International tax law
Swiss tax law
Olivier Thévoz began his career at the age of 15 with a commercial apprenticeship at the accounting and tax consultancy service provider (société fiduciaire) Fibexa SA. Shortly after completing his apprenticeship, he embarked on his first entrepreneurial venture as a partner and manager at the company GGC Groupe Gestion Conseil SA. He kept studying in parallel and passed his Swiss federal certificate as a fiduciary agent (agent fiduciaire avec brevet) with flying colours at the age of 23. He then came to manage the Morges branch of the accounting and tax consultancy service provider Fidexaudit SA and obtained his Swiss federal diploma as a certified fiduciary expert (diplôme fédéral d’expert fiduciaire) in 2006. Keen to supplement his accounting skills with legal knowledge, he took up studying at the University of Lausanne whilst continuing to perform professionally. In 2008, he joined a law firm specialising in tax law as an audit assignment manager, obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Law – magna cum laude – in 2009, followed by his Master’s degree – summa cum laude – in 2011 and was awarded the Ecublens Prize for Outstanding Achievement (Prix d’Excellence de la Commune d’Ecublens). He subsequently prepared the Bar exam (stage d’avocat) at the law firm of Mr. Robert Fox in Lausanne whilst retaining his own clientele on a freelance basis. After his admission to the Bar in 2013, he joined the law firm Heim Paschoud Thévoz Weniger as a partner with a view to developing its commercial, financial and tax division. In 2015, he founded THEVOZ Attorneys in Lausanne and in Geneva. In 2017, he was certified as a “Foreign Legal Consultant” in Texas. Thus, he set up the law firm Thevoz, LLC in the United States specialized in international law.
For a number of years, Olivier Thévoz has been appointed as Director of several financial companies and acts as expert during the examinations for the certifications of Swiss federal fiduciary agent (brevet fédéral d’agent fiduciaire) and Swiss federal fiduciary expert (diplôme fédéral d’expert fiduciaire). He has also given courses at AKAD Banking and Finance and the Swiss Chamber of Certified Accounts and Tax Experts (Chambre fiduciaire).
Swiss and international tax law
Danilo Delgado developed a special interest in tax law during his studies in Geneva and Bern Universities. After the attorney traineeship (Stage d’avocat) in the law firm Velo Villa & Associés in Geneva, he obtained his license to practice law (brevet d’avocat) in 2007 and joined the fiduciary company Fidinter SA where he developed his tax knowledge and skills before joining another fiduciary company specialized in tax matters, Fiscaplan SA.
During these years, he developed his competences in the taxation of individuals and related procedures. In 2012 he came back to the Bar in the law firm Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva.
During these 3 years, he had an opportunity to practice in several new areas, particularly taxation of moral persons and their restructuring, international taxation, indirect taxes (withholding tax and stamp duty) and real estate tax system. He is also drafted contracts related to taxation issues, such as share purchase agreements or other restructuring operations. Danilo Delgado joined our law firm as Manager in February 2016.
Commercial and Sports Law
Sylvain Bogensberger joined THEVOZ Attorneys on 1 January 2019. He is our firm’s newest partner and heads our inheritance law practice.
Mr. Bogensberger focuses his practice on estate planning and inheritance law. He is a Swiss Bar Association (SBS) Certified Inheritance Law Specialist and holds Certificate of Advance Studies (CAS) in Inheritance Law from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
He represents Swiss and foreign clients, in complex inheritance cases with domestic and foreign aspects. Mr. Bogensberger has extensive experience in negotiating as well as litigating in front of the Swiss courts. He has counseled clients on succession planning, inheritance taxes, estate and trust administration, and fiduciary litigation (executors, banks, notaries, etc.). He also possesses vast experience in executor and probate matters as well as in trust Law.
Mr. Bogensberger’s practice also covers tax law (litigation and negotiation with the authorities) and family law matters. Furthermore, he frequently advises clients in commercial law and sports law, where he often acts as an ad-hoc clerk before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Fabrice Kuhn obtained a bilingual (French-German) master’s degree in law from the University of Fribourg in 2003. He studied for two semesters at the Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen (Germany) during his curriculum. He then carried out his attorney traineeship at the law firm Perroud & Fabbro in Fribourg. After having been admitted to the bar in 2006, he joined the law firm Homburger AG in Zurich where he specialized in tax law for almost 4 years. In 2011, he returned to French-speaking Switzerland and worked in the tax department of the law firm BCCC Avocats LLC (currently BianchiSchwald LLC) for approximately 5 years. Fabrice Kuhn became a Swiss certified tax expert in 2013. In early 2016, he continued his activity as a tax expert at the BfB Group. He finally joined our law firm in October 2019.
Fabrice Kuhn advises and represents both companies and individuals in all tax matters. His favorite areas of expertise are corporate acquisitions and restructurings, real estate tax matters, tax and estate planning and advising charitable organizations on tax exemption issues. His working languages are French, English and German.
Séverine Roubaty studied law at the University of Lausanne and Zurich. In 2012, she earned a Master’s degree in Law from the Law School of the University of Lausanne. During her studies, she worked as a law clerk for the Labour and criminal courts in Lausanne. After graduating, Séverine worked as a law clerk for the public prosecution before joining as an associate the Parliament of canton Valais. At this position, she assisted the deputies, in particular by drafting new legislations. Subsequently, she passed her Bar examination in December 2017 after having interned at Sébastien Fanti in Sion. She also worked as an associate at the criminal sentence enforcement state department. In September 2018, Séverine Roubaty has joined our law firm as an associate in the Immigration law and Labour law department.