Madeleine Simonek

Prof. Dr. Madeleine Simonek, Certified Tax Expert

Of Counsel

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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.



  • 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


Professional Experience
Full Professor of Swiss and International Tax Law, University of Zurich
Of Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer
Professor of Tax Law, University of Lucerne
Education and Admission
Certified Tax Expert
Dr. iur., University of Bern
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of Bern
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

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