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Thomas Meister

Thomas Meister
Office:
Seefeldstrasse 123
8034
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 58 658 55 73
Fax:
+41 58 658 59 59

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Corporate Tax

Thomas Meister heads the tax department of Walder Wyss Ltd, one of Switzerland's leading law firms.

His primary focus is on domestic and international corporate tax, including tax optimisation, corporate and real estate finance, structured finance, corporate reorganisations and migrations, transaction structuring and M&A. He is also representing clients in tax audits, tax controversy and litigation at court.

Since 2004, Mr Meister has been an adjunct professor for tax law at the University of St Gallen. He is also lecturing on postgraduate tax programmes at the universities of Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich. Mr Meister is a founding member of the editorial board of Forum for Tax Law, a quarterly Swiss tax journal.

He studied at the universities of Lausanne, St Gallen (lic iur, 1989; Dr iur, 1995), and New York University (LLM, 1998) and graduated as a certified tax expert (1996). For his doctoral thesis he received the 1995 Blumenstein Award. Before joining Walder Wyss in 2002, Mr Meister gained working experience as trainee in a Zurich law firm and a District Court clerk, general secretary at the Zurich Revenue Service, as a tax associate in Zurich, Geneva and Washington DC law firms and as a tax partner in a Zurich law firm. He is admitted to the Zurich and New York bars and speaks German, English and French.

With approximately 160 lawyers, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

WWL says: Thomas Meister is considered “one of the top tax lawyers in the country – very clever and incredibly quick.”

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Corporate Tax: Advisory

Thomas Meister is a partner in the tax team of Walder Wyss Ltd, one of Switzerland's leading law firms.

His primary focus is on domestic and international corporate tax, including tax optimisation, corporate and real estate finance, structured finance, corporate reorganisations and migrations, transaction structuring and M&A. He is also representing clients in tax audits, tax controversy and litigation at court.

Thomas Meister studied at the universities of Lausanne, St Gallen (lic iur, 1989; Dr iur, 1995), and New York University (LLM, 1998) and graduated as a certified tax expert (1996). For his doctoral thesis he received the 1995 Blumenstein Award. Before joining Walder Wyss in 2002, Mr Meister gained working experience as trainee in a Zurich law firm and a District Court clerk, general secretary at the Zurich Revenue Service, as a tax associate in Zurich, Geneva and Washington DC law firms and as a tax partner in a Zurich law firm. He is admitted to the Zurich and New York bars and speaks German, English and French.

With approximately 160 lawyers, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

WWL says: Thomas Meister ranks "among the top Swiss tax lawyers" for his intellect and wide-ranging expertise on domestic and international corporate tax.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Corporate Tax which can be purchased from our Shop.

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