"VISCHER's team covers a broad range of tax matters, including support on M&A transactions, restructurings, relocation of businesses and litigation proceedings. The client portfolio includes domestic and international companies from a variety of sectors, including aviation, financial services, pharmaceutical and life sciences, among others. Practice co-head Nadia Tarolli Schmidt, who is based in Basel, has particular expertise in tax matters relating to the pharmaceutical industry. She jointly leads the team with Christoph Niederer, who can provide comprehensive insight into tax matters related to blockchain and ICOs. Senior associate Adrian Briner is also noted."
Tax law specialists
Our corporate tax law specialists assist clients with sales and acquisitions. We can help to optimise the tax burdens of company groups, both nationally and internationally and design reorganisations such as mergers, de-mergers, changes in legal form and succession plans. We regularly assist investors in Switzerland and abroad. Throughout, we take into account the tax interests of the investor and its staff.
Our advice is particularly tailored to the USA and major European trading partners and we are familiar with the basic principles of their respective tax laws.
Our tax team can also assist you in developing concepts underlying transfer pricing with regard to foreign tax systems and Swiss VAT issues. We also frequently advise private individuals (whether domestic or foreign), on succession matters, flat-rate taxation and the creation of foundations and trusts.
Investment transactions, home and abroad
We help foreign companies to invest in Switzerland and Swiss companies to invest abroad. We can advise you on direct investment in Switzerland by structuring the transaction from a foreign tax and legal perspective. We can also assist you in setting up a Swiss company, and dealing with the practical issues (work permits, financing and contracts) and working closely with the business promoter of the Swiss 'Cantons'. We can advise you on expatriate issues, and other issues related to the transaction in question.