María Josefa Palmero-Areán Counsel
Attorney at Law, Certified Tax Expert

María Josefa Palmero-Areán

Attorney at Law, Certified Tax Expert
+41 58 450 70 00
Avenue de Rhodanie 40C
CH-1007 Lausanne
  • Expertise

    María Josefa Palmero-Areán is a counsel and certified tax expert based in our Lausanne office where she is member of the firm's Private Clients and Tax groups. She focuses on Swiss and international taxation, tax disputes and also advises in commercial and contract matters. She has extensive expertise in advising Swiss and international families and privately owned companies, as well as their owners, which include a number of high net worth individuals. Her main practice area is wealth planning, (re)structuring of assets and transactions, in particular in relation to estate planning, real estate and VAT matters. She also represents clients in tax disputes.

  • Practices


  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2024Counsel, Lenz & Staehelin
    2010Associate, Lenz & Staehelin
    2010Legal Officer, Banco Santander (Suisse) S.A., Private Banking (Geneva)
    2016Certified Tax Expert
    2010Swiss Bar admission
    2008University of Geneva and Basle (Master in Civil and Criminal Law), Huet du Pavillon and Société Genevoise de Droit et de Législation (SGDL) Awards
    2007University of Geneva and Duke University (Duke Geneva Program in Transnational Law)
    2006University of Geneva (BLaw and Certificate in Transnational Law)
  • Specialist Areas

    Private Clients, Swiss and International Taxation, Commercial and Contracts
  • Languages

    French, Spanish, English, German
  • Memberships

    Vaud Bar Association (OAV), Swiss Bar Association (SBA), Ordre Romand des Experts Fiscaux diplômés (OREF), Association Suisse des Experts Fiscaux Diplômés - Schweizerische Vereinigung Diplomierter Steuerexperten (ASEFiD-SVDS) and International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Contact Details