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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Private Client

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philippe Pulfer is a highly experienced practitioner with an emphasis on estate planning, wealth structuring and philanthropic matters, often on an international scale. 

Biography

Philippe Pulfer heads the Geneva private client practice of Walder Wyss. He specialises in wealth structuring and estate planning with an international focus. He also acts in complex, often multi-jurisdictional, succession and trust disputes. With more than 15 years of experience in his field, both in Geneva and London, he has developed a reputation as a leading expert advising individuals and families, trustees, banks, and lawyers from other jurisdictions, in particular UK solicitors. His combined practice in estate planning and litigation enables him to offer effective advice to private clients and trustees who are involved in disputes and/or potential disputes. He also advises charities and charity donors in all areas of philanthropy.

He is a regular speaker and contributor on the practice of trusts in Switzerland, charities and art law.

Over the past couple of years Philippe has been constantly ranked as a leading lawyer by all major legal directories, including Chambers Global and Chambers Europe (which place him in the top tier), The Legal 500Who's Who Legal and Citywealth. In 2012, he was included in Legal Week’s “Top 100 Global Trusts & Private Client Elite”, a list singling out 100 leading individuals from Europe, the Americas and Asia on a peer-review basis.

Philippe is a member of the STEP Worldwide Council and a committee member of STEP Geneva. He holds a law degree from the University of Geneva and was admitted to the Bar in 1995.

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.​

National Leader

Switzerland - Private Client 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philippe Pulfer is a “fantastic practitioner” with a broad and renowned private client practice encompassing international trust disputes, estate planning and wealth structuring.

Biography

Philippe Pulfer heads the Geneva private client practice of Walder Wyss. He specialises in wealth structuring and estate planning with an international focus. He also acts in complex, often multi-jurisdictional, succession and trust disputes. With more than 15 years of experience in his field, both in Geneva and London, he has developed a reputation as a leading expert advising individuals and families, trustees, banks, and lawyers from other jurisdictions, in particular UK solicitors. His combined practice in estate planning and litigation enables him to offer effective advice to private clients and trustees who are involved in disputes and/or potential disputes. He also advises charities and charity donors in all areas of philanthropy.

He is a regular speaker and contributor on the practice of trusts in Switzerland, charities and art law.

Over the past couple of years Philippe has been constantly ranked as a leading lawyer by all major legal directories, including Chambers Global and Chambers Europe (which place him in the top tier), The Legal 500Who's Who Legal and Citywealth. In 2012, he was included in Legal Week’s “Top 100 Global Trusts & Private Client Elite”, a list singling out 100 leading individuals from Europe, the Americas and Asia on a peer-review basis.

Philippe is a member of the STEP Worldwide Council and a committee member of STEP Geneva. He holds a law degree from the University of Geneva and was admitted to the Bar in 1995.

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. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. 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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