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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

Contact

Bernard Vischer
Partner Geneva
Alexander Jolles
Partner Zurich
Partners
Alexander Jolles
Partner Zurich
Dr. Manuel Liatowitsch
Partner Zurich
Bernard Vischer
Partner Geneva
David Wallace Wilson
Partner Geneva
Grégoire Wuest
Partner Geneva
Full Team
Alexander Jolles
Partner Zurich
Dr. Manuel Liatowitsch
Partner Zurich
Bernard Vischer
Partner Geneva
David Wallace Wilson
Partner Geneva
Grégoire Wuest
Partner Geneva
Dr. Christine Beusch-Liggenstorfer
Of Counsel Zurich
Roy F. Ryan
Of Counsel Geneva
Andrea Dorjee-Good
Counsel Zurich
Annie Aboudaram
Associate Geneva
Nadja Al Kanawati
Associate Zurich
Erik Erismann
Associate Geneva
Olivia Furter
Associate Zurich
Caroline M. López Nagai
Associate Geneva
Ariane Michellod Berney
Associate Geneva
Bénédicte Pigeon-Brügge
Associate Geneva
Alexandra J.B. Strange
Associate Zurich

Expertise

  • 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 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
  • Private Client Global Elite