Founding partner Swiss certified fiduciary expert
Partner LLM in Business Law
PartnerSwiss certified tax expert
Swiss and international tax law
Olivier Thévoz began his career at the age of 15 with a commercial apprenticeship at the accounting and tax consultancy service provider (société fiduciaire) Fibexa SA. Shortly after completing his apprenticeship, he embarked on his first entrepreneurial venture as a partner and manager at the company GGC Groupe Gestion Conseil SA. He kept studying in parallel and passed his Swiss federal certificate as a fiduciary agent (agent fiduciaire avec brevet) with flying colours at the age of 23. He then came to manage the Morges branch of the accounting and tax consultancy service provider Fidexaudit SA and obtained his Swiss federal diploma as a certified fiduciary expert (diplôme fédéral d’expert fiduciaire) in 2006. Keen to supplement his accounting skills with legal knowledge, he took up studying at the University of Lausanne whilst continuing to perform professionally. In 2008, he joined a law firm specialising in tax law as an audit assignment manager, obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Law – magna cum laude – in 2009, followed by his Master’s degree – summa cum laude – in 2011 and was awarded the Ecublens Prize for Outstanding Achievement (Prix d’Excellence de la Commune d’Ecublens). He subsequently prepared the Bar exam (stage d’avocat) at the law firm of Mr. Robert Fox in Lausanne whilst retaining his own clientele on a freelance basis. After his admission to the Bar in 2013, he joined the law firm Heim Paschoud Thévoz Weniger as a partner with a view to developing its commercial, financial and tax division. In 2015, he founded T&CO SA, law firm in Lausanne and in Geneva. In 2017, he was certified as a “Foreign Legal Consultant” in Texas. Thus, he set up the law firm Thevoz, LLC in the United States specialized in international law.
For a number of years, Olivier Thévoz has been appointed as Director of several financial companies and acts as expert during the examinations for the certifications of Swiss federal fiduciary agent (brevet fédéral d’agent fiduciaire) and Swiss federal fiduciary expert (diplôme fédéral d’expert fiduciaire). He has also given courses at AKAD Banking and Finance and the Swiss Chamber of Certified Accounts and Tax Experts (Chambre fiduciaire).
During his postgraduate studies, Jean-Philippe Heim worked for just under a year at Findinter SA, where he had the opportunity to develop specific knowledge of accounting and auditing. After his admission to the Bar (brevet d’avocat), he spent six months working at the London law firm Addleshaw Goddard LLP, followed by two months at the New York law firm Moynahan & Minella LLP to perfect his mastery of the English language and get to know the foundations of Anglo-Saxon law. Subsequently, as part of an exchange programme with the law firm, he spent three months working in Tax and Legal Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers SA in Lausanne and Geneva. He has since continued to work closely with said company, with a particular focus on the appointment of Directors.
Swiss and international tax law
Danilo Delgado developed a special interest in tax law during his studies in Geneva and Bern Universities. After the attorney traineeship (Stage d’avocat) in the law firm Velo Villa & Associés in Geneva, he obtained his license to practice law (brevet d’avocat) in 2007 and joined the fiduciary company Fidinter SA where he developed his tax knowledge and skills before joining another fiduciary company specialized in tax matters, Fiscaplan SA.
During these years, he developed his competences in the taxation of individuals and related procedures. In 2012 he came back to the Bar in the law firm Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva.
During these 3 years, he had an opportunity to practice in several new areas, particularly taxation of moral persons and their restructuring, international taxation, indirect taxes (withholding tax and stamp duty) and real estate tax system. He is also drafted contracts related to taxation issues, such as share purchase agreements or other restructuring operations. Danilo Delgado joined our law firm as Director in February 2016.
Whilst studying at the University of Geneva, Laure Baumann developed a special interest in civil law and contract law. Having completed her studies, she prepared the Bar exam (stage d’avocat) at the FBT Avocats law firm in Geneva. After obtaining her licence to practise law (brevet d’avocat), Laure Baumann joined the law firm Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva, where she specialised in the areas of employment law and immigration law for more than three years.
She has been taking the lead of our immigration team in January 2017.
Swiss and U.S. tax law
Anna D. Vladau is an attorney-at-law admitted to the bar in Switzerland and New York (USA). Anna D. Vladau’s practice is focused primarily on tax compliance and tax dispute resolution. She has also advised clients in matters relating to international taxation and tax mutual assistance.
Anna D. Vladau earned a law degree summa cum laude from the Law School of the University of Lausanne and was subsequently admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2011. After being admitted to the bar, she received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation from Boston University School of Law, USA, in 2014. In parallel with her studies, Anna worked for the Community Tax Aid, in Boston and New York. Anna D. Vladau then passed the New York State Bar examination in 2014 and worked during one year for the tax department of Reiss+Preuss LLP in New York. After returning to Switzerland, she worked as a tax attorney at Oberson Abels SA for a bit more than 2 years. Her practice focused primarily on Swiss and International tax issues such as criminal tax procedures and international mutual assistance issues.
Anna D. Vladau is a member of the Bar Association (OAV), the Swiss Bar Association (FSA), and the American Bar Association (ABA) as well as the International Fiscal Association (IFA). She is also an active board member of the Women’s Business Society (WBS).