This chapter highlights 77 first-rate lawyers for their expertise advising domestic and international families, individuals and companies on estate planning, succession and wealth management issues.
Most highly regarded
Bär & Karrer performs well this year with five lawyers listed.
Tina Wüstemann is “the queen of estate law” according to impressed peers who recognise her “outstanding” ability when it comes to estate planning strategies.
The “excellent” Daniel Bader stands out as a “key practitioner in this area with a strong reputation as a tax specialist”.
Daniel Leu is a “fantastic lawyer” who is highlighted as “first-class” by peers thanks to his “deep knowledge of inheritance and private international law issues”.
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal also achieves five nominations.
Patricia Guerra is a “real asset who works hard for her clients”, making her an “unbeatable opponent”. She is renowned for her “Latin American expertise” as well as her “excellent work for families in the philanthropic sector”.
Maud Udry-Alhanko is identified as “a true private client specialist” who is “excellent at what she does”. Her expertise spans divorce, real estate and immigration matters.
Serge Calame is “very well thought of” by peers who highlight his tremendous experience handling complex cross-border tax and estate planning matters.
Walder Wyss demonstrates the strength of its offering with six lawyers recognised in this chapter.
Kinga Weiss is a “top-class practitioner” with “deep knowledge of EU regulation” as well as a “detailed understanding of Swiss and international inheritance law”.
Olivier Sigg is a “fantastic trust lawyer” who is “very active abroad” and is highly recommended for his “excellent clientele”.
Philippe Pulfer is commended for his strong track record in succession and trust disputes.
Lenz & Staehelin also receives an impressive six listings.
Heini Rüdisühli earns praise as a “superb tax lawyer” with strong cross-border expertise, which is enhanced by his “excellent language skills”.
Mark John Barmes is renowned for his top-tier advice to international clients on wealth planning and estate disputes.
Jean-Blaise Eckert enjoys a stellar reputation among peers for his skilful handling of international tax and estate planning matters.
Schellenberg Wittmer is home to five practitioners highlighted here.
Andrea Dorjee-Good is “a huge talent in the field” according to sources who cite her “strong experience in cross-border estate planning”.
David Wallace Wilson is an “excellent and very energetic lawyer” who receives plaudits from peers who label him as “Mr Swiss trust” thanks to his deep expertise in the private client space.
Alexander Jolles possesses “vast experience in estate litigation” and earns widespread recognition as an “art law specialist”.
Lalive sees three top-notch lawyers nominated this year.
Werner Jahnel is recognised as a “fantastic lawyer” who is “very knowledgeable on international inheritance planning”.
Sandrine Giroud is highly sought after by wealthy individuals, families and trusts for her first-rate asset protection advice.
Alexander Troller is widely endorsed as an “excellent trust lawyer” who excels in estate and inheritance disputes.
At Blum&Grob Attorneys at Law, Natalie Peter is “a very established name” and “a key individual in the Zurich market” who comes “highly recommended” for her “deep knowledge of tax and trusts”.
Michael Fischer of Fischer Ramp Partner is touted as “a key private client lawyer with a noted specialisation in tax and estate planning”.
At CMS von Erlach Poncet, Tobias Somary is an “outstanding inheritance law expert” who is “well versed at handling complex, large-scale cases”.
Louise Lutz Sciamanna is a “brilliant inheritance law specialist” who is “excellent and constructive in negotiations” and is lauded for her “immense wisdom”.
The “exceptional” Justine Markovitz of Withers impresses market sources with her in-depth knowledge of tax, trust and estate planning.
Boltenko Law’s Olga Boltenko is a “perfect lawyer” according to impressed sources who note she is “extremely responsive and dynamic” with unrivalled expertise in Russian private client matters.
Marnin Michaels from Baker McKenzie maintains a “great reputation” as a “highly skilled practitioner who focuses on cross-border work”. He is a “go-to for US citizens living in Switzerland”.
Xavier Oberson of Oberson Abels is recognised as an authority on international tax law with three decades of experience in the field.
Froriep’s Oliver Arter regularly advises private clients on the full spectrum of wealth structuring matters and is “very well known for his tax law expertise”.
Harold Grüninger of Homburger is recognised as a “senior statesman with an excellent reputation for Swiss family matters” as well as his “broad expertise in succession and foundation law issues”.
At Charles Russell Speechlys, Mark Summers is considered a “renowned name in Switzerland” who is “excellent for US family issues”. He is “very technically capable” with an “outstanding understanding of a wide array of issues”.
At Zwicky Windlin & Partner, Markus Zwicky is distinguished by his “international planning expertise” and “strong experience across all issues in the private client sector”.
At Umbricht Attorneys at Law, Gian Andri Töndury is “highly recommended” thanks to his “deep understanding of trusts” and “solution-orientated approach”.