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Luncheon: Swiss Corporate Tax Reform in Cooperation with PwC Switzerland and SCCC

June 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham Beijing,

In May 2019, Swiss population has voted in favour of a revised federal corporate tax law. The changes will take effect as of January 1, 2020 and have a wide range of impacts on companies that have a taxable presence in Switzerland.

The revision of the federal corporate tax law does imply that cantonal tax laws have to be adopted in 2019 as well. In general, companies with a taxable presence in Switzerland will benefit from lower local corporate tax rates.

The revised law does ensure that Switzerland provides an OECD compliant, sustainable and attractive tax landscape. Chinese companies that have operations outside of P.R. China will find Switzerland an attractive tax location for their global and regional headquarters.

The new tax regimes offered by the revised Swiss corporate tax law can be used by Swiss organisations and organisations interested in Swiss based operations going forward to adopt and optimize their tax strategies. In setting up structures to make best use of the opportunities offered by the new corporate tax law will increase their profitability and support investments in the future.

The role of Switzerland as an important location for companies active in the European and Chinese markets is evidenced by “One Belt, One Road” Memorandum of Understanding” signed by Switzerland and China. Switzerland becomes the third European country after Italy and Luxembourg to join the “Belt and Road” Initiative.

Stefan Schmid, Partner PWC Switzerland and Felix Sutter, President Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce will present and discuss with you the new corporate tax law at the occasion of a SwissCham luncheon on June 25th 2019 at Hotel Éclat Beijing.

We cordially invite you to this event to discuss relevant Swiss-European-Chinese strategies in the current global environment.

Summary of Benefits in attending the event

  • What benefits does the Swiss corporate tax reform bring for Chinese investors?
  • What can Switzerland as investment location offer to make your European business strategy even more successful?
  • Which implications does the tax reform have for a Swiss company that operates in China?
  • What are the PricewaterhouseCoopers Switzerland’s service offerings?

With best regards,

Your SwissCham Team

In cooperation with:

                


SPEAKERS

Stefan Schmid

Partner, Tax and Legal Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Stefan is the Swiss lead tax partner for various internationally operating groups, with:
-Over 20 years of professional experience in setting up international structures for multinational groups with an emphasis on implementing tax aligned business models (value chain transformation)
-Location planning for inbound clients (Location comparison studies)
-Assisting multinational groups in implementing and maintaining intellectual property structures
-Assisting foreign based multinationals structuring their European and global investments with a focus on future profit repatriation
-Assisting multinational groups in claiming tax incentives and other benefits offered by the economic development programs of Switzerland
-Assisted various US and Asian based clients to set up their European business structure

Felix Sutter 

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Switzerland/President of the SCCC

Felix Sutter serves as the President of the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) since 2015, he was instrumental in repositioning SCCC and restructuring its Board to address todays and the chamber’s future needs.

Felix Sutter has been a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland for more than 19 years. First started his corporate career in 1981 with insurance companies, Felix moved to PwC in 1995 and has been with the firm until June 30, 2018. In addition to his decades of service of clients globally, Felix had also taken up overseas secondments as a Partner for PwC spending 5 years in Beijing and 2 years in Singapore. During this period Felix had the opportunity to work with domestic and international clients from the fastest growing economies. This has given him the in-depth understanding of some of the most prominent emerging markets in Asia such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and most of all, China.

Felix will continue to be engaged by PwC as a Business Consultant to support Asia Business Group activities similar to his earlier activities at PwC.

Felix has been nominated in November 2017 as one of only three “Visiting Leaders” at the China European International Business School (CEIBS) Shanghai Campus. He participates as of 2019 in lecturing an elective on the topic “Consulting skills” for MBA and EMBA students at CEIBS.

He has joined SUCCEED AG as a CEO as of January 1, 2019 and will be active in consulting activities as well as being a x-culture mentor for business executives that are active in Asian and European Markets.

In February 2019 Felix has been asked to join China Construction Bank Trust’s “Global Family Wealth Strategy Advisory Committee”.

AGENDA

11:45 – 12:05 Registration & Networking
12:10 – 12:15 Welcome by SwissCham
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:20 Dessert & Presentation by Stefan Schmid, PWC Switzerland
Topic: Swiss corporate tax reform, a future proof tax system -what has changed?
Benefits of a Swiss setup
13:20 – 13:30 Presentation by Felix Sutter, SCCC
Topic: Implications for Chinese Companies active in European countries
13:30 – 13:45 Q&A
13:45 – onwards Networking

MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
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尊敬的中国瑞士商会北京会员及朋友,

2019年5月,瑞士全民投票赞成修订的联邦公司税法。税法内的变更将于2020年1月1日生效,并对在瑞士有应税的公司产生广泛影响。

联邦公司税法的修订意味着州税法也将在2019年和谐采用 。一般而言,在瑞士应税的公司将受益于较低的当地公司税率。

修订后的法律确保瑞士提供经合组织合规,可持续和有吸引力的税收格局。在中国境外经营业务的中国公司将发现把瑞士做为其全球和地区总部的税务地点及其具有吸引力。

瑞士企业税法提供的新税收制度可供瑞士组织和对瑞士业务感兴趣的组织使用,以便采用和优化其今后的税收战略。在建立公司结构以充分利用新公司税法提供的机会时,将提高其盈利能力并支持未来的投资。

瑞士和中国签署的“一带一路”谅解备忘录证明了瑞士作为活跃于欧洲和中国市场的公司的重要地位。瑞士是即意大利和卢森堡之后加入“一带一路”倡议的第三个欧洲国家。

瑞士普华永道的合伙人 Stefan Schmid和瑞士中国商会会长Felix Sutter将于2019年6月25日在北京怡亨酒店举行的瑞士商会午餐会上与您讨论新的公司税法。

我们诚挚地邀请您参加此次活动,讨论当前全球环境中的相关瑞欧 – 中国战略。

活动的亮点总结:

  • 瑞士企业税改将为中国投资者带来了哪些好处?
  • 瑞士作为投资地点如何可以使您的欧洲商业战略更加成功?
  • 税制改革对在中国运营的瑞士公司有何影响?
  • 普华永道瑞士的服务项目有那些?

致以诚挚的问候!
中国瑞士商会团队

合作方:

            


演讲嘉宾

Stefan Schmid

瑞士苏黎世普华永道合伙人,税务及法务Stefan担任众多跨国集团的瑞士主要税务合作伙伴,拥有:
– 为跨国集团建立国际架构等方面拥有20多年的专业经验,重点实施税收协调商业模式(价值链转型)
– 入境客户的落户规划(位置比较研究)
– 协助跨国集团实施和维护知识产权结构
– 协助外国跨国公司构建其欧洲和全球投资,特别是未来的利润汇回
– 协助跨国集团申请瑞士经济发展计划提供的税收优惠和其他福利
– 协助美国和亚洲客户建立其欧洲业务结构

Felix Sutter

Felix Sutter自2015年起担任瑞中协会(SCCC)主席。在瑞士普华永道(PwC)担任合伙人超过19年至2018年6月30日。

除了为全球客户服务数十年之外,Felix还作为合伙人在普华永道北京工作5年,在新加坡工作2年。在此期间,Felix有机会与发展最快的经济体的国内、国际客户合作。这使他对亚洲一些最知名的新兴市场如新加坡,马来西亚,印度尼西亚特别是中国有深入了解。

他将继续被普华永道聘为商业顾问,以支持亚洲商业集团的活动。

2017年11月被提名为中欧国际商学院(CEIBS)上海校区仅有的三位“访问学者”之一。他还作为客座教授于2019年为中欧国际商学院MBA和EMBA学生就咨询技能进行授课。

他于2019年1月1日加入SUCCEED AG担任首席执行官,并积极参与咨询活动,并为活跃于亚洲和欧洲市场的企业高管提供跨文化指导。

2019年2月,Felix受邀加入中国建设银行信托“全球家庭财富战略咨询委员会”。

活动日程

11:45 – 12:05 注册及社交
12:10 – 12:15 中国瑞士商会致欢迎辞
12:15 – 13:00 午餐
13:00 – 13:20 甜点及瑞士普华永道合伙人Stefan Schmid先生就瑞士企业税改革,税收制度变化及瑞士初创企业的福利发表演讲
13:20 – 13:30 瑞中协会的Felix Sutter主席就活跃在欧洲的中国公司影响发表演讲
13:30 – 13:45 问答环节
13:45 – 社交

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Details

Date:
June 25
Time:
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Venue

Hotel Éclat Beijing George’s Restaurant
Hotel Éclat Beijing, No. 9, DongDaQiao Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing,China
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