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Altorfer Duss & Beilstein

Altorfer Duss & Beilstein is recommended for its sole focus in tax legal services for more than 60 years. The tax team advises firms in various sectors such as FMCG, mining, technology, sports and more. However, the team has extensive experience advising banks, asset managers and family offices. Services cover all tax areas including dispute resolution. The firm is an independent member of Nexia international, an international network of independent accounting, law, and advisory firms. It has five partners and 10 tax experts.

The team advised a sports events organiser on withholding tax, VAT, and corporate tax structuring regarding its first tournament in Switzerland.

Baker McKenzie

The international law firm is recommended for its full tax legal services provided by more than 30 tax advisers. The firm is experienced in international tax planning, transactional tax, real estate, wealth planning, Indirect tax, Fintech/ICO and more. Kilian Perroulaz is the partner heading the practice consisting of seven partners across Zurich and Geneva. The team is supported by a number of senior associates and counsels.

The team assisted Mövenpick Holding on tax matters on its sale of its international hotel business to Accor. The value of the case was estimated at Fr560 million.

Deloitte

Big Four accounting firm Deloitte provides innovative solutions in complex tax matters concerning multijurisdictional cases. The firm offers comprehensive tax services to a mixture of clients such as MNEs, small companies and private clients. There are eight partners leading separate tax areas and Jackie Hess is the managing partner.

The team advised an international group company with reorganisation and repatriation planning in a multibillion-franc case. The task involved analysing strategy, assessing tax consequences of the tax planning and more.

Lenz & Staehelin

The full-service law firm is highly recommended for its tax practice. It covers all areas of tax such as tax planning, indirect tax, tax dispute and litigation. It is a stand-alone practice and also acts as support to other departments within the firm. It is a team of six partners, along with lawyers and certified tax advisers. Jean-Blaise Eckert heads the practice.

The tax team recently assisted CMOC in its $495 million acquisition of IXM.

Loyens & Loeff

The tax team at Loyens & Loeff is recommended for its tax legal services, provided by a team of lawyers and tax advisers. The firm has offices in Brussels, Zurich and Luxembourg and representatives across America, East Asia and Europe. The team focuses on international tax, transactional tax, private client, real estate and more. Beat Baumgartner is the partner leading the practice.

Baumgartner assisted an oil group company with its relocation from Singapore to Switzerland, and the reorganisation of the group.

Ludwig + Partner

Boutique business law firm Ludwig + Partner provides full tax legal services from its Basel office. The firm is experienced in assisting large and small companies, family businesses and partnerships. The firm focuses on corporate tax, corporate restructuring, investment and real estate transactional tax. The practice comprises attorneys and certified tax advisers.

The tax team assisted Keystone Constructions and Roth Gerüste on the purchase of X-Bau for several million Swiss francs.

MME Legal l Tax l Compliance

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance is dedicated and focuses only on tax legal compliance and dispute resolution work. Services include corporate tax, VAT, customs, transactional tax, dispute resolution, tax planning and more. The firm has experience in advising medium and small corporations, family businesses and HNW individuals. It is led by six partners.

The firm assisted a number of companies in setting up an initial currency offering. Crowdfunding for this is estimated at $1 billion.

Niederer Kraft Frey

The tax practice is recommended for its full tax legal services. It advises domestic and international companies as well as private clients. Some of the tax advice is on M&A, restructuring group structures, and dispute resolution among others. The team has comprehensive experience in capital markets, advising on debt issuance and more. There are four partners focusing on tax, assisted by counsels and senior associates.

The team advised Tokio Marine Holdings on its sale of Tokio Millennium Re and Tokio Millennium Re (UK) for a combined $1.5 billion.

Schellenberg Wittmer

Schellenberg Wittmer is highly recommended for its tax legal services. It is recognised for advising on complex tax cases and providing innovative solutions. The team focuses on assisting in corporate tax, M&A, banking and finance, real estate, and litigation cases for private clients, NGOs and corporations. The practice offers full tax services. The team is comprised of three partners, with Michael Nordin and Pietro Sansonetti as co-head partners.

The firm advised an international NGO on a potential major acquisition of a commercial entity. The task required knowledge of the organisation, advising on all tax and employment legal issues.

Tax Partner

Tax boutique firm Tax Partner assists all clients ranging from MNEs to family offices, private clients and more. Its practice assists on all tax-related matters including compliance and proceedings, indirect tax, individual taxation and dispute resolution. It is a member of the Taxand global network of independent law firms. The team consists of 10 partners who are supported by six counsel.

The team is advising PwC Australia in a dispute matter regarding a former commodity trader’s incorrect tax and employment benefits calculation.