Fouad G. Sayegh
lic. iur., LL.M. (tax), Attorney at Law
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.
Fouad Sayegh is a regular lecturer on various tax matters. He is listed by Chambers & Partners, Legal500, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal as a Tax and Private Client leading practitioner. Clients and market commentators praise him: “Fouad Sayegh is a very bright, smart tax lawyer, who has sound knowledge of the Swiss tax law and is very creative”.
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).
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. He is a member of the Swiss Bar Association, the Geneva Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, and the Swiss-China Chamber of Commerce.