Patrick Schmutz

Patrick Schmutz
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Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Private Client

Patrick Schmutz is a partner in the Zurich-based law firm Vallucci & Schmutz AG. He graduated from the University of Zurich with a law degree and from the University of Florida with a master of laws (LLM) in taxation. Patrick is qualified as an attorney-at-law in Switzerland and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and has been practising for more than 15 years as a private client lawyer. Patrick has a broad professional and educational background that affords him the ability to represent private clients in complex estate planning and trust matters. As a former in-house counsel and director at UBS AG and at Credit Suisse Trust AG, he is very well acquainted with the legal, regulatory and tax issues arising in the context of assets held at Swiss banks by foreign resident high net worth individuals and families.

Patrick has extensive experience advising clients on Swiss and cross-border succession planning matters with a particular emphasis on the optimisation of income, estate and gift taxes arising in this context. Moreover, Patrick regularly advises Swiss charitable foundations on legal, regulatory and tax matters and individuals on the establishment or management of charitable foundations.

His practice also focuses on litigation and dispute resolution arising in connection with Swiss estates or foreign estates with assets held in Switzerland. He also represents private clients in disputes with Swiss-based trustees, insurance companies, and banks.

Patrick is a frequent speaker at professional conferences both in Switzerland and abroad and a contributor to leading journals and books related to his practice area.

WWL says: Patrick Schmutz expertly advises individuals and families in complex domestic and international wealth management and estate planning.

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