Aris Merlo

Aris Merlo

Partner

Piazza Grande 10

CH-6826 Riva San Vitale

+41 91 6483045

aris.merlo@fiduciariamega.ch

About me

After studying business administration, I obtained my federal diploma as a tax expert in Zurich. Since 2010 I have been a partner and director of Fiduciaria Mega, and since 2016 I have been managing the Riva San Vitale office. My professional career began in the shipping industry, where I was responsible for the administrative and accounting management of leading international shipping groups. During my studies in economics, I started working in the business and tax consultancy sector, for a number of fiduciary firms in Lugano, before joining Fiduciaria Mega. Since then, I have been working in the field of national and international tax advisory services for both private and corporate clients. My experience also includes specific tax advice in connection with real estate transactions, business succession and relocation of foreign entities to Switzerland. I sit on the board of directors of operating companies with both local and international activities.

Areas of activity

  • Tax advice, tax agreements/tax rulings, procedure for natural and legal persons
  • National and international tax law, VAT, withholding tax and federal stamp duty
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Tax advice in real estate transactions
  • Self-disclosure and representation in negotiations with tax authorities
  • Advising HNWIs on relocation and tax arrangements (lump sum taxation)
  • Corporate reorganisation and restructuring (M&A), acquisitions and corporate financing
  • Business and organisational consulting for national and international companies

Professional experience

  • Partner and Director of Fiduciaria Mega SA (since 2010)
  • Delegate for the Riva San Vitale office of Fiduciaria Mega SA (2016)
  • Joined Fiduciaria Mega SA, Chiasso (2007)
  • Tax consultant, TS Corporate SA, Lugano (2003-2007)
  • Tax consultant, Interreca SA, Lugano (1999-2003)
  • Tax and accounting consultancy for international clients in the shipping sector, Navimar SA, Lugano (1995-1999)
  • Accounting and administrative manager, Nowshipping SA, Grancia (1993-1995)

Education

  • Certified tax expert (2004)
  • FH/SUP – University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland Business economist (1999 – HWV)

Affiliations and qualifications

  • EXPERTsuisse – Swiss Expert Association for Audit, Tax and Fiduciary
  • Cantonal fiduciary license
  • STEP – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Financial intermediary SRO

Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • French