Alain Girardet

Alain Girardet is our exclusively recommended Business Advisory Services expert in Switzerland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alain directly using the contact details listed above.

Alain graduated at the law faculty of the University of Zurich. He is attorney at law and admitted to the cantonal and federal bars in Switzerland.

He was working at the district court and labour court of Zurich as well as legal counsel and attorney at law in different banks within the private banking, wealth management and financial planning. Since 2001 he is working as attorney first as associates and later as partner before setting up his own law firm in 2021.

Alain Girardet is member of the Zug and Swiss Federal Bar Association and accredited European Community Jurist.

Firm Overview:

We are a small boutique law firm offering legal services to individuals and corporates in Switzerland and worldwide.

We are characterised by personal advice and services according to client’s needs. Our clients profit from many years of experience and from a broad international network.

We advise individuals and corporates in relocation projects including applications and permit matters (working and residence permits etc.) and represent clients before the courts and authorities.

We work as legal counsellors and litigators for individuals and companies and support clients in planning, negotiations and before the courts to protect our clients.

Typhanie Afschrift

Typhanie Afschrift is our exclusively recommended Tax Services expert in Switzerland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Typhanie directly using the contact details listed above.

Typhanie is an experienced, dynamic lawyer, passionate about her profession and active on many levels.

She is first and foremost a specialist in tax law who, in Switzerland, practices in her two offices in Fribourg and Geneva. She also has an important activity abroad.

She will defend you with energy and subtlety against the tax authorities at the cantonal, federal and international levels.

Her concern is generally to reach reasonable agreements with the tax authorities as soon as possible, but she can also be very firm with the tax authorities when necessary.

She pleads with conviction and determination.

With her extensive international experience, acquired, in addition to Switzerland, at the Bars of Brussels, Antwerp, Luxembourg, Madrid, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv, places where she is still active, she organises a defence, or an offensive, by not neglecting any detail.

In the tax field as in others – notably corporate law, inheritance and international contracts – she makes it her duty to organise all the stages of a transaction, as a true strategist. It is not for nothing that she has been nicknamed “the strategist in Dior”.

She has also put her talents at the service of teaching by obtaining recognition at the university level for her “exceptional merits equivalent to a doctoral thesis”, then by teaching income tax, corporate tax, VAT, and the philosophy of taxation at the University of Brussels.

She is the author of numerous books and other publications (more than 150) and she excels as a speaker: she has spoken at more than 250 conferences and symposiums in a dozen countries.

She is also an influential voice in the print and broadcast media.

A client said of her: “Typhanie AFSCHRIFT is an outstanding professional with remarkable listening skills and creativity. Typhanie is result oriented and Typhanie thoroughness makes her an accessible lawyer for the clients. Typhanie is excellent in anticipation as well as in the management of conflictual situations for both private and corporate clients”.

She can be contacted by email ta@afschrift.ch or by phone +41 79 544 80 78.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Typhanie Afschrift and Afschrift Tax & Legal in Switzerland (streetinsider.com)

Dr. Kurt Moosmann

Kurt Moosmann is our exclusively recommended Estate Planning Law expert in Switzerland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kurt directly using the contact details listed above.

Dr. Kurt Moosmann is an highly sought expert with more than 25 years of experience in advising business owning families, family offices and entrepreneurs across the globe.  Before establishing Moosmann Advisors in 2014, he had co-founded and successfully assumed the role as Chairman of Dara Capital, a Multi-Family Office with offices in Zurich and New York.  From 2014 – 2021 he presided over the Advisory Board of FODIS LLC, Pittsburgh, which serves global family owned business enterprises and family offices with significant direct investment holdings in US operating family businesses.  Formerly Dr. Moosmann was Managing Director and Member of the Executive Committee of Quilvest Switzerland, where he had founded and managed their Wealth Advisory Department. Before joining Quilvest, he had chaired Deutsche Bank’s International Wealth Planning Division from 1998-2004.

Today Dr. Moosmann also serves as Executive Vice-Chairman of the Elsa Peretti Holding Ltd., the single family office of the legendary late jewelry designer Elsa Peretti, and acts as Vice-Chairman of Ms. Peretti’s charitable Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation. Since 2019 he has been President of Switzerland’s Single Family Office Association (SFOA). Dr. Moosmann is also Co-Founder and Co-Chairman Emeritus of the esteemed Family Office Roundtable (FORT), a global Think-Tank for leading entrepreneurs in association with Wharton University. For many years, he also served as a Member of the University Board of the Private University of Liechtenstein (UFL) and has been an active member of the STEP.

The native Swiss-Canadian holds a Doctorate of Law from the University of Zurich. His thesis, comparing the Anglo-Saxon and Liechtenstein trust structures, with special consideration of beneficiaries’ interests, was published in 1999. He also holds an MBA in International Wealth Management from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business (USA) and regularly lectures on topics related to Cross-Border Estate and Tax Planning, and on generational transition and governance matters within Family Business Enterprises.

Olivier Thévoz

Olivier Thévoz is our exclusively recommended International Law expert in Switzerland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Olivier directly using the contact details listed above.

At 19 years old, Olivier created his first company, which was active in accounting and tax. Therefore, when he became an attorney, he naturally oriented his career in commercial and tax law.

In 2015, he started his law firm, THEVOZ Attorneys based in the United States and Switzerland.

His clients are mainly entrepreneurs wishing to develop their business activities. In this context, he advises international groups as well as local companies and start-ups.

Because he has always had a close connection with the financial market world, many of his clientele are financial companies.

Firm Overview:

In 2014, the partners of the law firm, Heim Paschoud Thévoz Weniger, founded in 1885 by Louis Paschoud, made the decision to set up a specialist law firm operating in the area of tax law, whilst retaining their traditional legal practice.

This lead to the founding of THEVOZ Attorneys.

The THEVOZ Attorneys Group is composed of a law firm in Switzerland and a law firm in the United States of America.

Services Overview:

THEVOZ Attorneys is based in Lausanne (Canton of Vaud) and in Geneva.

It specialises in the areas of:

  • Tax Law
  • Banking Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Immigration Law

The partners and associates of the Law Firm are very experienced in these fields and advise many clients in carrying out their projects.

Dr. Boaz Barack

Dr. Boaz Barack is our exclusively recommended Capital Markets Law expert in Switzerland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Boaz directly using the contact details listed above.

Boaz is an experienced banker with over 30 years of an international banking career, including more than twenty years as Member of Senior Management at the two leading Swiss banks. The Rothschild Group acquired his private asset and risk- management company in 1990.

Dr. Boaz Barack holds a Ph.D. degree in International Law and Economics from the University of Cambridge, England, Master’s degrees in Law and Business Administration from the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, and diplomas in Common Market Business Affairs from the European Economic Community college in Bruges, Belgium and from the Academy of International Law in the Hague, Holland.

Firm Overview:

BONART is an independent Swiss advisory and execution firm.

We join forces with investors and entrepreneurs to navigate through the capital markets.

We anticipate that the growing focus on private markets, and the digitalisation of the investment supply chain, will drive substantial changes in the solutions offered by the traditional finance industry.

To capitalise on these opportunities, BONART has built a unique business model combining our teams’ passion for innovation, and our drive to deliver simple profoundly practical solutions.

Our three interlocking business divisions:

  • Financing Private Equity
  • Structuring Investment Strategies
  • Proprietary Investment Strategies

We look at finance and investments differently than others.

​First founded by Dr. Boaz Barack in 1983, BONART initially provided financial risk management strategies and the first-ever structured methods to hedge the business risks and transactions of its substantial clients. In 1990 the company was bought by the Edmond de Rothschild Group.

In 2010, Dr. Barack re-established BONART as a Swiss company. It advised UBS AG on financial matters, served as a hub for investments of the Barack Family Office, and acted in directorship and holding positions in several European financial institutions.

The combination of our access and interactions with both traditional institutions and start-ups has shaped BONART’s philosophy and vision for the future of finance.

Olivier Rivoire

Olivier Rivoire is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Switzerland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Olivier directly using the contact details listed above.

After completing his legal studies at the University of Fribourg, Olivier was admitted to the Geneva bar in 2003. During 2006 and 2007 he studied at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (United States) where he earned an LL.M. degree in General Studies.

From 2003 to 2012, he worked for various law firms in Geneva and Zurich mainly in the areas of business law, insolvency and bankruptcy law, civil and commercial litigation.

In 2012, he joined the FINMA in Bern, banks division, authorisations section. As from 2014, he worked within the legal department of a large international banking group in Geneva and was involved in the wealth management and IT/BPO activities of the bank. He led the IT/BPO legal department. Afterwards, he joined the Legal & Transactions department of an independent Swiss-based banking group and was mainly in charge of litigation and regulatory projects.

He joined Bory & Partners as partner on 1 August 2019.

Committed to his clients and mindful of their needs, pragmatic, he advises and represents in court individuals, companies and non-governmental organisations, based in Switzerland or abroad.

Building on his experience as in-house counsel during several years, Olivier mainly provides his services in the following fields of expertise: regulatory for financial intermediaries, in particular banks and independant wealth managers, company law, including contract law, employment law and immigration law, inheritance law and mediation.

In this last field of activity, he was certified in 2020 by the Federal Department of Finance as mediator within the meaning of the Federal Act on Financial Services, FinSA. He is also Committee member of the Groupement Pro Médiation.

Olivier Rivoire is a member of the Swiss Bar Association, the Geneva Bar Association, the Association of International Business Lawyers and the International Bar Association.