Dr. Alain Villard
Manager Tax

Dr. iur. | EMBA Taxation


T:  +41 61 485 93 14
M: +41 78 843 78 52

Languages: German, French, English, Italian

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Dr. Alain Villard works at manager level in the tax area. He mainly advises private individuals on tax issues, as well as companies in the areas of tax and corporate law. Among other things, he takes care of the company settlements and residence matters of natural persons, as well as tax due diligence in corporate transactions. His areas of expertise include VAT law, corporate tax law, tax procedure and withholding tax law as well as stamp duties, property gains tax, income tax law and international tax law.

Before Dr. Alain Villard joined Hoffmann & Partner at the end of 2020, he worked as a tax advisor in law firms in Basel since 2018. Due to his experience as a corporate tax advisor at Coop Genossenschaft from 2012–2018, he has a flair for complex corporate structures and their arising specific issues. He always pursues solution-oriented approaches in order to achieve the best possible result and transparency for the client.

Dr. Alain Villard studied law at the Universities of Basel and Freiburg i.Br. (2006, lic. iur.) and holds a PhD from the University of Zurich (2012, Dr. iur.). He wrote his dissertation on the subject of “Insurance and M&A” (2013, laudatio SGHVR), and completed an extra-occupational tax education at FH Kalaidos (2017, EMBA Taxation). He is publisher of SteuerpraxisOnline at WEKA Business Media AG since 2013, co-publisher and author of the commentary on tax law of Basel-Stadt and since 2019 lecturer in VAT law at KV Basel-Stadt.


  • VAT law
  • Tax Due Diligence
  • Income tax law
  • Tax procedure law