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Prof. Dr. iur. Martin Zweifel Rechtsanwalt


Main areas of activity

Preparing expert opinions and advising and representing individuals, companies and authorities regarding Swiss and international tax law, constitutional law and international treaties.




Profile

Long-standing experience in tax and administrative law as a professor of tax law, president of the tax law department of the Administrative Court of Zurich, part-time Federal Supreme Court judge in the department of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court dealing with tax issues, president of the tax appeals commission (Tax Appeals Court) and tax commissioner.




Career

2017 Dean of the Kalaidos Law School, Zurich, and Director of the Departement of public law and legal foundation courses
2013 Independent lawyer and Counsel of Tax Advisors & Associates AG, Zurich
2011

President of the Administrative Commission on the Canton of Zurich highest courts (to 2012 and 2006-2007)

2011

President of the Administrative Court of the Canton of Zurich (to 2013, 2004-2007 and 1995-1998)

1985

Full-time administrative judge/president of the 2nd department of the Administrative Court of Zurich dealing with tax issues (to 2013)

1996

Part-time Federal Supreme Court judge on the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, in public law department (in charge of tax law issues) (to 2002)

1995

Honorary professor of tax law at the University of Zurich

1988 Private lecturer of tax law at the University of Zurich
1987

President of the diploma dissertation commission for the Swiss tax specialist examinations (to 2001)

1979

Full-time president of the tax appeals commission (Tax Appeals Court) of the Canton of Zurich (to 1985)

1978

Tax commissioner with special duties for the Zurich cantonal tax office (department for construction and real estate companies)

1975

Called to the bar of the canton of Zurich

1973 Court clerk, head court clerk and full-time special assistant judge for the  District Court of Meilen
1973 Awarded doctorate (Dr. iur) from the University of Zurich
1971 Obtained law degree (Lic. iur); assistant to Prof. Dr. Arthur Meier-Hayoz for trade and corporate law at the University of Zurich



Honours

2017 Honorary professor at Kalaidos University of applied sciences
1995 Regular guest of EXPERTsuisse, the Swiss Expert Association for Audit, Tax and Fiduciary



Other activities I functions


2009 President of the foundation board Werner Weber Foundation, Rüschlikon
2008 Advisory board president at the SIST Swiss Institute for Tax Studies
2008

Lecturer at the SIST Swiss Institute for Tax Studies

2004

Editor of the series "Grundzüge des Steuerrechts" (published by Schulthess Verlag, Zurich)

2001

Swiss Association of Tax Law Professors (SATLP) executive board member (to 2013)

2000

President of the institute for Swiss and International Tax Law (ISIS) (to 2017)

1997

Co-editor "Kommentar zum Schweizerischen Steuerrecht" (published by Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, Basel)

1987 President of the certification work commission at the advanced qualifying examinations for tax experts



Board membership

2015 TechSearch AG, Zurich




Membership

Zürcher Anwaltsverband (bar association of Zurich)

Schweizerischer Anwaltsverband (bar association of Switzerland)

Swiss Association of Tax Law Professors (SATLP)

International Fiscal Association (IFA)

Schweizerischer Juristenverein (Swiss lawyers' association)

Zürcherischer Juristenverein (Zurich lawyers' association)



Languages

German, English, French and Italian