Project Description

Peter Aschwanden

PETER J. ASCHWANDEN

Partner
MLaw, Swiss Certified Tax Expert

Peter J. Aschwanden specialises on the provision of tax advice to domestic and international companies as well as ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI). On the basis of his many years of experience as a Deputy Departmental Director for Corporate Taxation in the Tax Office of the Canton of Bern as well as his background in legal and economic affairs, his key specialist field is corporate taxation.

Furthermore, Peter J. Aschwanden provides in-depth legal and tax advice and supports to ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI). Due to his experience in the financial industry, he is familiar with the tax regime for investment products, the legal protection afforded to taxable individuals (international administrative assistance), the disclosure procedure for individuals and legal entities as well as the international exchanging of information (AIA, FACTA).

On the basis of his many years of professional experience, he has profound experience with the taxation and structuring of investments, the categorisation of different classes of investment in terms of tax law, the legal protection afforded to taxable persons including administrative assistance, the disclosure procedure for individuals and legal entities, the relocation of individuals and legal entities as well as matters appertaining to pension and insurance law including severance pay.

Key areas of advice

  • Corporate taxation and restructuring
  • International administrative assistance
  • Coordination of pensions / taxes

Languages
German, English, French

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WRITE TO US

Peter J. Aschwanden
T +41 41 500 41 10
peter.aschwanden@ghm-partners.com
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Curriculum Vitae

  • Partner at GHM Partners AG (since 2013)
  • Tax Expert, Project Manager for Compliance and Assistant to the Executive Team at a private bank (direct reporting to the Executive Board and tax consultant for the Board of Directors), Zurich (2012 – 2013)
  • Tax Expert with Client Responsibility at Clariden Leu AG (now Credit Suisse), Zurich (2011 – 2012)
  • Head of tax professionals Switzerland at Private Banking Credit Suisse Switzerland, Zurich (2008 – 2011)
  • Deputy Departmental Director for Corporate Taxation at the Tax Office of the Canton of Ber n (2005 – 2008)
  • Research Senior Assistant and Tax Expert at the Tax Office of the Canton of Ber n (2001 – 2005)
  • Legal assistant at an international law office (1999 – 2001)
  • Legal assistant at the Tax Commission of the Canton of Bern (1998)
  • Swiss Certified Tax Expert (2008)
  • Studies of law at the University of Bern (1993 – 1998)
  • General business education and high school certificate obtained through extra-curricular studies

Memberships

  • EXPERTsuisse
  • Swiss Association of Certified Tax Experts (SVDS)
  • Bern Law Association

Curriculum Vitae

  • Partner at GHM Partners AG (since 2013)
  • Tax Expert, Project Manager for Compliance and Assistant to the Executive Team at a private bank (direct reporting to the Executive Board and tax consultant for the Board of Directors), Zurich (2012 – 2013)
  • Tax Expert with Client Responsibility at Clariden Leu AG (now Credit Suisse), Zurich (2011 – 2012)
  • Head of tax professionals Switzerland at Private Banking Credit Suisse Switzerland, Zurich (2008 – 2011)
  • Deputy Departmental Director for Corporate Taxation at the Tax Office of the Canton of Ber n (2005 – 2008)
  • Research Senior Assistant and Tax Expert at the Tax Office of the Canton of Ber n (2001 – 2005)
  • Legal assistant at an international law office (1999 – 2001)
  • Legal assistant at the Tax Commission of the Canton of Bern (1998)
  • Swiss Certified Tax Expert (2008)
  • Studies of law at the University of Bern (1993 – 1998)
  • General business education and high school certificate obtained through extra-curricular studies

Memberships

  • EXPERTsuisse
  • Swiss Association of Certified Tax Experts (SVDS)
  • Bern Law Association