Deloitte is Swiss Tax Firm of the Year and Swiss Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year for the 8th time - Tax and Legal blog


The International Tax Review in 2020 awarded Deloitte with the titles Swiss Tax Firm of the Year for the 8th time in a row and Swiss Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year for the 8th time in nine years.

Deloitte Switzerland showed again the greatest strength and depth of any Swiss tax practice and was recognised in the European Tax Awards competition organised by the International Tax Review.  

“We are very excited and it is a great success that we have once again, for the eighth time in a row, been named best tax practice in Switzerland. We take this as a testimony of the value we bring to our clients - it takes years of continuous excellent client service to get there”, said Jackie Hess, Managing Partner Tax & Legal at Deloitte Switzerland.

“With our solutions, we help our clients to meet the complex challenges of a rapidly changing tax and economic landscape, to avoid unnecessary costs and reputational damage and to remain competitive. Wherever tax changes require an adjustment to business structures and models - Deloitte, as an integrated global service provider - can not only provide tax advice, but also offer strategic, operational, technological as well as legal consulting services from a single source, and can in this way help to make such projects successful.”

Deloitte is one of the leading professional services firms globally and offers clients a comprehensive spectrum of integrated tax advisory services. The Swiss Tax & Legal team is comprised of approx. 320 people, which work closely together with our well-established global network of member firms. The international and national tax environment has never been as complex and, in particular, as dynamic as it is today. Transparency requirements are increasingly comprehensive, and non-compliance with international tax regulation can lead to high costs and reputational damage.

The International Tax Review is the publisher  of prestigious tax and law materials recognised by industry experts. Not only does it present the most important tax news from around the world but also publishes analyses on income and indirect taxes, transfer pricing, disputes and international taxes.


Key contacts


Jackie Hess - Managing Partner, Tax & Legal

Jackie is the Managing Partner for Tax & Legal and a member of the Deloitte Switzerland Executive team. She has more than 20 years of experience serving some of Deloitte’s largest multinational clients. Her areas of focus include business model optimisation in the BEPS era, Swiss ruling and tax holiday negotiations, tax controversy, and audit defense. In addition, she has extensive experience in cross-border tax planning including substance reviews, IP structuring, and finance planning. Jackie’s industry focus is life sciences where she advises predominately US-listed companies in the biotech and medtech space that have their European headquarters in Switzerland.


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Reto Gerber - Lead Partner, Busniess Tax 

Reto is the Lead Partner for Business Tax at Deloitte Switzerland. He is a Swiss Certified Tax expert with more than 24 years of experience. Reto is one of the leading M&A tax specialists in Switzerland and particulary savvy in cross-border and domestic corporate restructuring. Reto is the lead tax advisor of a number of Swiss based quoted companies and advises Swiss and foreign based private equity houses. Reto holds a master's degree in law from the University of Berne


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Jacques Kistler - Partner, International Tax

Jacques is the Lead Partner for Corporate Tax in the French Speaking part of Switzerland, covering international tax and M&A. He has been an international corporate tax specialist for over 23 years.


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Salim Damji - Partner, Transfer Pricing

Salim Damji joined Deloitte Switzerland as a Transfer Pricing and BMO Partner in our Zurich office from another Big Four firm in Switzerland. Salim has been a Big Four firm’s partner for approximately 14 years. He primarily works with Swiss groups to assist them in developing transfer pricing models which are globally sustainable, Advance Pricing Agreements, Mutual Agreement Processes, and Business Restructuring issues. Salim, who works extensively in the field of Intellectual Property, started his career in the UK, before moving to Switzerland in 2005 and worked in the UK, USA, and Switzerland. He holds degrees from Oxford University and Southampton University. .



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