Andreas Müller

Tax Partner, Certified Tax Expert

Profile

Before Andreas Müller joined MME in 2014, he was a Tax Partner in a Big-Four company. He supports entrepreneurs and Swiss and foreign companies and has long-standing experience in advising on complex tax topics and in dealing successfully with interdisciplinary projects. Andreas has a strong national and international network. This network combined with his experience and knowhow allow him to develop creative and tailor made solutions to the benefit of his clients. In addition, he substantially contributes to the Swiss Tax Reform (Corporate Tax Reform III) and is lecturing regularly on international tax developments.

Business activities

  • Domestic and international corporate tax law
  • Support of senior management in the areas of tax governance (tax strategy), tax transparency and tax risk management
  • International tax planning, with focus on value chain management (VCM), IP and financing
  • Acquisitions and restructurings of privately held and publicly listed companies (M&A, due diligence, integration, contractual clauses, succession planning)
  • Relocations, migrations and transfers of assets and functions inbound as well as outbound
  • Negotiation of advance tax rulings with cantonal and federal tax authorities
  • Appeal proceedings and representation in complex tax audits
  • Criminal law in tax matters and tax amnesties
  • Tax incentives with regard to research, development and innovation activities (input and output incentives)
  • Real estate companies, real estate transactions as well as asset swaps (capital gain tax, real estate transfer tax)
  • Tax compliance (tax returns, monitoring of deadlines, documentation requirements) 

Education

2002
Certified tax expert
1997
Attorney at law, notary public
1994
University of Zurich (lic. iur.)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish 

Practical Experience   

since 2014
Tax Partner at MME
2006-2014
International Tax Partner / Head International Markets, KPMG AG, Zurich
2004-2006
Head Swiss Center of Excellence, KPMG LLP, New York City / USA   
1999-2004
Corporate Tax, KPMG AG, Zurich
1995-1999
Auditor at Administrative Court of the Canton of Zug and advisor with a Zurich based tax consulting firm

Memberships

  • President of the Zug Tax Association
  • EXPERTsuisse
  • Swiss Branch International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

Listings

The Legal 500 (www.legal500.com)

Recommended Lawyer 2020 for Tax

With offices in Zurich and Zug, MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has a strong presence across German-speaking Switzerland. The team advises companies, family offices and individuals on corporate tax law, tax planning, compliance and real estate transactions as well as VAT and customs, among others. Samuel Bussmann and Andreas Müller in Zug are able to draw on their previous experience working at a Big Four company. Thomas Linder is a key contact for clients in the technology sector. Christoph Rechsteiner is also noted.

 

Recommended advisor 2019 for Tax

High-quality, multilingual firm' MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance 'treats every client individually' and has 'a harmonising team of real specialists in various tax areas', including VAT and customs, domestic and international corporate tax, tax services for private clients and transactional support. 'Outstandingly pragmatic and internationally experienced' partner Samuel Bussmann assisted a US biotechnology company with the tax aspects of setting up operations in Europe, while the 'experienced and business-oriented' Andreas Müller advised a window manufacturer on the tax-efficient financing of its cross-border reorganisation and its tax-free IP transfer. 'Extraordinary project manager' Thomas Linder is a key contact for ICO tax structures.

 

Recommended advisor 2018 for Tax

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance ‘stands for client understanding, creativity, quick answers and commercially aware advice’. Areas of expertise include corporate taxation, international tax planning, tax compliance, indirect tax, tax disputes, VAT and customs matters. The team assisted a US company with tax issues pertaining to the establishment of R&D facilities and commercial operations in Switzerland. Andreas Müller is ‘excellent, proactive and efficient’, Thomas Linder’s ‘efforts and knowledge are way above average’, Samuel Bussmann is ‘well connected and organised’.

 

Who's who Legal

Corporate Tax: Samuel Bussmann, Andreas Müller, Christoph Rechsteiner

 

ITR World Tax

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has six partners including Samuel Bussmann, Walter Frei, Thomas Linder, Andreas Müller und Christoph Rechsteiner. In addition to the six partners, the team consists of one experienced counsel and five 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.