Marcus Desax is a counsel in the tax team of Walder Wyss.
Born in 1948, Marcus Desax was educated at the Universities of Fribourg (lic. iur. 1973, Dr. iur. 1977, both summa cum laude) and Alabama, USA (M.C.L. 1977). From 1977 to 1984, he was in-house counsel of the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, and at its European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.
Marcus Desax practices in the areas of national and international taxation, specializing in tax litigation and advising private clients, and is active as an arbitrator and party-representative in international commercial arbitration. After having served as President of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) from 2005 to 2009, he was appointed Honorary President of IFA in 2009. From1998 through 2001 he was President of the Swiss Tax Law Association.