Markus E. Kronauer has a tax practice with a focus on domestic and cross-border capital market matters and on individuals in cross-border situations. He has significant expertise advising domestic issuers of asset backed securities transactions.


Markus specialises in all aspects of tax advice for corporations, in particular bank financing transactions, domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate reorganisation, equity capital market transactions and capital market products, collective investment schemes and charitable institutions. He advises individuals on all aspects of tax law, in particular transfer of domicile, lump sum taxation, real estate transactions, inheritance tax and ongoing income and wealth taxes.

Highlights include

  • Advising Steinhoff Europe AG on the implementation of its corporate and financial restructuring

  • Advising Thomson Reuters Corporation and Thomson Reuters Holdings AG in connection with its USD 2.64 billion credit agreement with JP Morgan as agent, Barclays, RBC, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo as lenders

  • Zurich Bar Association
  • EXPERTsuisse Schweizer Expertenverband für Wirtschaftsprüfung, Steuern und Treuhand / Swiss Expert Association for audit, tax and fiduciary
  • IFA International Fiscal Association
  • IBA International Bar Association

Market Perception

  • Markus Kronauer is described by sources as a 'talented partner'. He is recognised for his experience advising domestic and international clients on the tax aspects of financing transactions.

    Chambers Global 2021
  • Marcus Kronauer has an excellent way of handling clients and his communicative side, making hard things easy to understand, is fabulous.‘

    Legal 500 2020
  • Markus Kronauer garners praise from interviewees for his 'strong attention to detail and very analytical approach.'

    Chambers Global 2019
  • One market commentator hails Kronauer as a ‘very good tax lawyer’ and others note him for his work on capital markets-related issues.

    Chambers Global 2018

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