Steinentorstrasse 23
CH-4051 Basel

+41 58 881 01 01

+41 58 881 01 09

Key contacts:

Head of tax team: Rolf Wüthrich
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Corporate tax: Bastian Thurneysen
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Private clients: Peter von Burg
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Quick facts:

Number of advisers: 22
Languages: German, English, French, Swedish, Italian, Polish, Spanish
Services rendered: Full service commercial law firm

burckhardt advises entities and their owners in domestic and international tax questions and restructurings and renders estate tax planning services.

A substantial part of our activity we spend with the long-term tax planning in the field of corporate tax as well as succession and estate planning of individuals. We draw tax efficient reorganization plans and coordinate in international situations with our colleagues abroad. We render advice in domestic and international situations to groups of companies and their subsidiaries, to family owned businesses and their owners, to real estate transactions as well as in tax dispute situations. Long-term tax planning, restructuring and conversions, purchase and sale of entities, joint ventures and review of alternatives in corporate financing are our core competences. We assist in choosing the legal entity form and in designing your business structure, in transferring shares or in splitting off parts of enterprises. To safeguard family wealth succession and estate planning is of utmost importance for us.

Corporate tax matters:

  • Cross-border project management
  • Restructuring
  • Cost-sharing arrangements
  • Transactions
  • M&A
  • Financial services
  • Corporate taxes
  • Technology
  • Value chains
  • Real estate transactions
  • Cash repatriation
  • Incentive plans

Dispute resolution:

  • Audit support
  • Dispute resolution
  • Pre-litigation
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Controversy management
  • International administrative assistance procedures

Tax advisory:

  • International and domestic tax advisory
  • Multinational group advisory
  • US In- and Outbound
  • High net wealth tax planning
  • Estate planning
  • Real estate planning
  • Crypto currencies

Indirect tax:

  • VAT
  • Swiss stamp duties

  • Accounting
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport
  • Utilities
  • Renewable energies

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