Dr. Walter Frei

Legal & Tax Partner

Profile

Dr. Walter Frei joined MME in 2016. Previously, he was for 18 years managing partner in a mid-sized law firm in Zurich. Due to his long-standing activity as business lawyer with focus areas in tax law and civil law (in particular company law, restructuring, contract law, inheritance law and estate planning), he has extensive experience in advising and representing individuals and legal entities in the relevant topics. Walter Frei is regularly publishing on current tax topics and is co-commentator of the commentaries on the Zurich Tax Act and the Federal Tax Act.

Business activities

  • Domestic and international corporate tax law
  • Relocations, migrations and transfers of assets and functions inbound as well as outbound
  • Advice for business owners, family offices and high networth individuals (HNI) in tax matters
  • Negotiation of advance tax rulings with cantonal and federal tax authorities
  • Appeal proceedings and representation in complex tax audits
  • Real estate companies, real estate transactions as well as asset swaps (capital gain tax, real estate transfer tax)
  • Corporate LawAcquisitions and restructurings of privately held and publicly listed companies (M&A, due diligence, integration, contractual clauses, succession planning)
  • Contract Law
  • Employment Law and Data Protection Law
  • Inheritance Law / Estate Planning / Execution of Wills
  • International Mutual Legal and Administrative Assistance
  • Foundation Law

Education

1995
University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
1990
Admitted to the Bar
1986
University of Zurich

Languages

  • German
  • English

Practical Experience

Since 2016
Legal Partner at MME
1998-2016
Partner in a mid-sized law firm in Zurich
1995-1998
Attorney at law in a small law firm in Zurich
1990-1994
Legal Department of the Zurich Tax Administration
1988-1990
Zurich Labour Court
1986-1988
Legal and Tax of Swiss Audit Company (today PWC)

Memberships

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)

Listings

Legal500.com

Tax: MME Legal | Tax | Compliance provides ‘pragmatic, fast and efficient advice’. The ‘very experienced and creative’ Andreas Müller and the ‘very responsive and efficient’ Samuel Bussmann are recommended. Walter Frei joined in 2016 from the now-defunct Bill & Isenegger.