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Ariane Michellod Berney, LL.M.

Senior Associate, Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

French, English, German

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Ariane Michellod Berney is a Senior Associate in our Private Clients and Estates Group in Geneva. She advises individual and families in matters related to cross border estate planning, succession as well as trusts.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • advises on all aspects of trusts and international estate planning, including wills, lasting powers of attorney, testamentary and marital property agreements
  • provides assistance in guardianship matters and complex cross-border succession and trust disputes


Professional Experience
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Research Assistant at the National University of Singapore
Law Clerk at the District court of Geneva
Associate in a law firm in Geneva

Education and Admission
STEP Diploma in International Trust Management (with distinction)
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law, National University of Singapore
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of Geneva

Additional Professional Activities
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Selected Publications

Freedom and Protection
In: STEP Journal, Vol. 21, issue 9, November 2013, pp. 50-51