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Dr. Tobias F. Rohner

Tobias specialises in national and international tax law. He joined Froriep in 2014 as a partner. His extensive experience includes dealing with tax issues in connection with corporate finance, acquisitions, reorganisations and restructurings, and representing clients before the Swiss courts. He regularly advises private clients on their tax and business activities, and provides international administrative assistance in tax matters.

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Michael Fischer

Michael joined our firm as an associate in 2003 and became a partner in 2012. Michael advises private clients on their domestic and international estate and tax planning, as well as on philanthropic projects and governance related questions. He acts on behalf of corporations, in particular family held companies, in domestic and cross-border tax matters. His practice also includes contentious matters before Swiss tax authorities and courts.

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Samuel Ramp

Samuel is an attorney and a certified tax expert in our tax team, advising national and international corporations, entrepreneurs and private clients. Samuel joined Froriep as an associate in 2014 and became a partner in 2016. He advises clients on all aspects of Swiss and international tax law. He focuses on real estate transactions and on financing and restructuring of national and international corporations. Other areas of Samuel's tax practice include tax litigation and tax planning for private clients. Samuel teaches at SIST, the Swiss Institute for Tax Studies (Schweizerisches Institut für Steuerlehre) and Treuhand Suisse.

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Exchange of tax information- fishing dutchman's nets stuffed by Swiss Supreme Court

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 4:48:25 PM

Yesterday, the Swiss Supreme Court overturned a prior instance Federal Administrative Court decision of earlier this year. The Supreme Court allowed a request for bank information from the Dutch tax authorities essentially on grounds of a mere description of a behavioural pattern.

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Michael Fischer

Michael joined our firm as an associate in 2003 and became a partner in 2012. Michael advises private clients on their domestic and international estate and tax planning, as well as on philanthropic projects and governance related questions. He acts on behalf of corporations, in particular family held companies, in domestic and cross-border tax matters. His practice also includes contentious matters before Swiss tax authorities and courts.

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Marija Ilic

Marija is an associate in our tax team. She advises clients in all aspects of national and international tax law, from corporate tax law to tax planning for private clients. She also acts in contentious matters. Prior to joining Froriep, Marija trained with the District Court of Horgen, the Public Prosecution Authority of Canton St. Gallen and with one of the ’Big Four'. Marija studied at the Universities of Bern and Montpellier (France). She was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2015. She speaks German, English, French and Serbian fluently.

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Tenzin Dahortsang

Tenzin advises Swiss and international private clients in the area of wealth and estate planning and she acts in contentious inheritance matters. She has particular expertise in matters of relocation, wills, lasting powers of attorney, advance health care directives and incapacity concerns. In addition, she has a long standing background in corporate and contract law, including corporate housekeeping. Tenzin graduated from the University of Zurich in 2007 and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2011. In 2014 she obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from New York University. Before joining our firm, Tenzin trained with a law firm in Zurich and worked as a law clerk at the District Court of Zurich. Her working languages are German, English and Tibetan. She is a member of the Zurich Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association.

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Q&A: Moving to Switzerland

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Switzerland ranks among the world's top locations in terms of life satisfaction and economic competitiveness. This was confirmed again in the 2016 Ranking published by the Institute for Management Development (IMD) end of May.

In an environment where exit has become the buzzword not only for private investors but entire nations a jurisdiction's political and economic stability gains an all new relevance altogether.

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Michael Fischer

Michael joined our firm as an associate in 2003 and became a partner in 2012. Michael advises private clients on their domestic and international estate and tax planning, as well as on philanthropic projects and governance related questions. He acts on behalf of corporations, in particular family held companies, in domestic and cross-border tax matters. His practice also includes contentious matters before Swiss tax authorities and courts.

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Canton of Vaud reduces Corporate Tax Rate to 13.8% from 2019

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 5:18:51 PM

First steps towards Swiss BEPS. The aggregate corporate tax rate will be lowered to 13.8% from 2019 onwards. Over the weekend, more than 87% of the population of the canton of Vaud voted in favour of the reduction.

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Michael Fischer

Michael joined our firm as an associate in 2003 and became a partner in 2012. Michael advises private clients on their domestic and international estate and tax planning, as well as on philanthropic projects and governance related questions. He acts on behalf of corporations, in particular family held companies, in domestic and cross-border tax matters. His practice also includes contentious matters before Swiss tax authorities and courts.

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Q&A: All you ever wanted to know about the Swiss forfait - and now finally dare to ask

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 10:29:00 AM

This Q&A addresses the questions relevant to the Swiss regime of forfait or lump sum taxation.  Next to income and wealth tax it also covers inheritance tax, social security, immigration and purchase of real property.

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Michael Fischer

Michael joined our firm as an associate in 2003 and became a partner in 2012. Michael advises private clients on their domestic and international estate and tax planning, as well as on philanthropic projects and governance related questions. He acts on behalf of corporations, in particular family held companies, in domestic and cross-border tax matters. His practice also includes contentious matters before Swiss tax authorities and courts.

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Marc Buchmann

Marc’s practice at Froriep focuses mainly on tax law. He advises companies on national and international corporate tax law, and Swiss and foreign private clients on tax planning. Marc joined Froriep as an associate in 2014, having worked as a consultant in the private wealth team for one of the ‘Big Four’ professional services organisations, and for a business law firm in Zurich. Marc was educated at the University of St Gallen, where he gained an MA HSG in Law and Economics (2011). He was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2014. In 2016 he qualified as a certified tax expert. His working languages are German and English.

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Swiss Supreme Court on Beneficial Ownership: Economics – what else?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 6:18:00 PM

Refund of Swiss withholding tax on intra-group dividends requires sufficient “substance” at recipient end on the one hand but also beneficial ownership, in the Supreme Court case below meaning economic justification to the transaction.

Topics: Tax

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