Aliasghar Kanani

Partner
Geneva

Rue du Général-Dufour 11
CH-1204 Geneva

T. +41 (0)22 322 25 00
F. +41 (0)22 322 25 15

Nyon

Avenue Alfred Cortot 7F
1260 Nyon
T. +41 22 361 47 71

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Education

LL.M. in International Business Taxation, University of Neuchâtel (2011), www.unine.ch/mas-international-taxation
Admitted to the Swiss Bar (2004)
MAS in Business Law (MBL), University of Geneva (2002)
Lic. iur., University of Neuchâtel (2000)

Languages

French
English
Hindi/Urdu
Gujarati

Professional experience

Altenburger Ltd legal + tax, corporate tax associate (2007-2010)
Juma Law Practice, London, foreign lawyer (2007)
Baker & McKenzie, Geneva, tax associate (2005-2006)
BGS, La Chaux-de-Fonds, trainee (2003-2004)
Arthur Andersen SA (Ernst & Young since 2002), Geneva, Legal and Tax adviser (2001-2003)
Regan & Co, London, trainee (2000)

Aliasghar Kanani is a partner in the Geneva office of Bonnard Lawson.

His favorite field of activity is Swiss and International corporate tax law, which covers varied topics, such as international tax planning for multinationals and SMEs, group and financial restructurings.

Following his graduation in Swiss Law, he obtained a Master of Advanced Studies in business law (MBL). In order to complete this master degree, he wrote a thesis on “Merger and its tax treatment”.

He completed an LL.M. in International Taxation, during which he specialized in Swiss and International Business taxation and wrote a thesis on “IP restructurings”.

He is also author of various publications in tax law, in particular in specialized magazines, such as Tax News International (TNI) in the USA. Moreover, he actively collaborates for the implementation of the International double tax conventions’ database of the Bureau of National Affairs International (BNA, www.bnai.com).

He is an active member of the Tax Law Committee of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA, www.aija.org), for which he annually acts as national reporter since 2009. He obtained the « Past President Award » for his 2009 report on « Thin capitalization regulations and similar tax limitations on leverage buy-outs».

Finally, he is a member of the Swiss Bar Association, Geneva Bar Association, AIJA and International Fiscal Association (IFA).


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