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National Leader

Switzerland - Corporate Tax 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Floran Ponce is a “rising star” in the Swiss corporate taxation market whose "strong technical skills” set him aside from the competition.

Biography

Floran Ponce is a lawyer and certified tax expert. He advises Swiss and foreign banks, investment funds and corporations on a broad range of domestic and international tax as well as commercial law matters. He advises them on matters relating to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing transactions and restructurings, as well as on the management of tax affairs and controversies before Swiss tax authorities. He also assists private clients on complex tax matters. 

Floran Ponce is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on tax matters. He also teaches specialised tax courses for the master’s degree programmes of the University of Lausanne as well as in the specialised training for the federal tax expert diploma.

Floran Ponce completed a law degree at the Lausanne and Lucerne Universities in 2006 and obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School in 2014. He also obtained a diploma as a certified tax expert (2012). He has been admitted to the Geneva Bar (2010). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 2010 and has been a partner since 2017. He speaks French, English, German and Spanish.

Floran Ponce is a member of the following professional association: the Geneva Bar Association (OdA), the Swiss Bar Association (FSA), the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the Swiss Association of Certified Tax Experts (ASEFID/SVDS), the Western Switzerland Association of Certified Tax Experts (OREF), the Harvard Club of Switzerland and the Harvard Law School Association of Europe.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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