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Dr David Schuler

Attorney at Law, Certified Tax Expert

CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
Dreikönigstrasse 7
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Languages German, English, French

David Schuler specialises in tax law. He advises Swiss and foreign companies on all national and international tax law issues and represents them in tax procedures in front of courts and tax authorities.

After his studies David Schuler was a law clerk at the District Court of Zurich (2010). Afterwards he worked as a research assistant at the University of Zurich, focussing on national and international tax law (2010–2013). He was admitted to the bar in 2011 and joined our law firm as an associate in 2014.

In 2015, David Schuler's thesis on the subject “Goodwill in Commercial and Profit Tax Law” was approved by the University of Zurich.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising a number of clients regarding implication of Automatic Exchange of Information on pre-existing structures
  • Preparation of complex tax returns for a number of clients
  • Tax structuring for several clients with international participations, negotiating and obtaining tax rulings in relation to federal withholding tax
  • Advising a number of clients on Swiss lump-sum taxation and residence permit aspects
  • Preparing and executing voluntary disclosures
  • Representing clients in tax penal procedures
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  • 2017 – Swiss Certified Tax Expert
  • 2015 – Dr iur., University Zurich
  • 2011 – Bar Admission, Zurich
  • 2008 – University of Zurich, lic iur.
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  • Zürcher Anwaltsverband (ZAV)
  • Schweizerischer Anwaltsverband (SAV)
  • EXPERTsuisse
    (Schweizer Expertenverband für Wirtschaftsprüfung, Steuern und Treuhand)
  • International Fiscal Association IFA
  • Crypto Valley Association
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Lectures list

  • Blockchain – Token – Kryptowährungen, Lawyer's Lunch, 24 October 2017 more
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