Mercuris Legal

We support you in setting up a coherent tax strategy.

From legal entities to individuals, tax legislation is a complex and evolving topic and is subject to political fluctuations in Switzerland and abroad.

Our business lawyers and experts have a large expertise in tax matters. With a global approach to your interests (legal, economic, reputation), we help you design and implement a coherent tax strategy adapted to your business needs and opportunities.

Mercuris Avocats has a proven know-how in the tax field:

  • Corporate tax
  • Individual tax
  • Tax compliance

Corporate tax

From start-ups to multinationals, to head offices and branches, we advise companies that have presence in Switzerland or want to setup business here. Our services include:

  • National and international tax analysis and comparison
  • Tax structuring and strategy
  • Advice and support for setting up a tax efficient business model in synchronization with Swiss and international tax requirements
  • Negotiation of rulings and company statuses with cantonal and federal tax authorities
  • Assistance and tax advice relating to company transactions or restructurings
  • Cantonal and federal tax exemptions, especially for new businesses and charities
  • Financing
  • Due diligence
  • Transfer pricing
  • VAT advice
  • Strategy for the liquidation of company
  • Representation of interests before tax authorities and tribunals
  • Follow up on tax developments

Individual taxes

We also advise and support Swiss or foreign nationals residing in or wishing to settle in Switzerland to help them make the right tax choices. This includes:

  • Tax analysis of specific issues
  • Tax strategy related to wealth and business assets
  • National and international planning
  • Comparison of tax burden based on contemplated place of residence
  • Establishment of trusts and foundations
  • Transfer of businesses and restructuring
  • Lump-sum taxation (taxation based on the expense)
  • Real estate taxation
  • Taxation of professional activity (lump-sum costs, participation plans, deductions for expatriates, self-employed, etc.)
  • Representation before tax authorities and tribunals

Tax compliance

We offer support and advice in the following:

  • Tax returns
  • Calculation of tax liability
  • Verifying tax notices and tax slips
  • Tax advice when closing company accounts