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Q&A: Moving to Switzerland

Posted by on 2 June 2016

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.

Welcome_to_Switzerland-Froriep.jpgTo help plan your relocation to one of the happiest countries, this Q&A will provide you with an overview in relation to

  • residence, family reunification and citizenship
    (questions 1 to 2)
  • tax (question 3)
  • social security in Switzerland (question 4)
  • relocation – practicalities (question 5)
  • wealth and estate planning (question 6)
  • education system (question 7)

 that matter to international private clients and their advisors.

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Topics: Private Clients | Tax

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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. Her areas of expertise include national and international inheritance law (including matrimonial property law and lasting powers of attorney), commercial and corporate law (including corporate housekeeping), contract law and immigration law (planning of residence) for national and international clients. Prior to joining Froriep in 2011, Tenzin worked as a law clerk at the District Court of Zurich and worked as a trainee lawyer with a law firm in Zurich. 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. 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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