Japan Business Network (JBN) - Switzerland

We guide Japanese companies to success.

Switzerland is a geographically small country in the heart of Europe, but not a member of the European Union - and at the same time one of the most powerful, internationally oriented economies. Japan and Switzerland are not only both strong, export-oriented economies, the two countries also share many values such as precision, innovation, and hard work. In light of this, it does not come as a surprise that Japan and Switzerland established their bilateral relations already 160 years ago.

With about 3,400 employees at 15 office locations, PwC is the largest professional services firm in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and it is also one of the most multilingual PwC firms in the global network, with employees from around 85 countries, including from Japan. PwC Switzerland serves more than 50 important Japanese companies, and since 2009 have set up a Japan Desk which specializes in international tax, in addition to a wide range of business advisory services, for Japanese investors.

Introduction of Japanese Business Services

Our Major Services


  • Financial statement audit
  • Internal control audit
  • Advice on financial reporting based on IFRS, financial and capital market regulation, etc.
  • Internal audit advisory/co-sourcing
  • Advice on J-SOX/US-SOX compliance
  • IPO support
  • Actuarial consulting and valuation
  • Assurance on sustainability reporting
  • Advice on risk management


  • Tax and accounting compliance support (preparation of tax returns, bookkeeping, payroll calculations and other mandatory reporting)
  • Customs compliance support
  • Tax and customs planning and optimization
  • Global tax management and structuring
  • Advice and documentation support for transfer pricing
  • Tax due diligence and tax risk assessment
  • M&A and restructuring-related tax consulting
  • Advice and support for obtaining tax incentives, subsidies, relief, etc.
  • Support with immigration and relocation
  • Individual wealth and pension planning
  • Consulting on Japanese tax havens and foreign tax credits
  • Preparation and review of various agreements
  • Trust services and management
  • Planning for inheritances and succession planning
  • Support on tax and customs audits and dispute with authorities
  • Resolution for tax and customs litigation


  • Support on commercial registration
  • Expatriate immigration support
  • Labor law consulting
  • Corporate law consulting
  • Preparation and review of various agreements and internal regulations
  • Support on IP rights, license, permission and regulatory compliance, etc.
  • Resolution of business disputes
  • Support on liquidation and deregistration
  • Legal due diligence support

Deal advisory

  • M&A lead advisory
  • Advice on M&A strategy and target selection
  • Financial modeling and valuation
  • Due diligence support
  • Advice on business restructuring
  • Advice on real estate transaction
  • Post merger integration
  • Organization restructuring


  • Market entry research and strategy development
  • Financial reporting optimization
  • Cash flow management
  • Advice on supply chain management
  • Human resource management
  • Business process optimization
  • IT system strategy and development and IT support
  • Advice on performance improvement and cost reduction
  • Forensic services (support on disputes, prevention of economic crimes, etc)
  • Cyber security and digital

Switzerland JBN Members

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PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
Birchstrasse 160, 8050 Zurich
Tel: +41-58-792-4400

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