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Swiss legal and global mobility advisor with diversified competencies

Welcome to SM Advisory Services, where expertise meets excellence. I am  Sofiane Messili, the Founder and a Swiss legal advisor based in the dynamic city of Geneva. Armed with a comprehensive background in business law, I proudly hold a DJCE master’s degree from the esteemed University of Lyon III, showcasing my commitment to academic excellence.I have studied business law and obtained my DJCE master degree in the prestigious university of Lyon III.

My professional journey has been enriched by over 6 years of invaluable experience within Big 4 consulting firms in Switzerland, coupled with stints in esteemed French law firms. This diverse exposure has allowed me to seamlessly navigate the complexities of serving multinational corporations, medium-sized businesses, international organizations, business executives, individuals, employees, and even the ever-evolving community of “digital nomads.”

A certified specialist in business tax law from Montpellier university, I bring forth a wealth of knowledge in Swiss individual tax law, positioning me as your go-to expert for addressing the most intricate fiscal inquiries. My proficiency as a generalist Swiss tax counsel stems from a myriad of projects, transforming me into a seasoned professional with a keen eye for detail.

One of my key strengths lies in Global mobility, an area where I have honed my skills to support expatriates and businesses alike. My transversal expertise encompasses Swiss international and domestic taxes, social contributions, and crucial HR services. From formulating mobility policies to overseeing payroll and salary reconciliation, providing tax and social estimates, to offering holistic legal advice throughout the expatriation process, I bring a comprehensive approach to the table.

Furthermore, my career boasts a significant practice in social security and pension funds, with a specialized focus on international legal aspects. I recognize the critical nature of these technical subjects, especially in the context of retirement planning and employee departures. Through meticulous legal strategies, I assist companies and independent workers in navigating these intricate waters, minimizing costs while ensuring compliance.

At SM Advisory Services, my commitment is not just to provide advice but to deliver strategic solutions that empower businesses and individuals alike. With a dedication to excellence and a proven track record, I am here to guide you through the complexities of Swiss tax law, global mobility, and legal intricacies surrounding social security and pension funds. Let’s embark on a journey of success together!

More about me and my work personality

Embodying determination, passion, and a strong work ethic, I have consistently prioritized my clients, aiming to tailor solutions that best suit their needs. With a wealth of training acquired throughout my career as a consultant, I deeply understand the significance of cultivating trust and fostering strong relationships to optimize our collaboration. My focus on effective communication ensures that clients are consistently updated on the progress of our work, placing them in a secure position.

Having personally undergone the challenges of expatriation and maintaining close ties with a vibrant expatriate community, I intimately grasp the hurdles faced by employees in this process, as well as the challenges encountered by companies relying on the success of international missions. Drawing on both my personal and professional experiences, I find myself uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive support to ensure the seamless execution of expatriation endeavors for both individuals and businesses.

Fueled by a passion for travel, a significant portion of my time has been spent abroad, whether for work assignments or personal projects. These experiences have not only broadened my horizons but have also enhanced my adaptability, allowing me to collaborate seamlessly with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Emphasizing the value of intercultural experiences, I recognize the positive outcomes that arise from these exchanges, inspiring innovation and prompting me to readapt my working approach to meet the specific needs of my clients.

My vision

Be a key partner, offering unwavering tax and legal support at every project stage to my clients.

My mission

Empower clients by ensuring understanding and compliance with their obligations, and providing tailored solutions for their unique situations and goals. 

Core Values

Integrity, trust, and consistency are my guiding principles. I prioritize clients’ needs, delivering high-quality work with clear and transparent communication.  

Let’s start to work

Don’t hesitate to contact me to have a first conversation about your tax affairs so we can see how we can collaborate.