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ALESSIA SCHMID

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Alessia Schmid is a Swiss Attorney-at-Law specialized for more than ten years in the field of Swiss and international tax. She founded her law firm in Geneva in 2019, within the law firm B & B Avocats.

She provides a wide range of tax advice to private individuals and corporate entities. Her client base is Swiss and international.

With extensive experience in dealing with the tax administrations, tax proceedings and litigation, Alessia Schmid regularly represents the interests of her clients before the Swiss tax authorities and courts.

Alessia Schmid also benefits from a substantiate experience in advising owner-managed companies or group of companies on tax reorganization, corporate law related matters and tax compliance.

She regularly assists private individuals with their tax liabilities, estate planning and trusts.

Her area of expertise also extends to companies and associations pursuing sustainable development goals and digital companies.

Alessia Schmid obtained a private pilot license (PPL-Airplane) in 2018, strengthening her abilities to keep an overview while paying attention to detail.

In 2020, she has been internationally recognized as Lawyer Of The Year In Taxation For Switzerland by Lawyer Monthly and her peers.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Associate with Etude Ducrest Heggli Avocats LLC, Geneva (2018-2019)
  • Senior Associate with Python (formerly Python & Peter), Geneva (2016-2018)
  • Senior Associate with Oberson Abels SA (formerly Oberson Avocats), Geneva (2014-2016)
  • Associate with Python & Peter, Geneva (2011-2013)
  • Associate with Ernst & Young SA – Legal and then Corporate Tax Departments, Geneva (2009-2011)
  • Admission to the Geneva Bar in 2009 (Swiss-wide)
  • Trainee lawyer with Mentha & Associés (renamed after Mentha Avocats), Geneva (2006-2008)
  • LL.M. in business Law (MBL-2006)
  • Associate with SICPA (Legal Department), Lausanne (2005-2006)
  • Federal maturity in science (type c), Lycée Denis-de-Rougemont, Neuchâtel (1999-2004)

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

Swiss and International Tax Advice for Individuals, Entrepreneurs, (group of) Companies, Owner-managed Companies, Associations & Foundations, in particular:

  • Tax Proceedings & Litigation
  • Tax Due Diligence
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Reorganization
  • Cross-border Tax Issues
  • Estate Planning & Trusts
  • Corporate Law
  • Moving to/out of Switzerland
  • Inheritance & Gift Tax

MEMBERSHIP

  • Geneva Bar Association / Swiss Bar Association
  • Committee Member of the Tax and Financial Commission of the Geneva Bar Association
  • President of the Airclub de la Côte, Vaud
  • Vice-President of the UCG Association, Geneva

LANGUAGES

  • French
  • English
  • Italian
  • German (passive)

Contact ALESSIA SCHMID

ALESSIA SCHMID
as@bblaw.ch

T +41 22 819 10 80
F +41 22 819 10 89

BRINER & BRUNISHOLZ Lawyers
Cours des Bastions 5
CH – 1205 Geneva
Switzerland