Justin Brodard


Rue du Grand-Chêne 8
Case Postale 5463
CH-1002 Lausanne

T. +41 (0)21 348 11 88
F. +41 (0)21 348 11 89



Certified Tax Expert (2016)
Bar Exam (2012)
Master of Law (2009)

Professional experience

Partner, Bonnard Lawson, Lausanne (since July 2018)
Senior Associate, Lenz & Staehelin, Lausanne/Geneva (2016 – 2018)
Tax Manager, Ernst & Young, Geneva (2012 – 2016)
Trainee Lawyer, Etude de Weck, Gendre, Kaelin, Meuwly & Meyer, Fribourg (2009 – 2011)


French, German, English

Practice areas

Justin Brodard is a Lawyer and Certified Tax Expert. He specialises in Swiss and international taxation as well as corporate and commercial law.

Justin Brodard assists his clients with regard to tax planning, relations with the tax authorities (negotiation of tax rulings, tax procedures and litigations) as well as tax compliance.

Justin Brodard’s practice focuses on corporate (incl. group and start-up companies) tax:

  • Constitution of businesses and companies;
  • Group restructuring, M&A;
  • Financing and capital structure;
  • Intra-group relations;
  • Employee stock option and share purchase schemes (tax treatment of executives);
  • Reorganisation measure and liquidation process;
  • Assistance in the context of tax audit and due diligence procedures.

He also advises individuals, business owners and entrepreneurs, shareholders and investors in relation with real estate taxation and with regards to their tax planning, in particular on the following domains:

  • Real estate transactions (purchase and sale);
  • Real estate special purchase vehicles (real estate companies, investment funds);
  • Relocation;
  • Marriage, divorce, inheritance;
  • Taxation of savings (financial instruments, life insurance, special purchase vehicles);
  • Taxation of self-employed entrepreneurs;
  • Taxation of agricultural lands;
  • Lump-sum taxation;
  • Trusts and foundations;
  • Donation and charitable activities.

Justin Brodard was born in the canton of Fribourg. He obtained a Master in Law from the University of Fribourg (bilingual education) and chaired the “Trainee Lawyer Association” of that canton. He was admitted to the Swiss bar in 2012 and became a Certified Tax Expert in 2016. After gathering many years of experiences in consulting and law firms of international repute, he joined Bonnard Lawson as a Partner on July 2018.

Justin Brodard is member of the boards of directors of various small- and medium- sized companies. He is also a member of various professional associations in the domains of law and taxes.


Vaud Bar Association (OAV)
Swiss Bar Association (FSA)
Swiss Association of Certified Tax Experts (ASEFID)
Western Switzerland Association of Certified Tax Experts (OREF)
International Fiscal Association (IFA)

Publications (Selection)

Brodard J., Panorama de la fiscalité immobilière dans le canton de Fribourg, in RFJ 2017, p. 119ss.
Brodard J./ Duvoisin E., Swiss Supreme Court confirmed its decision on currency translation differences, in EY Tax News, octobre 2015 (y compris traduction en allemand)

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