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Private Clients and Estates

A Dynamic Approach for Sound and Durable Solutions

Our practice group is composed of experienced lawyers who cover the full range of contentious and non-contentious private client legal issues. We advise and represent individuals, families and closely-held family businesses, as well as banks, family offices and trust companies. We work in close collaboration with our firm’s tax, banking, corporate and real estate practice groups.

„a leading name for private client work“

Chambers Europe

Key Contacts

Bernard Vischer
Alexander Jolles


  • Estate planning aimed at wealth preservation, the continuity of family businesses and smooth succession;
  • Organization, governance & control and succession of family businesses;
  • Inheritance disputes, including complex international trust & estates litigation matters;
  • Philanthropy, including setting up charitable organizations, governance & control, and family councils;
  • Family office organization;
  • Residency planning and relocation, including preimmigration restructuring, negotiating tax rulings and adapting marital property and estate planning;
  • Art-related legal advice and support to art institutions, collectors, artists, galleries, art dealers, auction houses and insurers on all art-related legal matters, including acquisition or sale, structuring of art collections, and art-related litigation;
  • Advice in the acquisition or sale of unique assets such as real estate, yachts and private jets.

Awards and Recognitions

The group and leading practitioners are highly ranked and recognized amongst leading law firms in global directories and publications:

  • Chambers Global and in International Private Clients and HNW guide
  • Legal 500 in Private Clients
  • WWL Switzerland and across WWL Private Clients international guide
  • Four time winner at the Wealthbriefing awards
  • Citywealth Leaders List
  • Commended in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Report

Selected Publications