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Madeleine Simonek

Madeleine Simonek is a certified tax expert and an attorney-at-law, admitted to the Swiss bar in 1989. In 1994, she finished her doctoral studies and since 2000 she has been a lecturer on tax law at the Universities of Basel, Lucerne, and Zurich. In 2009, she was appointed as a full professor of Swiss and international tax law at the University of Zurich. Madeleine Simonek has published several books and articles mainly in the field of corporate income tax and international tax law and regularly serves as a speaker at national and international congresses. She is further the academic head of the LL.M. Postgraduate Programme on International Tax Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich and currently a member of the Executive Board of the European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP).

The course on Swiss tax law is divided into three parts and begins with an overview of the Swiss federal tax system and the most important constitutional and legislative principles governing Swiss tax law. The second part of the course deals with the most important types of taxes, particularly with the individual and corporate income taxes levied on the federal and the cantonal level. The third part, finally, focuses on international tax law topics, in particular the Swiss tax treaty policy, the multilateral agreements on tax issues signed by Switzerland and the tax relevant aspects of the relationship between Switzerland and the EU.

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