Christoph Rechsteiner

Tax Partner, Certified Tax Expert


Christoph Rechsteiner joined MME in 2015. During some 20 years of experience in international and national tax consulting he has advised a variety of Swiss and international corporate clients on transactions, relocation projects (to and from Switzerland) as well as on multinational trading-, finance- and holding structures.

His client base ranges from large quoted multinational groups to owner owned businesses and includes business owners, family offices and expatriates.

He is very well connected to the Swiss Federal and several cantonal tax authorities and is an experienced negotiator of tax rulings and the like. He regularly lectures on various tax topics.

Business activities

  • Domestic and international corporate tax law
  • International tax planning, with focus on value chain management (VCM), IP and financing
  • Relocations, migrations and transfers of assets and functions inbound as well as outbound
  • Negotiation of advance tax rulings with cantonal and federal tax authorities
  • Appeal proceedings and representation in complex tax audits
  • Acquisitions and restructurings of privately held and publicly listed companies (M&A, due diligence, integration, contractual clauses, succession planning)
  • Real estate companies, real estate transactions as well as asset swaps (capital gain tax, real estate transfer tax)
  • Advice for business owners, family offices and high networth individuals (HNI) in tax matters
  • Assistance of employers and employees with regard to international assignments and tax assessment of employee stock option plans
  • Estate and gift tax planning
  • Year-end tax planning from a tax point of view and calculation of the tax provisions according to IFRS and local GAAP (current and deferred taxes)
  • Tax compliance (tax returns, monitoring of deadlines, documentation requirements) 


Certified tax expert
Certified Fiduciary (Treuhänder mit eidg. Fachausweis)


  • German
  • English

Practical Experience

since 2015
Tax Partner at MME
since 2014
Member of Communal Tax Assessment Board Döttingen
Director, Deloitte AG, Zurich
Member of the Audit Committee Döttingen (president 2010-2013)
PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich
KPMG Fides, Zug


  • EXPERTsuisse
  • Swiss Branch International Fiscal Association (IFA)


Legal 500 (

Recommended Lawyer 2020 for Tax

With offices in Zurich and Zug, MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has a strong presence across German-speaking Switzerland. The team advises companies, family offices and individuals on corporate tax law, tax planning, compliance and real estate transactions as well as VAT and customs, among others. Samuel Bussmann and Andreas Müller in Zug are able to draw on their previous experience working at a Big Four company. Thomas Linder is a key contact for clients in the technology sector. Christoph Rechsteiner is also noted.

Tax: MME Legal | Tax | Compliance provides ‘pragmatic, fast and efficient advice’.


Who's who Legal

Corporate Tax: Samuel Bussmann, Andreas Müller, Christoph Rechsteiner

ITR World Tax

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has six partners including Samuel BussmannWalter FreiThomas LinderMónika MolnárAndreas Müller und Christoph Rechsteiner. In addition to the six partners, the team consists of one experienced counsel and five other professionals who offer services in the areas of legal, tax and compliance. The firm assists clients and companies in all tax matters, including VAT and customs.



Christoph Rechsteiner
Tax Partner

T +41 44 254 99 79


Julia Nasif

T +41 44 254 99 53


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  • Tax Governance

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