Fouad G. Sayegh
lic. iur., LL.M. (tax), Attorney at Law
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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 Who’s Who Legal as a leading Private Client practitioner.

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 New York State Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, and the Swiss-China Chamber of Commerce.

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Fouad G. Sayegh
Direct phone: +41 58 658 30 35


Walder Wyss Ltd.
10 Rue d'Italie
P.O. Box
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 30 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Fouad G. Sayegh
lic. iur., LL.M. (tax), Attorney at Law
Partner

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 Who’s Who Legal as a leading Private Client practitioner.

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 New York State Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, and the Swiss-China Chamber of Commerce.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Fouad G. Sayegh
Direct phone: +41 58 658 30 35

Walder Wyss Ltd.
10 Rue d'Italie
P.O. Box
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 30 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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Practice Areas Publications

Bitcoin and the Law: who will rule virtual gold ?

Speakers: Fouad G. Sayegh, Yacine Rezki, Pierre Dériaz, Bertrand Clavien, Ardian Balaj, Aleksander Berentsen and Joan Plancade
LegalChain
Geneva 3 December 2018



Tax Litigation Involving Structures and Advisors’ Liabilities

Speakers: Marco Cerrato and Fouad G. Sayegh
Cambridge Forum, Forum on International Wealth Disputes
Versailles October 2018





Sociétés Offshore: de l’attribution du revenu au prononcé de l’amende(Offshore companies: from attributing income to imposing fines)

Speaker: Fouad G. Sayegh
University of Geneva, Law Faculty
Geneva May 2018


Deals and Cases

Initiative & Finance and Capital Transmission enter in the capital of INOMED Technology SA Courtelary

On 27 September 2018, Initiative & Finance, a leading French private equity player, dedicated to the financing and the transmission of SMEs in France, Belgium and Switzerland, and Capital Transmission, an investment company founded in 2008 belonging to the Geneva Cantonal Bank and the objective of which is to financially assist companies and entrepreneurs, have invested in the capital of INOMED Technology SA Courtelary. 

Walder Wyss advised Initiative & Finance on this transaction. The team was led by Hubertus Hillerström (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Fouad G. Sayegh (Partner, Tax), Lara Alec (Associate, Corporate/M&A) et Laura Luongo (Associate, Employment). 


Launch of komgo SA : Industry players and banks join forces to launch blockchain platform to transform commodities trade finance

On 19 September 2018, fifteen of the world’s largest institutions, including banks, trading companies, an inspection company and an energy major have announced the formation of a new venture known as komgo SA, that will seek to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector through a blockchain based open platform.  

The founders of this new company, managed and operated as an independent entity, include companies from: ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas, Citi, Crédit Agricole Group, Gunvor, ING, Koch Supply & Trading, Macquarie, Mercuria, MUFG Bank, Natixis, Rabobank, Shell, SGS and Societe Generale.  

The launch of komgo SA highlights a shared vision for industry innovation and underlines the ongoing commitment among members to build a truly open and more efficient network within commodity trading. 

komgo SA has been incorporated in Geneva, one of the main worldwide commodity-based clusters, and benefits from the strong support of the Canton de Genève. 

Walder Wyss advised the founders in this process. The Walder Wyss team was led by Hubertus Hillerström (Partner, Banking & Finance) and further included Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Banking & Finance), Mark A. Reutter (Partner, IP/IT), Fouad G. Sayegh (Partner, Tax), Dirk Spacek (Managing Associate, IP/IT), Philippe Kohler (Associate, Banking & Finance), André Kuhn (Associate, Banking & Finance), Hugh Reeves (Associate, IP/IT), Laura Luongo (Associate, Employment) and Valentine Schnyder (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


Walder Wyss strengthens tax team with new partner in Geneva

We are pleased to announce that Fouad G. Sayegh has joined the tax team of Walder Wyss as a new partner in our Geneva office.

His expertise covers most aspects of domestic and international taxation. He regularly advises high net worth families on 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 G. Sayegh is a regular lecturer on various tax matters. He is listed by Who’s Who Legal as a leading Private Client practitioner. 

Fouad G. 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 New York State Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, and the Swiss-China Chamber of Commerce.


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