Christopher Murrer is an associate in the FinTech, International Tax and Wealth Management practice groups of Baker McKenzie Zurich. He joined the Firm after practicing for seven years as tax and wealth planning attorney in New York and Washington, DC.
Christopher advises multi-national financial institutions in matters of regulatory compliance, with a particular focus relating to tax investigations involving the US Department of Justice.
Further, he provides legal advice to start-up and established block chain, crypto and distributed ledger technology based companies on structuring, implementing transactions, taxation, and other regulatory issues.
He also advises private individuals on business planning, wealth management, international and domestic taxation, charitable planning, and estate and trust planning. He also has extensive experience counseling fiduciaries on the administration of trusts and estates as well as managing judicial and tax controversies. Additionally, he advises US and non-US clients on various investment structures in consideration of succession planning and tax and regulatory issues.
- District of Columbia~United States (2012)
- Florida~United States (2011)
- New York~United States (2010)
Author, "FBAR Penalty Turns on Individual’s Intent, Judge Says," Journal of International Taxation, May 2017
Speaker, “Planning Ahead is Planning for Success: what legal and regulatory issues should you address before taking your blockchain company live?,” Unicom Blockchain Summit Zurich, 14 February 2019
Co-speaker, “Taking on Crypto: What do Financial Institutions, Asset Managers, Family Offices, and Trustees Need to Consider Before Taking on Crypto?,” Baker McKenzie Zurich Business Briefing Series, 27 November 2018
Co-speaker, “With ICOs down ~94% since 2017, is the dream dead or is this a new & better era?,” Crypto World Zug Meet-up, 14 November 2018
Panelist, “International Legal and Regulatory Issues for Crypto-related Companies,” Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Malta, 24 October 2018