We provide legal advice and negotiate on behalf of clients on matters related to Swiss and International tax law, in particular in the following areas:
Personal and corporate taxation, tax litigation, restructuring of groups of companies, special tax rulings, personal tax planning, taxation according to expenditure (lump sum taxation), tax relocation in Switzerland, creation of family trusts and holdings, taxation of expatriates, taxation of management staff, stock option and retirement plans, employee incentive schemes, estate tax planning, French – Swiss taxation matters, tax criminal law and proceedings and international mutual assistance on taxation matters.
Legal advice and representation
We advise clients on numerous commercial matters such as company law, the incorporation and organization of companies, corporate reorganizations, shareholder agreements, the management of companies and employment contracts for company management and employees.
We review and draft for clients different types of commercial contracts such as, in particular, sale and distribution agreements, financings and securitization of assets, joint ventures, services agreements, sporting and sponsoring contracts, information technology agreements and art related contract.
We represent clients in international arbitrations in particular concerning commercial matters and contracts.
Banking and financing law
We advise clients and institutions on bank regulatory matters, on the legal aspects of trading, of portfolio management and of financial institutions and services; we also advise on the creation and distribution in Switzerland of Swiss and foreign collective investment schemes; we also take care of the preparation of documentation and prospectuses and of initial registrations, subsequent filings and negotiations with FINMA, the Swiss collective investment scheme regulator.
Finally, we also represent both institutional clients and private clients seeking legal advice in matters concerning the banking and financial sectors.
Litigation and representation before Swiss courts
We represent clients in Court proceedings in civil law matters such as inheritance, real estate and tenancy law, commercial and contract litigations, tort and liability in particular in banking related matters, employment contracts and legislation and also concerning debt collection and bankruptcy law.
White Collar Crime
We advise clients on anti-money laundering compliance matters, on securities and market abuse offences, offences against property (fraud, embezzlement etc.) and offences related to bankruptcy procedures.
International Judicial Cooperation
We provide assistance to clients in international mutual criminal legal assistance matters, in proceedings related to the confiscation of assets in Switzerland on the request of foreign States, as well as in international mutual legal assistance on tax matters.