Tax Partner
Dipl. Steuerexperte, 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 particular 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 international companies to professional investors and DeFi enthusiasts.

Thomas has received several awards from Chambers, The Legal 500 and WWL in the areas of "FinTech" and "Tax", regularly speaks and publishes on current tax and digitalization topics and is a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He is also a co-chair of the Crypto Valley Association's (CVA) «Tax & Accounting» working group.

In his spare time, he likes to relax by playing golf or to cheering on the (all 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)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Crypto Valley Association (CVA)
  • HSG Alumni