Languages

Languages

  • French / German (bilingual)
  • English

Career

1991 Qualified as an Attorney at Law (Bern University)
1991 - 2003 Tax advisor in national and international tax law in an auditing and consultancy firm («Big Four»), lastly as director
1996 Swiss Certified Tax Consultant
2003 - 2005 Head of group taxation for an international stock-exchange listed company located by Lake Geneva
Since 2005 Partner at Omnitax AG, Business and Tax Law

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Current activities

  • Supporting companies in setting up or restructuring (transformations, mergers, spin-offs, joint-ventures, holding structures, reorganization)
  • Legal and tax support in the purchase and sale of companies as well as company succession planning
  • Setting up and reviewing employee share and options plans
  • Advising companies sending expatriate employees to Switzerland
  • Advice about VAT (risk analysis, optimising structures and flow of goods, support during controls by the Federal Tax Authorities)
  • Legal advice for private individuals (pension planning, optimisation of succession planning, optimisation in case of change of residence, asset management) corporations
  • Representation in tax procedures in front of the tax administration and fiscal court (complaints and appeals)
  • Legal opinion
  • Company administration

Additional activities

  • Member of the tax appeals commission of Canton Berne (specialist judge)
  • Member of various administration boards

Professional Organisations

  • EXPERTsuisse (Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants)
  • Swiss Fiduciary Association/Fiduciaire Suisse/Treuhand Suisse (member of the Fiscal Institute)
  • Swiss Association of Qualified Tax Experts (SVDS/ASEFID)
  • The Western Switzerland Association of Certified Tax Experts (OREF)
  • BEWEST (Bernese further training  for tax experts, committee member)

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