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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, "IRS Issues Final Regulations Protecting Current Large Gifts from Future Taxation," Baker McKenzie, November 2019

Co-Author, "Regulations Address FATCA Verification and Certification Requirements," Baker McKenzie, April 2019

Co-Author, "Individual US Taxpayers Eligible for GILTI Deduction if Electing Corporate Tax Treatment," Baker McKenzie, March 2019

Contributor, "Changes to BVI CRS Legislation and Implementation of New BVI Economic Substance Legislation", Baker McKenzie, March 2019

Author, "Proposed Regulations Reduce FATCA and Chapter 3 US Withholding Tax Burdens", Baker McKenzie, December 2018