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Christoph Niederer


work Schützengasse 1 P.O. Box
8021 Zurich


Attorney at Law, Swiss Certified Tax Expert / Partner
Christoph Niederer

Christoph Niederer is a partner at VISCHER’s Zurich office and is Co-Head of the Tax Team. He has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer working primarily in tax law.

Christoph Niederer acts in both an advisory and litigation capacity. He advises Swiss and international companies, including start-ups, funds and trusts as well as private clients, often dealing with international and transnational cases. His key areas of focus include company sales, financing, restructurings, employee share ownership schemes and all other areas relating to international employment (withholding tax, social insurance schemes, etc.). He also regularly represents clients in proceedings involving mutual administrative assistance and tax offences.

Alongside his work as a lawyer, Christoph Niederer frequently delivers lectures to aspiring tax experts at the Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences and sits on numerous other panels. He also shares his expertise on matters relating to the certified tax expert examinations. 

Additionally, he has served as a substitute judge for the Zurich District Court for many years.

Christoph Niederer heads the specialist tax group of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV).

  • Swiss certified tax expert (2006)
  • University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1998)
  • Senior Manager with Deloitte Ltd., Zurich, FSI (Financial Services Industries and International Tax (October 2007 - August 2010)
  • Associate at VISCHER Ltd., Zurich (2007)
  • Associate, responsible 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)
Memberships in Associations
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants
  • IFA, Swiss Association for tax law
  • International Bar Association
  • Crypto Valley Association
  • German
  • English
  • French
Practice areas
  • Aviation
  • Compliance Support
  • Employment
  • Financing
  • Immigrationsrecht
  • International Tax Planning
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tax-optimised Restructuring
  • Venture Capital
  • White Collar Crime