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Walter H Boss

Walter H Boss

Bratschi AGBahnhofstrasse 70PO BoxZurichSwitzerlandCH-8021

Global Leader

Corporate Tax - Controversy 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Walter Boss is a household name in the Swiss legal market. He has an exceptional depth of experience in corporate, commercial, M&A and private equity-related matters.

Biography

Walter H Boss is a graduate of the University of Berne and New York University School of Law, where he obtained an LLM (tax) degree. Mr Boss was admitted to the Bar in 1980. Until 1984 he served in the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (international tax law division) as legal counsel; he was also a delegate to the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs. He then was an attorney with major firms in Lugano and Zurich. In 1988, he became a partner at Ernst & Young's international services office in New York. Upon his return to Switzerland in 1991 he was a partner at another well-known law firm in Zurich. His areas of concentration are national and international tax law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate restructurings. He also advises private clients. He practises in German, English, French and Italian and has published extensively in both Switzerland and the US. He is also co-author of the commentary to the Swiss-US income tax treaty, a commentary on Swiss international tax law and a commentary on the Swiss Code of Obligations.

Mr Boss serves as chairman of the tax chapter board of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the practice council international tax programme of the New York University School of Law, the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association and the Swiss-Italian Chamber of Commerce.

National Leader

Switzerland - Corporate Tax

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Walter Boss is widely respected by peers who give effusive praise to his work on corporate restructuring and inbound relocations.

Biography

Walter H Boss is a graduate of the University of Berne and New York University School of Law, where he obtained an LLM (tax) degree. Mr Boss was admitted to the Bar in 1980. Until 1984 he served in the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (international tax law division) as legal counsel; he was also a delegate to the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs. He then was an attorney with major firms in Lugano and Zurich. In 1988, he became a partner at Ernst & Young's international services office in New York. Upon his return to Switzerland in 1991 he was a partner at another well-known law firm in Zurich. His areas of concentration are national and international tax law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate restructurings. He also advises private clients. He practises in German, English, French and Italian and has published extensively in both Switzerland and the US. He is also co-author of the commentary to the Swiss-US income tax treaty, a commentary on Swiss international tax law and a commentary on the Swiss Code of Obligations.

Mr Boss serves as chairman of the tax chapter board of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the practice council international tax programme of the New York University School of Law, the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association and the Swiss-Italian Chamber of Commerce.

Switzerland - Private Client

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Walter Boss is well respected among sources who consider him an expert in taxation and disputes in the private client space. 

Biography

Walter H Boss is a graduate of the University of Berne and New York University School of Law, where he obtained an LLM (tax) degree. Mr Boss was admitted to the Bar in 1980. Until 1984 he served in the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (international tax law division) as legal counsel; he was also a delegate to the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs. He then was an attorney with major firms in Lugano and Zurich. In 1988, he became a partner at Ernst & Young's international services office in New York. Upon his return to Switzerland in 1991 he was a partner at another well-known law firm in Zurich. His areas of concentration are national and international tax law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate restructurings. He also advises private clients. He practises in German, English, French and Italian and has published extensively in both Switzerland and the US. He is also co-author of the commentary to the Swiss-US income tax treaty, a commentary on Swiss international tax law and a commentary on the Swiss Code of Obligations.

Mr Boss serves as chairman of the tax chapter board of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the practice council international tax programme of the New York University School of Law, the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association and the Swiss-Italian Chamber of Commerce.

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