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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Switzerland - Private Client 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Markus Zwicky is distinguished by his “international planning expertise” and “strong experience across all issues in the private client sector”. 


Dr. Markus Zwicky obtained his Swiss law degree in 1991 after his schools and studies in Switzerland, the United States and Chile. He has been working as a partner in his lawfirm in Zug, Switzerland, since 1994. Due to his international background, he has been focusing on international clients ever since. Due to the location of Zug, Markus has been providing a broad range of work for international companies or individuals who are moving to Switzerland, from the establishment of businesses down to the pre-nups of expats moving to Switzerland. Markus advises and litigates in corporate and private client law, matrimonial and inheritance law. He is also a civil law notary. In particular, Markus specializes on all private matters of HNW individuals with a connection to Switzerland, especially in matters of inheritance, matrimonial and immigration. He is a certified specialist inheritance law of the Swiss Bar Association.

Markus is a member of various international associations, among them the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Asociación Internacional de Juristas de Derecho de Familia and the International Alliance of Practicing Lawyers. He is an honorary member of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats, and a frequent speaker on Swiss private law at events all over the world.

Markus has extensively worked pro bono for many causes, in particular against the stigma of mental health problems, and he is the president of EQUILIBRIUM, Swiss Association of People Overcoming Depressions.

Markus bears a doctorate from the University of Zürich in history of law and practices, next to German, in English, Spanish, French, Italian and some conversant Dutch.

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