Dr. Alain Villard
Manager CFO-Services

Dr. iur. | EMBA Taxation


T:  +41 61 512 43 14
M: +41 78 843 78 52

Languages: German, French, English, Italian


Dr. Alain Villard works at the managerial level in the area of taxation. He mainly advises individuals on tax matters, as well as companies in the areas of tax and corporate law. He also deals, inter alia, with settlements of individuals and legal entities, as well as with tax due diligence in corporate transactions. His areas of expertise include VAT, corporate tax, tax procedure and withholding tax law as well as stamp duties, real estate gains tax and income tax law as well as international tax law.

Before joining Hoffmann & Partner at the end of 2020, Dr Alain Villard worked as a tax advisor in the law firm from 2018. Due to his experience as group tax advisor at Coop Genossenschaft from 2012-2018, he has a feel for complex corporate structures and the resulting specific issues. He always takes a solution-oriented approach 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.), obtained his doctorate from the University of Zurich (2012, Dr. iur.) with his dissertation on “Insurance and M&A” (2013, SGHVR laudation), and completed part-time further training in tax law at the FH Kalaidos (2017, EMBA Taxation). On the side, he has been editor of SteuerpraxisOnline at WEKA Business Media AG since 2013, co-editor and author of the Praxiskommentar zum Steuergesetz Basel-Stadt and, since 2019, lecturer in VAT law at KV Basel-Stadt.


  • VAT law

  • Tax Due Diligence

  • Income tax law

  • Tax procedural law