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The firm

Founded in 1954, ADB Altorfer Duss & Beilstein AG is one of the leading tax law firms in Switzerland, offering expert advice in all areas of domestic and international tax law. Located in Zurich, the firm specialises in providing a wide range of tax services in all areas of corporate tax, individual tax, VAT, transfer pricing and tax litigation.

The ADB team has decades of professional experience and comprises five partners and ten highly qualified tax experts. Clients include national and international public-listed and privately run businesses in various sectors, in addition to Swiss and international high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors. The firm provides a comprehensive consultancy service focused on Swiss and international tax law and bordering areas of Swiss business law.

Moreover, ADB has been contributing significantly to various publications in the area of Swiss and international tax law which includes tax commentaries on some of the most important sections of tax law.

As a result of the firm’s longevity, ADB has formed well-established relationships with a large number of small and mid-sized Swiss law firms. Its tax expertise is also respected and utilised by a large number of banks, asset managers, family offices as well as accounting and fiduciary firms.

Areas of practice

Tax.

ADB provides personal and individually tailored advice in relation to all aspects of life with tax implications and all business decisions: from high net worth individuals to institutional investors; from the SME to the listed company; from incorporation through to succession planning; from the concept through to implementation and its reproduction in tax returns and tax assessments.

Moreover, ADB advises clients, which originate from various sectors, regarding national and international corporate tax law (corporate income and capital taxes, withholding tax, issuance stamp tax and securities transfer tax). Their services include advice in relation to value-added tax and customs duties.

At last ADB advises private individuals in all areas of tax law, the law on social security contributions and legal issues arising in the context of tax planning.

  • Number of lawyers: 18
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Member
  • Nexia International

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