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High Net Worth Guide 2022

Ranked in 1 Practice Areas
4
Private Wealth Law
2 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Fouad Sayegh

Practice Areas

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.

Career

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).

Professional Memberships

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.

Chambers Review

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High Net Worth

Private Wealth Law - Switzerland
4
Band 4

Fouad Sayegh "is very good in what relates to private individual tax matters and the negotiation of rulings with the tax authorities," explains a source. A lawyer comments along similar lines, saying: "He is one of the few people in this jurisdiction that can cover personal tax in a very effective way." Another interviewee adds: "Fouad is always very personable, very good with clients and technically very able." Sayegh advises wealthy families on a range of estate planning, wealth structuring, charitable planning and relocation matters.

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