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Expanded Tax Competence of WENGER PLATTNER

May 2010

With the arrival of Alain Lachappelle as a new partner in November 2009, the tax competence of WENGER PLATTNER has experienced a significant boost.

As of January 2010, the tax team has been expanded considerably and actually consists of nine tax advisors (Alain Lachappelle, Stephan Werthmüller, Ludwig Furger, Nicolás Arias, Oliver Künzler, Jörg Hüchting, Astrid Dürig, Musa Acar, Katja Aeschlimann). As from now, WENGER PLATTNER provides legal, economic as well as tax advice as a one stop shop.

The tax team advises domestic and foreign tax clients of all sizes and branches. Particular emphasis is given to consultancy services rendered for SME as well as for private individuals domiciled in the area.

WENGER PLATTNER is highly pleased to provide a broad competence in the area of tax law with its new and powerful team.

More information of WENGER PLATTNER's tax team can be found in our current brochure.



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