Markus Hertel takes over as Head of Corporate Tax Geneva/Lausanne.
From January 2020, Grant Thornton Switzerland/Liechtenstein will strengthen its tax resources in western Switzerland as Markus Hertel will become the senior partner for business clients in the region and will further expand and develop this service line.
After graduating as a tax expert in 2002, Markus Hertel successfully held a number of management positions in several tax consulting firms, many years of which at a Big4 in western Switzerland. His work focuses on international corporate tax law, reorganisations and M&A transactions.
Mr Hertel is also an active member of various relevant professional associations, e.g. he is a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Swiss Association of Certified Tax Experts (SVDS) and a member of the Ordre Romand des Experts-fiscaux (OREF). His professional background and active involvement in the respective industry associations in western Switzerland make him ideally suited to further develop the corporate tax sector in French-speaking Switzerland on a sustainable basis for Grant Thornton Switzerland/Liechtenstein.
"The arrival of Markus Hertel as a new partner will enable us to provide our international business clients in western Switzerland with local tax services in a more targeted manner. Our existing tax team in Geneva will be further strengthened and substantially supplemented in the area of corporate tax; this reflects our growth strategy," explains Dr Stephan Baumann, Head of the Service Line Tax at Grant Thornton Switzerland/Liechtenstein.