• "Committed, prompt, knowledgeable and thorough."


    Client in Legal 500 2013

  • "Delivers pragmatic and sensible advice and is extremely user-friendly."


    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "A quick thinker whose encyclopaedic knowledge of the market makes her an invaluable asset to clients."


    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "A really smart lawyer with a breadth of knowledge in international estate planning and trust litigation."


    Chambers Global 2014

  • "She works collaboratively with other lawyers and advisors for a cost effective and sensible solution to thorny issues."


    Quote in Citywealth Leaders List 2016

  • "An outstanding and exceptionally gifted practitioner; she is hard-working, bright and solution-oriented."


    Chambers Global 2015

  • "Internationally renowned for her expertise and is highly recommended for litigious trust and estate cases."


    Who’s Who Legal 2013

  • "Perfect combination of great technical skills and flair."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "She is one of the country's stars and is loved by clients."


    Who's Who Legal Private Clients 2017

  • "She's good at distilling things down to what works for the client and she provides concise answers in a timely manner."


    Chambers Global 2012

  • "Known for her impressively strong analytical skills."


    Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "A leader in complex estate and succession planning matters."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "Extremely bright, articulate and personable."


    Quote in Citywealth Leaders List 2016

  • "A crucial person to know in the jurisdiction."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "A brilliant lawyer."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "A superbly skilled, creative and tenacious advocate for her clients."


    Quote in Citywealth Leaders List 2016

  • "A fantastic asset according to her clients."


    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "Stands out for her unparalleled expertise in complex estate planning matters."


    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "Efficient and effective, she is a pleasure to deal with."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Talented litigator."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2015




Tina Wüstemann


Tina Wüstemann heads Bär & Karrer's private client team. She advises Swiss and foreign private clients, executives as well as entrepreneurs regarding complex estate and succession planning matters including trusts, prenuptial agreements, relocations to Switzerland and wills. Tina Wüstemann also advises charitable foundations and represents clients in contentious trust and estate matters as well as the administration of large international estates.

Tina Wüstemann has published extensively and frequently lectures on trust and estate matters as well as arbitration in Switzerland and abroad.

Chambers and Partners Global, Europe and HNW 2016 ranks Tina Wüstemann in tier 1 of Switzerland's leading lawyers for Private Clients. Best Lawyers awarded her "Lawyer of the Year 2016" in the category Wealth Management in the Zurich area. In the Euromoney Expert Guides she is among the "Best of the Best 2016 - Top 30 Trust practitioners in the World". The International Who's Who Legal Private Clients and Thought Leaders 2017 lists Tina Wüstemann among the "Most Highly Regarded lawyers". She is on the Top 200 IFC Power Women list published 2016 by Citywealth, an A-Z list of influencers and professionals working around the financial services industry in International Financial Centres. She was awarded with silver in the 2015 Citywealth Power Woman Awards in the category "Woman of the Year: Leadership (Professional services)". In June 2014, she was awarded "Best of Trust and Estates" in the Euromoney LMG European Women in Business Law Awards. In 2013, the British Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) awarded Tina Wüstemann "Contentious Offshore Lawyer of the Year".

Tina Wüstemann is a member of the editorial board of the Journal Trust & Trustees and chair of the Zurich Annual Conference on International Trust and Inheritance Law Practice. Furthermore, she serves as a board member in several charitable organizations.


English, German


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2004)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (1998)
  • Member of the New York Bar (not practicing) (2000)
  • New York University: LL.M. (1998)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (1994)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1994)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1990)
  • Trainee at Middletons Moore & Bevins (Sidney) (1992)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Zurich (1990)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Officer of the IBA Family Law Committee (2016)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • STEP Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL)
  • Co-Chair of ICC Task Force on Trust Arbitration

Contact Details

Tina Wüstemann
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 Zurich

T: +41 58 261 50 00
F: +41 58 261 50 01


Lawyers Search



Mountain to Climb - Trust Litigation in Switzerland, STEP Journal Vol. 24/Issue 10, 2017 Download »
Trust Arbitration in Switzerland, in: SI Strong / Tony Molloy (eds.), Arbitration of Trust Disputes Issues in National and International Law, Oxford International Arbitration Series, Oxford University Press 2016
Complex Issues Regarding International Estate Administration, in: Practising Law Institute (eds.), International Estate & Tax Planning 2016, Tax Law and Estate Planning Course Handbook, New York 2016
Wüstemann Tina - more publications

Speaking Engagements

Acting for the Family: Who's your daddy? Oh yeah, who's your client? (Moderator), Trust & Estates Litigation Forum 2017 (Organizer: Legal Week), … more »
Wealth in the Age of Extremism International Private Client Forum, Moderator QA Session (Organizer: Legal Week) … more »
EU-Erbrechtsverordnung - Erste praktische Erfahrungen The 13th Zurich Annual Conference on International Trust and Inheritance Law Pra … more »
Wüstemann Tina - more speaking engagements