Prof. Dr Nicole Conrad, LL.M.

Attorney at Law, Partner
Called to the Bar of Switzerland and Federal Republic of Germany

P +41 61 555 13 10
M +41 79 535 37 99
nicole.conrad@atag-law.ch

Prof. Dr. Nicole Conrad, LL.M.

Nicole Conrad worked primarily in family and business law from the start of her professional career as an attorney. The combination of these two areas of law make her a recognised expert in consulting on complex family and inheritance law matters for a clientele working in business, as well as in national and international respects. She provides consulting services for Swiss and foreign private clients, management personnel and companies dealing with complex inheritance, succession and estate planning matters as well as with respect to relocation in Switzerland, marriage contracts, wills and international estate management. Moreover, she has comprehensive experience as a litigator, including arbitration law.
Another main area of Nicole Conrad’s expertise mediation and conflict management consulting. Her many years of experience in dealing with a demanding clientele as well as regular continuing education have given her the necessary alertness and sensitivity and tools of the trade she needs in order to bring conflicts that at first blush seem insoluble to a mutually satisfactory resolution. She shares her extensive knowledge as a Professor for Business Law at the Zurich College of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) as well as an instructor at various institutions of higher education in Switzerland and abroad.

Areas of Expertise

  • General Business and Contract Law
  • Family and Inheritance law
  • Foundations/Trusts/Family Companies
  • Corporate Succession
  • Family Governance
  • Conflict Management and Mediation
  • Private Clients
  • Conducting Cases and Arbitration

Languages

  • German (native speaker)
  • English (business fluent)

Education

  • University of Kassel (Faculty for Business and Economics, Dissertation in European Law (Dr. rer. pol.), 2003)
  • University of Zurich (Law Faculty; Postgraduate Studies in International Business Law, Master in International Business Law (LL.M.), 2000)
  • German Institute for Attorneys and Notaries (Attorney specialising in Family Law, 1998)
  • Hessian Ministry of Justice /District Court of Kassel (2nd State Examination in Law /Law License, 1995)
  • Georg-August-University of Göttingen (Law Faculty st State Examination in Law, 1992)

Professional Career

  • Attorney and Partner ATAG Attorneys Ltd, Basel (since 2016).
  • Attorney and Partner Counsel with ATAG Private & Corporate Services Ltd, Basel (2014-2016)
  • Deputy Director of the Centre for Competition and Commercial Law at the Zurich College for Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Zurich-Winterthur (since 2011).
  • Professor for Business and Procedural Law at the Zurich College for Applied Sciences, Zurich -Winterthur (ZHAW) (since 2010).
  • Visiting Lecturer for International Arbitration Law, Perdana University, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia (2015).
  • Visiting Lecturer for International Arbitration Law at the University of Nanchang, Nanchang/China (2009).
  • Member of the Working Group for German – Chinese Dialogue on Constitutional Government with the Federal Ministry of Justice, Berlin/Germany (2007 – 2010).
  • Research Director Mainz University of Applied Sciences: „Alternative Methods for Dispute Resolution in Asian Business“, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore (2007 – 2010)
  • Professor for Business Law at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences (2006 – 2010).
  • Part-time Managing Director of a European Union Project for the Support of the Cultural and Artistic Potentials of the Region of North Hesse, Cassel Creative Competence e.V., (www.cccev.de) (2002 – 2004).
  • Attorney and Partner Conrad & Kollegen, Conrad Legal Consulting Ltd, Kassel/Zurich (1995-2016).

Memberships

  • European Institute at the University of Zurich
  • Association Turicum International Business Law Alumni, Zurich
  • Business Women Switzerland
  • Rotary Club Zurich -Adlisberg

Publications

  • Die Stiftung als Instrument der Asset Protection, ein Rechtsvergleich Schweiz-Deutschland; by Nicole Conrad, LES/LJZ, December 2017
  • Konfliktlösungsmechanismen in Familienunternehmen; by Nicole Conrad, in: Family Offices, Peter Sester (Hrsg.), Zürich, 2017.
  • Nachfolgeplanung im Lichte des Erb- und Familienrechts sowie Gesellschaftsrechts; by Nicole Conrad, Heller Damiano, in: Family Offices, Peter Sester (Hrsg.), Zürich, 2017.
  • Gasmarktliberalisierung in der Schweiz: Gesetzliche Rahmenbedingungen der Transportpflicht und Konfliktlösung, einschliesslich des Schiedsverfahrensrechts; by Nicole Conrad, in: Umsetzung der Energiestrategie 2050, Herausforderungen und Chancen für Staat und Wirtschaft, Winterthur, 2016.
  • Das Schiedsverfahrensrecht in der Paralegal Praxis; by Nicole Conrad, in Iusful, 2014, S.96 ff.
  • Kommentierte Rechtsschriften für Studium und Praxis; by Nicole Conrad, Schulthess Verlag Zürich, 2014.
  • International Commercial Arbitration - Model Clauses, Forms and Documents - A Commentary; by Nicole Conrad, Peter Münch, Jonathan Black-Branch (eds.), in Helbing Lichtenhahn Basel, 2013.
  • UNCITRAL Rules, A Commentary; by Nicole Conrad, Ömer Cilingir, Barbara Baumann, in: Conrad Nicole, Münch Peter; Black-Branch Jonathan (eds.) International Commercial Arbitration - Model Clauses, Forms and Documents, Helbing Lichtenhahn Basel, 2013.
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Center Arbitration Rules; by Nicole Conrad, Louise Barrington, in: Conrad Nicole; Münch Peter; Black-Branch Jonathan (eds.) International Commercial Arbitration - Model Clauses, Forms and Documents - A Commentary, Helbing Lichtenhahn Basel, 2013.
  • Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und Wirtschaftsmediation bei energierechtlichen Konflikten; by Nicole Conrad, in Zeitschrift für Konfliktmanagement, 2013.
  • Einstweiliger Rechtsschutz in energierechtlichen Schiedsverfahren; by Nicole Conrad, Peter Gussone, in Zeitschrift für das gesamte Recht der Energiewirtschaft, 2013, S. 304 ff.
  • Die Bekämpfung der Marken- und Produktpiraterie in China; by Nicole Conrad (Hrsg.), Hamburg, 2011.
  • China Business für den Mittelstand Band II; by Nicole Conrad (Hrsg.), Melsungen, 2010.
  • China Business für den Mittelstand Band I; by Nicole Conrad, Melsungen, 2009.
  • 100 Rechtsbegriffe für Unternehmer; by Nicole Conrad, Wiesbaden, 2009.
  • Schiedsverfahren in China; Update; by Nicole Conrad, FH Mainz, 2009, S. 28 ff.
  • Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit zur Beilegung von Rechtsstreitigkeiten in China; by Nicole Conrad, in DASV Mittelstandsdepesche 05/2007, 2007.
  • Die Umsetzung der Binnenmarktrichtlinie Erdgas 98/30/EG in deutsches Recht (Diss.); by Nicole Conrad, Hamburg, 2003.

Dr iur. Gabriele Hofmann-Schmid

Attorney at Law, Partner

P  +41 61 555 13 20
M +41 79 372 39 21
gabriele.hofmann@atag-law.ch

Dr. iur. Gabriele Hofmann-Schmid

Thanks to her many years of experiences as the General Secretary and General Counsel of Crossair Ltd as well as Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd, Gabriele Hofmann-Schmid is deeply familiar with the demands and needs of our corporate clients. She knows their business environment and thinks ahead with them. Her consultation is always pragmatic, solution-oriented and direct. Our clients hold her in high regard as a trustworthy and reliable business partner. Gabriele Hofmann-Schmid is also familiar with political dossiers and supports our clients with consulting services with respect to goal-oriented, targeted lobbying-activities.

Areas of Expertise

  • General Business and Contract Law
  • Labour Law
  • Banks and Financial Markets
  • Authorities
  • Corporate Governance/Compliance
  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Conflict Management and Mediation
  • Private Clients

Languages

  • German (native speaker)
  • English (business fluent)
  • French (business fluent)

Education

  • Law license, Basel-City, Switzerland, 1996
  • University of Basel (Law Faculty, Dissertation in International Air Traffic Law, Dr. iur., 1992)
  • University of Basel (Law Faculty, lic. iur., 1988)

Professional Career

  • Attorney and Partner ATAG Attorneys Ltd (since 2016)
  • Attorney, ATAG Private Client Services Ltd (today ATAG Private & Corporate Services Ltd) (since 2010)
  • Education as a coach (2008-2009)
  • Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd (2001–2007)
  • General Secretary and General Counsel, Crossair Ltd, Vice President (1994–2000)
  • Law internship, business law office Böckli & Thomann (1992–1993)
  • Academic Consultant in Legal Services for the Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation (1988–1991)

Memberships

  • Bar Association of both Cantons of Basel
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • ASDA – SVLR, Swiss Association for Air and Space Law
  • Chamber of Commerce for both Cantons of Basel
  • swissVR
  • VR-Finder

Publications

Lic. iur. Cédric-Olivier Jenoure

Attorney at Law, Swiss Certified Tax Expert, Partner

P  +41 61 555 13 30
M +41 79 798 15 39
cedric.jenoure@atag-law.ch

Lic. iur. Cédric-Olivier Jenoure

As an attorney and licensed tax expert, Cédric-Olivier Jenoure is deeply familiar with the commercial and legal contexts and can therefore offer clients efficient and individualised solutions in a timely fashion. He provides consulting services for domestic and foreign corporate groups and business owners as well as private individuals who are facing national and international tax questions, such as in the area of re-structuring, succession planning as well as in the field of pension law. Additionally, Cédric-Olivier Jenoure has a broad range of experience in criminal tax law. Foreign investors who invest in Switzerland directly or who want to settle down here are also among his customers. 
Thanks to many years of work in banks, he has well-grounded knowledge of the financial world and contacts in finance. Along with his work as a consultant, Cédric-Olivier Jenoure gives lectures at various economics schools.

Areas of Expertise

  • Tax Law
  • General Business and Contract Law
  • Banks and Financial Market
  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Private Clients
  • Immigration and Relocation
  • Authorities
  • Construction and Real Estate Law
  • Corporate Governance/Compliance
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Family and Inheritance Law

Languages

  • French (native speaker)
  • German (native speaker)
  • English (business fluent)
  • Italian (good skills)

Education

  • Licensed tax expert, Switzerland, 2010
  • Law license Basel-City, Switzerland, 2006
  • University of Basel (Law Faculty, lic. iur., 2000)

Professional Career

  • Attorney, licensed tax expert and Partner with ATAG Attorneys Ltd (since 2016)
  • Attorney and licensed tax expert, Manager Tax Department ATAG Private & Corporate Services Ltd (2012-2016)
  • Attorney and licensed tax expert, Corporate Law Firm VISCHER Ltd, Basel (2008-2012)
  • Legal Counsel, Bank CIAL (now Bank CIC (Switzerland) Ltd) (2007)
  • Equity Manager, Syngenta (2004-2007)
  • Tax consultant, corporate taxes, Crédit Suisse Ltd (2001-2003)
  • Tax consultant, corporate tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers (2000-2001)

Memberships

  • Bar association of both Cantons of Basel
  • Basel Lawyers Association
  • Pro Iure
  • EXPERTSuisse
  • GEO – Global Equity Organisation

Publications

  • Automatischer Informationsaustausch - Gemeinsamer Meldestandard?; by Dr Gabriele Hofmann-Schmid, Cédric-Olivier Jenoure, in Private Magazin, December 2017
  • Die Besteuerung von Mitarbeiteroptionen; by Nadia Tarolli Schmidt, Cédric-Olivier Jenoure, in Finanz und Wirtschaft, 16. Februar 2012
  • Einführung Teil Steuern; by Hubertus Ludwig, Cédric-Olivier Jenoure; in Züricher Kommentar zum Fusionsgesetz (2. Auflage), Januar 2012
  • Erbschaftssteuerreform: Wenn handeln, dann rasch und richtig; by Nadia Tarolli Schmidt, Cédric-Olivier Jenoure; in Tribune, April 2011
  • Steuerberatung für Liegenschaftsunterhalt: Abschaffung der Dumont-Praxis; by Cédric-Olivier Jenoure; in Basler Zeitung, Februar 2010
  • Taxe sur la valeur ajoutée en Suisse : Nouveautés ; by Cédric-Olivier Jenoure, Guido Müller; in Aspects, Dezember 2009
  • Mitarbeiterbeteiligungen: Wann werden diese momentan besteuert?; by Cédric-Olivier Jenoure; Basler Zeitung, Februar 2009

Lic. iur. Patricia Roberty

Attorney at Law, Partner

P  +41 61 555 13 40
M +41 78 602 64 20
patricia.roberty@atag-law.ch

Lic. iur. Patricia Roberty

Thanks to her well-founded experience in conducting cases in the fields of commercial, business and civil law in ordinary courts and courts of arbitration, at cantonal, federal and international levels, Patricia Roberty has a solid overview and comprehensive know-how for the optimal contract formulation. This experience combined with her holistic and pragmatic ways of thinking and approaching her work, she is able both to draft contracts from the start so that it is largely possible to avoid disputes and to create the preconditions for our clients to have the best possible position in any possible trial. Her excellent language skills enable her to advise our international clientele at most in their respective native languages. An additional key area of Patricia Roberty’s work is consulting and representing participants in the art market.

Areas of Expertise

  • General Business and Contract Law
  • Labour Law
  • Art & Entertainment Law
  • Family and Inheritance Law
  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Immigration and Relocation
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Conflict Management and Mediation
  • Private Clients
  • Litigation and Arbitration

Languages

  • German (native speaker)
  • French (business fluent)
  • English (business fluent)
  • Italian (native speaker)
  • Spanish (native speaker)

Education

  • Law licence Canton of Basel-Land, Switzerland, 2007
  • University of Basel (Law Faculty, lic. iur., 2004)
  • University of Geneva (Law Faculty, Certificat de Droit Transnational, 2003)

Professional Career

  • Attorney and Partner ATAG Attorneys Ltd (since 2016)
  • Attorney, ATAG Private & Corporate Services Ltd (2013-2016)
  • Attorney and Partner, Attorneys office Schürmann Eisner & Partner, Basel (2012)
  • Attorney, Novartis International Ltd, Litigation Department, Basel, Secondment for VISCHER Ltd (2011)
  • Attorney in the Litigation Team for the Law Office of VISCHER Ltd, Basel (2008-2012)
  • Court Recorder at the District Court of Liestal (2008)
  • Legal Assistant in various attorneys offices in Basel and Binningen (2004-2008)

Memberships

  • Bar Association of both Cantons of Basel
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Basel Lawyers’ Association
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

Lic. iur. Sascha Wohlgemuth

Attorney at Law, Swiss Certified Tax Expert, Partner

P  +41 61 555 13 50
M +41 79 228 91 82
sascha.wohlgemuth@atag-law.ch

Lic. iur. Sascha Wohlgemuth

Sascha Wohlgemuth mainly provides consulting services for domestic and foreign corporate groups, business owners and private persons in national and international tax-related questions, namely in the areas of restructuring, succession planning and establishing firms. 
Additionally, he has a broad range of experience in the field of self-disclosures. Sascha Wohlgemuth provides consulting and support for corporations and private persons in questions of tax law and civil law in connection with real estate in Spain and also works with direct investments in Switzerland from Spain and Latin America. 
His exceptional ability to identify problems, his focus on the essentials as well as his holistic, solution-oriented way of thinking enables him to provide customised solutions if necessery. Along with his work as an attorney and tax expert, he is also an instructor for beginning trustees with a Fed. Certificate in the field of taxes.

Areas of Expertise

  • Tax Law
  • General Business and Contract Law
  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Private Clients
  • Immigration and Relocation
  • Authorities
  • Construction and Real Estate Law
  • Corporate Governance/Compliance
  • Insolvency and Restructuring

Languages

  • German (native speaker)
  • Spanish (native speaker)
  • English (business fluent)
  • French (business fluent)

Education

  • Licensed Tax Expert, Switzerland, 2013
  • Law License Basel-City, Switzerland, 2008
  • University of Basel (Law Faculty, lic.iur., 2005)
  • Project Residency at Georgetown University Washington, D.C., 2002

Professional Career

  • Attorney, licensed tax expert and partner ATAG Attorneys Ltd (since 2016)
  • Attorney and licensed tax expert, Ludwig + Partner Ltd (2011- 2016)
  • Lecturer for tax law, EXPERTSuisse (since 2015)
  • Attorney and tax consultant VISCHER Ltd (2009–2010)
  • Legal Assistant, VISCHER Ltd (2008)
  • Traineeship, VISCHER Ltd (2007)
  • Legal Trainee, Novartis Ltd (2006)
  • Traineeship, Criminal Court of Basel-City (2005–2006)

Memberships

  • Bar Association of both Cantons of Basel
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • EXPERTSuisse
  • IFA, International Fiscal Association
  • Pro Iure
  • Latcam, Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland

Publications

  • Die Besteuerung von Mieterträgen aus spanischen Immobilien schweizerischer Eigentümer; by José Blasi, Sascha Wohlgemuth, in Private Magazin, 2017
  • Die ESTV als Wegbereiter für ein Nach- und Strafsteuerverfahren; by Sascha Wohlgemuth, Jacqueline Saladin; in Der Schweizer Treuhänder, 2015
  • Reforma fiscal en Suiza; by Sascha Wohlgemuth, José Blasi, in the Spanish financial newspaper « Expansión », 2015
  • Neuigkeiten für Eigentümer von Liegenschaften in Spanien; by Sascha Wohlgemuth, in Basler Zeitung, 2015
  • Bedeutende steuerliche Änderungen für Veräusserungen von Liegenschaften in Spanien ab 2015; by José Blasi, Sascha Wohlgemuth; in Private, 2014
  • Die Erbschaftsteuer und deren Verjährung in Spanien; by José Blasi, Sascha Wohlgemuth; in Private, 2013
  • Die steuerliche Situation beim Immobilienkauf in Spanien; by Sascha Wohlgemuth; in Basler Zeitung, 2013
  • Nachfolgeplanung für Liegenschaften in Spanien; by Sascha Wohlgemuth; in Basler Zeitung, 2011
  • Nachfolgeplanung für Liegenschaften in Spanien; by José Blasi, Sascha Wohlgemuth; in Private, 2011
  • Schulderlasse können steuerlich teuer sein; by Sascha Wohlgemuth; in Basler Zeitung, 2010
  • Vereinfachte Nachbesteuerung in Erbfällen und straflose Selbstanzeige; by Sascha Wohlgemuth; in Basler Zeitung, 2009

Lic. iur. Alfredo Dellagiacoma

Associate

P  +41 61 555 13 60
M +41 76 427 85 13
alfredo.dellagiacoma@atag-law.ch

Alfredo Dellagiacoma

Alfredo Dellagiacoma worked as an attorney in a commercial and financial law firm in Zurich after his studies. Then he worked as a court stenographer at the Zurich district court and as an attorney at ATAG Private & Corporate Services Ltd. He is currently in training to become a Swiss certified tax expert. Alfredo Dellagiacoma consults primarily private persons in terms of tax issues and general legal issues as well as companies in the area of corporate law. In addition to his work at ATAG Advokaten Ltd, he also works as an instructor in adult education mainly in the area of civil law, debt and debt enforcement.

Areas of Expertise

  • Tax Law
  • General Economic and Contract Law
  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Private Clients
  • Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law
  • Labour Law
  • Social Security Law

Languages

  • German (native speaker)
  • French (business fluent)
  • English (business fluent)

Education

  • University of Fribourg (Law Faculty, lic.iur., 2006)

Professional Career

  • Associate, ATAG Attorneys Ltd (since 2016)
  • Associate, ATAG Private & Corporate Ltd (2014-2016)
  • Instructor in debt collection and bankruptcy law / Contractual law, KS Kaderschulen St. Gallen – Zurich – Basel  (since 2010)
  • Law clerk, Zurich District Court (2008-2014)
  • Paralegal, Altenburger LTD legal + tax (2006-2007)

Dr iur. Alain Villard, EMBA Taxation

Associate

P  +41 61 555 13 70
M +41 78 843 78 52
alain.villard@atag-law.ch

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With the advantage of a long lasting experience as a business tax advisor, Alain Villard has an excellent knowledge of complex business structures and knows the specific questions arising from them. Always being in a position to provide adequate solutions for his clients and also ensuring maximal transparency in this matter, his main areas of practice are VAT law, withholding tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax law. He also advises numerous private clients, in particular in terms of corporate and tax law. Besides his actual job at ATAG Attorneys Ltd, he also co-writes and publishes a commentary on the cantonal tax law of Basle city such as articles for WEKA Business Media Ltd’s SteuerPraxis and practices as an expert for the Certified Tax Expert Swiss Federal Diploma.

Areas of Expertise

  • VAT law
  • Corporate tax law
  • Procedural tax law
  • International tax law
  • Anticipatory tax law and stamp duty
  • Capital gains tax law
  • Income tax law
  • Business and contract law
  • Corporate and trade law
  • Advisor to private clients

Languages

  • German (native speaker)
  • French (native speaker)
  • English (business fluent)
  • Italian (good skills)

Education

  • Executive Master of Business Administration FH (EMBA FH Taxation, 2017)
  • Field of study CAS at the Swiss Tax Academy (SIST), University of Applied Sciences Kalaidos, (CAS Taxation, 2014)
  • University of Zurich, Dissertation in «M&A and Insurance Law», (PhD, 2012; distinction from the SDRCA)
  • University of Basel and University of Freiburg i. Br. (D), (Law Faculty; lic. iur., 2006)

Professional Career

  • Associate, ATAG Attorneys Ltd (since 2018)
  • Tax Advisor, Coop Group (2012–2018)
  • Scientific Assistant of Prof. Dr. iur. P. Grolimund and Legal Officer at Kellerhals Attorneys (2010–2012)
  • Financial Advisor and Wealth Manager at Dr. Hanspeter Roth Ltd (2010)
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Corporate Law CL (2008-2010)
  • Internship at Wehrli Partner Attorneys-at-Law (2008)
  • Internship at the criminal prosecution authority of the canton of Basel-Land in Liestal (2007)
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Corporate Law (2007)

Auxiliary Activities

  • Expert for the Certified Tax Expert Swiss federal diploma (since 2014)
  • Co-editor and Tax Advisor for WEKA Business Media Ltd’s SteuerPraxis www.weka.ch (since 2013)
  • Legal officer for the Trade-Union of Basel-Land (2008–2015)

Publications

essays and major works

 
  • Co-editor and author of the first release of a practical commentary to the tax law of Basel-City, (Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, Basel, 2018)
  • Gutschein-Gewinnspiele: Besteuerung von lotterieähnlichen Veranstaltungen, (zsis) 2014, Monatsflash Nr. 2)
  • Commentation of the articles 36–45, 46a, 47a, 55–58, 74, 97–99 VVG VVG-Kommentar Nachführungsband (Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, Basel, 2012)
  • Versicherungs-Wrapper in der Schweiz: in Festschrift Schwander 2011, Innovatives Recht, 427–438 (Zürich, 2011)
 

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