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Pierre-Yves Vuagniaux


Pierre-Yves Vuagniaux advises Swiss and foreign legal entities on a broad range of domestic and international taxation, such as corporate, banking, finance and real estate taxation. His expertise further covers governance, transaction structuring, business transfer, as well as advising family offices and private clients on tax matters.

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Partner, Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva (since 2017)

Lecturer, Institut Supérieur de Formation Bancaire, Introduction to banking taxation, Private banking certificate, Geneva (since 2014)

Director, Credit Suisse AG, Solution Partners, Head of Tax, Geneva (2007-2016)

Senior Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd., Tax and Legal Services, Corporate tax, Geneva (2001-2006)

Associate, Swiss law firm, Geneva (1999-2001)

Bar admission

Geneva Bar (1997) – admitted to all Swiss courts


Master of Law, Geneva (1994)


Corporate taxation

Individual taxation

Real estate taxation

International taxation


French, English

Deals and cases

Advised and assisted a Swiss HNWI implementing his relocation from Switzerland to Portugal, including legal, tax and social security issues and pre-immigration wealth structuring

Advised shareholders of a Swiss bank in the context of the bank’s restructuring

Avised and represented the Swiss branch of a multinational group based in the US in stock-options’ taxation, following a liquidity event (acquisition)

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Geneva and Swiss Bar Associations

Swiss Fiscal Association

International Fiscal Association