Lyubomir Georgiev

Lyubomir (Lubo) Georgiev

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Zurich
Admitted to practice in Switzerland as UK lawyer (Solicitor) in accordance with Art. 28 BGFA

Biography

Lyubomir Georgiev has practiced law since 2003 in the United States and Switzerland. He has assisted banks, insurance companies, fiduciaries, family offices, asset managers, and high net worth individuals. Lyubomir participated in the negotiations of the special arrangements between the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the UK on voluntary disclosure, tax compliance certification and tax information exchange. He heads the International Tax and Global Wealth Management practice in Zurich. Lyubomir has worked in Washington, DC and New York. Previously he was a member of the EMEA Wealth Management Steering Committee and Knowledge Management & Training head. Lyubomir is admitted to practice in Washington, DC, US Tax Court, England and Wales, and Switzerland as a foreign-qualified solicitor. He has been ranked in Chambers Global since 2012 as a foreign expert in practice areas such as UK tax and private clients, US private clients, and Liechtenstein tax and general business law.

Practice Focus

Lyubomir practices in the following areas: global wealth management, cross-border taxation, withholding and tax treaties, tax filings, and regulatory compliance. His practice focuses on assisting institutional and individual clients with assets or activities involving multiple jurisdictions, including US, UK, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, EU and Eastern Europe. Lyubomir regularly advises on issues relating to US QI, FATCA, OECD CRS, and EU DAC6 tax information exchange, FATF AML, life insurance and annuity products, trust and estate planning, expatriation and relocation, blockchain and digital assets, cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Bar Association / Private Client Tax, Insurance, Banking Law - Member
  • Law Society of England & Wales - Member
  • District of Columbia Bar (USA) - Member
  • American Bar Association / Taxation; Law Practice Division - Member
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) / Tax Advisory Trusts and Estate Planning; Insurance; Family office; Digital assets; Philanthropy - Member

Admissions

  • Zurich Art. 28 BGFA~Switzerland (2013)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2009)
  • U.S. Tax Court~United States (2008)
  • District of Columbia~United States (2003)

Education

  • New York University (LL.M. Taxation) (2008)
  • Cornell University (J.D.) (2003)
  • University of National & World Economy (B.A.) (1999)

Languages

  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • German
  • Russian

Previous Offices

  • New York

Publications 

Presentations

  • Co-presenter, "Corporate mobility: issues to consider when exiting jurisdictions and investments," Baker McKenzie Webinar, 30 November 2021

  • Co-presenter, "Planning with Trusts and Corporate Vehicles," Baker McKenzie Zurich Business Briefing Series, 20 October 2020 - Co-presenter, "Big Data," Baker McKenzie Zurich Business Briefing Series, 17 November 2020

  • Co-presenter, "The Future of the Digital Economy and Tax Reporting," Baker McKenzie Zurich Business Briefing Series, 15 September 2020Co-presenter, "CRS Compliance & Audits, EU DAC6, UBO Registers & EU AMLD," Baker McKenzie Zurich Business Briefing Series, 25 June 2020

  • Co-presenter, "How Technology is Changing the Landscape of Compliance and Investigation Programs," Baker McKenzie Zurich Business Briefing Series, 11 June 2020

  • Co-presenter, "COVID-19 tax/legal considerations for clients with connection to Poland/EU, Russia, Ukraine, UK & US," Spring Business Briefing Series, 4 June 2020

  • Co-presenter, "Blockchain & Succession Planning in the Digital Era," Baker McKenzie Zurich Business Briefing Series, 24 October 2019

  • Co-presenter, "US Tax Reform & Current Issues: Planning Outside the United States," Baker McKenzie Zurich Business Briefing Series, 8 May 2019

  • Co-presenter, "Workshop on Wealth Management and Compliance, AEOI, CRS, DAC6, MDR Compliance & Insurance & Data Disclosure Disputes," 27 March 2019

  • Co-presenter, "Taking on Crypto: What do Financial Institutions, Asset Managers, Family Offices, and Trustees Need to Consider Before Taking on Crypto?," Baker McKenzie Zurich Business Briefing Series, 27 November 2018

  • Co-presenter, Non-US Financial Institutions and Their US Person Clients: "Tax Considerations for US Person Clients," "What does US Regulation Look Like in a Trump administration?," “Building and Reviewing Your US Person Policy”, Baker McKenzie, Zurich, 4-5 May 2017

  • Co-presenter, "Automatic Exchange of Information (CRS) Impact on Trusts and Underlying Companies," Academy & Finance, Zurich, March 2017

  • Presenter, Advanced CRS Workshop for Trustees and Family Offices, Baker & McKenzie, Zurich, September 2016