Mr Christoph Niederer > VISCHER > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

VISCHER
SCHÜTZENGASSE 1
P.O. BOX
8021 Zurich
Switzerland
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Work Department

National and International Tax Law, Structure and Relocation Planning, Corporate Restructuring and Reorganizations; Mergers & Acquisitions, Estate Planning, Tax Litigation, Tax Administration and Judicial Assistance Procedures.

Position

Partner, Head of Tax

Career

Senior Manager with Deloitte Ltd., Zurich, FSI (Financial Services Industries and International Tax (October 2007 – August 2010)); Associate at VISCHER Ltd., Zurich (2007); Associate and responsible person for taxes at Blum & Partner, Zug (2005-2007); Clerk at the tax court of appeal of the Canton of Zurich (2000-2005); Auditor at the district court in Zurich (1998-1999).

Languages

German, English, French.

Memberships

Zurich Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association; Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants; IFA, Swiss Association for tax law, Swiss American Chamber of Commerce, International Pacific Bar Association.

Education

University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1998) Bar Exam (2001) Swiss Certified Tax Expert (2006)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Transport

VISCHER has a strong focus on advising airlines on a broad array of corporate matters. The advice encompasses contracts negotiations with service providers, such as travel offices, air-traffic authorities and airport operators, representation in damage and insurance cases as well as advice on leasing, buying and selling aircraft. Urs Haegi heads the practice and gives ‘very pragmatic‘ advice on various aviation-related contracts as well as on the setting up of airlines and corporate transactions regarding airline companies. The tax aspects of international transport matters are a focus area of Christoph Niederer.

Switzerland > Tax

VISCHER‘s team is noted for being ‘extremely up to speed, very business-oriented and pragmatic.’ The offering includes tax support in M&A transactions, representation in tax litigation, including administrative assistance in international proceedings and the handling of cross-border restructuring. The group has a track record of advising clients from the TMT, aviation, financial services and life sciences sectors; Nadia Tarolli Schmidt is particularly experienced in the latter. She leads the practice together with Christoph Niederer whose skillset includes transfer pricing matters.