RSM Switzerland


Augustin de La Chapelle
Senior Manager

Office : Geneva
Service : Tax & Legal

Augustin has joined RSM in November 2019 to lead our domestic 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. Augustin has developed a recognized skillset in international security area and in the field of Swiss/French cross-border challenges. He is recognized as a committed professional building lasting client relationships that are founded on a “right size-right fit” and seamless collaborative approach to doing business.

News articles

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

6 August 2020
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?

31 July 2020
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 ...

Phasing out as of August 31 of the COVID-19 temporary derogation scheme for frontier workers: outlook in times of uncertainty.

20 July 2020
In view of the recent health crisis and the related "home office" practice at wide scale, a number of 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...

Retirement Planning for a Swiss Expat in Australia

19 June 2020
It is hard to believe today that the Swiss founding father of the Red Cross, humanitarian author, co-winner of the first-ever Nobel Peace Prize, and the very symbol of caring for our fellow man, Henry Dunant, lived a poverty-stricken life in his later years. Other than the Nobel Peace Prize money that he pledged untouched to his Estate for...

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

21 March 2020
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...

Brexit: what’s next regarding Swiss and UK social security coordination?

17 February 2020
On February 1st, 2020, the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK entered into force and brings Brexit to life.

2020 quotas set for work permit & recognized language certificates

23 January 2020
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

23 January 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 ...

Are you Uber curious? An evening with Uber General Manager Steve Salom

Thursday, March 12th, 17:30 to 22:30
RSM Switzerland is the exclusive sponsor of upcoming event organized by Executives International. Executives International will hold an exclusive event for our members and their guests on March 12, 2020, to meet and put questions to Steve Salom, Uber General Manager for Switzerland, France, and Austria. While Uber, the international ride-shar...