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BianchiSchwald LLC

5 RUE JACQUES BALMAT, PO Box 5839, 1211 GENEVA 11, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 220 36 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 220 36 01
Email:
Web:
www.bianchischwald.ch
Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich
BianchiSchwald LLC, Joseph Merhai, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

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Joseph Merhai

Tel:
Work +41 58 220 36 00
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BianchiSchwald LLC

Work Department

Tax, Private Banking, Commercial Transactions

Position

Expert in corporate tax law, international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, as well as strategy and transfer pricing, Joseph Merhai also acts as counsel in domestic and international tax criminal proceedings. He seats on the Board of directors of several companies. He has extensive experience in banking tax law, as well as in taxation of investment structures (investment funds and corporate holdings) and commodity trading companies.

Career

  • Since 2017: Partner at BianchiSchwald
  • 2014-2016: Partner at BCCC
  • 2014: DFS, University of Oxford
  • 2008-2014: Associate at Oberson Avocats
  • 2008: Senior Manager at Ernst & Young
  • 2006: Certified Tax Expert
  • 2003-2007: Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
  • 2002-2003: Tax Adviser at Arthur Andersen

Languages

French, English, German, Tigrinya

Member

  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Western Switzerland Association of Certified Tax Experts
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Geneva Business Law Association
  • Oxford Business Alumni (OBA)
  • IMD Alumni

Education

  • 2001: Admitted to the Geneva Bar, authorized to practice as an attorney-at-law all over Switzerland
  • 1998-2001: Bachelor law degree, Geneva University and Diploma in Financial Strategy, Oxford University (Saïd Business School)


Switzerland

Tax

Within: Tax

BianchiSchwald LLC handles general corporate taxation matters and provides specialist expertise regarding banking and investment tax law, international double taxation as well as transfer pricing. The practice advised Medicxi Ventures on all direct and indirect tax aspects relating to the set-up of a separate investment fund. Joseph Merhai and Joseane Vieira Meier are the main advisors.

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