Chambers & Partners

“Extensive experience advising on trust and estate planning, in addition to private banking matters.”

Chambers & Partners

“The perfect person for businessmen who now want to work on their estate planning.”

Chambers & Partners

“He is very good; he has a lot of experience and is a gentleman.”

Chambers HNW Guide

“He is very, very knowledgeable”

Chambers HNW Guide

“he has the great ability to think outside the box and propose different and creative ways of looking at a problem before coming to a solution”

Chambers HNW Guide

“He is very responsive, even when he is travelling all over the place. He is very reliable and client-oriented."”

Chambers HNW Guide

“Immense authority on several topics connected to private wealth”

Chambers HNW Guide

“He really has the breadth of experience to deal with all the types of issues and problems.”

 
Bernard Vischer

Marina Balzani

Assistant


marina.balzani@swlegal.ch

Bernard Vischer is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office, where he heads the private wealth group. Bernard advises private clients in private banking matters, trusts, estate planning and philanthropy. He especially advises entrepreneurs and families on governance, dispute prevention and succession in privately held/controlled businesses. He is a professional coach certified IDC. He also has extensive practical experience in corporate and transactional matters, with a focus on the shipping and aviation industries.

Experience

  • Advises entrepreneurs and families on governance, dispute prevention and succession in privately held/controlled businesses
  • Extensive practical experience in corporate and transactional matters, with a focus on the shipping and aviation industries

Career

Professional Experience
2000-2007
Member of the Management Committee of Schellenberg Wittmer (Managing Partner 2002-2007)
1990-
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
1984
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Education and Admission
1983
LL.M., University of Pennsylvania
1980
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1978
lic. iur., University of Geneva
Additional Professional Activities
  • Author or co-author of several publications on topics relating to international litigation and arbitration which are frequently cited by courts
  • Member of the Geneva Bar, the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and The International Academy for Trust and Estate Lawyers (TIATEL)
 

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