Ruth Bloch-Riemer is a Partner at Bär & Karrer and heads up a practice that focuses on domestic and international tax law. She regularly advises Swiss and foreign high net worth individuals in all taxation matters. In particular, she supports clients with regard to wealth and succession planning, the structuring of charitable contributions, questions in the context of the taxation of art and artists, and questions within the field of the domestic and international structuring and coordination of their pension and social security.
Furthermore, Ruth is advising domestic and international companies and managers in all taxation and social security matters particularly in the context of compensation, i. a. within employee participation schemes, and in the development and implementation of complex domestic and cross-border pension solutions.
In her areas of practice, Ruth supports clients both in the context of compliance work and non-contentious procedures as well as in the context of litigation vis-à-vis domestic administrative and judicial authorities. She regularly publishes and speaks at conferences on tax and social security matters. She serves as an expert for the oral Swiss tax expert examinations. Ruth was awarded the Rising Star Award 2019 by Euromoney Legal Media Group and has been acknowledged by Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) 2020 as "Up and Coming", ranking her as a driver of the firms growth and working towards an established reputation in the market.
Ruth Bloch-Riemer, University of Zurich and Geneva (lic.iur., 2006), University of Berne (Dr. iur., 2012), Certified Swiss Tax Expert (2014), member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), ExpertSuisse, IBA, IFA, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Swiss Tax Expert examinator, lecturer i.a. at the school for Swiss tax experts ExpertSuisse and the University of Lausanne MASIT program.