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Recommended for Tax Law

Legal 500 (EMEA 2020) - "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."

Chambers Europe 2020 - Tax

Nadia Tarolli Schmidt has a strong focus on corporate tax law, advising new and early-stage companies on the tax elements of joint ventures and mergers. Clients particularly highlight her communication skills, with one interviewee also adding that she was "great in the discussions." She also assists local organisations with tax regulatory matters.

Chambers Europe 2020 - Tax

Christoph Niederer assists clients with indirect tax and contentious tax matters. Clients report that they "like his approach to the customer," adding that it is "a pleasure to work with him." Niederer also advises on double taxation and the taxation of new corporate structures.

Chambers Global 2020 - Tax

Clients report that they "like his approach to the customer," adding that it is "a pleasure to work with him." Niederer also advises on double taxation and the taxation of new corporate structures.

Chambers Global 2020 - Tax

Clients particularly highlight her communication skills, with one interviewee also adding that she was "great in the discussions."She also assists local organisations with tax regulatory matters.

Legal 500 (EMEA 2019) - "Tax"

"The tax team at VISCHER consists of 'top professionals with broad experience and good internal collaboration skills', who provide 'clear advice'. With particular expertise in heavily regulated sectors, the practice assists with transactions, tax litigation and administrative representation, international restructuring and relocation matters, as well as employment tax issues. Co-lead Christoph Niederer advised Fidelium on the tax consequences arising from its acquisition of all shares in Wolfensberger, while Oculis instructed Basel team lead Nadia Tarolli Schmidt to obtain a tax ruling regarding a quasi-merger in order to establish the client's structure in Switzerland."

Chambers Europe/Global (2019) - "Tax"

"Working with Christoph Niederer is "very straightforward and efficient" because he is "always focused on solving the problem," according to clients. He has experience in corporate income tax and VAT, and assisted Myovant Sciences with the Swiss tax aspects of its financing by NovaQuest."

Chambers Europe/Global (2019) - "Tax"

"Nadia Tarolli Schmidt advised Symetis on the tax aspects of its acquisition by Boston Scientific. She has further experience in VAT, double taxation treaties and withholding tax issues and is described by clients as "very flexible" and "very responsive."

Legal 500 (EMEA 2018) - "Tax"

"Vischer’s ‘fast and efficient’ team establishes ‘very good personal contact with clients’ and advises on tax aspects of corporate and financial transactions, capital market matters and business reorganisations as well as on tax audits, transfer pricing and contentious tax matters. Recent highlights include advising Anokion on the tax structuring of its collaboration with Celgene and representing Swiss International Airlines in tax litigation. Christoph Niederer and Martin Dubach are recommended and Nadia Tarolli is another name to note."

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