an expert in tax and estate planning, FATCA and CRS and international private banking. He also acts for private clients on cross-border tax matters.

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Bär & Karrer AG - Tax

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Band 2

第二等

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Daniel Bader advises individuals and corporations on national and international tax questions. He has particular experience of advising entrepreneurs on wealth structures, succession planning and compensation plans. He was part of the team that advised Waterland Private Equity on its sale of its stake in SENIOcare to Swiss Prime Site. An impressed source states: "Daniel is an excellent tax adviser who has an open and fresh mind when it comes to international tax planning."

Peter Reinarz advises on corporate tax planning, cross-border structuring and the taxation of financial institutions. He also acts on tax litigation. He was part of the team that acted for ACE on the tax questions related to its USD29.5 billion acquisition of Chubb. Clients "appreciate his robustness and reactivity."

Daniel Lehmann focuses on corporate tax with particular knowledge of matters pertaining to M&A, capital markets and corporate finance. He advised on the tax aspects of HNA Group's CHF1.4 billion proposed acquisition of gategroup.

Recent hire Susanne Schreiber enters the rankings on the back of excellent peer and client endorsements. She is experienced in international and national corporate tax and M&A. She assisted EQT with tax aspects of its CHF1.36 billion acquisition of Kuoni Travel Holding. One client describes her as a "fast thinker with a pragmatic approach and very good knowledge," adding: "She is a very kind person and it is easy to work with her."

Department profile by Bär & Karrer AG

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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Niederer Kraft & Frey AG - Tax

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Thomas Graf heads the department and is experienced in the tax aspects of cross-border and domestic transactions, particularly in the financial sector. He co-led the firm's advice to CITTTIC on the tax aspects of its acquisition of Schaltag and Schaltag CZ from Rieter Group. Clients say: "He is an expert with broad and deep experience in the tax field. For us, he is a guarantee of reliability."

International and national tax expert Daniela Schmucki is experienced in corporate tax with particular expertise in private equity and investment funds issues. She also has a noteworthy focus on the sport sector. One source remarks: "She understands our business and provides practical and accurate advice on different tax issues."

Markus Kronauer is valued by clients for providing "prompt answers with high technical and practical knowledge." He acts on the full range of corporate tax matters including in the context of M&A, capital markets transactions and investments. He advised the three founding partners of Partners Group on a CHF1.2 billion collar derivatives structure related to their shares in Partners Group.

Christina Rinne is experienced in VAT and customs law, frequently representing clients in the banking and telecoms sectors. She is German-qualified and frequently advises on Germany-related mandates.

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd - Tax

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Harun Can focuses on litigation and mutual agreement procedures for international companies and private equity houses. He is also experienced in VAT and real estate tax. He advised on tax matters stemming from CIR Compagnie Industriali Riunite's EUR64.1 million sale of its 17.4% stake in Swiss Education Group to a group of investors including InVision.

Michael Nordin advises on the tax aspects of corporate transactions. He also acts on internal tax investigations and represents high net worth individuals. Sources commend his experience "managing huge investigations" and note his "good technical skills."

Pietro Sansonetti is the former chief tax officer for the Geneva tax authority. He has a broad tax practice advising corporations and individuals on auditing, litigation and civil and criminal enforcement. He is lauded by sources as an "excellent tax expert."

Jean-Frédéric Maraia is experienced in advising high net worth individuals on investments and individual taxation. He also represents clients in audits and litigation. Clients say: "It is a pleasure to work with him: he is open-minded and an extremely good tax lawyer."

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Walder Wyss Ltd - Tax

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Marcus Desax is particularly specialised in transfer pricing and assists clients with litigation and tax controversy. He is the honorary president of IFA International. Sources value his "broad network, which is very helpful."

Thomas Meister heads the team and acts on structured finance, M&A, restructuring and real estate mandates. He also advises on tax controversy in the financial sector. Clients appreciate that he is "responsive, pragmatic and constructive."

Martin Busenhart focuses on acquisitions, corporate migrations and tax audits. He is described by sources as "practical and solution-oriented." He possesses further knowledge of tax litigation and corporate relocations.

Maurus Winzap is an expert in the tax aspects of M&A and private equity transactions, as well as financing and restructuring. Clients say: "He is knowledgeable in his field and has a practical approach to problems."

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ADB Altorfer Duss & Beilstein AG - Tax

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Jürg Altorfer advises entrepreneur-led companies on tax and social insurance law. He acts frequently on acquisitions and restructuring. One client remarks that he is "an extraordinarily savvy guy; he gets things done in a determined and meticulous way."

Andreas Helbing is an expert in international and national tax law including tax litigation. Interviewees commend his "wide range of know-how." He has additional experience in transfer pricing matters.

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Ludwig + Partner Ltd. - Tax

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Hubertus Ludwig specialises in domestic and international tax questions as part of a broad commercial practice. He frequently advises on succession planning, M&A transactions and reconstructions. He acts for clients from the manufacturing, publishing and banking industries.

National and international tax expert Thomas Ziegler advises on the tax aspects of restructuring, investments, capital markets transactions and real estate projects. He acts for clients from the financial services and education sectors.

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Vischer - Tax

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International tax expert Christoph Niederer has notable recent experience of tax litigation and administrative cases. He assisted Swiss Aviation Training with its restructuring. Sources admire that "he is solution-minded, tailors his results to the real need of the customer and is always reachable. He has a great reaction time for answering queries."

Clients say Nadia Tarolli Schmidt "is hands-on, very well connected with the relevant tax authorities and she finds practical solutions." She has been active of late in numerous cross-border restructuring cases. She advised Cytos Biotechnology on its proposed combination with Kuros Biosurgery Holding.

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burckhardt Ltd - Tax

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Rolf Wüthrich advises on international corporate tax law. He frequently assists clients with international restructurings and reorganisations. A client values that "he is extremely flexible and service-minded. I really appreciate that he is always available."

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CMS - Tax

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Head of the Geneva tax practice Andrio Orler advises on tax planning, reorganisations and the tax aspects of M&A and financing transactions. He also represents private clients. Sources remark: "He is a good tax specialist and very precise."

David Hürlimann heads the Zürich tax team. He acts on a wide range of tax matters including corporate transactions, VAT and real estate tax. Clients say: "The quality of the work is perfect. He is pragmatic and solution-oriented."

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Froriep - Tax

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Michael Fischer and Tobias Rohner are key contacts for the firm. The practice acts on tax issues related to cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, as well as those related to financing and restructuring.

Department profile by Froriep

Froriep’s team of certified tax law experts, provides advice on all domestic and international questions of taxation. These attorneys advise corporate clients on every aspect of tax relevant to their businesses, including M&A, capital increases, corporate restructuring and structured products, and the related issues of withholding stamp, stamp tax on equity, and debt products.

We also offer guidance to private clients on tax-related issues, such as income tax, Swiss inheritance tax, and capital and property gains tax. Our specialists regularly advise on VAT matters, such as input tax, input tax deduction and import taxes.

First-rate tax attorneys at reasonable feesSwiss and international tax specialists with agile intelligence

Among fierce competition, our tax team has managed to gain a high reputation in the market in a relatively short period of time. The tax team may be called in at any stage of a transaction, and prides itself on its unbeatable response time and practical approach.

First-rate tax attorneys at reasonable feesSwiss and international tax specialists with agile intelligence

We are well connected throughout Switzerland’s 26 tax jurisdictions, as well as internationally. Froriep’s own network of offices, as well as the breadth and depth of the relationships that we maintain with law firms in other jurisdictions, ensures that we have the agility to think and act in many different regions to find the right answers for our clients. 

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Meyerlustenberger Lachenal - Tax

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Urs Behnisch frequently assists with administrative tax questions. He is sought out by legislators to advise on new tax legislation. One source says: "We were impressed by his content know-how and his very deep understanding of the subject matter."

David Brönimann acts on the tax aspects of M&A and real estate transactions as well as the structuring of intellectual property and financing activities. One client comments on his "high level of expertise," describing him as "a good relationship manager."

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Pestalozzi - Tax

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Band 4

第四等

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Silvia Zimmermann is an expert on international tax and frequently advises on the tax aspects of restructurings and transactions. She represented Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych in its international restructuring. Clients describe her as "knowledgeable, experienced and flexible."

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Python (formerly Python & Peter) - Tax

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Band 4

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Per Prod'hom is an expert in corporate taxation, VAT and private client tax matters. One impressed client states: "I have been very happy with his performance and he is an outstanding professional."

Etienne von Streng is experienced in corporate tax matters including acquisitions and restructurings. He is also active advising high net worth individuals. Sources respect that he is "pragmatic and understands both Swiss tax law and the tax law of various other European jurisdictions."

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Jean-Blaise Eckert

Lenz & Staehelin

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the Geneva office Jean-Blaise Eckert acts for multinational companies and high net worth individuals on a variety of tax matters. Sources say: "He is particularly good at understanding cross-cultural perspectives in tax matters at the international level." Others add: "We consider him a very good choice and a very practical lawyer."

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Pierre-Marie Glauser

OBERSON ABELS SA

From the Chambers Global guide

Pierre-Marie Glauser specialises in international tax, corporate tax, VAT and customs law. One client remarks: "His advice is absolutely crucial and very wise." He is widely recognised and highly regarded by his peers.

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OBERSON ABELS SA

From the Chambers Global guide

Xavier Oberson has a broad tax practice covering the taxation of individuals, corporations, public authorities and sport and art bodies. He also advises on tax litigation and criminal tax law. One source regards him as "one of the best-known tax practitioners."

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Homburger

From the Chambers Global guide

Peter Riedweg is universally regarded as a market leader by his peers. His practice specialises in corporate tax matters and he is experienced in cross-border M&A, restructurings, capital markets and fund structuring. He is regarded as "a very special person."

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Maja Bauer-Balmelli

Tax Advisors & Associates

From the Chambers Global guide

Maja Bauer-Balmelli of Tax Advisors & Associates advises international, domestic and family-owned companies on a wide range of tax matters including real estate tax, mergers and restructurings. She also assists with litigation and discussions with tax authorities.

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Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Marcus Desax is particularly specialised in transfer pricing and assists clients with litigation and tax controversy. He is the honorary president of IFA International. Sources value his "broad network, which is very helpful."

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Niederer Kraft & Frey AG

From the Chambers Global guide

Thomas Graf heads the department and is experienced in the tax aspects of cross-border and domestic transactions, particularly in the financial sector. He co-led the firm's advice to CITTTIC on the tax aspects of its acquisition of Schaltag and Schaltag CZ from Rieter Group. Clients say: "He is an expert with broad and deep experience in the tax field. For us, he is a guarantee of reliability."

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Ludwig + Partner Ltd.

From the Chambers Global guide

Hubertus Ludwig specialises in domestic and international tax questions as part of a broad commercial practice. He frequently advises on succession planning, M&A transactions and reconstructions. He acts for clients from the manufacturing, publishing and banking industries.

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Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Thomas Meister heads the team and acts on structured finance, M&A, restructuring and real estate mandates. He also advises on tax controversy in the financial sector. Clients appreciate that he is "responsive, pragmatic and constructive."

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CMS von Erlach Poncet

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the Geneva tax practice Andrio Orler advises on tax planning, reorganisations and the tax aspects of M&A and financing transactions. He also represents private clients. Sources remark: "He is a good tax specialist and very precise."

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Heini Rüdisühli

Lenz & Staehelin

From the Chambers Global guide

Heini Rüdisühli focuses on tax and estate planning for private individuals. He also advises companies on corporate tax matters. One client remarks: "We have a good working relationship with him. He is highly regarded in terms of technical skills and is also very tactical in how he delivers his advice."

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Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Global guide

Daniel Bader advises individuals and corporations on national and international tax questions. He has particular experience of advising entrepreneurs on wealth structures, succession planning and compensation plans. He was part of the team that advised Waterland Private Equity on its sale of its stake in SENIOcare to Swiss Prime Site. An impressed source states: "Daniel is an excellent tax adviser who has an open and fresh mind when it comes to international tax planning."

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Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

From the Chambers Global guide

Urs Behnisch frequently assists with administrative tax questions. He is sought out by legislators to advise on new tax legislation. One source says: "We were impressed by his content know-how and his very deep understanding of the subject matter."

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Denis Berdoz acts on corporate tax, reorganisations and cross-border M&A. He also acts on mutual assistance procedures and advance pricing agreements. One source regards him as a "very experienced man and a very pleasant person."

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Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Martin Busenhart focuses on acquisitions, corporate migrations and tax audits. He is described by sources as "practical and solution-oriented." He possesses further knowledge of tax litigation and corporate relocations.

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Harun Can focuses on litigation and mutual agreement procedures for international companies and private equity houses. He is also experienced in VAT and real estate tax. He advised on tax matters stemming from CIR Compagnie Industriali Riunite's EUR64.1 million sale of its 17.4% stake in Swiss Education Group to a group of investors including InVision.

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Dieter Grünblatt

Homburger

From the Chambers Global guide

Dieter Grünblatt is described by sources as an "exceptionally good lawyer." He is focused on the tax aspects of capital markets transactions, structured finance and real estate investments. He also advises on VAT.

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Lenz & Staehelin

From the Chambers Global guide

Zürich-based Pascal Hinny is co-head of the tax group and acts on transactional tax mandates for multinational companies. He advised on the tax matters related to BTG Pactual's agreement with EFG International regarding the sale and purchase of all shares of BSI. One source says: "I find Pascal to be a bright and sharp person with a pragmatic, no-nonsense approach."

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Michael Nordin advises on the tax aspects of corporate transactions. He also acts on internal tax investigations and represents high net worth individuals. Sources commend his experience "managing huge investigations" and note his "good technical skills."

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Stefan Oesterhelt

Homburger

From the Chambers Global guide

Dubbed an "outstanding individual" by sources, Stefan Oesterhelt advises on domestic and international tax mandates with a particular focus on capital markets, finance transactions and M&A. He is also experienced in litigation.

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Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Global guide

Peter Reinarz advises on corporate tax planning, cross-border structuring and the taxation of financial institutions. He also acts on tax litigation. He was part of the team that acted for ACE on the tax questions related to its USD29.5 billion acquisition of Chubb. Clients "appreciate his robustness and reactivity."

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Pietro Sansonetti

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Pietro Sansonetti is the former chief tax officer for the Geneva tax authority. He has a broad tax practice advising corporations and individuals on auditing, litigation and civil and criminal enforcement. He is lauded by sources as an "excellent tax expert."

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Lenz & Staehelin

From the Chambers Global guide

Daniel Schafer has particular expertise in international and domestic corporate tax, VAT and real estate taxation. He advised SEC Partners on the tax aspects of its combination with the Blanc family, the owners of HBG Group, to finance the acquisition of HDF. One client enthuses: "I appreciate his consummate understanding of clients' tax needs, his pragmatic and meticulously worked-out advice and his user-friendly approach."

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Niederer Kraft & Frey AG

From the Chambers Global guide

International and national tax expert Daniela Schmucki is experienced in corporate tax with particular expertise in private equity and investment funds issues. She also has a noteworthy focus on the sport sector. One source remarks: "She understands our business and provides practical and accurate advice on different tax issues."

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Frederic Vuilleumier

OBERSON ABELS SA

From the Chambers Global guide

Frederic Vuilleumier principally advises private individuals on tax, estate and matrimonial planning in addition to the taxation of incentive schemes and pension plans. He is described by clients as "someone with a great level of experience."

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Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Maurus Winzap is an expert in the tax aspects of M&A and private equity transactions, as well as financing and restructuring. Clients say: "He is knowledgeable in his field and has a practical approach to problems."

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burckhardt Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Rolf Wüthrich advises on international corporate tax law. He frequently assists clients with international restructurings and reorganisations. A client values that "he is extremely flexible and service-minded. I really appreciate that he is always available."

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Ludwig + Partner Ltd.

From the Chambers Global guide

National and international tax expert Thomas Ziegler advises on the tax aspects of restructuring, investments, capital markets transactions and real estate projects. He acts for clients from the financial services and education sectors.

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Silvia Zimmermann

Pestalozzi

From the Chambers Global guide

Silvia Zimmermann is an expert on international tax and frequently advises on the tax aspects of restructurings and transactions. She represented Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych in its international restructuring. Clients describe her as "knowledgeable, experienced and flexible."

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ADB Altorfer Duss & Beilstein AG

From the Chambers Global guide

Jürg Altorfer advises entrepreneur-led companies on tax and social insurance law. He acts frequently on acquisitions and restructuring. One client remarks that he is "an extraordinarily savvy guy; he gets things done in a determined and meticulous way."

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Homburger

From the Chambers Global guide

Reto Heuberger is an expert in international tax with particular expertise in transactions and reorganisations. One source remarks: "I have a good impression of him – he was well arranged on timing, gave a good level of detail and a good volume of feedback."

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CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

David Hürlimann heads the Zürich tax team. He acts on a wide range of tax matters including corporate transactions, VAT and real estate tax. Clients say: "The quality of the work is perfect. He is pragmatic and solution-oriented."

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Hans‐Andrée Koch

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Hans Koch is a tax specialist who focuses on M&A, financial institution taxes, treaties and personal income tax. One client appreciates that "he is very responsive and spends a lot of time getting to know us and our risk profile."

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Niederer Kraft & Frey AG

From the Chambers Global guide

Markus Kronauer is valued by clients for providing "prompt answers with high technical and practical knowledge." He acts on the full range of corporate tax matters including in the context of M&A, capital markets transactions and investments. He advised the three founding partners of Partners Group on a CHF1.2 billion collar derivatives structure related to their shares in Partners Group.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Mario Kumschick acts on corporate and individual tax. He frequently advises domestic and international clients on restructuring, VAT and real estate transactions. He has been active of late in the technology and manufacturing sectors.

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Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Global guide

Daniel Lehmann focuses on corporate tax with particular knowledge of matters pertaining to M&A, capital markets and corporate finance. He advised on the tax aspects of HNA Group's CHF1.4 billion proposed acquisition of gategroup.

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Jean-Frédéric Maraia

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Jean-Frédéric Maraia is experienced in advising high net worth individuals on investments and individual taxation. He also represents clients in audits and litigation. Clients say: "It is a pleasure to work with him: he is open-minded and an extremely good tax lawyer."

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Poncet Turrettini

From the Chambers Global guide

Nicolas Merlino recently joined Poncet Turrettini. He has a broad practice advising corporate and individual clients on transactional and contentious mandates. Sources describe him as a "very experienced tax lawyer," noting: "It is impressive to see how he works. He has a feeling for the important matters and is able to go into the detail."

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OBERSON ABELS SA

From the Chambers Global guide

Jérôme Meyer advises on corporate and individual tax in both a national and international context. One impressed source says: "I think he is excellent." He has particular experience of M&A transactions.

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Christoph Niederer

Vischer

From the Chambers Global guide

International tax expert Christoph Niederer has notable recent experience of tax litigation and administrative cases. He assisted Swiss Aviation Training with its restructuring. Sources admire that "he is solution-minded, tailors his results to the real need of the customer and is always reachable. He has a great reaction time for answering queries."

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Python (formerly Python & Peter)

From the Chambers Global guide

Per Prod'hom is an expert in corporate taxation, VAT and private client tax matters. One impressed client states: "I have been very happy with his performance and he is an outstanding professional."

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Niederer Kraft & Frey AG

From the Chambers Global guide

Christina Rinne is experienced in VAT and customs law, frequently representing clients in the banking and telecoms sectors. She is German-qualified and frequently advises on Germany-related mandates.

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Susanne Schreiber

Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Global guide

Recent hire Susanne Schreiber enters the rankings on the back of excellent peer and client endorsements. She is experienced in international and national corporate tax and M&A. She assisted EQT with tax aspects of its CHF1.36 billion acquisition of Kuoni Travel Holding. One client describes her as a "fast thinker with a pragmatic approach and very good knowledge," adding: "She is a very kind person and it is easy to work with her."

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Nadia Tarolli Schmidt

Vischer

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients say Nadia Tarolli Schmidt "is hands-on, very well connected with the relevant tax authorities and she finds practical solutions." She has been active of late in numerous cross-border restructuring cases. She advised Cytos Biotechnology on its proposed combination with Kuros Biosurgery Holding.

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Etienne von Streng

Python (formerly Python & Peter)

From the Chambers Global guide

Etienne von Streng is experienced in corporate tax matters including acquisitions and restructurings. He is also active advising high net worth individuals. Sources respect that he is "pragmatic and understands both Swiss tax law and the tax law of various other European jurisdictions."

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WEIDMANN BORNHAUSER RECHTSANWÄLTE

From the Chambers Global guide

Lauded by peers as an "excellent, technical tax adviser," Markus Weidmann of WEIDMANN BORNHAUSER RECHTSANWÄLTE assists clients with domestic and international transactions and reorganisations. He also has experience of tax disputes.

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Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

From the Chambers Global guide

David Brönimann acts on the tax aspects of M&A and real estate transactions as well as the structuring of intellectual property and financing activities. One client comments on his "high level of expertise," describing him as "a good relationship manager."

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ADB Altorfer Duss & Beilstein AG

From the Chambers Global guide

Andreas Helbing is an expert in international and national tax law including tax litigation. Interviewees commend his "wide range of know-how." He has additional experience in transfer pricing matters.

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Frédéric Neukomm

Lenz & Staehelin

From the Chambers Global guide

Frédéric Neukomm advises on tax matters for companies and high net worth individuals. One impressed interviewee states: "He is very collegial - truly a team player. His experience is extremely extensive." He has strong experience of transactional tax matters.

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