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Corporate Tax - Advisory 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Blaise Eckert is a corporate tax expert renowned for his significant experience advising on the tax planning strategies of major multinationals.

Biography

Jean-Blaise Eckert is considered as a leading lawyer in tax and private client matters in Switzerland. He is the co-head of the tax group of Lenz & Staehelin. He advises a number of multinational groups of companies as well as HNWIs.

Jean-Blaise Eckert is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on tax matters. He is secretary general of the IFA as well as member of the Swiss Committee of the IFA.

He sits on the board of several public and private companies, including Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, PSA International SA, Gonet & Cie and Banque Pâris Bertrand SA.

Jean-Blaise Eckert studied law at the University of Neuchâtel and was admitted to the Bar of Neuchâtel (1989) and the Bar of Geneva (1991). He acquired an MBA at Berkeley, Haas Business School (1991), a diploma as a certified tax expert (1994) and a diploma as a certified specialist SBA in inheritance law (2016). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1991 and has been a partner since 1999. He speaks French, English, German.

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms 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.

Private Client 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Blaise Eckert is a prominent name in the market who comes "highly recommended" for his strong expertise in a range of tax matters.

Biography

Jean-Blaise Eckert is considered as a leading lawyer in tax and private client matters in Switzerland. He is the co-head of the tax group of Lenz & Staehelin. He advises a number of multinational groups of companies as well as HNWIs.

Jean-Blaise Eckert is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on tax matters. He is secretary general of the IFA as well as member of the Swiss Committee of the IFA.

He sits on the board of several public and private companies, including Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, PSA International SA, Gonet & Cie and Banque Pâris Bertrand SA.

Jean-Blaise Eckert studied law at the University of Neuchâtel and was admitted to the Bar of Neuchâtel (1989) and the Bar of Geneva (1991). He acquired an MBA at Berkeley, Haas Business School (1991), a diploma as a certified tax expert (1994) and a diploma as a certified specialist SBA in inheritance law (2016). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1991 and has been a partner since 1999. He speaks French, English, German.

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms 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.

National Leader

Switzerland - Corporate Tax 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The “famous” Jean-Blaise Eckert is a “very experienced practitioner” and is singled out among peers as “one of the best in Geneva” for corporate tax matters.  

Biography

Jean-Blaise Eckert is considered as a leading lawyer in tax and private client matters in Switzerland. He is the co-head of the tax group of Lenz & Staehelin. He advises a number of multinational groups of companies as well as HNWIs.

Jean-Blaise Eckert is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on tax matters. He is secretary general of the IFA as well as member of the Swiss Committee of the IFA.

He sits on the board of several public and private companies, including Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, PSA International SA, Gonet & Cie and Banque Pâris Bertrand SA.

Jean-Blaise Eckert studied law at the University of Neuchâtel and was admitted to the Bar of Neuchâtel (1989) and the Bar of Geneva (1991). He acquired an MBA at Berkeley, Haas Business School (1991), a diploma as a certified tax expert (1994) and a diploma as a certified specialist SBA in inheritance law (2016). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1991 and has been a partner since 1999. He speaks French, English, German.

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms 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.

Switzerland - Private Client 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Blaise Eckert enjoys a stellar reputation among sources thanks to his skilful handling of international tax and estate planning matters.

Biography

Jean-Blaise Eckert is considered as a leading lawyer in tax and private client matters in Switzerland. He is the co-head of the tax group of Lenz & Staehelin. He advises a number of multinational groups of companies as well as HNWIs.

Jean-Blaise Eckert is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on tax matters. He is secretary general of the IFA as well as member of the Swiss Committee of the IFA.

He sits on the board of several public and private companies, including Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, PSA International SA, Gonet & Cie and Banque Pâris Bertrand SA.

Jean-Blaise Eckert studied law at the University of Neuchâtel and was admitted to the Bar of Neuchâtel (1989) and the Bar of Geneva (1991). He acquired an MBA at Berkeley, Haas Business School (1991), a diploma as a certified tax expert (1994) and a diploma as a certified specialist SBA in inheritance law (2016). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1991 and has been a partner since 1999. He speaks French, English, German.

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms 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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