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Walder Wyss Ltd.

Fouad G Sayegh

Fouad G Sayegh

Partner

Expertise

  • Real Estate
  • Art, Entertainment & Sports
  • Private Clients
  • Tax

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Walder Wyss Ltd.
Switzerland

WSG Leadership

Art & Entertainment
Co-Chair
Private Clients
Co-Chair
Real Estate & Construction
Co-Chair
Tax
Co-Chair
Profile
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.

Fouad Sayegh is a regular lecturer on various tax matters. He is listed by Chambers & Partners, Legal500, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal as a Tax and Private Client leading practitioner. Clients and market commentators praise him: “Fouad Sayegh is a very bright, smart tax lawyer, who has sound knowledge of the Swiss tax law and is very creative”.

Fouad Sayegh holds a law degree from the Geneva Law School and an LL.M. in International Taxation from New York University (NYU). 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 fluent in French and English. He is registered with the Geneva Bar, and admitted to practice in all Switzerland, as well as in New York. 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.
Areas of Practice

Art & Entertainment | Art, Entertainment & Sports | Private Clients | Real Estate | Real Estate & Construction | Tax

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments


Stragen Pharma Group an ArchiMed verkauft

Initiative & Finance und Capital Transmission investieren in INOMED Technology SA Courtelary

Komgo SA: Industrieunternehmen und Banken lancieren gemeinsam eine Blockchain-Plattform, die die Finanzierung des Rohstoffhandels revolutionieren soll

Walder Wyss verstärkt Steuerteam mit neuem Partner in Genf


Articles


Kaffee: Wegbereiter für ein neues Nord-Süd-Gleichgewicht
Private Wealth 2020 - Chapter Switzerland
How "time" could replace the unfair market value and disrupt international tax law
Zeit, ein neuer Benchmark für die Verteilung des Wohlstands
Entscheidung des Bundesgerichts 2C_11/2018 vom 10. Dezember 2018, hinter den Kulissen
Lump-sum taxation, a 150-year-old innovation
Das Erbe problematischer Strukturen: Häufige Steuerprobleme für Erben/Begünstigte und Restrukturierungsmöglichkeiten vor dem Todesfall
Risken und Fallstricke beim Management von SPVs in der Schweiz
Asian Interests – Wealth Planning and Immigration: Perspectives from Hong Kong, Jersey, United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States
Mondaq Corporate Tax Q&A
Bitcoin and the Law: who will rule virtual gold ?
Strukturen und Verantwortlichkeit von Rechtsberatern bei Steuerverfahren
Für ein paar Bitcoin mehr
Practical aspects of dealing with the MLI: an instruction manual
Switzerland Still Attracting Offshore Funds but Hong Kong Closing In
Der Genfer ICO-Führer: Steuern wir auf eine Kryptoschwemme zu?
Offshore-Gesellschaften: von der Einkommenszuordnung bis zur Verhängung der Busse


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