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Cycle de conférences sur la philanthropie

philanthropy and taxation
Comparative perspectives, cross border issues and recommendations for Switzerland

Under the chairmanship of Professor Xavier Oberson, an international panel of specialists will discuss the tax aspects relevant to philanthropy with the aim to identify best practices and develop recommendations to enhance the fiscal framework for philanthropy in Geneva and Switzerland.



Victoria Bjorklund, Of Counsel, Simpson Thacher and Bartlett LLP
James Carleton, Partner, Farrer and Co
Isabelle Combes, Legal Director, Fondation de France
Benoît Merkt, Partner, Lenz and Staehelin
Xavier Oberson, Professor at the University of Geneva and Partner, Oberson Avocats



Session 1
Comparative analysis and issues regarding the status of philanthropic entities, donors and beneficiaries

Session 2
Practical cases and recommendations for transnational giving


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#1 Philanthropy and Taxation

Comparative perspectives, cross border issues and recommendations for Switzerland
Moderated by Professor Xavier Oberson | 2 October, 2014

#2 Philanthropy and Art Law

Art donations to museums
Moderated by Professor Marc-André Renold | 29 January, 2015

#3 Philanthropy and Intellectual Property

Access to drugs for developing countries
Moderated by Professor Jacques de Werra | 13 March, 2015

#4 Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsability

Utopia, duty or opportunity?
Moderated by Professor Henry Peter | 28 May, 2015

25 septembre 2014