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Walder Wyss Ltd

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Dr iur Thomas Meister

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Walder Wyss

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Partner, head of tax department. Swiss and international corporate tax, corporate migrations and reorganisations, transaction structuring and M&A, corporate and real estate finance, structured finance, tax controversy and litigation.


Qualified in all Swiss courts and admitted to New York bar. Professional experience as a law clerk at a District Court, general secretary at the Zurich Revenue Service, tax associate in Zurich, Geneva and Washington D.C. law firms and tax partner in a Zurich law firm. Joined Walder Wyss as a partner in 2002. He is heading the Walder Wyss tax department since 2008.


English, German, French


Zurich and Swiss Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, IFA, ABA, IBA and IPBA Tax Committees. Adjunct professor for graduate and post-graduate tax programs at the Universities of Geneva, St. Gallen and Zurich. Co-editor of IFF Forum fĂĽr Steuerrecht, a quarterly Swiss tax journal.


Universities of St. Gallen and Lausanne (lic. iur., 1989; Dr. iur., 1995), New York University (Tax LL.M., 1998), certified tax expert (1996), admission to Zurich and NY Bars (1991 and 1998, respectively). For his doctoral thesis, Thomas Meister received the 1995 Blumenstein Award.


Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

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With offices in Zurich, Bern and Basel, Walder Wyss Ltd provides superior advice on capital markets, employment, competition, litigation, real estate, tax, intellectual property and TMT matters. Luc Defferrard, Ueli Sommer, Philippe Nordmann, Markus Frick, Magda Streuli-Youssef, Hans Rudolf Trüeb, Mark Reutter and Thomas Meister are the core partners.

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Thomas Meister - Walder Wyss Ltd

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'Engaged and collaborative' firm Walder Wyss Ltd 'has a comprehensive, solution-driven and strong tax team offering services regarding structuring, transactions and litigation'. The client base consists of domestic and multi-national companies, entrepreneurs and financial institutions. 'Reputable market leader' Maurus Winzap advised 40 North Latitude Master Fund on the acquisition of a significant stake in Clariant and the subsequent partial sale to Saudi Basic Industries, while the 'detail-oriented and very responsive' Thomas Meister handled the tax aspects of client JAB Holding's sale of control in Bally International to Shandong Ruyi Investment. 'Very professional' Bern-based restructuring partner Samuel Dürr and 'great VAT knowledge resource' Jan Ole Luuk are also recommended. Fouad Sayegh joined from Oberson Abels Ltd in May 2018.

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  • 17 February 2017: Auris Medical's Public Equity Offering

    Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS) issued and priced its public offering of 10,000,000 common shares and 10,000,000 warrants, each warrant entitling its holder to purchase 0.70 of a common share.  The common shares and warrants are being sold in units comprised of one common share and one warrant at the public offering price of USD 1.00 per unit. The warrants will be immediately exercisable at a price of USD 1.20 per common share and are exercisable for five years. In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional common shares and/or 1,500,000 additional warrants at the public offering price less underwriting discounts. The offering is expected to close on or about February 21, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole book-running manager in the offering. Maxim Group LLC is acting as a financial advisor in the offering.
    - Walder Wyss Ltd

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