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Walder Wyss Ltd.
RUE D'ITALIE 10
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

Walder Wyss Ltd. has considerable know-how in advising Swiss and foreign companies, business owners, investors and employees on tax planning matters. Areas of expertise include the development of tax-efficient structures, tax-optimised remuneration plans and structures for financing as well as tax litigation and compliance. Practice head Maurus Winzap has ‘great in-depth knowledge spanning from tax planning to M&A transactions.Samuel Dürr is well versed in the real estate sector, while Fouad Sayegh is a key contact for private clients queries, trusts, and double tax treaty applications. Fabienne Limacher made partner at the beginning of 2021.

Switzerland > Private client

The private client team at Walder Wyss Ltd. acts for an ‘impressive roster of clients‘ with a focus on acting for entrepreneurs from all types of business sectors as well as their families. The team advises on all personal and business aspects of clients, which includes international succession planning, including marital property law, setting up charitable foundations as well as funds and trusts, and, working in close conjunction with the labour law and real estate teams, the unit advises clients on the relocation to Switzerland and the acquisition of real estate assets. The practice is headed by ‘first classKinga Weiss and ‘outstandingPhilippe Pulfer and includes the ‘very dedicatedRobert Desax, ‘technically excellent‘ tax expert Fouad Sayegh and ‘highly talented’ international trust specialist Olivier Sigg.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

The Geneva and Lausanne offices of Walder Wyss Ltd. are well known for their capabilities in private client matters, litigation and white-collar crime proceedings as well as banking and finance, regulatory, real estate and tax issues. Private client specialist Olivier Sigg heads the Geneva office while the Lausanne office is headed by IT and data protection expert Jürg Schneider. Philippe Pulfer, Alexandre Both, Rodolphe Gautier, Hubertus Hillerström, Patrick Vogel and Fouad Sayegh are other key contacts.