Our Tax expertise

The NKF Tax team is a leading taxation law practice in Switzerland with deep expertise in structured finance, securitisation, corporate finance, corporate migration, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, capital markets transactions, investment funds, private equity, real estate, employee benefits and participation, sports, charities, art and global operations. We advise a wide range of domestic and international clients from all sectors on contentious and non-contentious, direct and indirect taxation law matters.

Our Tax team includes Swiss Certified Tax Experts and candidates who have longstanding and trusted working relationships with the various Swiss tax authorities. Our independent international network of leading tax experts provides our clients with tailored advice in different jurisdictions. We work closely with the firm’s Corporate/M&A, Banking, Finance & Regulatory, Real Estate, Private Clients and Dispute Resolution practices to provide fully comprehensive and commercially sound service.


  • Counsel on large international M&A transactions, e.g. to:
    • The pharmaceuticals and biotechnology company Actelion in the USD 30 billion take-over by Johnson & Johnson (awarded with ITR’s European M&A Tax Deal of the Year Award 2018 – find out more)
    • Tokio Marine Holding, Inc. on the sale of its reinsurance subsidiaries Tokio Millenium Re AG and Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Limited for the total consideration of approximately USD 1.5 billion
    • Broadcom Inc. and CA Technologies to acquire CA Technologies for USD 18.9 billion in cash
    • CRH plc on the sale of its European distribution business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone
    • Électricité de France on the sale of its 25% participation in Alpiq Holding AG to Primeo Energie and EOS Holding
  • Swiss unicorn start-up Sportradar together with its major selling shareholders in the EUR 2.1 billion sale of Sportradar AG to Canada Pension Plan investment and Silicon Valley-based growth equity firm TCV
  • Advising in the context of factoring and securitisation transactions, e.g., counsel to the arrangers on the committed bridge facility and a term loan for Cembra Money Bank to finance the acquisition of cashgate AG and the refinancing of the balance sheet liabilities of cashgate AG
  • Advising one of the largest global media and information firms on their financing
  • Counsel to various Swiss banks as lead manager for asset backed securities transactions

Deals & Cases


Galderma secures USD 3.65bn financing

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SpineArt secures more than CHF 20m in convertible financing

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Galderma successfully launches its IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange

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Awards & Rankings


NKF ranked top-tier firm in seven practice areas by The Legal 500 EMEA

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NKF ranked multiple times band 1 by Chambers Europe 2024

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NKF ranked multiple times band 1 by Chambers Global 2024

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Firm News


NKF expands tax practice with two new partners in Geneva

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Niederer Kraft Frey continues to expand: new partner and counsels

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NKF bolsters its Technology and Tax practices with two Lateral Hires and welcomes Clara-Ann Gordon and…

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Newsletters & Alerts


Current status of measures affecting liquidity regarding direct federal tax, withholding tax, stamp du…

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Current status of measures affecting liquidity regarding direct federal tax, withholding tax, stamp du…

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Current status of indirect tax measures to mitigate the economic impact of the spread of coronavirus

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Swiss Withholding Tax Reform: Considerations for Multinationals with Swiss Operations

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INSIGHT: Swiss Corporate Tax Reform Update

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Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Deutschen Umsatzsteuerrecht (Neue Rechtslage, Konsequenzen und Handlungsbeda…

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Speaking Engagements


Update to circular 37 relating to taxation of employees shares

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Plan d’intéressement des collaborateurs – aspects juridiques

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Aktuelle Rechtsfragen rund um den Bonus

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