The key focus of Sven Kälin’s activities is the comprehensive advice of natural persons and legal entities regarding national and international tax planning as well as criminal tax law.

Deals & Cases

Acquisition of staedler automation AG by CGS
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EFG International successfully issues USD 400m inaugural AT1 bonds and repurchases outstanding Tier 2 bonds
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beecom Products AG acquired by Appfire
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Sven Kälin primarily advises private individuals and companies in various areas of national and international tax law. He also supports and represents his clients at all stages of tax litigation and criminal tax law.

His consulting activities cover all areas of national and international tax law, including restructuring, financial reorganization, M&A, succession planning, profit and capital taxation, income and wealth taxation, lump-sum taxation, real estate profit taxes, inheritance and gift taxation, VAT and customs law.

As a specialist for Japan and East-Asia, he has in-depth knowledge of the local economic, political and cultural conditions to support his clients.

2021 Certificate of Advanced Studies in Valuation and M&A, University of Zurich
2019 Certified Tax Expert
2017 Admission to the Bar
2014 Master of Law (Specialisation certificate in business law), University of Bern
2012 Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies and Law, University of Zurich
2011 Japanese Studies, Kyoto University for Foreign Studies
  • SAV Swiss Bar Association
  • ZAV Zurich Bar Association
  • EXPERTsuisse Swiss Expert Association for audit, tax and fiduciary
  • SVDS Swiss Association for certified tax experts
  • IFA Internationa Fiscal Association
2021 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2020 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2017 Associate with a law firm in Zug
2016 Consultant, International Tax Service with a Big Four accounting firm
2015 Junior Associate with a law firm in Lachen
2014 Junior Associate with a law firm in Bern
2014 Lawyer at the District Governor’s Office in Bern




Deals & Cases


Ina Invest acquires majoriy stake in CERES Group Holding Ltd.

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Acquisition of staedler automation AG by CGS

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Julius Baer Group Ltd. successfully places USD 320m perpetual unsecured Additional Tier 1 (AT1) securi…

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Firm News


NKF promotes five senior associates as of 1 January 2021

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