Beat heads our Swiss tax practice group and specialises in Swiss and international taxation, in particular tax-efficient group and investment structures, M&A, financing and capital market transactions, private equity, venture capital and structured financial instruments. Prior to joining Loyens & Loeff, Beat worked at a leading Swiss law firm and a Big Four company in Zurich. His clients include multinational enterprises, private equity funds and high net worth individuals.

Contributions

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Memberships

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Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, 2015
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International Fiscal Association (IFA), 2010
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Swiss Bar Association, 2008
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Zurich Bar Association, 2008
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Qualifications

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Certified tax expert, 2012
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Chartered financial analyst, 2012
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PhD, international taxation, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2010
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Swiss Bar, 2008
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Zurich Bar, 2008
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Master of law, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2006
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Business administration, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2004

What others say

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Beat Baumgartner of Loyens & Loeff "is extremely good when it comes to pure technical knowledge," says a market commentator, who adds: "He is very good in a client context and he tries to look for the most practical solutions." He is highly adept at Swiss and international tax law and assists high net worth clients with sophisticated tax planning issues, drawing on his previous experience with a notable competitor law firm and Big Four accounting firm. A peer says: "He is a force of nature who is very active and commercially skilled."
Chambers HNW (2022)
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"Beat Baumgartner definitely stood out with his commitment, fast turn-around time and his ability to resolve stuck situations. His contribution to the successful closure of this deal was definitely larger than what was expected and reflects an extremely high value for money. Beat’s understanding of the tax landscape was definitely not matched by other advisors on this transaction."
Legal 500 (2022)
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Beat Baumgartner specialises in Swiss and international tax. A client says Baumgartner "makes judgement calls on the basis of a technical analysis and a good understanding of the client's position."
Chambers HNW (2021)
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Beat Baumgartner has a wide-ranging practice that encompasses tax structuring, tax issues relating to corporate transactions, and tax litigation. Sources describe him as "very knowledgeable, responsive and creative."
Chambers Europe & Global (2021)
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"Beat Baumgartner moves up in the rankings following notable positive feedback, with clients describing him as a "personable, knowledgeable and efficient" lawyer who is "really strong technically." He assists clients with the tax aspects of reorganisations. Baumgartner also represents clients in withholding tax and income tax matters."
Chambers Global (2020)
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