Caroline M. López Nagai
Geneva

Caroline M. López Nagai

Counsel, Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)

+41 22 707 8000

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Caroline Maria López Nagai is a Counsel in our Private Clients and Estate Group in Geneva. She is specialized in cross-border estate / succession and wealth planning matters for individual clients as well as family enterprises including wills, lasting power of attorneys, guardianship. Her practice focuses also in advising and representing clients in matters related trusts, foundations, regulatory investigations (incl. administrative proceedings) and corporate transactions.

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
2019
Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer
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
 

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