Dr iur Thomas Meister > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
SEEFELDSTRASSE 123
PO BOX 1236
8034 ZURICH
Switzerland

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

Thomas Meister is a partner in the Tax Team. He is working in the fields of domestic and international corporate tax, including tax optimization, corporate and real estate finance, structured finance, corporate reorganizations, transaction structuring and M&A. Since 2004 he is an adjunct professor for tax law at the University of St. Gall.

Languages

Thomas Meister speaks German, English and French.

Education

Born in 1963, Thomas Meister was educated at the Universities of Lausanne and St. Gall (lic. iur. 1989, Dr. iur. 1995), New York University (LL.M. 1998), and graduated as certified tax expert (1996). For his doctoral thesis he received the 1995 Blumenstein Award. He has working experience as trainee in a Zurich law firm and District Court clerk, 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.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Thomas MeisterWalder Wyss Ltd.

The ‘outstanding‘ tax practice at Walder Wyss Ltd. advises on all areas of domestic and international tax law, with expertise in private and public M&A, real estate issues, corporate finance work and capital market transactions. The department also regularly represents clients in contentious matters before tax and customs authorities, as well as tax courts. Practice head Maurus Winzap has a broad practice, which includes handling private equity transactions, financings, and corporate restructurings. Samuel Dürr specialises in real estate matters, Fouad Sayegh focuses on private clients, trusts, and tax litigation, and Thomas Meister covers tax controversies in finance-related matters. Fabienne Limacher is also key.