WE 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 ventures.
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 talents.
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 permits.
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 taxation.
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, tax audits assistance, tax disputes. Tax compliance. International administrative assistance. Criminal tax proceedings. Legal assistance in criminal tax matters.
INVESTIGATIONS AND LITIGATION
Advice and representation in white-collar crime matters (including fraud, corruption, money laundering, insider trading and international sanctions), internal investigations, international legal assistance in criminal matters, asset recovery and representation before civil and debt collection authorities.
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.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS/NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS
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 distributors.
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.
Drafting of internal directives relating to the processing of personal data, assistance to comply with the revised data protection regulations, update of the agreements entered into with processors of personal data, training of Data Protection Officers (DPO) and other key persons in charge of personal data processing.
RESIDENCE PERMITS AND NATURALIZATION
Advice and assistance in obtaining all types of work permits, Swiss residence permits without gainful employment, with family reunification, as a pensioner, for Europeans and third country nationals, including the regularization of undocumented migrants. Assistance for all procedures related to taking up residence. Advice in matters of Schengen stays.
Advice on nationality (acquisition and renunciation); assistance with related procedures.