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Corporate Tax - Advisory 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thomas Meister is heralded a standout name in the Swiss tax market thanks to his significant experience advising on matters relating to corporate transactions, reorganisations and M&A.

Biography

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 around 240 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

Corporate Tax - Controversy 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thomas Meister earns high praise from sources in the field who cite his superb work in the tax controversy space.

Biography

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 around 230 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

National Leader

Switzerland - Corporate Tax 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Thomas Meister is widely considered a “very experienced tax partner” and focuses his top-tier practice on national and international corporate tax matters.

Biography

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 around 230 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

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