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Grégoire Wuest, LL.M.


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1

T +41 22 707 8000
D +41 22 707 8133
F +41 22 707 8001

French, English, German, Portuguese

T +41 22 707 8000
D +41 22 707 8133
F +41 22 707 8001

Grégoire Wuest is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office. His practice focuses on banking and finance, in particular in the fields of private banking, where he advises banks and financial institutions on regulatory and clients' matters, and complex finance transactions. He also advises private clients on all aspects of trusts and international estate planning.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Advising international and Swiss banks, financial institutions and financial intermediaries and insurance companies on regulatory, business and legal matters, such as the implementation of new regulations 
  • Counsel to banks and financial institutions on their restructuration and extension of services (e.g. sales and acquisitions of client portfolios, opening of branches or subsidiaries in Switzerland or abroad, development of new products and services offered to clients, digitalization), covering both the regulatory side (with FINMA approval) and the corporate/contractual aspects
  • Advising banks on complex cross-border finance transactions, with a focus on transactions secured by unusual assets such as business jets, yachts, art, etc.
  • Extensive experience in corporate and transactional matters, focus on the shipping and business aviation industries
  • Advising private clients on all aspects of trusts and international estate planning


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Corporate Tax Consultant at a major auditing firm in Geneva

Education and Admission
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Certificate in International Business and Finance, New York University
Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Geneva
lic iur., University of Geneva


  • Recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer in Banking and Finance by Legal 500
  • Highly recommended by Who's Who Legal Switzerland in Banking
  • Expert Guides: Rising Star (Banking and Finance) 2017

Selected Publications

Chapitre 12: Le devoir de respecter les instructions du client ou du fondé de procuration
Grégoire Wuest, Alessandro Bizzozero, André Falletti, Samantha Meregalli Do Duc
In: Le mandat de gestion de fortune / éd. par Alessandro Bizzozero, André Falletti, Samantha Meregalli Do Duc. - 2ème éd. - Genève: Schulthess Éditions Romandes, 2017
Business Aviation Law in Switzerland
In: Business Aviation Law in Europe - A Practical Guide. - April 2017
A Comprehensive Review of Swiss Taxation of Trusts
In: The Journal of International Tax, Trust and Corporate Planning, Vol.18, issue 3, 2011, pp. 175-190