Augustin de La Chapelle
Director


Office : Geneva
Biography

Augustin joined RSM in November 2019, and is Director since January 2021 within RSM’s Tax department, leading our Global Employer Services practice. He holds a Master degree in business & tax law, as well as a LL.M. Tax delivered by Geneva University. He started his professional career in 2009 at a French law firm in Employment & Social security law, and worked then during almost a decade at EY Switzerland in Geneva, in People Advisory Services department, from 2010 to 2019.

He specializes in wide range of employment & globally mobile workforce matters, such as individual & employment taxes, social security & pension, compensation & equity plan, immigration & HR legal, global mobility advisory (expatriate, local-to-local, commuters, short term business travelers). He developed a state-of-the-art knowledge and premium client service in assisting start-up to global companies across key phases (arrival in Switzerland, growth or consolidation phase, departure from Switzerland) as well as their mobile or relocated employees, with a focus on Executives & C-suite level. In addition to his core business, Augustin has developed a recognized skillset in international security area and in the field of Swiss/French cross-border challenges.

He is acting as RSM Brand champion in Western Switzerland and managing key business development project, communication initiatives as well as employer branding. Augustin is fluent in French and English. Augustin is very active on the local the market place, and by instance member of the Tax & Legal Committee of the Swiss/French Chamber of Commerce.

Augustin is recognized as a committed professional building lasting client relationships that are founded on a “right size-right fit” and seamless and empathic collaborative approach to doing business.

Events

Post-Brexit relations with the United Kingdom: the new Social Security Convention at a glance

Background Until December 31, 2020, social security coordination between Switzerland and the United Kingdom was still governed by Regulations (EC) No. 883/2004 and (EC) No. 987/2009, applicable under the FMPA. In the absence of a new agreement, this regime ended on January 1, 2021. Coordination was provisionally ensured through the applic...

Post-Brexit Agreement: immigration and social security coordination

Issued by Pauline Nicod, Senior Consultant, Global Employer Services, Benjamin Chessex, Manager et Burim Asani, Consultant, Corporate Tax & Private Client Services On April 27, 2021, the European Parliament approved the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU). The agreement entered into for...

Overview of tax and social security changes applicable as of January 1st, 2021

Issued by Stéphanie Cocq, Senior Consultant and Laureline Martel, Assistant Manager – Tax | Global Employer Services The festive season is fast approaching, which also means changes in social security and tax laws as of January 1st, 2021. In this article, we will review the consequences for individuals as of January 1st, but we will also d...

In 2021, Swiss permit quotas will remain unchanged & access to local labor market will be restricted further for foreign people

> 2021 quotas are unchanged; Specific number is issued for UK people. If the work permit quotas have increased in 2019 to address employment shortages, the Swiss Federal Council has decided to apply the same quotas than in 2020 for upcoming 2021 year. Non-EU/EFTA will be subject to quotas of 4’500 long-term B-permits and 4’000 short-term ...

Update of Circular No. 37 on the taxation of employee participations

Issued by Pauline Nicod, Senior Consultant, Global Employer Services The new version of this Circular provides the following three clarifications that will come into force as of January 1, 2021: > Non-listed employee shares Even if the guidelines of the Swiss Tax Conference of August 28, 2008 regarding the valuation of unlisted shares...

In 2021, new paid leave will be introduced for fathers and caregivers of relatives in need

Issued by Pauline Nicod, Senior Consultant, Global Employer Services > A two-week paternity leave is created as of 2021 Amendments to the Federal Act on Loss of Earnings Benefits for Service and Maternity Leave (LAPG1), relating to paternity leave implementation, will come into effect on January 1, 2021. These will allow fathers, in t...

Reform of supplementary benefits: possibility to remain affiliated to the pension fund (2nd pillar) for unemployed people above 58

Issued by Laureline Martel, Assistant Manager, Global Employer Services In a general manner, the reform of supplementary benefits aims to maintain the level of benefits, to take greater account of wealth level and to reduce threshold effects. It will enter into force on 1 January 2021. In this context, the reform provides the possibility for ins...

COVID-19 temporary derogation with respect to individual tax and social security agreements for frontier workers finally extended until December 31, 2020.

In the view of the recent health crisis and the related "home office" practice at wide scale, several derogatory measures for employees residing in neighboring countries had been put in place, notably regarding frontier worker in France. With the normalization of the health situation, and the end of the Federal Council's recommendation for the syst...

Entry into force of the amendment of the Family Allowances Act on 1 August 2020

The Law on Family Allowances and Financial Aid for Family Organizations (LAFam) regulates the grant of family allowances and financial aid to family organizations. Its revision, which entered into force on August 1st 2020, entails three major changes: the grant of education allowances from the age of 15 years old, the grant of family allowances to ...

Tax reform on Swiss employment withholding tax: what’s new in 2021?

The new Federal Law on withholding tax on employment income will enter into force on January 1st, 2021 and includes a whole series of new provisions. What new challenges will Swiss taxpayers and employers have to face and how to best be prepared for it? We provide you hereafter with the key elements of the reform. The ultimate rational behind th...

Global mobility at a crossroads: what is the future for business travel?

Article issued by RSM UK, Joanne Weber and Ainsley Wainwright on July 31, 2020.  Lockdown has given many mobile employees time to consider their ‘ordinary’ working patterns. Whether they were hot desking from a number of UK offices or living out of a suitcase and spending hours at airports, many have questioned whether it has all been ...

COVID-19 outbreak: overview of the Swiss package of measures to absorb the economic consequences

First issue on March 21, 2020 - Last updated on April 2nd, 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic situation is spreading worldwide as well as in Switzerland and is massively hitting economy, the Swiss Federal and Cantonal authorities have taken since March 20, 2020 a wide range of urgent provisions to mitigate the consequences of that unpredictable situ...

2020 quotas set for work permit & recognized language certificates

If the work permit quotas have increased in 2019 to address employment shortages, the Swiss Federal Council has decided to apply exactly the same quotas for 2020. Non-EU/EFTA will be subject to quotas of 4’500 long-term B-permits and 4’000 short-term L-permits. With respect to EU/EFTA nationals, quotas are still set at 500 B-permits and 3’000...

Restricted admission to the Swiss labor market for foreign nationals in some sectors since 2020

As of January 1st, 2020, there is an extended job notification requirements in sectors with trigger level of 5% unemployment rate. To promote local workforce, as of Jan. 1, 2020, employers have been legally required to register vacancies in occupations where the Swiss national unemployment rate is at least 5% with the regional employment center ...