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About Thomas Ziegler

Thomas Ziegler deals with all questions of international and national tax law. His main interests include restructuring, investment projects, financial market-related tax questions and real estate projects.


University of Basel (dipl. rer. pol.): 1988; (lic. iur.): 1991Admission to the Bar: 1994Swiss Certified Tax Expert: 2000Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: 2004Trust and Estate Practitioner, TEP: 2004

Professional career

Partner at VISCHER Ltd., BaselAssistant manager of the tax and law division of Ernst & Young Ltd.Head of the legal service of the Department of Finance of the Canton of Lucerne

Areas of activity

National and international tax law
Corporate law
Banking and financial market law


Basel Bar Association
Swiss Bar Association
Swiss Association of Certified Tax Experts
Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants
STEP Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
IFA, International Fiscal Association


Director on the boards of several Swiss companies
President of a non-profit foundation in Basel

«Effective tax counselling is the second stage in intelligent business plans.»