Tax Partner
Certified Tax Expert, MAS FH in MWST / LL.M. VAT

Thomas Linder

The visionary tax expert: Strong in blockchain, FinTech and technology - with a weakness for good football.



Thomas Linder is experienced in providing tax advice to companies based in Switzerland and abroad, with specific expertise in the area of VAT.

He is considered a pioneer in the tax and legal analysis of decentralized business models, blockchain-based transactions, ICOs and digital assets. His clients from the technology and FinTech industry range from innovative start-ups from the «Crypto Valley» and renowned, internationally active companies to professional investors and DeFi enthusiasts.

Thomas was recognized by WWL as a «Global Leader in Blockchain 2021», regularly lectures and publishes on current tax and digitalization topics and is a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He also serves as co-chair of the Crypto Valley Association's (CVA) «Tax & Accounting» working group.

In his free time, he likes to relax while playing golf or to cheer for the (far too rare) successes of his favorite football club at the time-honored Brügglifeld in Aarau.


2021 MAS in MWST / LL.M. VAT, Kalaidos UAS
2004 Swiss Certified Tax Expert
2001 University of St. Gallen (lic. iur. HSG)


German, English

Work Experience

since 2015 Tax Partner at MME
2009 - 2015 Tax Director, International Corporate Tax, KPMG AG, Zurich
2007 - 2009 Head Swiss Tax Center of Excellence, KPMG LLP, New York City / USA
2001 - 2007 Corporate Tax, KPMG AG, Zurich


  • EXPERTsuisse
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Crypto Valley Association (CVA)
  • International Token Standardization Association (ITSA)
  • HSG Alumni