Aurélien Barakat is a lawyer with the CMS Geneva office. He focuses on Swiss and international taxation, as well as corporate, reporting and commercial law.
In this capacity, he regularly advises both individuals and corporations on tax and estate planning, and represents them in their dealings with the administrative and judicial bodies. Aurélien Barakat has been a lawyer since 2017 and joined CMS as an associate the same year.
Aurélien Barakat obtained a Master of Laws from the University of Fribourg in 2012 and then worked as an assistant in the tax law department for Professor Henri Torrione, as well as in the commercial department for Professor Walter Stoffel. As of 2016, he spent two years as a trainee in the tax department of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva.
In 2019, he obtained the title of Doctor in Law following the publication of his doctoral thesis in tax law, entitled “Les différentes approches conformes à la réalité économique en droit fiscal Suisse” ("The different approaches to economic reality in Swiss tax law"), and is occasionally involved in the commercial and reporting law course of Professor Walter Stoffel at the University of Fribourg. He is currently undertaking the training program leading to the federal diploma of certified tax expert.