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Global Leader

Private Client 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Frédéric Maraia is "a fantastic lawyer" recognised by peers as a "very technical" and highly skilled practitioner when advising on domestic and international tax matters.

Biography

Jean-Frédéric Maraia is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's taxation group in Geneva. He advises clients on all tax matters both at a domestic and international level and at an individual private client and corporate level. His areas of expertise include M&A and real estate transactions, lump-sum taxation, estate planning, taxation for art-related matters and tax litigation.

Some recent examples of Jean-Frédéric's expertise in private client matters include: counsel to the main shareholder and chairman of a major family business in the set-up of a charitable foundation to eventually hold a majority stake in the family business; providing advice in structuring and implementing a family inherited Swiss real estate portfolio; and counsel to a prominent foreign family in the restructuring of family holdings into a Swiss PFF.

Jean-Frédéric is a lecturer at the University of Geneva. He also lectures at the Swiss Accountancy Academy. In 2010, he became the executive director of the LLM tax programme at the School of Law at the University of Geneva. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the Geneva Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association.

Jean-Frédéric obtained a law degree from the School of Law of the University of Geneva in 1999 and was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2002. In 2004, he completed a DEA in international tax law, followed by a doctorate ("Transfer pricing of intangibles") in 2007. He received the Prix Bellot in 2009. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2010, Jean-Frédéric practised tax law for several years in one of the leading firms in Geneva.

National Leader

Switzerland - Corporate Tax 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Frédéric Maraia is an "excellent tax lawyer" who is considered a leading figure in the international market. 

Biography

Jean-Frédéric Maraia is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's taxation group in Geneva. He advises clients on all tax matters both at a domestic and international level and at an individual private client and corporate level. His areas of expertise include M&A and real estate transactions, lump-sum taxation, estate planning, taxation for art-related matters and tax litigation.

Jean-Frédéric is a lecturer at the University of Geneva. He also lectures at the Swiss Accountancy Academy. In 2010, he became the executive director of the LLM tax programme at the School of Law at the University of Geneva. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the Geneva Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association.

Jean-Frédéric obtained a law degree from the School of Law of the University of Geneva in 1999 and was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2002. In 2004, he completed a DEA in international tax law, followed by a doctorate ("Transfer pricing of intangibles") in 2007. He received the Prix Bellot in 2009. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2010, Jean-Frédéric practised tax law for several years in one of the leading firms in Geneva.

Switzerland - Private Client 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Frédéric Maraia is heralded as a “talented tax lawyer” who is “very technical and skilled” when it comes to wealth structuring and planning.

Biography

Jean-Frédéric Maraia is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's taxation and private wealth group in Geneva. He advises clients on all tax matters both at a domestic and international level and at an individual private client and corporate level. His areas of expertise include M&A and real estate transactions, lump-sum taxation, estate planning, taxation for art-related matters and tax litigation.

Jean-Frédéric is a lecturer at the University of Geneva. He also lectures at the Swiss Accountancy Academy. In 2010, he became the executive director of the LLM tax programme at the School of Law at the University of Geneva. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the Geneva Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association.

Jean-Frédéric obtained a law degree from the School of Law of the University of Geneva in 1999 and was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2002. In 2004, he completed a DEA in international tax law, followed by a doctorate ("Transfer pricing of intangibles") in 2007. He received the Prix Bellot in 2009. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2010, Jean-Frédéric practised tax law for several years in one of the leading firms in Geneva.

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