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Switzerland’s recent tax reform: what are the opportunities for corporate taxpayers?

Walder Wyss


Switzerland’s new corporate tax reform will enter into force on 1 January 2020. On that date, corporate tax regimes such as mixed and holding companies will be repealed. However, interim rules will be available to ensure a smooth transition to the new regime. Progressive new measures – such as an R&D super-deduction and a ‘patent box’ – will also be attractive to multinational businesses.

This webinar will:

  • provide an overview of the new rules
  • discuss the measures that should be taken by corporations that are already in Switzerland
  • elaborate on planning opportunities for multinational businesses


Robert Desax

Robert Desax is a partner in the tax team, working in both national and international taxation. He represents clients in controversial tax matters and assists private clients with the tax aspects of estate and wealth planning. He regularly advises on the cross-border implications of international taxation, with particular regard to the application of double tax treaties, refunds of Swiss withholding taxes in international structures, the Swiss tax treatment of trusts and the redomiciling of individuals and businesses to Switzerland. 

Maurus Winzap

Maurus Winzap is a partner and head of the tax team. His practice covers all areas of domestic and international corporate taxation. He acts for a broad range of corporate and financial clients, and has developed significant expertise in planning and advising on M&A and private equity transactions, structured financings, corporate restructurings, relocations, capital market transactions, collective investment schemes and management incentive programmes.

Thomas Meiser

Thomas Meister is a partner in the tax team. He works in both domestic and international corporate taxation, including tax optimisation, corporate and real estate finance, structured finance, corporate reorganisations, transaction structuring and M&A. Since 2004 he has been an adjunct professor of tax law at the University of St Gallen.


Robert Desax
Maurus Winzap
Thomas Meister


9 July 2019
15:30 - 16:25 UTC
55 min