For more than 20 years Christina Rinne has specialised in national and international value added tax, customs and excise duties.

She frequently lectures on Swiss and European VAT matters.

Christina Rinne is distinguished by Chambers Global 2018 as a Leading Individual in Tax and as a Tax Expert with Foreign Expertise.


Christina Rinne advises clients on all aspects of indirect tax law and represents them in dealings with the tax authorities and before the administrative courts, including making their operations more VAT-efficient and improving cash-flow, structuring their cross-border activities, M&A and finance, and real estate transactions, dealing with indirect tax disputes and negotiating rulings with the relevant tax authorities, and keeping up with changes in indirect tax legislation and related risks and opportunities. Additionally, she focuses on advising customs issues, in particular, connected with import VAT.

  • IFA International Fiscal Association
  • UmsatzsteuerForum e.V.
  • SAV Swiss Bar Association
  • ZAV Zurich Bar Association
  • Dusseldorf Chamber of Tax Consultants
  • Dusseldorf Bar Association

Market Perception

  • Christina Rinne is well regarded by interviewees for her expertise in VAT mandates, with sources highlighting her as 'very specialised in this field.' She is experienced handling tax issues pertaining to corporate and financing transactions. Rinne is a member of the Bar in Switzerland and Germany.

    Chambers Europe 2021
  • Christina Rinne is a key contact and trusted adviser for Swiss customs and tax matters. She is very well connected to all authorities to discuss in advance what will be needed to make a project a success. She is a real business enabler with a sense of ownership

    The Legal 500 2020
  • A member of the Bar in both Switzerland and Germany, Christina Rinne is particularly highlighted for her work on indirect taxation. Clients report that "it sometimes feels as if she is part of our team as she is so committed to getting us to the next level."Rinne also assists clients with VAT and withholding tax matters.

    Chambers Global 2020
  • Sources say that Christina Rinne has “a deep understanding of business needs” and is able to “suggest practical next steps based on the legal findings to get the best possible outcome."

    Chambers Global 2018
  • … brilliant for VAT, offers first class advice.

    Chambers Europe 2016

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