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    OBERSON ABELS features once again among the top Swiss law firms in tax in the global edition (2022) of the prestigious Chambers ranking.

    In this area of law, Pierre-Marie Glauser and Xavier Oberson have been listed among the top Swiss lawyers. Jérôme Meyer and Marcel Meier have also been recognized for the quality of their work.

    Antoine Amiguet and Philipp Fischer were individually recognized as leaders in the areas of Collective Investment Schemes and Banking and Finance Law, as well as Stefan Eberhard for Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions.

    Source: Link to the rankings


    Nouvelle Counsel

    We are pleased to announce that Sonia De la Fuente will become Counsel as of July 1, 2022.

    Sonia De la Fuente holds a Bachelor's degree in Law (UNIGE, 2006) and a Master's degree in international and European Law (UNIGE, 2008). She was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2010. 

    Following her legal internship, she joined ABELS Avocats as an associate in 2011, and then OBERSON ABELS SA in February 2016. After obtaining an LL.M. from Columbia Law School (New York) in 2019 and working as legal counsel to the ICRC in Geneva, Sonia De la Fuente returned to OBERSON ABELS SA in November 2020. 

    Sonia De la Fuente practices in the field of business law with a specialization in the areas of banking and finance law as well as sustainable finance. 



    OBERSON ABELS SA is pleased to announce that Joël Pahud joined the firm as a Counsel on 1 April 2022.

    A lawyer, PhD and former prosecutor at the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, Joël Pahud will advise clients in the context of criminal tax law proceedings and, more generally, white-collar crime matters. His interest for internal investigations, civil litigation and debt collection will be an important asset in litigation matters.

    His arrival aims at strengthening our team, which is already advising and representing clients in the framework of audits by the tax authorities or criminal tax law proceedings. It also reflects our firm's willingness to expand our services to key areas of business law.

    We look forward to counting on his expertise.

    XAVIER OBERSON, Précis de droit fiscal international : 5ÈME ÉDITION DISPONIBLE

    Sofia Bassova

    Sofia Bassova holds a Master's degree in Economic Law (UNIGE, 2009) and an LL.M. (UNIGE, Hans Wilsdorf Foundation Award 2012), and obtained her federal diploma of tax expert in 2014. She also completed the Executive Program in Transfer Pricing at UNIL in 2016.

    In June 2018, Sofia Bassova joined the law firm OBERSON ABELS SA. She practices all areas of Swiss and international tax law while specializing in the tax aspects of legal entities. Sofia Bassova also has an expertise in criminal tax law.

    Rebecca Lauchenauer

    Rebecca Lauchenauer holds a law degree (University of Lausanne, 1998) and was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2000 after having completed her legal internship in a renowned law firm in the Geneva area.

    She has followed various training courses in inheritance law, in Switzerland and abroad, and has in addition obtained a CAS in inheritance law (Universities of Lausanne, Fribourg and Neuchâtel, 2016). She is an FSA specialist in inheritance law.

    Rebecca Lauchenauer joined OBERSON ABELS SA in Lausanne in November 2019. Her practice area is inheritance law. She advises her clients mainly on matrimonial and estate planning, on civil and tax aspects.

    Emiliy Mizrahi-Meller

    Emily Mizrahi-Meller holds a Bachelor's degree in Law (UniNE 2007), a Master's degree in Business Law (UniNE 2008) and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions (UniGE 2011). Emily Mizrahi-Meller was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2012 after completing her legal internship with the law firm Oberson Avocats. Following her internship, Emily Mizrahi-Meller joined Oberson Avocats as an associate in 2012, and then OBERSON ABELS SA in February 2016. 

    Emily Mizrahi-Meller practices all areas of Swiss and international tax law in French and English. Her practice is primarily focused on Swiss and foreign private clients, particularly with respect to tax and estate planning issues, including trusts and relocations to Switzerland. Her practice also includes administrative assistance and tax litigation. 

    Emily Mizrahi-Meller is a member of the Vaud Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).


      Classement Legal 500

      We are pleased to announce that OBERSON ABELS has once again been recognized as one of the leading Swiss law firm by the Legal 500 professional directory in the Tax field (TOP TIER).

      The firm has also been well ranked in the field of Banking & Finance, Data Privacy & Data Protection and Corporate & M&A.

      We are also proud that six of our partners have been recognized for their outstanding contribution to their field of practice, including several with excellent rankings in the areas of Tax, Banking & Finance, Data Privacy & Data Protection and Corporate & M&A.

      For more information click here.

      Me Vanessa Déglise passed her federal diploma as specialist in social insurances

      We are pleased to announce that Vanessa Déglise has successfully passed her federal diploma as specialist in social insurances. This diploma covers all fields of the Swiss social security system including occupational pension plans and coordination with EU social insurances. 

      OBERSON ABELS' team would be delighted to assist you in all matters related to social insurances and more generally employment law.


        The 2021 edition of the Chambers Global ranking was recently published and we are pleased to announce that OBERSON ABELS has once again been recognized as one of the leading Swiss law firms.

        We have indeed been ranked in Band 1 in the Tax field. We are also proud that several of our partners are very well ranked in their various fields of practice in Tax, Banking & Finance, Investment Funds and Corporate & M&A.

        We owe these recognitions to our clients and our colleagues! Thank you!

        For more information click here.


        Me Pierre-Marie Glauser appointed Chairman of the Board of the ISREC Foundation

        On February 1, 2021, Prof. Pierre-Marie Glauser will take over the presidency of the Board of the ISREC Foundation.

        Founded in 1964 and based in Lausanne, the ISREC Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation. Over the past 55 years, some 150 Swiss and foreign personalities, including five Nobel Prize winners, have served on its various committees. The ISREC Foundation has contributed to significant discoveries in oncology, and actively and substantially participates in the fight against cancer. 

        Firstly, with the help of its Scientific Board, composed of internationally recognized experts the ISREC Foundation supports research projects, young researchers and academics, as well as clinicians who are capable of simultaneously engaging in clinical practice and conducting exceptional research for the benefit of the patients.

        Secondly, the ISREC Foundation aims to play an active role in promoting translational research and collaborations between academic and clinical institutions in the Lemanic area, by offering them a unique interaction platform: the AGORA - Pôle de recherche sur le cancer, inaugurated in 2018.

        For more information on the ISREC Foundation click here.

        Laïla Rochat devient Counsel

        Laïla Rochat holds a bachelor's degree in law (UNIGE, 2006) and a master's degree in economic law (UNIGE, 2007). She was admitted to the Geneva bar in 2011 after having completed her internship in a regional law firm. She subsequently obtained her federal diploma as a tax expert in 2016. 

        From 2012 to 2016, she worked as a lawyer in a leading law firm in Geneva. In March 2017, Laïla Rochat joined the law firm OBERSON ABELS SA. 

        Alongside her activity as a lawyer, Laïla Rochat teaches in the framework of the University of Geneva's LL.M. Tax program. She regularly publishes and gives lectures in Switzerland and abroad. In addition, she is the French-speaking Switzerland Director in charge of the organization of the ISIS Seminar (Institute of Swiss and International Tax Law).

        Laïla Rochat practices all areas of Swiss and international tax law. She advises her clients in particular on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and international taxation, as well as on tax planning for private clients and criminal tax law. Other aspects of her practice include estate planning, executive compensation and corporate tax.

        Finally, Laïla Rochat is a member of several professional associations. She is a member of the Tax and Finance Commission of the Geneva Bar Association since 2020.