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Gregory C. Walsh

Baker & McKenzie Zurich
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Gregory Walsh is co-head of the FATCA/CRS practice at Baker McKenzie in Switzerland and an attorney in the International Tax and Global Wealth Management practice groups. He also has substantial experience advising clients in corporate and securities matters.

Practice Focus

Gregory focuses his practice on international tax planning and global wealth management matters. He advises clients on trust and company structures, FATCA and CRS compliance, US withholding tax and Qualified Intermediary compliance, tax treaty issues, individual and corporate tax planning, financial institution tax compliance and tax regularization matters.

Prior to developing his tax and wealth management practice, Gregory also advised clients in diverse corporate law issues including mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions and compliance, corporate governance and commercial transactions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • International Bar Association - Individual Tax and Private Client Committee


  • District of Columbia~United States (2012)
  • U.S. Tax Court~United States (2012)
  • New York~United States (2011)
  • Colorado~United States (2004)


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. Taxation with Distinction) (2012)
  • Duke University School of Law (LL.M. International & Comparative Law) (2004)
  • Duke University School of Law (J.D.) (2004)
  • Dartmouth College (B.A. Government with Honors) (1998)


  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • Washington, DC


Co-author, "CRS Implementation: Five Things To Think About Before 2017," Baker McKenzie, December 2016

Co-author, "IRS Releases Proposed New QI Agreement to Be Effective January 1, 2017," Baker McKenzie, July 2016


Co-presenter, Non-US Financial Institutions and Their US Person Clients: "Tax Considerations for US Person Clients," "What does US Regulation Look Like in a Trump administration?," "Building and Reviewing Your US Person Policy," Baker McKenzie, Zurich, 4-5 May 2017

Presenter, Client Documentation Spezialist (Bank Zentralregister) – FATCA/QI Compliance, Institut VisionCompliance, Zurich, December 2016

Co-presenter, Automatic Exchange of Information: which reporting obligations for Companies & Directors and Trusts & Trustees, Academy & Finance, Zurich, November 2016