In the context of Lugano’s Plan ₿, the following database contains information about service providers with experience or a confirmed interest in the blockchain and crypto sphere that can assist individuals and companies interested in moving to Lugano. This information is provided for informative purposes only.

The information about the providers and services available on this website does not constitute a recommendation or a promotion by Plan ₿, the City of Lugano or Tether Operations Limited. It is your responsibility to verify and assess providers and services. Users who wish to receive further information are encouraged to contact the service providers directly.

Banks

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (Suisse) SA is a boutique bank providing innovative wealth solutions for internationally active entrepreneurs and families to build sustainable success together. The bank offers asset management and corporate advisory solutions, corporate and private financing solutions, treasury management, investment advisory among other services.

Over recent years, the bank has established a collaborative network with key stakeholders across the distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystems.

Postal address:
Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (Suisse) SA
Piazza Dante 8
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 58 810 84 30

Email address:
contact@bil.ch

Website:
www.bil.ch

Julius Baer is the leading Swiss wealth management group. Seeing the transformational power of Digital Assets, Julius Baer has started to integrate this emerging asset class into its range of wealth management services. As of now Julius Baer’s capabilities with respect to Digital Assets include Custody (hot & cold storage, transfers), Advisory (financial product shelf as well as on crypto tokens), Research (CIO view, investment ratings), Wealth Planning (succession, taxation, etc.) and Compliance (to evaluate crypto source of wealth for new clients).

Postal address:
Julius Baer
Piazzetta San Carlo 1
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 58 885 81 11

Email address:
info@juliusbaer.com

Website:
www.juliusbaer.com

Associations

TBTA is a non-profit organization aimed at facilitating the collaboration between the private Blockchain sector and the academic sector in the Canton of Ticino. TBTA promotes collaboration, innovation and development of Blockchain-based projects.

TBTA connects entrepreneurs, early-stage ventures, businesses, investors and academic research institutes and allows them to pursue their visions in an open, diverse environment. Activities include:

  • Offer networking of leading technology experts and investors
     
  • Host events, from panels and talks with industry experts to think tanks, hackathons and pitch opportunities facilitating the sharing of efforts and cost savings
     
  • Facilitate access to research & development projects with academia and competitive Swiss and international funding procedures
     
  • Enable access to corporate venture capital

 

Postal address:
Ticino Blockchain Technologies Association (TBTA)
c/o Copernicus Wealth Management SA
Via al Forte 1
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 76 587 62 08

Email address:
info@tbta.ch

Website:
www.tbta.ch

Consulting

The firm is part of Andersen Global, an association of internationally active independent firms, that provides assistance in various areas: tax, corporate, legal, governance, regulatory, human resources and labor law, accounting and administrative management.

In addition, the firm assists companies in the internationalization of their activities and offers tailor-made services to foreign investors wishing to take advantage of business opportunities in Switzerland.

Together with their associated company based in San Francisco, they follow, and have had the opportunity to accompany, several initiatives of entrepreneurs active in the Blockchain and Crypto environment in the definition of the business structure and relations with the regulator. The firm has offices in Lugano, Zürich and Geneva.


Postal address:
Andersen Tax & Consulting SA
Via Pelli 12
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 58 123 04 20

Email address:
Paolo.mondia@ch.andersen.com

Website:
ch.andersen.com

For more than 50 years Fiduciaria Mega SA has offered entrepreneurs, companies and individuals a comprehensive range of consultancy services designed to provide pragmatic tailor-made solutions in the following areas:

  • National and international tax consulting
     
  • Business consulting
     
  • Transfer of residence / relocation
     
  • Application for work and residence permits
     
  • Legal advice on regulations in Switzerland
     

The firm has been actively following the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain for five years now; in particular, the firm has been involved in the relocation of individuals from abroad to Switzerland, dealing also with the relevant tax agreements. In the area of blockchain, the firm has had the opportunity to cooperate on several interesting projects.


Postal address:
Fiduciaria Mega SA
Vicolo Nassetta 2
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 91 923 13 22
+41 78 757 08 43

Email address:
pietro.soldati@fiduciariamega.ch

Website:
www.fiduciariamega.ch

For Companies: Set up of companies with share capital in crypto; Bookkeeping in crypto; Financial statistics and tax return; Accounting and tax in ITO/ICO; Tax ruling; IP (Swiss withholding tax)/VAT/stamp duty; Tax treatments of Tokens and NFTs; Transfer of legal seats; Employment of personnel from EU/not EU countries with specific skills in crypto/blockchain; Assistance with external providers for tech & legal aspects of token/NFT/blockchain.

For Individuals: Tax declaration with assets in crypto; Voluntary disclosure of assets in crypto; Bookkeeping for professional traders of crypto; Relocation services (residence permits, accommodation research to rent/purchase and anything related to relocation process); Tax ruling on lump-sum basis (globale).

Experience: PM Group is active with clients that are already performing activities in this field, setting up the newco with share capital in crypto, hiring employees with specific skills, issuing tokens and NFTs of various nature, executing transactions in crypto.  


Postal address:
PM Group
Viale S. Franscini 16
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 91 210 34 44

Email address:
info@pmconsulenze.ch

Website:
www.pm-group.ch

SiPaFid SA is able to assist companies and individuals that intend to move to Switzerland, dealing with all the following accounting and tax obligations regarding Blockchain / Fintech / Crypto:

  • Bookkeeping in cryptocurrencies
     
  • Accounting/Tax Treatment of the ICO/ITO
     
  • Tax treatment of tokens and NFT
     
  • Tax rulings with the cantonal tax authorities
     
  • Preparation of statutory financial statements in Crypto
     
  • Tax disclosure of Crypto assets


The company manages a large number of accounting and tax mandates in the Blockchain / Crypto areas, being active in the sector since 2018. SiPaFid SA in the recent years has supported several entrepreneurs and freelancers in carrying out their Start-Up projects until the stated objectives are achieved. The mandates under management involve the most diversified sectors in the Blockchain areas (as for example: marketing consulting, development of digital platforms, metaverse).


Postal address:
SiPaFid SA
​​​​Via F. Pelli 13
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 91 910 46 14

Email address:
patric.simioni@sipafid.ch

Website:
www.sipafid.ch

 

The firm’s services include:

  • Fiduciary services (accounting, company incorporation and domicile, assistance in obtaining residence permit) 
     
  • Corporate consulting (financial consulting, corporate finance)
     
  • Tax consulting (for individuals and corporates)
     
  • Financials services (internal auditing, risk management, and compliance)
     
  • Auditing
     

In recent years, the firm has had the opportunity to collaborate with companies and professionals active in the blockchain / crypto space, so that today the firm can offer to its clients its experience and network.


Postal address:
Studio Giuseppe Ferrari SA
Viale S. Franscini 20
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 91 923 78 09

Email address:
info@studioferrari.ch

Website:
studioferrari.ch

Legal

Legal advisor with twenty years of experience advising tech companies. Expert in intellectual property, software development, blockchain and data protection. Structured several blockchain company offerings as utility token offerings.

Former General Counsel of a global software company. Full range of legal advisory, both in Switzerland and global:

  • Legal advisor to a service provider to a major blockchain
     
  • Expertise in tax and structuring, hiring and outsourcing of development, protection of IP, data protection, funding rounds and exits
     
  • Tokenization of real world assets (real estate, carbon credits, competitions)
     
  • Structured  blockchain company offerings as utility token offerings
     

Crypto-enthusiast. Contact for free consultation and brainstorming session. Extensive experience working with programmers and developers to structure ideas and create product offering and building and running well-founded companies. Fluent Italian, German, Spanish. English mother tongue.


Postal address:
Brandon Ahearn
Via Crocetta 21A
6962 Lugano-Viganello

Phone number:
+41 79 234 49 39

Email address:
brandon_ahearn@bluewin.ch

Website:
Linkedin profile

dMTV International Sagl offers legal, contractual and commercial / marketing consultancy services in the international arena with particular reference to Italy, Singapore, Vietnam and Malta and other European countries also through alliances with law firms present in the main legal systems.

The use of the blockchain is addressed by dMTV in relation to the legal aspects and practical applications in terms of intellectual property protection (for example through the deposit of the drawings of a fashion collection created by a designer); in the field of art;  as a guarantee of a certain date; in the possibility of data storage; in legal assistance relating to the conditions related to the use of smart contracts and their compatibility with privacy legislation; in the classification of tokens and their sale with particular reference to assets, in compliance with Swiss legislation; in the application in the field of supply chain.


Postal address:
dMTV International Sagl
​​​​Via Nassa 15
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 76 482 46 19

Email address:
pdm@dmtvinternational.ch

Website:
www.dmtvinternational.ch

Kellerhals Carrard is one of the leading law firms in Switzerland and offers the following services:

  • Establishment of companies, foundations, associations
     
  • Support in obtaining residence permits
     
  • Advise in token offering
     
  • FINMA No Action Letters
     
  • Tax rulings
     
  • Draft and review of Terms and conditions, white papers, SAFT and other agreements
     
  • IP registration
     
  • Implementation of Data Protection program
     
  • Legal opinion on token qualification
     
  • FINMA authorization (FinTech, DLT)
     
  • SRB authorization for AML purposes
     

The law firm counts as clients crypto projects such as: Santiment, Eidoo, PNT, Quant, Jelurida, The Nemesis and many others.


Postal address:
Kellerhals Carrard Lugano SA
​​​​Via Canova 15
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 58 200 31 00

Email address:
Lars.schlichting@kellerhals-carrard.ch

Website:
www.kellerhals-carrard.ch

Real estate

Engel & Völkers Lugano is a market leading real estate company in the premium segment. With more than 150 properties for sale, an international clientele and a team that speaks 8 languages, Engel & Völkers Lugano is a valuable partner to support the clients in finding or selling a property in the Lugano area.


Postal address:
Engel & Völkers Lugano
Viale Carlo Cattaneo 1
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 91 980 42 60

Email address:
lugano@engelvoelkers.com

Website:
www.evlugano.com

Swiss estate agency with extensive experience supporting entrepreneurs moving to Switzerland. Agents knowledgeable about the needs of tech entrepreneurs. Each issue of Jetika’s quarterly magazine, Blue, features an article about blockchain projects, overall advances and latest developments in blockchain, the regulatory environment and cryptocurrencies. Full-time staff from USA, Germany, UK and Switzerland.

Full relocation support including advising on available schools and helping with registering children, setting up utilities, notarial and legal services and anything needed to make a move to Lugano a wonderful experience for entrepreneurs and their families. Strong relations to tech and blockchain entrepreneurs in Switzerland and abroad. Crypto-enthusiasts. Head office in Lugano with branch offices in St. Moritz, Marbella and Germany.


Postal address:
Jetika Group SA
Via Lambertenghi 5
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 79 234 49 39

Email address:
b.ahearn@jetikagroup.ch

Website:
www.jetikagroup.ch

SIT Design has been renovating and furnishing properties in Canton Ticino for more than 15 years, providing advice and assistance to each client at all stages of the project.

From design to renovation to furniture installation, SIT Design is responsible for selecting the best suppliers to ensure quality and elegance.

Services also include interior/exterior photo shoots with professional equipment, aerial drone photography and video making.


Postal address:
SIT Design Sagl
Via Pasquale Lucchini 2
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 91 922 93 33
+41 78 893 26 54

Email address:
info@sitdesign.ch

Website:
www.sitimmobiliare.ch

SIT immobiliare has been dealing with real estate in Canton Ticino for more than 15 years, providing advice and assistance for sales, rentals, short tourist rentals and real estate investments.

The company makes sure to match supply and demand quickly and effectively, with problem solving skills for every need including those related to the B2B world.

Companies and businesses are accompanied in their search for the right property, both office and retail space.


Postal address:
SIT Immobiliare Ticino Sagl
Via Pasquale Lucchini 2
6900 Lugano

Phone number:
+41 91 922 93 33
+41 78 893 26 54

Email address:
info@sitimmobiliare.ch

Website:
www.sitimmobiliare.ch

Contatti

Città di Lugano
Sviluppo economico

Piazza della Riforma 1
6900 Lugano
t. +41 58 866 71 09
planb@lugano.ch