Dr. iur.

Peter R. Altenburger

Co-Founder and Counsel
Peter R. Altenburger
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Altenburger Ltd legal + tax
Seestrasse 39, 8700 Küsnacht-Zurich

Peter Altenburger is the founding partner of the firm and remains actively engaged as a counsel. His focus is on domestic and international corporate tax law. Due to his long-standing experience with respect to double taxation treaties and his active engagement with the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (honorary member) as well as with the Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI), he is intensively engaged in cross border tax developments. He is a valuable advisor to the to the firm's tax team.

He also continues to assist private clients and advises Swiss charities with respect to their tax exempted status.

Latest Book Publication

Peter R. Altenburger, Internationales Steuerrecht der Schweiz, In a Nutshell, 2nd Edition (2020), DIKE Verlag.

Peter R. Altenburger Internationales Steuerrecht der Schweiz in a nutshell dike verlag


  • Since 2011 Of Counsel at Altenburger
  • 1978-2011 Founding partner at Altenburger


  • 1977 Dr. iur., University of Basel
  • 1973 Bar admission, Zurich
  • 1971 M.B.A., INSEAD, Fontainebleau
  • 1970 M.C.L., University of Michigan Law School

Bar / Court Admission

At all Swiss courts

Special Engagements


Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2016

A “Most Highly Regarded Individual” in the field of Corporate Tax, with “longstanding experience” of double taxation treaties and an ability to “tailor his advice to meet the business needs” of his clients.

Who’s Who Legal Switzerland

A “Leading Name” in the Private Clients field.


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Latest Publications

Italian tax authorities request information from Switzerland on UBS bank customers
Opposing the German Exit Tax: Martin Wächtler vs. Finanzamt Konstanz, ECJ, C-581/17, decided on February 26, 2019
New Group Request from Austria to the Swiss Tax Authorities
Swiss Supreme Court Blocks Exchange of Information based on Data Stolen by Hervé Falciani from HSBC Geneva

Further Publications

Peter R. Altenburger
has left the firm.