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Walder Wyss Ltd.
3 Boulevard du Théâtre
P.O. Box, 1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

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.

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).

Fouad Sayegh is a regular lecturer on various tax matters.

Languages

Fouad Sayegh is fluent in French and English.

Memberships

He is a member of the Swiss Bar Association, the Geneva Bar Association, the American 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

The ‘outstanding‘ tax practice at Walder Wyss Ltd. advises on all areas of domestic and international tax law, with expertise in private and public M&A, real estate issues, corporate finance work and capital market transactions. The department also regularly represents clients in contentious matters before tax and customs authorities, as well as tax courts. Practice head Maurus Winzap has a broad practice, which includes handling private equity transactions, financings, and corporate restructurings. Samuel Dürr specialises in real estate matters, Fouad Sayegh focuses on private clients, trusts, and tax litigation, and Thomas Meister covers tax controversies in finance-related matters. Fabienne Limacher is also key.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s team provides a ‘great all-around service‘, with Olivier Sigg heading the Geneva office and Jürg Schneider leading the Lausanne office. The ‘highly skilled‘ team is particularly recognised within corporate, banking and finance, regulatory, litigation and arbitration, white-collar criminal law, real estate, private client, and tax matters. Notable names include Diana Akikol for arbitration, Adriano Antonietti  for Swiss regulatory and compliance issues, and Fouad Sayegh for HNWI matters.