René Matteotti

Tax Partner - Switzerland

Of Counsel


+41 44 215 77 77

Highly Regarded




Practice areas:

Indirect tax
Tax controversy

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). He 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 has been appointed by the Federal Government to the VAT Advisory Committee and as an expert to the working group of the Federal Government on the implementation of the OECD-2-Pillar project into the domestic tax law. 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.

  • M&A
  • Corporate taxes
  • Audit defence
  • Dispute resolution
  • VAT

  • Consumer goods and services
  • Financial services
  • Government and public policy
  • Insurance
  • Tech and telecoms

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • EXPERTsuisse - Tax Chapter
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Tax Chapter
  • Swiss Association of Tax Law Professor
  • European Association of Tax Law Professors
  • Joint Committee of the German, Austrian and Swiss Tax Expert Associations

  • MLaw, University of Bern, Switzerland, 1997
  • PhD, University of Bern, Switzerland, 2003
  • LLM, Northwestern University, 2004
  • Habilitation, University of Bern, 2007