GENEVA BASED TAX LAW FIRM

BOITELLE TAX

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Our Team

Thierry Boitelle

Owner

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Antoine Pioger

Counsel

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Sarah Meriguet

Senior Tax Associate

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Gaëlle Baechtold

Legal Assistant

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Alexandra Hjelm

Legal Assistant

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Julia Pennoni

Legal Assistant

With 25 years of experience in international taxation, Thierry founded his own boutique firm in 2022. In his daily practice, he renders Swiss and international tax advice with a focus on inbound investment by multinational companies establishing headquarters, groupe finance centers, holdings, captive insurance and intellectual property companies in Switzerland. Thierry also offers more than 20 years of niche tax experience in the field of commodities trading. He further advises high net worth individuals and company executives on the tax and legal aspects of immigration to Switzerland.

Thierry regularly speaks and writes about Swiss and international taxation and is also an active member of the ABA Section of Taxation, IFA and the Transnational Taxation Network (TTN).

Antoine Pioger is Counsel at BOITELLE TAX. With 11 years of experience in Switzerland (8 years at Ernst & Young Geneva and 3 years at the Geneva law firm Borel & Barbey), Antoine advises private and corporate clients on all aspects of Swiss and international taxation. He is specifically experienced in the areas of tax and estate planning, lump sum taxation, restructuring, employee share plans, trusts and foundations. Antoine further advises about the relocation of individuals and corporations into Switzerland.

With more than 8 years (2014 - 2022) of experience in tax law, Sarah Meriguet joined BOITELLE TAX as a senior tax associate. She completed a specialized LL.M. in Swiss and International Tax Law at the University of Geneva where she wrote a thesis on the tax implications of digital assets (NFts) in the Metaverse economy. Sarah provides tax advice to companies and their directors at every stage of their development including operations such as creation, structuring and transmission, as well as in their day-to-day business. She also assists investors and individuals regarding the tax aspects of their investments, the organisation and transmission of their wealth.

Before joining BOITELLE TAX, Sarah worked as a tax advisor for various firms. Thanks to her six years of experience abroad (France and Hong Kong), she acquired strong knowledge in international tax (application of double tax agreements, automatic exchange of information, transfer of tax residence).
Sarah holds a diploma as a Qualified Lawyer (France) and is a member of the legal and tax committee of the France-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Gaëlle joined Boitelle Tax as a legal assistant in August 2022 after having worked in a Lausanne-based law firm as an administrative assistant for several years. Gaëlle is pursuing her studies with a Master’s degree in Law and Economics from the HEC faculty of the University of Lausanne.

After working as a legal assistant at Bonnard Lawson for several months, Alexandra joined Boitelle Tax at its creation in January 2022. She is currently pursuing her studies with a Master of Laws at the University of Geneva where she also completed her Bachelor’s degree.

After an internship of several months in a fiduciary, Julia joined Boitelle Tax as a legal assistant at its creation in January 2022. Julia completed her Bachelor's degree in Law at the University of Geneva and is currently pursuing her studies with a Master's degree in law at the University of Geneva. During her Master's degree, she is also spending a semester at the University of Zurich.

Experience

  • Since 2022 : Owner, Boitelle Tax
  • 2010 – 2021 : Tax Partner, Bonnard Lawson (Geneva)
  • 2007 – 2010 : Tax Partner, Altenburger (Geneva
  • 2014 - 2019 : Lecturer, Faculty MAS International Taxation, HEC, University of Lausanne
  • Since 2011 : Lecturer, Faculty MAS LL.M. Tax, University of Geneva
  • 2013 – 2013 : Lecturer, Faculty MAS International Taxation, University of Neuchâtel
  • 2008 – 2010 : Lecturer, Faculty M.B.L. – HSG, University of St. Gallen
  • 1999 – 2007 : Senior tax associate Swiss and international tax law, Loyens & Loeff (Geneva)
  • 1996 – 1999 : Tax associate Dutch and international tax law, Loyens & Loeff (Amsterdam)
  • 1995 – 1996 : Assistant to Professor Kees van Raad, Leiden University, Leiden University
  • 1993 – 1995 : Assistant to the International Secretary, Dutch Liberal Party VVD (The Hague)

Education

  • LL.M. in Tax Law, Leiden University (1997)
  • Bachelor of Law, Leiden University (1991)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Dutch (mother tongue)
  • German

Experience

  • Since 2023 : Counsel, BOITELLE TAX (Geneva)
  • 2019 - 2023 : Counsel, Borel & Barbey (Geneva)
  • 2012 - 2019 : Tax Manager, Ernst & Young (Geneva)
  • 2011 - 2012 : Legal counsel, Saint-Gobain (Paris)
  • 2009 - 2011 : Trainee, Orrick Rambaud Martel / Gide Loyrette Nouel / SJ Berwin (Paris)

Education

  • LL.M. Tax, Swiss and international taxation, University of Geneva (2018)
  • Master Thesis « La fiscalité du marché de l’art en droit suisse » (2018)
  • Corporate Jurist Diploma (DJCE), University Lyon 3 (2009)
  • Master Degree – Business and Tax Law, University Lyon 3 (2009)

Languages

  • English
  • French (mother tongue)

Experience

  • Since 2022 : Senior Tax Associate, BOITELLE TAX Sàrl
  • 2020-2022 : Senior Tax & Legal Consultant, Fidinam (Geneva)
  • 2015-2020 : Manager of the French Desk – Tax & Legal consultant, Fidinam (Hong Kong)
  • 2015 : Tax Consultant, Global Employment Services, Deloitte Lyon (Lyon)
  • 2014 : Trainee Lawyer, Harvey Law Group (Hong Kong)
  • 2014 : Trainee Lawyer, LINK Associés (Lyon)

Education

  • LL.M. Tax, Swiss and International Taxation, University of Geneva (2022)
  • Diploma as Qualified Lawyer, CAPA, France (2014)
  • Master Degree – Business and Tax Law, University Lyon 3 (2011)
  • Bachelor – Private Law, University Lyon 3 (2009)

Languages

  • English
  • French (mother tongue)

Experience

  • Since 2022 : Legal Assistant, Boitelle Tax
  • 2019 – 2022 : Administrative Assistant, Etude R&Associés (Lausanne)
  • 2014 : Summer legal trainee, Etude Ipsofacto Avocats Associés

Education

  • Master of Laws in Law and Economics, University of Lausanne (2022 - 2024)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Lausanne (2018 - 2022)

Languages

  • English
  • French (mother tongue)

Experience

  • Since 2022 : Legal Assistant, Boitelle Tax
  • 2021 : Legal Assistant, Bonnard Lawson (Geneva)
  • 2020 – 2021 : Receptionist, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler
  • 2019 – 2020 : Administrative Assistant, ORT Switzerland

Education

  • DAS in classical archaeology and cultural property law (2021 - 2023)
  • Master of Laws, University of Geneva (2021 - 2023)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Geneva (2018 - 2021)

Languages

  • English
  • French (mother tongue)

Experience

  • Since 2022 : Legal Assistant, Boitelle Tax
  • 2021 : Trainee in-house lawyer, Exxpert.ch
  • 2018 – 2021 : Terminal Agent, Geneva Airport

Education

  • Master of Laws, University of Geneva (2021 - 2023)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Geneva (2018 - 2021)

Languages

  • English
  • French (mother tongue)
  • Italian (mother tongue)

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