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As local and international tax regulations become more prescriptive, dealing with them in a cross-border context presents you with a significant challenge. The number and complexity of tax investigations conducted by authorities is rapidly escalating and the need for tax adjustments is rising accordingly. Our 350 tax lawyers are supported by strong technical tax intelligence teams that identify developments in tax law and policy affecting your business. This multi-disciplinary approach helps you develop robust structures that maximise tax effectiveness in alignment with your commercial strategy.

Whether you are a financial institution, multinational, fund, investor or high net worth individual, we understand your business and the tax pressures you face. Our teams work together across Europe and beyond in the key areas affecting your business including VAT, international taxation, transfer pricing, e-commerce, M&A and investment funds, tax planning and financing. Our experts can help you manage tax control cases and deal with tax authorities as well as manage tax litigation cases. The right tax advice can make a material difference to transaction costs and, in some cases, avert serious consequences.

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29 April 2021
CMS in 27 areas of law one of the "Top Law Firms" in Switzer­land
CMS once again one of the lead­ing law firms in Switzer­land For the fifth time, the lead­ing Swiss busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ and news­pa­per Le Temps have pub­lished their rank­ing of the best law firms...
14 April 2021
CMS Switzer­land ranked by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2021 edi­tion CMS Switzer­land is re­com­men­ded in 18 cat­egor­ies in this year's Europe, Middle East and Africa edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished in April...
12 April 2021
CMS ad­vises ISS on the sale of ISS Kanal Ser­vices AG
ISS, a glob­al lead­ing fa­cil­ity ser­vices pro­vider, has agreed to sell its Swiss sub­si­di­ary ISS Kanal Ser­vices AG to KLAR Part­ners, a pan-European in­vest­ment firm with a fo­cus on in­vest­ments in busi­ness...
18 March 2021
CMS Switzer­land ranked in Cham­bers and Part­ners Europe Guide 2021
We are de­lighted to an­nounce that 13 of our law­yers across 9 prac­tice areas are re­com­men­ded in the Cham­bers and Part­ners Europe Guide 2021. The fol­low­ing law­yers from our of­fices in Zurich and Geneva...
February 2021
CMS ad­vises the nChain Group on the re­lo­ca­tion of two group en­tit­ies to...
Two nChain Group en­tit­ies have re­lo­cated from An­ti­gua and Bar­buda to Zug, Switzer­land. nChain AG (pre­vi­ously nChain Group Hold­ings Ltd) will be the group's main cli­ent-fa­cing en­tity, where­as nChain Li­cens­ing...
18 February 2021
CMS Switzer­land ranked in Cham­bers Glob­al Guide 2021
Cham­bers and Part­ners has pub­lished its rank­ings of the world's lead­ing law firms and law­yers in its Glob­al Guide 2021. Our firm is re­cog­nised in the Switzer­land law firm and in­di­vidu­al law­yer rank­ings...
26 January 2021
CMS ad­vised the share­hold­ers of IPG Group on the sale to TIMETO­ACT
TIMETO­ACT Group with headquar­ters in Co­logne has ac­quired the ma­jor­ity of the shares in IPG In­form­a­tion Pro­cess Group Hold­ing AG with re­gistered of­fice in Win­ter­thur. This trans­ac­tion res­ults in the lead­ing...
01 January 2021
New Coun­sels at CMS
We are pleased to an­nounce that Louise Lutz Sciamanna, Dr Dav­id Hof­mann and Dr Fa­bi­en Liégeois have been ap­poin­ted as Coun­sels, re­spect­ively with­in the Pub­lic Law, Tax and Private Cli­ents de­part­ments.Louise...
30 December 2020
Stock sav­ings plan and Brexit: Brit­ish stock and some oth­er fin­an­cial in­stru­ments...
As a res­ult of Brexit, both stock or UCITS by a Brit­ish is­suer are dis­qual­i­fied and some EU-based UCITS funds’ un­der­ly­ing Brit­ish fin­an­cial in­stru­ments may also be so. Such a dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion may lead...
22 December 2020
CMS ad­vises GIA In­form­atik on the ac­quis­i­tion of Avec­tris
GIA In­form­atik AG with re­gistered of­fice in Of­trin­gen has ac­quired 100% of the shares in Avec­tris AG with re­gistered of­fice in Baden from its pre­vi­ous share­hold­ers (Axpo Hold­ing AG, Elektriz­ität­swerke...
04 December 2020
CMS ad­vises the share­hold­ers of AS­SEPRO AG and its man­age­ment on the sale...
Zurich – The European Private-Equity com­pany EMZ Part­ners has entered in­to a bind­ing share pur­chase agree­ment to ac­quire the ma­jor­ity in AS­SEPRO, headquartered in Pfäf­fikon, Switzer­land. In ad­di­tion...
27 August 2020
CMS ad­vises Ever­bridge on the ac­quis­i­tion of Tech­wan SA
Ever­bridge has ac­quired all of the is­sued shares in Tech­wan SA. The base con­sid­er­a­tion was paid in part in cash and in part in newly is­sued shares of com­mon stock in Ever­bridge, Inc. With the ac­quis­i­tion...