Dusan Knezevic

MLaw

Education

Zurich University, School of Law (MLaw, 2017)

Professional Experience

Tax consultant (2016); Trainee (2017-2019) and since 2019 junior associate at Holenstein Brusa

Languages

German, French, English, Italian, Serbian

Preferred Areas of Practice

We have extensive experience in advising and representing companies and their executive officers and directors in both national and complex international restructuring and insolvency cases:
  • representation of creditors or debtors in restructuring and insolvency cases
  • representation of creditors in creditors’ committees
  • representation of creditors or debtors in enforcement, attachment, garnishment or seizer proceedings
  • representation of creditors, debtors or insolvency estates in litigation proceedings (see also Litigation and Arbitration)
  • running insolvency proceedings as commissioner (Sachwalter), extra-ordinary trustee in bankruptcy (ausseramtliche Konkursverwaltung) or liquidator
  • advising and supporting foreign bankruptcy trustees to attract and include assets located in Switzerland within the foreign bankruptcy estate
  • provision of legal or expert opinions on matters of Swiss insolvency law
We advise our clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law and - if requested - also represent our clients before courts in all related issues and disputes. Our proven real estate specialists offer legal advisory services to private and corporate clients on real estate projects as well as tenancy law related issues.In particular, we offer the following services:
  • incorporation of companies, corporations and establishment of branches
  • company reorganisations and restructurings
  • drawing up customised shareholder agreements and transfer Agreements
  • establishment of company structures incl. by-laws and other internal regulations and directives, such as rules on management transactions, insider trading, data protection, anti-corruption etc.
  • governance and compliance matters
  • providing advice and support in organising shareholders' general meetings of listed and private companies: invitation, script, coordination of shareholders‘ ledger, keeping of the minutes, independent shareholders’ representative
  • duties and liabilities of board members and Management
  • agreements with regard to board members and senior Managers
  • succession planning and inheritance law
  • providing legal support for start start-ups
  • mergers & acquisitions, incl. due diligence
  • due diligence process (including zoning and real estate register law issues)
  • contracts on real estate transactions
  • drafting of property by floor regulations
  • contracts of work and Services
  • enforcement of warranty claims / protection against warranty Claims
  • tenancy law disputes
We advise our private and corporate clients on all aspects of taxation. In particular, we offer support for the following matters:
  • general tax advice and planning for private and corporate Clients
  • providing advice and support in taking up Swiss residency for the first time
  • advice on taking up self-employment
  • tax advice with regard to real estate matters, in particular capital gains tax on real estate
  • reorganisation and restructuring of companies and obtaining tax rulings
  • succession planning of companies and review of the company structures
  • representation in tax proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and courts, incl. supplementary tax proceedings and penal proceedings

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