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Dr. Tobias F. Rohner

VISCHER AG

work Schützengasse 1 P.O. Box
8021 Zurich


Switzerland

Attorney at Law, Certified Tax Expert / Partner
Tobias F. Rohner

Dr. Tobias F. Rohner is a partner in VISCHER's Zurich office and co-head of the tax team. 

Tobias F. Rohner has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer with a focus on tax law. He is active both in an advisory and litigation capacity. 

His clients include international and domestic corporations, start-ups, fund and trust structures, and high net worth individuals. He advises them in connection with immigra-tions, business development, implementation of employee benefit plans, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, tax audits and succession planning. He also regularly represents clients before governmental authorities and courts in contentious tax matters. 

He has particular industry expertise in the banking and finance, life sciences, metals and private equity industries.

He is a long-standing lecturer in tax law at the University of Zurich and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and is in high demand as a speaker at national and international conferences.

In addition, he regularly serves as a substitute judge at the Zurich Tax Appeals Court. 

He has already published more than 60 articles, book contributions and monographs in the field of taxa-tion, is co-editor of the tax journal "Zürcher Steuerpraxis" and is co-author and co-editor of the commentary on the Zurich Tax Law as well as the hand  commentary on the Federal Direct Tax Act, two standard works in the tax world.

Education
  • Certified tax expert (2008)
  • University of St. Gallen (Dr. iur. HSG) (2007)
  • University of St. Gallen (lic. iur. HSG) (2002)
  • University of Lausanne (2000)
Practice
  • Partner at VISCHER (2023)
  • Partner at a global commercial law firm in Zurich (2016-2023)
  • Partner at a large commercial law firm in Zurich (2014-2016)
  • Associate and later partner at a medium-sized corporate law firm in Zurich (2009-2014)
  • Senior Tax Advisor at a global accounting firm in Zurich (2008-2009)
  • Associate at a large corporate law firm in Zurich (2005-2007)
  • Legal Trainee at a large commercial law firm in Zurich and Auditor at the Administrative Court of St. Gallen (2002-2004)
Memberships in Associations
  • Member of the   Swiss Bar Association and the Zurich Bar Association
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Judge at the Zurich Court of Tax Appeals  
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Tax Journal Zurcher Steuerpraxis
  • Member of the Board of the Alumni Association of the University of St Gallen (HSG) 
  • Major in the Swiss Army
Service teams
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
Practice areas
  • Aviation
  • Compliance Support
  • Employment
  • Financing
  • Immigrationsrecht
  • International Tax Planning
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tax-optimised Restructuring
  • Venture Capital