Sven Kälin has specialized in providing expert counsel in national and international tax law, catering to both corporate entities and individual clients.

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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Practice Areas



Sven Kälin is a highly experienced tax lawyer with a focus on corporate tax law, acquisitions and reorganizations, private equity, criminal tax law and social security. He is also experienced in advising High Net Worth Individuals on all tax aspects of their private and business activities. With his expertise in these areas, Sven provides his clients with comprehensive and tailored advice to help them achieve their business objectives.

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.

2023 Specialist in Social Insurance with Federal Diploma of Professional Education and Training
2023 LL.M Certificate in Global Legal Practice, Keio University, Tokyo (Winner of the Gerald P. McAlinn Award in International and Comparative Law)
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
The Legal500 EMEA 2024 – Recommended
  • 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
  • AIJA International Association of Young Lawyers
  • SCCIJ Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
  • SVS Nord-Ostschweiz (Association of Social Security Professionals)
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


SOPHiA Genetics enters a secured credit facility with Perceptive Advisors

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Fresenius sells a majority stake in Vamed’s rehabilitation business

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SpineArt secures more than CHF 20m in convertible financing

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Firm News


NKF promotes five senior associates as of 1 January 2021

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