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Lenz & Staehelin

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Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich

Jean-Blaise Eckert

Work +41 58 450 70 00
Lenz & Staehelin

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Tax, Private Clients, Succession Law, Commercial and Contracts, Investigations.


Jean-Blaise Eckert is considered as a leading lawyer in tax and private client matters in Switzerland. He is the co-head of the Tax group of Lenz & Staehelin. He advises a number of multinational groups of companies as well as HNWIs. He sits on the board of a number of public and private companies. Jean-Blaise Eckert is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on tax matters. He is General Secretary of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).


Admission to Neuchâtel Bar (1989), Associate at Lenz & Staehelin (1991), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (1999).


French, English, German.


Secretary General of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).



University of Neuchâtel (lic. iur. 1987), Berkeley University (MBA 1991), Certified Tax Expert (1994), Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law (2016).


Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Geneva- and Lausanne-based firm Lenz & Staehelin receives major recognition for its banking expertise, alongside its outstanding strength in capital markets, private client matters, tax, real estate, sports law and dispute resolution. Key lawyers include Shelby Du Pasquier, Olivier Stahler, François Rayroux, Lucien Masmejan, Andreas Rötheli, Jean-Blaise Eckert, Benoît Merkt and Xavier Favre-Bulle.

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Jean-Blaise Eckert - Lenz & Staehelin

Within: Tax

'Great law firmLenz & Staehelin 'has a large and competent team with comprehensive expertise in international tax structuring, which is able to provide clear and succinct advice'. The practice also handles tax dispute resolution and matters relating to the exchange of information. 'Excellent lawyerPascal Hinny advised on the tax issues arising from Sika's placement of senior convertible bonds on SIX Swiss Exchange, while 'highly skilled practitionerJean-Blaise Eckert represented several banks in various litigation matters relating to the refusal to withhold tax refunds due to alleged dividend stripping strategies. Other key practitioners include 'very smart and easy-to-work-withFrédéric Neukomm and 'open-minded strategistDaniel Schafer.

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Switzerland: Tax (4th edition)

October 2019. By Jean-Blaise Eckert, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to tax laws and regulations that may occur in  Switzerland . It will cover witholding tax, transfer pricing, the OECD model, GAAR, tax disputes and an overview of the jurisdictional regulatory authorities. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Tax. [Continue Reading]

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