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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Private Client

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mark John Barmes wins high praise as an “excellent lawyer who stands out and has a really interesting practice” in the private client field.

Biography

Mr Mark Barmes advises individuals and trustees in all aspects of wealth planning, in both international and domestic contexts, particularly in helping foreign private clients and trustees to establish themselves in Switzerland and to resolve disagreements.

Mark Barmes is on the board of Swiss trustee companies and contributes actively in the field of wealth planning in Switzerland through membership and lecturing for STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and as a committee member of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC).

Mark Barmes graduated from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in economics (1984) and law (1985). He has been admitted as a solicitor in Queensland (1987), to the section of foreign lawyers at the Geneva Bar (1990) and as a solicitor in England and Wales (1992). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1988 and has been a partner since 1998. He speaks English and French.

Mark Barmes is a member of the following professional associations: Queensland Law Society, Law Society of England & Wales and the Section of Foreign Lawyers of the Geneva Bar Association.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

National Leader

Switzerland - Private Client

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mark John Barmes advises a variety of clients in trust and succession planning, with interviewees noting that he is “100 per cent private client” and excels in high-value wealth management.

Biography

Mr Mark Barmes advises individuals and trustees in all aspects of wealth planning, in both international and domestic contexts, particularly in helping foreign private clients and trustees to establish themselves in Switzerland and to resolve disagreements.

Mark Barmes is on the board of Swiss trustee companies and contributes actively in the field of wealth planning in Switzerland through membership and lecturing for STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and as a committee member of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC).

Mark Barmes graduated from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in economics (1984) and law (1985). He has been admitted as a solicitor in Queensland (1987), to the section of foreign lawyers at the Geneva Bar (1990) and as a solicitor in England and Wales (1992). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1988 and has been a partner since 1998. He speaks English and French.

Mark Barmes is a member of the following professional associations: Queensland Law Society, Law Society of England & Wales and the Section of Foreign Lawyers of the Geneva Bar Association.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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