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Caroline M. López Nagai, TEP

Senior Associate

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland

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

Languages:
German, English, French, Japanese, Spanish

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

Caroline Maria López Nagai is a Senior Associate in our Private Clients Group in Geneva. She advises private clients in matters related to succession, trusts, and cross border estate planning as well as financial institutions in regulatory matters.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Specialized in estate/succession and wealth planning and administration for private clients and enterprises in Switzerland and abroad including wills, lasting power of attorneys, guardianship, corporate/transactional matters, trusts and foundations
  • Substantial experience in domestic and international civil (incl. trust) litigation
  • Additional expertise in regulatory matters such as Common Reporting Standards/Automatic Exchange of Information, KYC, Anti-Money-Laundering

Career

Professional Experience
2011
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2008
Associate in a leading Swiss law firm
2006
Trainee Lawyer in a leading Swiss law firm
2004
Trainee Assistant at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Science & Technology Office
2002
Research Assistant at the Civil Law Chair of the University of Fribourg

Education and Admission
2017
STEP Advanced Certificate in Cross-Border Estates
2016
STEP Certificate in Foundations
2013
Diploma in International Trust Management
2008
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2004
lic. iur., University of Fribourg (bilingual with specialization in European law)
2002
University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas with focus on International and European law

Additional Professional Activities
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Swiss Bar Association
  • Co-founder of the first Swiss law competition (Swiss Moot Court) organized on an annual basis in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Supreme Court
  • Regular lecturer for STEP introductory classes on Trusts and Swiss Civil Law

Recognitions

  • STEP award for best exam for Trust Creation: Law and Practice

Selected Publications

Country Report: Switzerland - Heading towards a Swiss Trust Law?
The Columbia Journal of European Law, special issue "The changing Role of Trusts Law in Europe", 18 Colum. J. Eur. L. Online 27 (2012),Columbia University School of Law, pp. 27.36
 
Contingency Plans
in: STEP Journal, November 2012, Vol 20, Issue 9, p. 21