Aliasghar Kanani is a tax partner with LEAX. His favorite field of activity is Swiss and International corporate tax law, which covers varied topics, such as international tax planning for multinationals and SMEs, group and financial restructurings. He also advises high net worth individuals on Swiss and international tax planning aspects, as well as non-profit organizations. Following his graduation in Swiss Law, he obtained a Master of Advanced Studies in business law (MBL). In order to complete this Master degree, he wrote a thesis on “Merger and its tax treatment”. He completed an LL.M. in International Taxation, during which he specialized in Swiss and International Business taxation and wrote a thesis on “IP restructurings”. Aliasghar Kanani teaches corporate taxation at the High School Arc, Bachelor in Business Law, member of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), as well as at the CAS in taxation of SMEs at the University of Neuchâtel, Law Faculty In addition, he is a regular speaker at the University of Lausanne, for WEKA Business Media AG and various organizations of which he is an active member. He is also the author of various publications on tax law, in particular in specialized magazines such as Tax News International (TNI) in the USA and for various professional associations. He has been an active member of the Tax Law Commission of the Association International of Youngs Lawyers (AIJA,, for which he has been the annual national reporter since 2009. He received the Past President Award for his 2009 national report on "Thin capitalization regulations and similar tax limitations on leveraged buy-outs". Finally, he is a member of the International Tax Specialist Group (, the International Business Structuring Association ( and the Private Client Dining Club (, as well as the Geneva Bar Association ( and the International Bar Association ( Aliasghar Kanani is fluent in French, English, Hindi/Urdu and Gujarati.



2011 University of Neuchâtel
LL.M. in International Business Taxation
Swiss Bar Admission
2002 University of Geneva
MAS in Business Law (MBL)
2000 University of Neuchâtel
Lic. iur.


2010/2022 - Geneva Bonnard Lawson, Tax partner since 2016
2007/2010 - Geneva Altenburger Ltd legal + tax, tax associate
2007 - London Juma Law Practice, foreign lawyer
2005/2006 - Geneva Baker & McKenzie, tax associate
2003/2004 - La Chaux-de-Fonds BGS, internship
2001/2003 - Geneva Arthur Andersen SA (Ernst & Young since 2002), Legal and Tax adviser
2000 - London Regan & Co / trainee


Why Switzerland? The country’s stability and attractiveness, including during a global crisis period Switzerland has always been one of the privileged destinations for redomiciliation of natural persons and legal entities.

- 11 juin 2020

COVID-19: Swiss tax and legal measures and cross-border teleworking. Update on the current situation

- 11 juin 2020

COVID-19 – Switzerland - Tax and Legal measures and cross-border teleworking. Update on the current situation.

- 27 mars 2020

Switzerland and Geneva accept the 2020 Corporate Tax Reforms by a large majority!

- 21 mai 2019