2 October 2014, 09.00 - 12.30
Hôtel Président Wilson, Geneva

University of Geneva / Philanthropy Series / #1 Philanthropy and Taxation

Philanthropy is increasingly a topic of keen interest to individuals and companies alike, particularly in Geneva, a canton with a long tradition of giving. Proactive thinking about the framework conditions conducive to philanthropic initiatives can only benefit such momentum. For this reason, in line with the actions already engaged by SwissFoundations, the Canton of Geneva and Fondation Lombard Odier, the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva launches a Philanthropy series.

#1 Philanthrophy and Taxation is the first of four half-day conferences held throughout the university year 2014-15. Under the chairmanship of Professor Xavier Oberson, an international panel of specialists will discuss the tax aspects relevant to philanthropy with the aim to identify best practices and develop recommendations to enhance the fiscal framework for philanthropy in Geneva and Switzerland.

Victoria Bjorklund, Of Counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
James Carleton, Partner, Farrer & Co
Isabelle Combes, Legal Director, Fondation de France
Benoît Merkt, Partner, Lenz & Staehelin
Xavier Oberson, Professor at the University of Geneva and Partner, Oberson Avocats 

Profile Benoît Merkt

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