Prof Dr iur René Matteotti > Tax Partner AG > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Tax Partner AG

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René Matteotti is a tax attorney and Professor of Law specialising in Swiss, European and international tax law at the University of Zurich. His areas of expertise also include transfer pricing and governmental advisory work. He represents clients before tax authorities and the courts, primarily supporting multinationals with dispute resolution arising from tax audits, tax ruling requests and mutual agreement procedures. René also routinely provides legal opinions to government agencies and business associations on complex tax law issues, such as the Swiss-US Exchange of Information Agreement in relation to the landmark case of United States of America v UBS AG (2009), the Federal Act on Alcohol Tax (2013), the Automatic Exchange of Financial Information Act (2016) and The Federal Act on Tax Reform and Pension Fund Financing (2020). René is widely published, has authored books and numerous academic articles in the field of tax law and regularly lectures at conferences in Switzerland and abroad.


René has long-standing practical experience as a tax attorney in representing domestic and international clients before tax authorities and courts. He is a professor of law at the University of Zurich, where he holds the chair for Swiss, European and international tax law.


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René Matteotti is a Tax Chapter member of EXPERTsuisse, the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, the Joint Tax Committee of the German, Austrian and Swiss Tax Expert Associations, Editor-in-Chief of the Swiss tax journal ASA and President of the Swiss Association of Tax Law Professors.


René Matteotti studied law at the University of Berne, from where he graduated in 1998 and obtained a doctorate in 2003. He obtained a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago IL, in 2004, and a certificate in transfer pricing from Duke University. He was admitted to the bar in 1999. 

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Switzerland > Tax

Tax Partner AG ‘has a team of proven tax experts who cover all tax aspects in the national and international area‘. The boutique firm can cover the full gamut of tax matters, with dedicated experts in various areas. Its client portfolio includes listed and non-listed companies, family businesses, individuals, pension funds and law firms, among others. Hendrik Blankenstein leads the transfer pricing group and Stephan Pfenninger specialises in real estate transactions. Alberto Lissi ‘always provides good, practical ideas‘. Of counsel René Matteotti is the key contact for tax controversies. Patrik Schwarb and David Ryser handle corporate taxation.