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Grégoire Wuest, LL.M.

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland

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

Languages:
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

Career

Professional Experience
2016
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2010
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2006
Corporate Tax Consultant at a major auditing firm in Geneva

Education and Admission
2009
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2007
Certificate in International Business and Finance, New York University
2006
Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Geneva
2004
lic iur., University of Geneva

Recognitions

  • Legal 500: Leading Firms Geneva, Private Client, Transport, Next Generation Lawyer Banking and Finance
  • Highly recommended by Who's Who Legal Switzerland in Banking

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