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A Dynamic Approach for Sound and Durable Solutions

Schellenberg Wittmer’s Private Clients and Estates Group covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious private client legal issues. Our specialists are highly proficient at working with individuals and families in the planning and structuring of both their private wealth and business assets, aimed at wealth preservation, the continuity of family businesses and a smooth succession. On the contentious side we represent our clients in all disputes, including complex international trust & estates litigation.

«–––solution-oriented,  client-focused approach.–––»
Chambers Europe

The Private Clients and Estates Group is recommended in the leading legal directories, including Chambers Global where the firm is recognized as a «Well-established private client group in Switzerland with significant experience in handling international estate planning work. Also well positioned to handle major multi-jurisdictional inheritance and estate disputes.» It is also mentioned that the firm has «established itself as a first-class private client outfit, attracting praise from sources for its solution-oriented, client-focused approach». The firm is also ranked in Chambers Europe. Legal 500 places the firm in band 1 and mentions that the team «assists individuals and families with the global planning and structuring of private wealth and business assets. It also represents clients in trust and estates disputes.»

«–––a leading name for private client work–––»
Chambers Europe

Individual lawyers are also ranked and recommended for their expertise and are quoted as being «very proactive addressing international issues and the changing market», «very smart, resourceful and dogged», and «‘highly proficient’ in private banking, enterprise succession, trusts and estate planning».

Recently the Group was commended in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer awards, and the 2016 Wealthbriefing awards.

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