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Jean-Frédéric Maraia

Jean-Frédéric Maraia

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd15bis, rue des AlpesPO Box 2088GenevaSwitzerland1211

Global Leader

Private Client 2018

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Frédéric Maraia is a taxation specialist who is "efficient, knowledgeable and very client-oriented", according to commentators.

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; advising and successful representation of an international client in a very complex and international multidisciplinary litigation case; 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

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Frédéric Maraia receives effusive praise from respondents to our research who describe him as a “very good adviser” on acquisitions and indirect taxation.

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 corporate tax matters include: advising a French leading real estate company and its Swiss corporation in the acquisition of another important real estate group in Geneva; advising a multinational company and leading Swiss bank in the sale of land and a building owned respectively by two different entities and providing a tax analysis to a multinational construction company regarding any indirect tax responsibility in relation with the purchase of a target company.

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

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean-Frédéric Maraia is highly adept at assisting private clients with their complex legal matters, including tax and estate planning work. Sources call Maraia “one of the best tax experts" in the field.

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; advising and successful representation of an international client in a very complex and international multidisciplinary litigation case; 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.

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