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Jean-Blaise Eckert

Jean-Blaise Eckert

Lenz & StaehelinRoute de Chêne 30Geneva 6SwitzerlandCH-1211
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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Corporate Tax - Advisory 2018

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Blaise Eckert is a "prominent lawyer in Geneva" who is adept on mergers and acquisitions and private client tax issues.

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 also teaches on the master’s programme of the University of Neuchâtel. He is secretary general of the IFA as well as member of the Swiss Committee of the IFA.

Reporter to the IBA and IFA congress on Swiss tax matters, he sits on the board of several public and private companies, including Compagnie Financière Richemont SA and PSA International 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 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.

Private Client 2018

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Blaise Eckert is an "extremely good" practitioner who is widely respected for his tax and wealth management prowess.

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 also teaches on the master’s programme of the University of Neuchâtel. He is secretary general of the IFA as well as member of the Swiss Committee of the IFA.

Reporter to the IBA and IFA congress on Swiss tax matters, he sits on the board of several public and private companies, including Compagnie Financière Richemont SA and PSA International 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 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.

National Leader

Switzerland - Corporate Tax

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Blaise Eckert is highlighted by peers as “a bright tax attorney” who has "a good reputation in the market” for cross-border tax planning.

Biography

Jean-Blaise Eckert is considered 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 also teaches on the master’s programme of the University of Neuchâtel. He is secretary general of the IFA as well as member of the Swiss Committee of the IFA.

Reporter to the IBA and IFA congress on Swiss tax matters, he sits on the board of several public and private companies, including Compagnie Financière Richemont SA and PSA International 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 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.

Switzerland - Private Client

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Blaise Eckert is considered “excellent on the tax side” by peers who commend his outstanding work for both companies and high-net-worth individuals.

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 also teaches on the master’s programme of the University of Neuchâtel. He is secretary general of the IFA as well as member of the Swiss Committee of the IFA.

Reporter to the IBA and IFA congress on Swiss tax matters, he sits on the board of several public and private companies, including Compagnie Financière Richemont SA and PSA International 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 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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