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

8021 Zurich
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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.


Partner, Head of Tax


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).


German, English, French.


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.


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

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Transport

VISCHER‘s transport practice regularly acts for airlines on insurance, regulatory and transactional matters. The firm is also the primary legal consultant for Swiss International Air Lines; in recent work, it represented the client in a high-value tax litigation case before the Federal Court, assisted with international employment laws, and handled corporate governance and data protection duties. Other work includes acting for Jet Aviation in various disputes. Team head Urs Haegi and Christoph Niederer are the main names to note.

Switzerland > Tax

VISCHER‘s team covers a broad range of tax matters, including support on M&A transactions, restructurings, relocation of businesses and litigation proceedings. The client portfolio includes domestic and international companies from a variety of sectors, including aviation, financial services, pharmaceutical and life sciences, among others. Practice co-head Nadia Tarolli Schmidt, who is based in Basel, has particular expertise in tax matters relating to the pharmaceutical industry. She jointly leads the team with Christoph Niederer, who can provide comprehensive insight into tax matters related to blockchain and ICOs. Senior associate Adrian Briner is also noted.