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Dimitri M. Rotter

Dimitri joined our firm as an associate in 2003 and became a partner in 2013. Dimitri is a very experienced tax lawyer based at the Zug office but heads also the Geneva tax practice of the firm. He has a long standing practice of corporate tax due to his background with the Big Four accounting firms. He represents clients in tax litigation cases in the Swiss Courts up to the Supreme Court. Dimitri focuses on domestic and cross border tax, including tax optimisation, and selected aspects of VAT notably for private client and their investment structures where he assists clients with regard to all related legal aspects. Special domains of expertise are aviation tax and syndicated loans. He obtained his law degree from the University of Geneva (lic. iur.) in 1990 and was admitted to the Lucerne Bar in 1993. He qualified as a Swiss Certified Tax Expert in 2002. His working languages are German, French and English. Dimitri is a member of the Zug Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, EXPERTSuisse (Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Counsels) and of the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA).

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VAT pitfalls for foreign lessors or sellers of aircrafts engaged in cross border activities with Switzerland

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 11:15:57 AM

An amended VAT brochure about aviation published on the 3rd of July 2018 by the Swiss tax administration highlights several changes concerning VAT registration in case of cross border activities with ties to Switzerland. This may affect foreign or Swiss parties to lease and purchase agreements mainly if the aircraft is located in Switzerland at some stage.

Topics: , Tax , Private Clients , Aviation & Shipping

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Catherine Morf

Catherine is specialised in all areas of domestic and international corporate taxation. She has developed significant expertise in tax planning on M&A and financing transactions, reorganisations, relocations, collective investment schemes and real estate investments. In addition, she advises a number of high net worth individuals. Before Catherine joined Froriep in July 2017, she worked as a tax expert with a large Swiss bank for several years. Before joining the bank, she had a long-standing role as tax expert with a Big Four advisory firm. Catherine obtained her law degree from the University of Zurich (lic. iur.) in 1995 and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1998. She qualified as a Swiss Certified Tax Expert in 2002. Her working languages are German and English.

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Automatic exchange of information (AEOI) for directors of wealth management structures

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 2:00:00 PM

In our practice we repeatedly find that directors, board members or otherwise involved persons of wealth management structures are uncertain on how to classify a wealth management structure under the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) or on how the AEOI classification as Passive Non-financial Entity or as Professionally Managed Investment Entity affects the wealth management structure's AEOI obligations and the information that is actually exchanged. This blogpost aims to unravel the tangle.

Topics: Tax , Banking & Finance

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Catherine Morf

Catherine is specialised in all areas of domestic and international corporate taxation. She has developed significant expertise in tax planning on M&A and financing transactions, reorganisations, relocations, collective investment schemes and real estate investments. In addition, she advises a number of high net worth individuals. Before Catherine joined Froriep in July 2017, she worked as a tax expert with a large Swiss bank for several years. Before joining the bank, she had a long-standing role as tax expert with a Big Four advisory firm. Catherine obtained her law degree from the University of Zurich (lic. iur.) in 1995 and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1998. She qualified as a Swiss Certified Tax Expert in 2002. Her working languages are German and English.

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Swiss Safe Harbour interest rates on intra group loans for 2018

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 2:58:41 PM

Interest rates on intra group loans are a recurring topic. The Swiss Federal Tax Administration (FTA) publishes safe harbour interest rates on an annual basis in advance. Their application will usually prevent unwelcome surprises. But there is more to be considered.

Topics: Tax

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Dr. Marcel R. Jung

Marcel Jung ist Rechtsanwalt und dipl. Steuerexperte. Er ist ein erfahrener Steueranwalt in unserem Zürcher Büro. Er hat breite Erfahrung im Schweizerischen und internationalen Steuerrecht und ist ausserdem ein erfahrener Prozessanwalt in nationalen und internationalen Steuerverfahren vor Schweizer Gerichten bis zum Bundesgericht. Marcel Jung trat im Jahr 2017 in unsere Anwaltskanzlei als Partner ein. Er ist spezialisiert auf internationales Steuerrecht, Aktienrecht sowie Buchführungs- und Rechnungslegungsrecht. Marcel Jung hat langjährige Erfahrung in sämtlichen Bereichen des nationalen und internationalen Steuerrechts, Steuerverfahren, Steuervorbescheiden, Rechtsgutachten und Legal Opinions, Einschätzung von steuerlichen Risiken und Entwicklung von Steuerstrategien. Marcel Jung berät regelmässig vermögende Familien im Zusammenhang mit internationaler Steuerplanung, Wohnsitzverlegungen, Strukturierung von Familienvermögen und -unternehmen, Ver-mögensschutz, Nachfolgeplanung und gemeinnützigen Projekten. Seine fachlichen Interessen fo-kussieren auf die steuerrechtlichen Herausforderungen der Digitalisierung der Wirtschaft, der globalen Steuertransparenz und des grenzüberschreitenden Informationsaustausches, den BEPS-Aktionsplan der OECD und dessen Einfluss auf das Unternehmens- und Konzernsteuerrecht und private Vermögensstrukturen, die multilateralen Abkommen im Steuerrecht, die Steuerschiedsgerichtsbarkeit und den Rechtsschutz der steuerpflichtigen Personen. Marcel Jung studierte Rechtswissenschaften (Dr. iur.) an der Universität Basel, internationales Steuerrecht (LL.M.) am Queen Mary College der Universität London und Wirtschaftswissenschaften (lic. oec. HSG) an der Universität St. Gallen. Er absolvierte einen Studienaufenthalt zum US Steuerrecht an der Harvard Law School (Summer Program, International Tax Program). Marcel Jung hält regelmässig Referate in seinem Fachbereich und ist Autor zahlreicher rechtswis-senschaftlicher Publikationen. Am Jahreskongress des International Fiscal Association im Jahr 2010 in Rom war er Landesberichterstatter der Schweiz. Er ist Mitglied des Schweizerischen Anwaltsverbands, des Internationalen Anwaltsverbands, der Internationalen Vereinigung für Steuerrecht und von EXPERTsuisse. Arbeitssprachen sind Englisch und Deutsch.

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Initial Token Offerings (ITO) in Swiss Taxation: latest tax practice

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 5:17:49 PM

The purpose of the extraordinary General Meeting of the Swiss Branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) on 8 February 2018 in Basel was to concretise the tax law provisions and to put up for discussion appropriate fundamentals for the tax treatment of ITO and to set the first courses for the Swiss tax practice.

Topics: Disruptive Technologies , Tax

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Dimitri M. Rotter

Dimitri joined our firm as an associate in 2003 and became a partner in 2013. Dimitri is a very experienced tax lawyer based at the Zug office but heads also the Geneva tax practice of the firm. He has a long standing practice of corporate tax due to his background with the Big Four accounting firms. He represents clients in tax litigation cases in the Swiss Courts up to the Supreme Court. Dimitri focuses on domestic and cross border tax, including tax optimisation, and selected aspects of VAT notably for private client and their investment structures where he assists clients with regard to all related legal aspects. Special domains of expertise are aviation tax and syndicated loans. He obtained his law degree from the University of Geneva (lic. iur.) in 1990 and was admitted to the Lucerne Bar in 1993. He qualified as a Swiss Certified Tax Expert in 2002. His working languages are German, French and English. Dimitri is a member of the Zug Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, EXPERTSuisse (Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Counsels) and of the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA).

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"Tax proposal 17", consultation procedure: Which tax incentives are still available?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 9:41:51 AM

The draft of the "Tax Proposal 17" has been released and incorporates most of the elements of the rejected corporate tax reform III, but as announced the notional interest deduction has been abandoned. The following blogpost summarises the main incentives of the Tax Proposal 17 and related measures. Especially with regard to the step-up options, the time has come to begin with tax planning.

Topics: Tax

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