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Prof. Dr. Madeleine Simonek

Of Counsel, Certified Tax Expert

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 9388
F +41 44 215 5200

Languages:
German, English

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 9388
F +41 44 215 5200

Madeleine Simonek is a professor of law and holds the Chair for Swiss and International Tax Law at the University of Zurich. She is Of Counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer's Taxation Group in Zurich. She regularly provides clients as well as tax authorities with tax legal opinions on unsolved question and mainly serves clients in complicated tax litigation cases and tax structuring.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Extensive experience in all aspects of tax law, particularly corporate and international tax law
  • Special fields: tax controversies and litigation in domestic and international matters, tax legal opinions and international tax planning

Career

Professional Experience
2009
Full Professor of Swiss and International Tax Law, University of Zurich
2004
Of Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer
2004
Professor of Tax Law, University of Lucerne

Education and Admission
1996
Certified Tax Expert
1994
Dr. iur., University of Berne
1989
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1986
lic. iur., University of Berne

Additional Professional Activities
  • Numerous books and publications mainly in the field of corporate taxation and international tax law
  • Numerous speaking engagements at national and international congresses
  • Board member of the Swiss branch of the International Fiscal Association and a member of the Federal Commission on Tax Harmonization within Switzerland
  • For several years, she was a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association and of the Academic Committee of the European Association of Tax Law Professors
  • Academic Head of the Postgraduate Program on International Tax Law at the University of Zurich

Recognitions

  • Who's Who Legal

Selected Publications

Internationale Rechtshilfe unter Einbezug der Amtshilfe im Steuerrecht
Madeleine Simonek, Co-authors Andreas Donatsch und Stefan Heimgartner
Zürich 2011
 
Kapitalverkehrsfreiheit und Steuerrecht: Besonderheiten der Rechtfertigungsprüfung im Verhältnis zur Schweiz
Madeleine Simonek, M. Rüssli et.al. (Hrsg.)
in: Festschrift für Tobias Jaag, Zürich 2012, 709ff.
 
Horizontal tax coordination
Madeleine Simonek, Lang Michael, Pistone Pasquale, Schuch Josef, Staringer Claus (Hrsg.)
Tax Coordination between Cantons in Switzerland – Role of the Courts, Amsterdam 2012, 221 ff.