Philanthropy

We advise and assist you in setting up and promoting a legally compliant foundation that pursues your charitable goals.
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Swiss charitable foundations

Our experts provide you with advice on all aspects regarding the establishment of a Swiss charitable foundation. We are a reliable and experienced partner from identifying and formulating your charitable goals at the beginning, through correspondence with banks and authorities to the set-up of tax structuring and accounting for the foundation. If required, we offer our experts to act as foundation board members, whether for aspects of independence and compliance or to complement the expertise on the foundation board.

Our strong presence and expertise enable us to support you every step of the way and assist with finding the best long-term solutions.

What to expect from us

Our experience in philanthropy and the establishment of charitable organisations, including governance and management aspects as well as the fact that we can draw on in-house experts in a variety of tax and legal areas, is what sets us apart. We offer support, whatever the stage of the foundation, especially:

  • Establishment of foundation
  • Administration and accounting
  • Appointment and provision of foundation board members
  • Tax and legal aspects
  • Foundation governance
  • Advice on regulatory aspects
  • Negotiations with supervisory authorities

What sets us apart

Network

Benefit from our extensive network with banks and other charitable organisations as well as from our teams in the areas of tax, legal and accounting. We advise and support you in the various phases of setting up and running a charity.

Experience

Our team of experts is well known, taking a leading position when it comes to succession planning strategies and philanthropic commitments.

Confidentiality

In corporate as well as in personal matters, mutual trust is key, that’s why discretion and confidentiality are the highest priority in every step of our work.

Key contact

Raphael Cica
Raphael Cica
Partner
Attorney-at-Law
LL.M.
T +41 58 450 51 18
Prof. Dr. Hans Rainer Künzle
Prof. Dr. Hans Rainer Künzle
Of Counsel
Prof. Dr. oec.
Attorney-at-Law
T +41 58 450 59 59

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