International and Swiss tax law
At 19 years old, Olivier created his first company, which was active in accounting and tax. Therefore, when he became an attorney, he naturally oriented his career in commercial and tax law. In 2015, he started his law firm, THEVOZ Attorneys based in the United States and Switzerland.
His clients are mainly entrepreneurs wishing to develop their business activities. In this context, he advises international groups as well as local companies and startups. Because he has always had a close connection with the financial market world, many of his clientele are financial companies.
With his team of three lawyers, he advises his clients in the following areas:
Development of their activities
► Setting up companies and drafting shareholder agreements
► Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
► Assisting mergers and acquisitions
Defense of their interests before the courts
► Defending clients in commercial disputes
► Representing clients before courts
► Representing clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings
Optimization of their Swiss and American taxes
► Tax planning
► Representing clients before tax courts
Swiss and international tax law
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.
Olivier Francioli is a licensed attorney and has developed a practice focused primarily on business and contractual litigation, as well as white collar crime. He assists companies and individuals before the courts and criminal prosecution authorities throughout French-speaking Switzerland. Mr. Francioli also advises his clients on all legal aspects related to the development and management of private companies (including incorporation of companies, drafting of shareholders’ agreements, review and drafting of commercial contracts, as well as labor law issues). He also has a strong expertise in specific areas related to medical practice, in particular the contractual aspects of relations between physicians and clinics or healthcare centers.
Mr. Francioli works in French and English.
After studying at the University of Lausanne, he obtained a Master of Law degree in 2011 majoring in commercial and litigation law, with the distinction summa cum laude.
He then completed his legal internship in a prominent law firm in Lausanne from 2011 to 2013, the year in which he was admitted to the bar. He continued to work as an associate in the same firm, becoming a partner in 2017. In 2018, he was one of the founding partners of the SwissLegal Group offices in French-speaking Switzerland, where he worked as a partner until June 2022, before finally joining Thévoz Avocats in Lausanne.