Dr Michael Nordin > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19
P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich
Switzerland

Work Department

Zurich / Taxation / Internal Corporate Investigations / Blockchain Technologies & FinTech

Position

Michael Nordin is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Zurich office, where he heads the taxation group. Michael focuses on transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and restructurings, and those related to financing and capital markets. Generally, Michael has a strong focus on the Finance Industry. Further, Michael conducts Internal Corporate Investigations focusing on tax related matters. In addition, he also advises high net worth individuals (HNWI). 

Experience:

  • Counsel to a large bank on an internal business reorganization including the negotiation of the tax treatment of an offshore structure with the tax administration
  • Counsel to a multinational Swiss company in a major acquisition and reorganization
  • Representation of a large Swiss financial institution in major tax litigation
  • Advising on the structuring of a complex financial transaction involving a Swiss and a foreign bank, including the coordination with foreign advisers and tax authorities

Career

2007-2014 – Member of the Management Committee of Schellenberg Wittmer

2003 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

2001 – Tax Manager in the Tax department of a Swiss bank

1999 – Tax Manager of two international “Big 4” firms

1997 – Associate in a Zurich business law firm

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Swedish

Memberships

  • International Fiscal Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Education

2000 – Swiss Certified Tax Expert

1997 – LL.M. in International Taxation, New York University

1996 – Dr. iur. HSG, University of St. Gallen

1993 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

1991 – lic. iur. HSG, University of St. Gallen

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Tax

(Hall of Fame)

Michael NordinSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd

The team at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd has various areas of expertise, notably in VAT and customs; corporate tax, including capital markets transactions and reorganisations; real estate taxation; and tax litigation, audit and enforcement. It is a popular choice for clients operating in the financial services sector, industrial companies, NGOs and individuals. Geneva-based Pietro Sansonetti has experience of dealing with the tax authorities. He leads the practice together with transaction specialist Michael NordinJean-Frédéric Maraia in Geneva acts for companies and private clients.