Tax advice for companies

We specialise in providing tax and legal advice to companies and entrepreneurs. By concentrating on these key issues, we are able to propose solutions that are tailor-made to your needs.

  • Tax planning connected with the setting up or restructuring of a company (transformations, mergers, spin-offs, joint ventures)
  • Setting up holding structures
  • Tax planning for annual financial statements and the distribution of profits
  • Tax structuring of the purchase and sale of companies
  • Optimising recapitalisation
  • Assisting with the liquidation of companies
  • Analysis of tax risks (tax review of all taxes)
  • Filling out tax returns, including inter-cantonal and international tax allocations
  • Setting up and reviewing employee share and options plans
  • Advising companies sending employees to Switzerland as expatriates
  • Representation in tax procedures (e.g. complaints and appeals)

Value added tax advice (VAT)

  • Reviewing the VAT implications of possible transactions in a business
  • Reviewing a company's VAT exposure
  • Planning and optimising structures and business procedures
  • Ongoing advice on issues as they arise
  • Attendance and support during audits by the Swiss Federal Tax Authorities (FTA)
  • Negotiations with the authorities and representation in proceedings (e.g. objections and appeals)
  • Support with quarterly VAT returns

Tax advice for individuals

  • Reviewing and optimising personal taxes and pension plan situations
  • Advising on partnerships
  • Optimising tax successions
  • Optimising changes of domicile
  • Lump-sum taxation of individuals coming from abroad
  • Filling out complex tax returns, incl. inter-cantonal and international tax allocations
  • Representation in tax procedures (e.g. complaints and appeals)

Legal advice

  • Company law, especially joint-stock companies and limited liability companies
  • Business law
  • Agreements regarding restructuring (e.g. transformations, mergers, spin-offs) and tax successions (e.g. holding structure, sale of the enterprise)
  • Providing advice and legal opinions
  • Administration of companies

Other services

  • Company valuations in the event of restructuring
  • Further services in the field of intellectual property (IP, intangible property rights, in connection with an external firm of patent and trademark attorneys):
    • Searches (does a corresponding right already exist?)
    • Obtaining protective rights (filing of applications, representation vis-à-vis authorities, counselling and accompaniment in proceedings)
    • Conflict management (enforcing rights, protection against infringement)
    • IP portfolio management (administration of IP rights, renewals)
    • Monitoring (of rights and activities of competitors)

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