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National Leader

Switzerland - Private Client 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Julien Tron is credited for his "exceptional interpersonal skills" and "thorough understanding of tax and estate planning matters".

Biography

Julien Tron is a partner in the private clients practice group of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal in Geneva and has been working with the firm since 2012.

Julien has a strong focus on estate and succession law, real estate, trust and tax issues. Julien advises families based in Switzerland and abroad on tax matters, succession planning and investments. He also has valuable experience in complex and mostly international succession and white-collar crime litigation with multiple parties involved. Julien also regularly acts for clients in litigation matters related to succession disputes in Switzerland or abroad.

After growing up in Italian-speaking southern Switzerland with a bilingual background, Julien obtained a law degree at the University of Basel (magna cum laude). He started his legal traineeship in Geneva, where he was admitted to the bar in 2010. Julien later obtained an LLM at King’s College London, specialising in trust law and international succession law.

He advises clients in French, English, German, Italian and Spanish. His international practice is an advantage in dealing with foreign clients with Swiss interests or with complex cases involving several jurisdictions and applicable laws.

Over time, Julien has developed a strong practice in legal matters related to trusts and their recognition and implementation in Switzerland. He has obtained various tax rulings in the framework of trusts, involving both real estate properties and private wealth. Julien advises trust companies as well as private clients dealing with trusts. He has a strong knowledge in this field and a very pragmatic approach, which makes his advice efficient. This is highly appreciated by professionals and clients, many of whom have an Anglo-Saxon background.

Another field of Julien’s expertise consists of advising clients on their real estate projects in Switzerland, especially in the mountain regions. Julien has a deep knowledge of the complex Swiss legal system ruling the acquisition by foreign clients of secondary properties in the tourist regions, including Swiss ski resorts.

Julien is committed to culture; he is secretary for the Verbier Festival Foundation, which organises one of the world’s most prestigious classical music festivals. He is also active on various boards of foundations and charitable associations managing medical infrastructures for the elderly.

Julien is vice president of the international private and family law commission of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA). He is listed in the Private Client Global Elite by Legal Week. Julien is also a member of the Geneva Bar Association, and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland.

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (MLL) is a leading full-service Swiss law firm with over 110 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Zug and Lausanne providing services and advice to high-end Swiss and international clients. MLL's international private clients team offers pragmatic, creative and solution-oriented advice since 1882.

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