When doing business, controversy, especially with tax authorities, is sometimes unavoidable. Discussions with tax authorities sometimes reach a point where you require specialised assistance. In these situations, our controversy and litigation team is your highly experienced partner.
Advantageous settlements are often achieved when the merits of a case are thoroughly assessed by an independent specialist and tax authorities know that, should the need arise, the taxpayer’s lawyer is willing and able to litigate the case. More often than not, the vast majority of controversial matters are settled before litigation even becomes necessary.
Our controversy and litigation team
Our goal is to provide you with unmatched and customised support across all direct tax, indirect tax and tax-related controversies and disputes with the tax authorities. Our overall approach to tax litigation is based on strategic objectives – understanding how tax authorities approach litigation matters to develop a winning case and recognising settlement opportunities if and when they arise.
Medium and large sized corporations, investment funds, banks, other financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals can count on our assistance for consulting on strategic issues to reduce risk, developing tax risk management policies, processes and procedures and managing tax audits and investigations. We also help you determine pre-litigation tactics and strategies, conducting settlement negotiations with tax authorities and filing appeals against tax assessments.
We have a solid track record in this area. We represent taxpayers in a broad range of tax matters at all levels of national courts and, in EU-related matters, EU courts, including the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Beat BaumgartnerPartner Attorney at law, Swiss certified tax expert
Beat Baumgartner, attorney at law and Swiss certified tax expert, is a partner in our Zurich office. He focuses on Swiss and international taxation, M&A, financing and capital market transactions.T: +41 43 434 67 10 M: +41 79 930 63 52 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabriel BourquinAssociate Attorney at law, Swiss certified tax expert
Gabriel Bourquin, attorney at law and Swiss certified tax expert , is an associate in our Zurich office he focuses on Swiss and international taxation, as well as criminal taxation.T: +41 43 434 67 23 M: +41 78 862 36 88 E: email@example.com
Katrin SpeckAssociate Attorney at law, Tax adviser
Katrin Speck, attorney at law and tax adviser, is an associate in our Zurich office. She focusses on Swiss and international taxation, particularly tax-efficient group and investment structures, M&A, capital market transactions and structured financial instruments.T: +41 43 434 67 22 M: +41 79 533 00 38 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anaïs NäscherAssociate Attorney at law, Tax adviser
Anaïs Naescher, attorney at law and tax adviser, is an associate of our Zurich office. She focuses on Swiss and international taxation, in particular for (ultra) high net worth individuals, executives and entrepreneurs, and family offices.T: +41 43 434 67 20 M: +41 79 596 26 27 E: email@example.com
Rebecca KühneAssociate Swiss certified tax expert
Rebecca Kühne, Swiss certified tax expert, is an associate in our Zurich office. She also focuses on Swiss VAT matters and supports clients in the context of non-contentious procedures.T: +41 43 434 67 34 M: +41 79 814 06 19 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fabian SutterAssociate Attorney at law, Swiss certified tax expert
Fabian Sutter, attorney at law and Swiss certified tax expert, is an associate in our Zurich office. He focusses on Swiss and international taxation, in particular corporate reorganizations and restructurings, M&A, financing and capital market transactions, transfer pricing, private equity, real estate transactions as well as tax litigation.T: +41 43 434 67 14 M: +41 79 398 76 39 E: email@example.com