Altorfer Duss & Beilstein is a law firm with more than 60 years of experience operating in Switzerland. It is well experienced in advising clients such as banks, asset managers and family offices. Some of the sectors it has experience in include non-profits, insurance, real estate, technology and more. The tax team consists of seven partners and 12 tax experts. The law firm is an independent member of Nexia international.
The firm assisted a client in putting in place a transactional net margin method to cut risks in both jurisdictions. It has also advised a client on the reorganisation and provision of intercompany services.
Baker Mckenzie has been active in Switzerland for more than 50 years, and its tax team comprises 30 lawyers, which nine are partners. The law firm’s tax team have experience in tax areas such as tax planning, transfer pricing, and dispute resolution matters for corporations.
The tax legal team are assisting a client in valuation of the trademark rights regarding another brand to transfer out of Switzerland. The challenged was to explain the new OECD guidance on the transfer of hard to value intangibles.
As part of the global Deloitte network, the Switzerland office is able to offer global transfer pricing capabilities to clients that cover nations across the world. It is recognised as one of the leading practices in the country, having been named ITR Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year for five of the last six years.
One recent example of the team’s work saw it redesign the EMEA supply chain and transfer pricing model of a global biotech group. The matter was particularly complicated when it became apparent that the team would have to look at potential alternative operating models to reduce the transfer pricing leakage/exposure of not operating the process primarily out of Switzerland.
The financial services transfer pricing team at the firm is led by director Christian Jacob, who joined the team this year having previously led the transfer pricing department of another big four firm in Germany.
The EMEIA Tax Center at EY is organised as a supranational entity covering the entire Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region, with its Intercompany Effectiveness and operational transfer pricing practice serving clients’ needs across all jurisdictions.
Led by Oslo-based partner Sveinung Baumann-Larsen, it brings together multi-disciplinary experience and resources focused on IT, accounting, and tax from the entire region in its work. This work covers some of the leading global companies in their respective fields and includes those involved in retail and consumer products, energy and pharmaceuticals, to name but a few.
Tax Partner is a co-founder of Taxand – an independent international tax network. The firm provides tax legal advice on Swiss and international tax law. There are 10 partners and counsel, and around 40 professionals in total. The firm offers advice in corporation tax, private tax, VAT and transfer pricing.