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Global Leader

Private Client

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Serge Calame is a “true private client lawyer” and an “extremely impressive individual”, recognised for his insightful advice on estate and tax planning. 

Biography

Serge Calame co-heads the firm’s private client practice group. His main areas of practice are international estate and tax planning where he provides broad expert advice to sophisticated international private clients and family offices, with a special focus on corporate and contractual issues to family-owned businesses and entrepreneurial ventures.

Serge Calame was nominated in 2012 in Legal Week’s “Elite” for international trusts and private client and again in 2017. He continues to be listed in Who’s Who Legal: Private Client and Who's Who Legal: Switzerland. He is also recognised in The Legal 500 and is ranked in Chambers and Partners in the private client category.

National Leader

Switzerland - Private Client 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Serge Calame is top-notch and provides stellar advice on tax and estate planning with an emphasis on contractual issues.

Biography

Serge Calame co-heads the firm’s private client practice group. His main areas of practice are international estate and tax planning, where he provides broad expert advice to sophisticated international private clients and family offices, with a special focus on corporate and contractual issues to family-owned businesses and entrepreneurial ventures.

Serge is on the board of asset management and family venture companies, and is an active member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Serge graduated in law from the University of Geneva (1994) and was admitted to the bar in Switzerland (1997). He was an assistant legal counsel with the Bank of Bermuda in Bermuda and Hong Kong (1998). He joined another top tier law firm as an associate (1999-2001) before joining Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (2002) where he has been a partner since 2005.

Serge has been recognised as a leading private client adviser, and trust and estate litigator, in the Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite Directory since 2012. He is continually listed as a leading practitioner in Who’s Who LegalPrivate Client; the private client chapters of WWL: Switzerland and Chambers and Partners; and The Legal 500.

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (MLL) is a leading full-service Swiss law firm with over 110 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Zug and Lausanne providing services and advice to high-end Swiss and international clients. MLL's international private clients team offers pragmatic, creative and solution-oriented advice since 1882.

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