Olivier Sigg

Olivier Sigg
Office:
10 Rue d'Italie
PO Box
1211
City:
Geneva 3
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 58 658 30 20

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Private Client

Olivier’s private client practice includes various estate-planning techniques. In particular, as a TEP expert, he specialises in trusts, foundations, last wills and testaments. He provides advice to international high net worth individuals on estate planning, asset protection, relocation and philanthropy (in particular, advice to international charities). His private client practice involves international succession litigation and trust disputes. He is regularly instructed by foreign lawyers, in particular from common law jurisdictions. His work experience also includes a secondment in the international private wealth group of a prominent London law firm.

Olivier is ranked as a leading private client lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Who’s Who Legal. He was the only Swiss lawyer ranked in Private Client Practitioner’s 2010 "Top 35 under 35" survey.

Olivier is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) as well as a committee member and the student liaison officer of STEP Geneva. He holds a law degree from the universities of Geneva and was admitted to the Bar in 2005.

With 200 lawyers, 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.

WWL says: Olivier Sigg advises clients on trust and estate planning where he stands out for his deep and impressive knowledge of technical and strategic issues in the field.

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Olivier’s private client practice includes various estate-planning techniques. In particular, as a TEP expert, he specialises in trusts, foundations, last wills and testaments. He provides advice to international high-net-worth individuals on estate planning, asset protection, relocation and philanthropy (in particular, advice to international charities). His private client practice involves international succession litigation and trust disputes. He is regularly instructed by foreign lawyers, in particular from common law jurisdictions. His work experience also includes a secondment in the international private wealth group of a prominent London law firm.

Olivier is ranked as a leading private client lawyer by Chambers GlobalChambers Europe and Who’s Who Legal. He was the only Swiss lawyer ranked in Private Client Practitioner’s 2010 "Top 35 under 35" survey.

Olivier is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) as well as a committee member and the student liaison officer of STEP Geneva. He holds a law degree from the universities of Geneva and was admitted to the Bar in 2005.

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.

WWL says: Olivier Sigg has "deep knowledge, calmness and courtesy" and is "able to listen to the client", according to impressed sources. He boasts extensive experience in trusts, wills and estate planning.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Private Client which can be purchased from our Shop.

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