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Legal and Tax

Corporate and Commercial Law

Corporate and commercial law provides essential legal framework for all the business transactions. We advise and assist Swiss and foreign companies and private individuals about issues related to corporate and commercial law.

The legal department provides professional services including:

  • Drafting of all type of commercial contract (loan, licence, etc.)
  • Drafting of employment contract (competition, confidentiality)
  • Legal advice on employment law (dismissal, litigation, unfair competition, social security)
  • Merger & aquisition, reorganisation and transformation
  • Trademark registration and protection
  • Litigation support

Swiss Tax

Our Swiss taxation department provides comprehensive advice to the clients. We have multi-disciplinary teams to assist the clients with optimum and practical solutions in respect of the business issues faced by them.

Specific professional services provided by Multifiduciaire Léman SA in Swiss taxation are

  • Tax planning for companies inSwitzerland
  • Planning for minimising indirect taxes and refund of Swiss VAT
  • Identifying opportunities under double taxation treaties and their utilisation
  • Negotiation of fiscal “rulings” for domicile companies and holdings
  • Handling negotiation with fiscal authorities
  • Support in case of fiscal litigation
  • Tax declaration (Swiss tax)
  • Negotiation of fiscal exemption for newly established companies

Residence Permits

Swiss residence permit and work permit are a major concern for companies which need them for their expatriates. Entrepreneurs require them for themselves and their families.
Switzerland has a small population of about 7.5 millions of which 21% are foreigners. This demographic composition constrains Swiss authorities to follow a tight immigration policy. Therefore, a professional advice is essential to manage the issues related to residence permits.

For companies and entrepreneurs Permit B – annual residence permit and Permit L – short term residence permit are of interest. The regulations for Permit B and Permit L have wide variations depending on the fact whether the applicant is a European Union national (EU-national) or a non-European Union national (non EU – national).

Wealthy individuals with permit-B may benefit from lump-sum taxation providing substantial reduction in tax burden if the individual is not gainfully employed in Switzerland.

We assist our clients in filing the application for permit-B and permit-L and their extension. As well we advise on any question concerned with residence and work permit laws.

VAT Solutions

Our Swiss taxation department provides comprehensive advice to the clients. We have multi-disciplinary teams to assist the clients with optimum and practical solutions in respect of the business issues faced by them.

Specific professional services provided by Multifiduciaire Léman SA in Swiss taxation are

  • Tax planning for companies inSwitzerland
  • Planning for minimising indirect taxes and refund of Swiss VAT
  • Identifying opportunities under double taxation treaties and their utilisation
  • Negotiation of fiscal “rulings” for domicile companies and holdings
  • Handling negotiation with fiscal authorities
  • Support in case of fiscal litigation
  • Tax declaration (Swiss tax)
  • Negotiation of fiscal exemption for newly established companies

International Tax

Business operations for goods and services across the border face the situation of different value added tax rates, different rules for registration and different rules for recovery. Frequent changes in rules and procedures further compound the problem. Proper planning for value added tax obligations by companies helps to reduce rates and increase recoveries. As well penalties for non-compliance in different jurisdictions can be avoided with a good planning.

Companies doing business with Switzerland realise that Swiss VAT is complicate and if regulations are not applied correctly, VAT costs can be very high.

In our VAT Solutions department the professional services available are:

  • General analysis of the value added tax situation in your company with a view to find opportunities and risks arising as a part of conduct of your business
  • For companies based outsideSwitzerland, we provide advice whether you are liable to Swiss VAT and how Swiss VAT applies to specific transaction undertaken by your company
  • Advice on value added tax issues of group companies
  • Support in case of litigations with the fiscal authorities