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Walder Wyss Ltd.
RUE D'ITALIE 10
1211 GENEVA 3
Switzerland

Work Department

Tax

Position

Fouad Sayegh is a partner in the tax team. His expertise covers most aspects of domestic and international taxation. He regularly advises high net worth families in their relocation, wealth reorganization, asset protection, estate planning and charitable projects, which often includes tax advice in relation to trusts, private foundations and investment vehicles. In the field of corporate tax, his practice includes advising on M&A transactions, corporate reorganizations, double tax treaty applications and employee incentive plans, where negotiations with tax authorities may be required to secure tax rulings. He frequently represents clients in tax litigation and criminal tax proceedings.

Career

Prior to joining Walder Wyss, he was a partner in another leading Swiss law firm. His work experience also includes positions in New York and Hong Kong. Fouad Sayegh served as an associate judge at the Administrative Tribunal of First Instance of Geneva (tax section).

Languages

French, English

Memberships

He is a member of the Swiss Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Geneva Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, and the Swiss-China Chamber of Commerce.

Education

Fouad Sayegh holds a law degree from the Geneva Law School and an LL.M. in International Taxation from New York University (NYU).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Tax

Walder Wyss Ltd. provides cross-disciplinary support in the full range of tax matters; together with specialists from the relevant team, the tax practitioners advise on M&A, real estate, corporate finance and capital markets transactions; relocations and employee benefits; blockchain and ICOs; and wealth and inheritance planning. The client portfolio includes Swiss and foreign companies and high-net-worth individuals. Practice head Maurus Winzap is ‘highly regarded for his great and in-depth knowledge from tax planning to M&A transactions‘. Thomas Meister has a track record handling the tax aspects of corporate restructurings and Robert Desax is experienced in controversial tax matters. Fouad Sayegh is the name to note in Geneva.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

The members of Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s French-Swiss offices are well versed in corporate, banking and finance, regulatory, litigation and white-collar criminal law as well as real estate, tax and private client matters. The Lausanne offering also includes experience in IP/IT, where managing partner Jürg Schneider is a key contact. Managing partner of the Geneva office, Philippe Pulfer, regularly acts for high-net-worth individuals, trust companies and charities. Alexandre Both handles M&A and PE transactions. Rodolphe GautierHubertus HillerströmOlivier SiggPatrick Vogel and Fouad Sayegh are also noted.

Switzerland > Private client

Walder Wyss Ltd. has a strong track record in advising Swiss and foreign entrepreneurs from a variety of industries. The firm is noted for fielding the ‘complete set of skills, languages and experts‘ and the team is active in succession planning, including matrimonial, inheritance, corporate and tax law, and related disputes. Through collaboration with the labour and real estate teams, it also often advises on relocations. Kinga Weiss has more than 20 years of experience acting as an adviser to private clients, banks and family offices. She and tax specialist Stephan Neidhardt head up the Zurich practice, and Philippe Pulfer leads in Geneva. Olivier Sigg combines his private client practice with employment law. Robert Desax and Geneva-based Fouad Sayegh are other names to note.