Daniel Schafer

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


French, English, German

Contact Details

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.

 "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). He is as "a very pragmatic guy who is very down to earth, reliable and thinks through problems" (Chamber, 2016), and is highly praised by clients and peers for his "fantastic work ethic" combined with a "no nonsense approach" (Who’s Who Legal, 2016). He "is a market-leading name in Geneva for complex tax matters arising from cross-border M&A and corporate restructurings" (Who's Who Legal, 2018)

Practice Areas

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


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