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Bernard Vischer

Bernard Vischer
Office:
15bis, rue des Alpes
PO Box 2088
1211
City:
Geneva
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 22 707 8000
Fax:
+41 22 707 8001

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Private Client

Bernard Vischer is a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office, where he heads the private clients group. Bernard advises private clients in private banking matters, enterprise succession, trusts,and estate planning. He also has extensive practical experience in corporate and transactional matters, with a focus on the shipping and aviation industries.

Bernard graduated from the School of Law of the University of Geneva in 1978 and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1980. He worked as a research and teaching assistant in the area of corporation and banking regulations at the University of Geneva from 1981 to 1983. He then obtained a master of laws from the University of Pennsylvania. Bernard joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1984 and has been a partner since 1990. He served as the firm's managing partner from 2002 to 2007.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Bernard Vischer heads the private client practice and is warmly endorsed by peers for his expertise in non-contentious issues.

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Who's Who Legal Private Client: Lawyers

Bernard Vischer is a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office, where he heads the private clients group. Bernard advises private clients in private banking matters, enterprise succession, trusts,and estate planning. He also has extensive practical experience in corporate and transactional matters, with a focus on the shipping and aviation industries.

Bernard graduated from the School of Law of the University of Geneva in 1978 and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1980. He worked as a research and teaching assistant in the area of corporation and banking regulations at the University of Geneva from 1981 to 1983. He then obtained a master of laws from the University of Pennsylvania. Bernard joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1984 and has been a partner since 1990. He served as the firm's managing partner from 2002 to 2007.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Bernard Vischer is highly respected by peers thanks to his "high-level competence and ethical standards".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Private Client which can be purchased from our Shop.

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