Andreas Simmen

Andreas M. Simmen
Tax Counsel

 

Andreas Simmen offers tax advice to a wide variety of corporate and individual clients.

In the corporate area his particular expertise is the tax planning of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, demergers and corporate reorganizations. Andreas has devoted a substantial amount of time to the tax efficient development of structures of national and international corporations.

Andreas regularly advises domestic and international clients – corporations and individuals – in the tax efficient management of assets in and income streams from various jurisdictions. He has extensive expertise in the negotiations of tax rulings with Cantonal and Federal tax authorities in Switzerland concerning existing and planned projects.

Andreas is also an expert in developing international leasing structures for airplanes, ships and other small and large assets.

Andreas advises High Net Worth Individuals on all tax aspects of their business activities, in particular selection of tax friendly domicile, lump sum taxation, real estate transactions, estate planning and ongoing income and wealth taxes. He is experienced in the structuring of their private and business activities as well as in the handling of required compliance in Switzerland and abroad.

Andreas studied economics and political science in St. Gallen and Berne. He started his professional career in 1983 with the Federal Tax Authority in Berne as Tax Auditor. In 1990 he joined a medium-size Trust Company in Zurich specialised in national and international tax matters as Managing Partner. In 1997 Andreas was appointed as Head Group Taxation of SAirGroup, a multinational company in the airline business in Zurich. In 2002 Andreas became Head of the Tax Department of the Canton of Zurich, where he headed a restructuring and a reorganization. In 2006 he founded his own firm, A.M. Simmen Tax & Management Consulting, with offices in Zug and Zürich. Since 2012 Andreas practices in association with Bloch & Partner.

Andreas is a member of the board of several corporations and acts as business advisor to a number of domestic and foreign companies.

Andreas is fluent in German, English and French