Tobias Somary

Tobias Somary
Office:
Dreikönigstrasse 7
PO Box
8022
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 44 285 11 11
Fax:
+41 44 285 11 22

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Private Client

Tobias Somary heads the private client practice of CMS von Erlach Poncet, a leading law firm in Switzerland.

Tobias specialises in domestic and cross-border estate and succession planning, prenuptial agreements, executorship, foundations and trusts, charities and art, private banking matters, and inbound and outbound relocation. Moreover, he is commended for dispute resolution in inheritance matters and trust litigation.

Tobias graduated from Zurich University in 1998. He was admitted to the bar in 2000 (with distinction) and joined CMS in the same year. In 2004 he obtained a Master of Laws degree from Stanford University and subsequently worked with a California law firm before returning to CMS.

He is a certified specialist (SBA) in inheritance law and a trusts and estates practitioner (STEP).

Tobias is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on international estate planning. He heads the inheritance chapter of the Zurich Bar Association.

His practice has gained significant recognition among peers and independent experts. WWL: Private Client (2017) commends Tobias for his "highly professional and efficient case handling” and describes him as "absolutely excellent at handling succession matters". Chambers and Partners: HNW (2018) states, "Tobias Somary assists clients with estate and succession planning, as well as prenuptial agreements, inheritance disputes, foundations, trusts and philanthropy matters. One source describes him as a ‘very smart, committed, reliable and experienced colleague – simply a pleasure to work with.’ Another interviewee says: ‘He's very concerned and very thorough. He's always great to work with because he always has ideas and thoughts. He's very engaged and dynamic in our interactions – he finds the best solutions for the clients and he is very committed to the clients' needs.’"

WWL says: Tobias Somary wins praise from peers who consider him “an excellent lawyer” and commend his work in complex private client matters including estate and succession planning. 

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Who's Who Legal Private Client: Lawyers

Tobias Somary heads the private client practice of CMS von Erlach Poncet, a leading law firm in Switzerland.

Tobias specialises in domestic and cross-border estate and succession planning, prenuptial agreements, executorship, foundations and trusts, charities and art, private banking matters, and inbound and outbound relocation. Moreover, he is commended for dispute resolution in inheritance matters and trust litigation.

Tobias graduated from Zurich University in 1998. He was admitted to the bar in 2000 (with distinction) and joined CMS in the same year. In 2004 he obtained a Master of Laws degree from Stanford University and subsequently worked with a California law firm before returning to CMS.

He is a certified specialist (SBA) in inheritance law and a trusts and estates practitioner (STEP).

Tobias is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on international estate planning. He heads the inheritance chapter of the Zurich Bar Association.

His practice has gained significant recognition among peers and independent experts. WWL: Private Client (2017) commends Tobias for his "highly professional and efficient case handling” and describes him as "absolutely excellent at handling succession matters". Chambers and Partners: HNW (2018) states, "Tobias Somary assists clients with estate and succession planning, as well as prenuptial agreements, inheritance disputes, foundations, trusts and philanthropy matters. One source describes him as a ‘very smart, committed, reliable and experienced colleague – simply a pleasure to work with.’ Another interviewee says: ‘He's very concerned and very thorough. He's always great to work with because he always has ideas and thoughts. He's very engaged and dynamic in our interactions - he finds the best solutions for the clients and he is very committed to the clients' needs.’"

WWL says: Tobias Somary impresses sources as an "intelligent, experienced, very practical and responsive" lawyer who "really digs deep in terms of ensuring the client gets the best advice possible".

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

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