Thomas Linder

Tax Partner, Certified Tax Expert

Profile

Thomas Linder joined MME in 2015. Due to his long-standing role at a Big-Four advisory firm, including temporary employment in the US, he has broad experience in advising Swiss and foreign companies in international tax matters. He is particularly specialized in leading inter-disciplinary projects in the context of acquisitions, corporate restructurings and migrations and has in-depth knowledge in cross-border transactions and tax accounting.

Thomas has a strong personal national and international network among consultants, enterprises and administrations which, in combination with his comprehensive technical skills, allows him to develop creative, tailor-made and efficient tax structuring solutions. He is regularly publishing and lecturing on current tax topics and is the co-author of several textbooks.

Business activities

  • Domestic and international corporate tax law
  • International tax planning, with focus on value chain management (VCM), IP and financing
  • Relocations, migrations and transfers of assets and functions inbound as well as outbound, including location evaluation
  • Acquisitions and restructurings of privately held and publicly listed companies (M&A, due diligence, integration, contractual clauses, succession planning)
  • Tax incentives with regard to research, development and innovation activities (input and output incentives)
  • Support of senior management in the areas of tax governance (tax strategy), tax transparency and tax risk management
  • Negotiation of advance tax rulings with cantonal and federal tax authorities
  • Appeal proceedings and representation in complex tax audits
  • Year-end tax planning and calculation of the tax provisions according to IFRS and local GAAP (current and deferred taxes)
  • Tax compliance (tax returns, monitoring of deadlines, documentation requirements)
  • FinTech / Blockchain / Cryptocurrencies

Education

2004
Certified tax expert
2001
University of St. Gallen (lic. iur. HSG)

Languages

  • German
  • English

Practical Experience

since 2015
Tax Partner at MME
2009-2015
Tax Director, International Corporate Tax, KPMG AG, Zurich
2007-2009
Head Swiss Tax Center of Excellence, KPMG LLP, New York City / USA
2001-2007
Corporate Tax, KPMG AG, Zurich

Memberships

  • EXPERTsuisse
  • Gesellschaft zu Pfistern / Burgergemeinde Bern
  • HSG Alumni
  • Mensa Switzerland
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Tax Chapter
  • Swiss Branch International Fiscal Association (IFA)

Listings

LEGAL500.com

The 'very good' team at MME - Legal | Tax | Compliance regularly advises on tax-efficient restructurings and investments.

ITR World Tax

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance is co-headed by Samuel Bussmann, Thomas Linder, Andreas Müller and Christoph Rechsteiner. The firm has six partners and three other professionals who offer services in the areas of legal, tax and compliance. The firm assists clients and companies in all tax matters, including VAT and customs.