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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Kinga Weiss is widely respected in the market. She adeptly advises clients on inheritance law pertaining to business succession and estate planning, in addition to her top-flight cross-border expertise.

Biography

Kinga M Weiss is a partner and co-head of the private clients team of Walder Wyss, one of Switzerland’s leading law firms.

Her fields of expertise concentrate on assisting and advising clients in matters relating to succession law, with a particular emphasis on succession planning including structuring of assets, setting up legal entities (foundation, trusts, etc) and administration of estates. She has considerable experience in complex cross-border cases and profound knowledge in Swiss international private law as well as the EU Succession Regulation. Additionally, she represents clients in litigation cases and in enforcing foreign judgments in Switzerland. Moreover, her knowledge extends into other areas such as marital property law and relocation.

Kinga M Weiss is regularly invited as a guest speaker to high-profile conferences and universities worldwide. She has published numerous articles on inheritance law, business succession and trusts as well as on the European Succession Regulation.

Born in 1969, Kinga M Weiss gained her formal legal education at the University of Zurich (lic iur 1996, Dr iur 1999) and New York University School of Law (LLM 2003). In 2011 she completed her postgraduate education as Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law and since 2000 has been admitted to the Swiss Bar. Before joining Walder Wyss in 2010, she worked for several years as an attorney with a leading Zurich law firm, and launched her career as a clerk at the District Court of Meilen. She speaks fluent German, English and Hungarian.

With approximately 200 lawyers, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

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Switzerland - Private Client

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Kinga Weiss draws praise from peers who recognise her as a “standout and excellent lawyer” and note that she is an “inheritance law specialist”. She stands out for her work on complex, cross-border estate and succession issues.

Biography

Kinga M Weiss is a partner and co-head of the private client team of Walder Wyss, one of Switzerland’s leading law firms.

Her fields of expertise concentrate on assisting and advising clients in matters relating to succession law, with a particular emphasis on succession planning including structuring of assets, setting up legal entities (foundation, trusts, etc) and administration of estates. She has considerable experience in complex cross-border cases and profound knowledge in Swiss international private law as well as the EU Succession Regulation. Additionally, she represents clients in litigation cases and in enforcing foreign judgments in Switzerland. Moreover, her knowledge extends into other areas such as marital property law and relocation.

Kinga M Weiss is regularly invited as a guest speaker to high-profile conferences and universities worldwide. She has published numerous articles on inheritance law, business succession and trusts as well as on the European Succession Regulation.

Born in 1969, Kinga M Weiss gained her formal legal education at the University of Zurich (lic iur 1996, Dr iur 1999) and New York University School of Law (LLM 2003). In 2011 she completed her postgraduate education as Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law and since 2000 has been admitted to the Swiss Bar. Before joining Walder Wyss in 2010, she worked for several years as an attorney with a leading Zurich law firm, and launched her career as a clerk at the District Court of Meilen. She speaks fluent German, English and Hungarian.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. They specialise in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Their clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

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