Jean-Blaise Eckert is a partner at Lenz & Staehelin and co-head of the tax group. His practice areas include tax, private clients, contract law and commercial law.
He speaks French, English and German. Jean-Blaise studied law at the University of Neuchâtel, and was admitted to the Bar of Neuchâtel in 1989 and the Bar of Geneva in 1991. He studied business administration at Berkeley, Haas Business School, where he acquired an MBA in 1991. He received his diploma as a certified tax expert in 1994 and is a certified specialist in inheritance law.
Jean-Blaise is considered as a leading lawyer in Switzerland. He advises a number of multinational groups of companies as well as high-net-worth individuals. He sits on the board of a number of public and private companies. Jean-Blaise is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on tax matters. He also teaches master’s programmes at the University of Lausanne. Jean-Blaise is Secretary General of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).