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Dr. Michael Nordin, LL.M.


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 9386
F +41 44 215 5200

German, English, Swedish

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 9386
F +41 44 215 5200

Michael Nordin is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office, where he heads the taxation group. Michael focuses on transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and restructurings, and those related to financing and capital markets. Generally, Michael has a strong focus on the Finance Industry. Further, Michael conducts Internal Corporate Investigations focusing on tax related matters. In addition, he also advises high net worth individuals (HNWI). 

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Counsel to a large bank on an internal business reorganization including the negotiation of the tax treatment of an offshore structure with the tax administration
  • Counsel to a multinational Swiss company in a major acquisition and reorganization
  • Representation of a large Swiss financial institution in major tax litigation
  • Advising on the structuring of a complex financial transaction involving a Swiss and a foreign bank, including the coordination with foreign advisers and tax authorities


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Tax Manager in the Tax department of a major Swiss bank
Tax Manager of two international "Big 4" firms
Associate in a large business law firm in Zurich

Education and Admission
Swiss Certified Tax Expert
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Taxation, New York University
Dr. iur., University of St. Gallen
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of St. Gallen


  • Chambers Europe and Global
  • Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer, Who's Who Legal
  • Tax Directors Handbook 250

„stands out for his strong technical expertise and ability to organise a team“

Chambers Global

Selected Publications

Tax Litigation in Switzerland: Overview: Country Q&A
Swiss Chapter published in in Practical Law Company's Tax Litigation Global Guide 2016/17 – Cross border Country Q&A, published on 1 March 2016