Olivier Thevoz

International Tax Attorney


Olivier Thevoz

Founding Partner

Attorney-at-law admitted to the Bar in Canton of Vaud

Foreign legal consultant in Texas

Master’s degree in law, summa cum laude (Lausanne, 2011)

Swiss Certified Fiduciary Expert (2006)

Olivier Thevoz

Overview

Olivier Thevoz is the founding partner of THEVOZ Attorneys Group based in Switzerland and the US. He practices in the field of international tax law and advises international groups.He obtained his Swiss federal diploma as an accountant expert. Then, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Law – magna cum laude –, followed by his Master’s degree in private estate and tax law – summa cum laude – at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) where he was awarded the Ecublens Prize for Outstanding Achievement. He was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2013 and as a foreign legal consultant in Texas in 2017.Olivier Thevoz worked at various law and accounting firms where he gained extensive experience in Swiss and international tax law. With the ambition to establish an international law firm, he founded THEVOZ Attorneys Law firm in Switzerland. Then he expanded the law firm to the United States opening offices in Austin (Texas) and New York.For a number of years, Olivier Thévoz has been serving as Director of several financial companies. He also took part as an expert during the examinations for the certifications of Swiss federal accountant agent (agent fiduciaire) and Swiss federal accountant expert (expert fiduciaire). Olivier Theovz also taught courses at AKAD Banking and Finance and the Swiss Chamber of Certified Accounts and Tax Experts.

Admission

  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland
  • Foreign legal consultant in Texas

Education

  • Master of Law in Private Estate and Tax Law, summa cum laude, The University of Lausanne (2011)
  • Bachelor of Law, magna cum laude, The University of Lausanne (2009)
  • Swiss Certified Accountant (2006)

CURRICULUM VITAE

Olivier Thevoz Resume

Areas of Expertise


Publications


Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker and organizer of the seminar, La Suisse : Championne mondiale de l’innovation et de la compétitivité [Switzerland: World champion of innovation and competitivity], Espace CDPQ, Montreal (Canada), June 11, 2018.
  • Speaker and organizer of the seminar, Effects of the Tax Treaty between the U.S. and Switzerland, Hôtel Métropole Geneva (Switzerland), May 8, 2017.
  • Speaker and organizer of the seminar, La Suisse, une fiscalité attractive ? Quels sont les grands pièges à éviter ? Comment créer sa société en Suisse? [Switzerland, an attractive tax system? What are the big pitfalls to avoid? How to create your company in Switzerland?], the Swiss General Consulate, Montreal (Canada), April 6, 2017.
  • Speaker and organizer of the seminar, Responsabilité pénale des mandataires. Les nouvelles obligations d’annonce pour les actionnaires et associés de sociétés suisses [Criminal liability of agents. The new announcement obligations for shareholders and partners of Swiss companies], Hotel Aquatis, Lausanne (Switzerland), December 2, 2016.
  • Speaker, Impôts sur les successions et donations dans le canton de Vaud [Inheritance and gift taxes in the canton of Vaud], Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne (Switzerland), October 4, 2016.
  • Speaker and co-organizer of the seminar, Le client, votre meilleur ennemi : comment pallier les risques de responsabilité ? [the client, your best enemy: how to mitigate liability risks?], Hôtel Mandarin Oriental Geneva (Switzerland), June 2, 2016 and Hôtel de la Paix, Lausanne (Switzerland), June 3, 2019.
  • Speaker and co-organizer of the seminar, Responsabilité pénale fiscale des mandataires et des administrateurs des sociétés offshore [Criminal tax liability of the professional consultants and the directors of offshore companies], Swissôtel Métropole, Genève (Switzerland), April 27, 2016 and Hôtel de la Paix, Lausanne (Switzerland), April 28, 2016.
  • Speaker and co-organizer of the seminar, Secret bancaire et échange automatique d’information [Banking secrecy and automatic exchange of information], t Hôtel de la Paix, Lausanne (Switzerland), November 10, 2015 and Swisshôtel Métropole, Geneva (Switzerland), November 12, 2015.
  • Speaker, Fiscalité – L’imposition des prestations de retraite [Taxation of pension benefits], Aubonne (Switzerland), October 6, 2015.
  • Speaker and co-organizer of the seminar, Nouveautés dans les relations fiscales franco-suisses [Developments in Franco-Swiss tax relations], Hôtel Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne (Switzerland), October 2, 2014.
  • Speaker and organizer of the seminar, La nouvelle loi fédérale sur la simplification du rappel d’impôt en cas de succession et sur l’introduction de la dénonciation spontanée non punissable ; La nouvelle loi portant modification de la procédure de rappel d’impôt et de la procédure pénale sur la soustraction d’impôt d’imposition directe ; L’évolution de la jurisprudence en matière de soustraction fiscale [The new federal law on the simplification of the additional tax assessments for inheritance and on the introduction of non-punishable spontaneous denunciation; The new law amending the tax assessments procedure and the criminal procedure on the direct tax evasion; The evolution of the jurisprudence on tax evasion], Lausanne (Switzerland), May 13, 2009.
  • Speaker and co-organizer of the seminar, La nouvelle loi sur la réforme de l’imposition des entreprises II et ses implications pratiques [The new law on corporate tax reform II and its practical implications], Casino de Morges, Morges (Switzerland), April 23, 2008.
  • Speaker, Présentation de l’art. 321 code pénal et du nouveau droit de la Sàrl [Presentation of the Article 321 of the criminal law and the new law of the LLC], Centre Patronal, Paudex (Swtizerland), January 18, 2007.
  • Speaker, Le réviseur et ses obligations s’il constate des violations de la loi lors de ses travaux d’audit et les moyens de pressions par la justice sur les réviseurs [The auditor and his duties if he finds violations of the law during his audit work and the ways to pressure justice on the auditors], Refuge de Bussigny, Bussigny (Switzerland), October 4, 2006.
  • Speaker, LFus – nouveautés [Mergers Act- development], Centre de formation du Domaine de Greybin, Molondin (Switzerland), January 18, 2006.

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