Dr. Samuel Bussmann

Tax Partner, Certified Tax Expert

Profile

Dr. Samuel Bussmann joined MME in 2013. Due to his prior function in a Big-Four company, he has long-standing experience in advising local and multinational enterprises and their shareholders. Furthermore, he has a strong national and international network which allows him to handle and execute complex projects. Samuel represents his clients in negotiations and proceedings in front of all Swiss authorities and regularly publishes in recognized tax journals.

Business activities

  • Domestic and international corporate tax law
  • International tax planning, with focus on value chain management (VCM), IP and financing
  • Support of senior management in the areas of tax governance (tax strategy), tax transparency and tax risk management
  • 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
  • Acquisitions and restructurings of privately held and publicly listed companies (M&A, due diligence, integration, contractual clauses, succession planning)
  • Taxation of shipping companies (tonnage tax)
  • Advice for business owners, family offices and high networth individuals (HNI) in tax matters
  • Tax compliance (tax returns, monitoring of deadlines, documentation requirements) 

Education

2006
Certified tax expert  
2003
Attorney at law, Notary public 
2002
University of Fribourg (Dr. iur.)

Languages

  • German
  • English

Practical Experience   

since 2013
Tax Partner at MME
2006-2013
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, (M&A Tax, International Tax Structuring), Zurich and Zug  
2008-2010
Leader Swiss Tax Desk, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, New York City / USA
1999-2006
Associate and tax lawyer with two commercial law firms, Zug

Memberships

  • EXPERTsuisse
  • Swiss Association of Certified Tax Experts
  • Swiss Branch International Fiscal Association (IFA)

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 Lawyer 2020 for Commercial, Corporate and M&A

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance's Zurich-based team has an established practice and advises clients on corporate and public governance matters. It is also strongly involved in compliance, anti-money laundering, M&A and estate planning mandates. Balz Hösly also serves as the chairman and member on various boards of directors. Urs Isenegger combines his practice in this space with advice on competition and intellectual property law. Samuel Bussmann 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.