Christian Chillà

MCE Avocats (Lausanne)
Rue du Grand-Chêne 1
Case postale 1106
1001 Lausanne


Member of the Bar
Partner since 2018

Christian Chillà studied at the Law Faculty of the University of Lausanne. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Law in 2009, graduating Magna cum laude, and his Master’s degree in 2011, graduating Summa cum laude.

From April 2011, Christian Chillà worked as a tax adviser at taxadvice Sàrl in Nyon. In this capacity, he acquired solid experience in the field of personal taxation, both nationally and internationally. In October 2013, he began his legal traineeship with the law firm Reymond & Associés in Lausanne, where he was admitted to the bar in December 2015. He then worked at Heim Paschoud & Associés as an associate until 31 July 2018, before joining MCE Avocats as a partner in the summer of 2018.

Christian Chillà advises and represents both individuals and companies before the courts and authorities in civil, administrative and criminal litigation.

A keen legal researcher, Christian Chillà has published a number of articles and books on tax matters and regularly translates Federal Court rulings from Italian into French. He is also a regular speaker at seminars.

He puts his knowledge and determination at the service of his clients, whom he defends in a serious, effective and pragmatic manner.

Languages  :

  • French
  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Practice areas :

  • Civil, criminal and administrative proceedings
  • Contract law (employment, lease, mandate, sale, company, etc.)
  • Construction and property law
  • Individual tax law
  • Criminal law
  • Family law
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency (including composition proceedings in the context of company restructuring)

Professional activities :

  • Since 2018: Partner at MCE Avocats
  • April 2019 to May 2020: Lecturer in International Business Law, Hotel Institute Montreux, Switzerland
  • From 2016 to 2018: Associate at Heim Paschoud & Associés
  • From 2013 to 2015: Trainee lawyer with Reymond & Associés, Lausanne
  • From 2011 to 2013: Tax adviser at taxadvice Sàrl, Nyon

Education :

  • 2015 : Bar exam
  • 2011: Master’s degree in law (summa cum laude) from the Faculty of Law at the University of Lausanne
  • 2009: Bachelor of Law (magna cum laude), Faculty of Law, University of Lausanne

Publications :

  • DE VRIES REILINGH Daniel, CHILLÀ Christian, Droit fiscal international, Helbing Lichtenhahn, 2023
  • CHILLÀ Christian, Update on the exchange of information on request in the light of the case law of the Federal Court in recent years, Administrative Law and Tax Law Review, 2021, II p. 432
  • CHILLÀ Christian, participation in the Chronicle of jurisprudence in tax matters of the Federal Court in 2019-2020, edited by Professors DANON Robert and OBRIST Thierry, Review of administrative law and tax law, 2021, II p. 93
  • CHILLÀ Christian, Poorly executed work – What are the rights of the project owner?, in Tout l’Immobilier, November 9, 2020, n° 1012, p. 6
  • Commentary on the judgment of the Federal Court 2C_418/2018 regarding real estate gains and tax deferral, in Revue de loi administrative et de droit fiscal, 2nd part, 2018, II p.589
  • Relationship between taxpayer and agent in the event of tax evasion: passive solidarity, mandate contract and spontaneous denunciation, in Fiscal Review March 2017
  • Analysis from a tax perspective of art. 79b para. 3, 1st sentence of the Federal Law on Occupational Pension Insurance, in Administrative Law and Tax Law Review, 2nd part, 2014 (cited by the Federal Court in ATF 142 II 399, consideration 3.2)
  • Principle of automatic taxation in the case of an independent taxpayer, in Revue fiscal April 2013
  • AXELROUD BUCHMANN Danielle / CHILLÀ Christian, Identity of owner in the event of deferral of taxation of private real estate gain according to art. 12 al.3 let. e LHID, in Fiscal Review May 2012

MCE Avocats Lausanne

Rue du Grand-Chêne 1
Case postale 1106
CH-1001 Lausanne

MCE Avocats Martigny

Avenue de la Gare 56
Case postale 232
CH-1920 Martigny 1