Chambers & Partners

“he is Mr. Trust Law”

Chambers & Partners

“great professional and one of the most recognized people in Geneva for trusts”

Chambers & Partners

“great tax expert with an in-depth understanding of the trust world and strong on the academic side”

Chambers Global

“a high-calibre and dynamic lawyer”

Who's Who Legal

“unrivalled according to peers”

Bilan 2010

“top 20 below 40 Swiss leader”

Chambers HNW Guide

“a well-established name”

Chambers HNW Guide

“a top-notch adviser”

Chambers HNW Guide

“he is very involved in STEP and with current affairs, so his advice is really considerate of future trends”

Chambers HNW Guide

“it is incredibly useful to have someone who has such a broad understanding of both the US and European jurisdictions”

 
David Wallace Wilson
Geneva

David Wallace Wilson, M.C.J.

Partner, Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)

+41 22 707 8000

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Anna Pothain

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David Wallace Wilson is a Partner with Schellenberg Wittmer’s Private Wealth practice. He advises individuals and families on wealth structuring and estate planning for their personal and business assets.

Experience

  • Advising individuals and families on wealth structuring, life-time and estate planning
  • Specialist in complex family, guardianship and inheritance disputes
  • Acting as executor in international successions
  • Advising trustees and intermediaries on regulatory issues (AML, CRS etc.)
  • Assisting clients with their fine-art and philanthropic ventures

Career

Professional Experience
2009
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2003
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Education and Admission
2013
STEP Advanced Certificate in Mediation
2003
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2003
STEP Qualified Practitioner
2001
Master of Law in Comparative Jurisprudence (M.C.J.), New York University
1998
Master of Law, University of Geneva
Additional Professional Activities
  • Chairman of STEP Geneva (2014-2020, officer 2004-2013)
  • Expert on Swiss trust law, Swiss Federal Office of Justice (2018-present)
  • Founder of www.trusts.ch, the leading website on trusts in Switzerland
  • Extensive speaking engagements and topical publications
 

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