We advise our clients, which originate from various sectors, regarding national and international corporate tax law (corporate income and capital taxes, withholding tax, issuance stamp tax and securities transfer tax).
Moreover, our services include advice in relation to value-added tax and customs duties.
If desired, we will not only prepare tax concepts made to measure for your company, but will also ensure the legal implementation and attend to their operational execution.
Tax planning for groups and SMEs
National and cross-border restructuring, intra-group transactions, relocation of functions, holding and financing structures, self-employment, social security contributions, succession planning.
Incorporations and relocations
Tax assistance upon relocation to Switzerland and advice in bordering issues of business law (employment law, immigration law, company law, the law on the commercial registry, social security law).
Mergers and acquisitions
Structuring of national and cross-border corporate acquisitions and disposals, mergers, corporate demergers, joint ventures, MBOs and all forms of restructuring, including implementation in Switzerland from a corporate and contract law viewpoint.
Tax due diligence
Risk analysis in the event of corporate takeovers, corporate acquisitions and initial public offerings.
Cross-border tax planning, application and interpretation of double taxation agreements.
Tax effective supply chain management, assessment of intercompany transactions, reallocation of functions, conception and assessment of transfer pricing systems.
Reorganisations and restructurings
Planning and implementation of tax-efficient reorganisations and restructurings measures including company law and commercial law (incorporation/liquidation, capital increases/reductions, amendments to the articles of association, shareholder agreements, employment law and employee stock option schemes).
Collective investments schemes
Tax-efficient structuring and implementation of collective investment (Swiss and foreign investment funds, investment companies etc.) from the perspective of the fund, investor, fund manager or sponsor.
Financial and capital markets
Capital market instruments, asset securitization, syndicated loans, venture capital and private equity transactions.
Real estate taxes
Advice on the direct and indirect holding of real estate, support in replacement transactions, tax calculations.
Tax returns (compliance)
Preparation of tax returns (income and wealth tax, real estate capital gains tax, real estate transfer tax, tax on donations and inheritance tax, customs declarations), control of tax invoices and assessments (including social security contributions).
Prevention and compliance – advice in the area of penal tax law
Examination of structures from a tax viewpoint (health check); assistance in restructurings and voluntary disclosures.
Tax audits and tax appeals
Assistance in tax audits, representation in tax appeal procedures (administrative appeals, judicial appeals), assistance in DTT-mutual agreement procedures (MAP) and arbitration procedures.
Value-added tax (VAT) and customs duties
Advice focused on cross-border supplies of services and goods (including assessment of customs questions), optimisation with regard to declaration duties in Switzerland and abroad as well as in relation to entitlement to deduct input tax, real estate transactions and collective investment schemes. Assistance in VAT audits and representation in appeal procedures, VAT training, VAT compliance and VAT fiscal representation.