VAT Expertise Sàrl
Swiss VAT Expert to Assist You with all your Swiss Indirect Tax Matters
One Stop Shop for all your Swiss Indirect Tax Needs
VAT Expertise Sàrl is a small firm based in Lausanne, led by subject matter expert, Virginie Favre.
The firm delivers exceptional value to small and medium sized clients, helping with complex VAT advisory and compliance services.
The firm is also able to deliver customized VAT trainings.
Let us know how we can help!
HELP YOU WITH
Advisory Services in VAT, Customs and Excise Duties | VAT Audits Support | Advanced VAT Rulings | Due Diligence (Buy/Sell) | Real Estate VAT I Finance VAT | VAT compliance services | Customized Trainings
MASTER'S DEGREE IN PRIVATE LAW, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, UNITED KINGDOM
2008 - 2009
Part of ERASMUS Programme for one year.
BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN LAW, ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNIVERSITÉ JEAN MOULIN LYON 3, FRANCE
2004 - 2007
Magistère Juriste d’Affaires 1ère année
Licence IUP Spécialiste Juriste d’entreprise, option Juriste d’affaires
Licence de Droit et Sciences Politiques, mention Droit
Virginie Favre |Curriculum Vitae
Background & Expertise
FOUNDING PARTNER OF VAT EXPERTISE SARL
Since January 2019
Strong knowledge of VAT, customs & excise duties l Long term experience in VAT consultancy, VAT compliance, requests for refund of foreign VAT, voluntary disclosure, VAT audits, negotiations with tax authorities and implementation of tax control frameworks l Strong in chain of events analysis: problem/root cause analysis, problem solutions, expectation management and successful solution implementation including KPI development l Expert in explaining VAT & duties specialist knowledge into easy-to-understand language l Taking initiative, responsibility and accountability l Emphasising to deliver value add and keeping it simple l Skilled at talking at different hierarchy levels l Easy speaker l Long term experience in project leadership, deliverables, time planning, budgeting and management l Persistent and persuasive in achieving goals l Long term experience with identifying training needs and originating training development l Building and maintaining relationships with tax officers based on trust and reliability l Professor of VAT at the Faculty of the Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, BERNEY ASSOCIÉS SA, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
February 2015 - December 2018
Led the VAT Practice for BERNEY ASSOCIES SA
Advisory services in VAT, customs and excise duties (Swiss and European level) l Swiss VAT audits in various industries, including banks l Due diligence (both buyer and seller sides) l Swiss VAT Compliance l Imports of aircrafts into Swiss territory l Specialization in the Real Estate and Finance VAT l Preparation of various trainings customized to clients’ needs (presented to large audiences) l Knowledge of basic Swiss Corporate Tax matters l Accounting Support
SENIOR VAT CONSULTANT, ERNST & YOUNG LTD, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
September 2010 - January 2015
Swiss and European Indirect Tax: Advisory and Compliance services for large and medium MNEs
MASTER'S DEGREE IN COMMERCIAL AND TAX LAW, UNIVERSITÉ JEAN MOULIN LYON 3, FRANCE
2007 - 2010
Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise (DJCE) l Magistère Juriste d’Affaires 3ème année l Master 2 Droit des affaires et fiscalité