Competent, experienced and committed

Martin Jau

  • Born 1964
  • Admitted to the Bar 1994


  • Law Studies at the University of Berne, 1994, attorney at law
  • Steuerexpertenlehrgang, 2002-2004, Berne
  • LL.M., international tax law, Vienna, 2007 

Previous activities

  • Managing clerk and commercial registrar of the first instance court of Justice in Murten/FR
  • Counsel with the Swiss Federal Tax Administration, Berne

  • Tax counsel with an international audit and consulting corporation, Basle

  • Head of the tax departments of an international Swiss Trust company, Zurich

  • Partner in a corporate law firm, Winterthur


German, French, English, Italian

Practice areas

Swiss and international tax and succession planning, corporate tax law and reorganizations, Swiss withholding tax and stamp duties (issuance and turnover tax, company law, labor law)

Further practical activities

Speaker to different seminars (Swiss Institute of national and international tax law, Swiss institute of Certified accountants and tax consultants), senior lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Swiss institut of business administration (SIB) and expert at the advanced courses for Swiss certified tax experts


Zurich Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, Swiss branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)