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

My details (vCard)

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)
  • Member of the examination board for certified tax experts

Latest news

New collaboration as of October 1, 2020

New collaboration as of October 1, 2020

We are pleased to inform you that as of October 1, 2020 Mr. Markus Hertel will start assisting Omnitax Ltd. Business and Tax Law as a tax consultant (of counsel).