Riccardo Biaggi

Riccardo Biaggi

Chairman
Managing Partner, Lugano

Vicolo Nassetta 2

CH-6900 Lugano

+41 91 9231322

riccardo.biaggi@fiduciariamega.ch

About me

After completing my university studies in 1989, I worked for PWC in Zurich and qualified as a certified tax expert in 1994. Since February 1995, I have been working at fiduciaria Mega. During my 30 years of professional experience in the national and international tax field, I have assisted numerous entrepreneurs and companies based in the Ticino region, also following their generational transfers, as well as private individuals with significant assets, assisting them in the drafting of wills and precautionary mandates and acting as executor of their wills. I sit on the boards of directors of operating companies, also representing shareholders, and have experience in drafting shareholders’ agreements. I am a member of the FOSI Foundation Board and have supervised the establishment of Swiss non-profit foundations. I am also a member of the Ticino Regional Advisory Committee of the Swiss National Bank and of the Consultative Commission for Economic Innovation (COIE).

Areas of activity

  • National and international tax law, withholding tax and federal stamp duty
  • Negotiation of tax agreements/tax rulings, both for natural and legal persons
  • Reorganisations/restructuring (M&A), acquisitions and financing of companies and generational transitions

  • Advising UHNWIs on relocation and tax agreements (taxation on expenditure)
  • Succession planning, including the use of non-profit foundations
  • Tax advice in real estate transactions
  • Collaboration in the drafting of contracts and shareholders’ agreements
  • Participation in operational Boards
  • Tax part of family offices

Professional experience

  • Chairman of the Board of Fiduciaria Mega SA (since 2013)
  • Managing Partner for the Lugano office of Fiduciaria Mega SA (2011)
  • Partner and Director of Fiduciaria Mega SA (2001)
  • Joined Fiduciaria Mega SA, Lugano (1995)
  • Manager tax and legal services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Zurich (1990-1995)

Education

  • Qualified tax expert (1994)
  • Licentiate in economics at the HSG University of St. Gallen, lic. oec. HSG (1989)

Affiliations and qualifications

  • EXPERTsuisse – Swiss Expert Association for Audit, Tax and Fiduciary
  • Cantonal authorisation to practise as a certified public accountant
  • IFA – International Fiscal Association
  • STEP – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • FAOA – Federal Audit Oversight Authority, licensed audit expert
  • Financial intermediary SRO

Committees

  • Advisory Commission for Economic Innovation, Ticino
  • Ticino Regional Advisory Committee of the Swiss National Bank (SNB)
  • Foundation Board FOSI – Foundation of the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland; representative for the Republic and Canton of Ticino

  • AGN Europe Ltd, London (Chairman from 2013 to 2015)

AGN (www.agn.org) is an association of independent third party firms active in the fields of accounting, tax, business and audit consulting, represented by over 200 members in 80 countries.

Languages

  • Italian
  • German
  • English
  • French