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Private Client

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Daniel Leu is hailed as an “excellent practitioner” with a wealth of experience in succession planning, trusts and estates matters. 

Biography

Daniel Leu advises private clients as well as multi- and single-family offices on wealth and succession planning; the handling of estates, in connection with foundations and trusts; and on questions in connection with place of residence. Other areas of work include advising clients who buy or sell real estate in Switzerland, as well as art law.

He regularly represents private clients, executors, trustees and foundations in trust and estate disputes.

Recent examples of Daniel's expertise in private client matters include advising the executors with regard to the administration of a complex industrial estate; representing several clients in Swiss inheritance disputes, coordinating the advice from several foreign law firms regarding the successful planning of a large international family; and representing a Swiss-based service provider with regard to an inheritance/contract law matter and representing a Swiss based trustee in a dispute with one of the beneficiaries.

Daniel holds a law degree from the University of Zurich and the University of Oxford, and was admitted to the bar in 2007.

He is a certified specialist SBA inheritance law, has published extensively and frequently lectures on trust and estate matters in Switzerland and abroad. In addition to his practice, Daniel is a lecturer at the University of Muenster, Germany (Master of Law in Inheritance Law & Corporate Succession).

Daniel is recommended by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and in the Legal Week Private Client Global Elite Directory.

Chambers says: "He's very responsive, very focused on clients' interests and getting the results they want." and "Very, very impressive."

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Its core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Bär & Karrer has been repeatedly awarded Switzerland's "Law Firm of the Year" by the most prestigious international legal ranking agencies.

National Leader

Switzerland - Private Client

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The "excellent" Daniel Leu has broad experience in succession planning, estate management and residency matters, in addition to his specialist expertise in real estate and art holdings.

Biography

Daniel Leu advises private clients as well as multi- and single-family offices on wealth and succession planning; the handling of estates, in connection with foundations and trusts; and on questions in connection with place of residence. Other areas of work include advising clients who buy or sell real estate in Switzerland, as well as art law.

He regularly represents private clients, executors, trustees and foundations in trust and estate disputes.

Recent examples of Daniel's expertise in private client matters include advising a large single family office regarding the principal's international succession planning, advising a family on the establishment of a new single family office, representing a large Swiss foundation vis-à-vis the Federal Supervisory Authority and representing a Swiss based trustee in a dispute with one of the beneficiaries.

Daniel holds a law degree from the University of Zurich and the University of Oxford, and was admitted to the bar in 2007.

He is a certified specialist SBA inheritance law, has published extensively and frequently lectures on trust and estate matters in Switzerland and abroad. In addition to his practice, Daniel is a lecturer at the University of Muenster, Germany (Master of Law in Inheritance Law & Corporate Succession).

Daniel is recommended in Chambers and Partners and Legal Week Private Client Global Elite Directory.

Chambers says: "He's very responsive, very focused on clients' interests and getting the results they want." and "Very, very impressive."

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Its core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Bär & Karrer has been repeatedly awarded Switzerland's "Law Firm of the Year" by the most prestigious international legal ranking agencies.

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