Daniel Schafer

Attorney at Law, LL.M., Certified Tax Expert


French, English, German

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Geneva Office


Daniel Schafer is a certified tax expert with experience in administration, contract and commercial law. He practices domestic and international taxation, with a special focus on corporate tax (including M&A, restructuring and relocation, private equity), Swiss VAT and real estate taxation. He also advises on tax related questions in connection with private clients (UHNWIs) as well as on real estate matters (transaction, structuring, acquisition). He is the Hiring Partner at Lenz & Staehelin Geneva and Lausanne.

Listed among the Thought Leaders in Corporate Tax by Who's Who Legal in 2019, "solution-oriented" (Legal 500, 2018) Daniel Schafer is laud for "his consummate understanding of clients' tax needs, his pragmatic and meticulously worked-out advice and his user-friendly approach." (Chambers, 2017). "Very knowledgeable and experienced in tax matters" (Chambers, 2019), he "is a is a go-to lawyer in the country for transactional matters who is known for his outstanding knowledge of M&A, investment structuring, and real estate purchases and sales" (Who's Who Legal, 2019). 

Practice Areas

Tax, Administration, Commercial and Contracts, Private Clients, Real Estate


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