2. Oktober 2019

Tax Reform: Opportunities for innovative businesses in the international environment

BianchiSchwald’s first tax law event in Zurich was a great success. Sébastien Maury (Partner in the Tax Practice Group) and Christoph Gasser (Partner in charge of the IP practice group) started by presenting the main measures of the last Swiss tax reform, focusing on the new tax incentives for innovation, namely the patent box and R&D superdeductions. Laurence Clot and Brent Springael, Partners with BianchiSchwald’s international partner law firm Bird & Bird, then provided a short overview about the tax incentives available in Europe and, in particular in their respective countries, France and Belgium. Following the presentations, Senior Partner Hans-Peter Schwald moderated a vivid and insightful discussion among Dr. Jürg B. Altorfer (Counsel with the Zurich Cantonal Tax Administration), Francesca Stockburger (Head of Tax at Autoneum Management AG), Martin Naville (CEO Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce) and Kevin Leuthardt (CEO and Co-founder of KSquared GmbH). The participants then had the opportunity to network and further discuss the topic in small groups during the cocktail that followed. We thank everyone for the throughout positive feedback and for joining our event!