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.
BeatBaumgartnerPartner 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
KatrinSpeckAssociate 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: email@example.com
AnaïsNäscherAssociate Attorney at law, Tax adviser
Anaïs Näscher, attorney at law and tax adviser, is an associate of our Zurich office. She focuses on Swiss and international taxation, in particular automatic and spontaneous exchange of information as well as country-by-country reporting (CbCR).T: +41 43 434 67 20 M: +41 79 596 26 27 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Georges FrickAssociate Attorney at law, Tax adviser
Georges Frick, attorney at law and tax adviser, is an associate in our Zurich office. He focusses on Swiss and international taxation, particularly for (ultra) high net worth individuals, executives and entrepreneurs, and family offices.T: +41 43 434 67 12 M: +41 79 535 50 76 E: email@example.com
RebeccaKühneAssociate 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
FabianSutterAssociate 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 transfer pricing group and investment structures, M&A, financing and capital market transactions, private equity, venture capital and structured financial instruments.T: +41 43 434 67 14 M: +41 79 398 76 39 E: email@example.com