• "A brilliant lawyer."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "A pleasure to work with."


    Private wealth expert in Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

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


    Chambers Global 2014

  • "Extremely bright and personable, with a good team around her: a class act."


    Interviewee in Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

  • "Excellent."


    Interviewee in Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

  • "Exceptional for her extensive experience."


    Who's Who Legal 2017

  • "Strategic thinker for sophisticated planning."


    Interviewee in Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Well connected and an acknowledged expert for trust and estate planning."


    Interviewee in Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017




Tina Wüstemann


Tina Wüstemann heads the 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, wills and relocations to Switzerland. Tina Wüstemann also advises charitable foundations and represents clients in contentious trust and estate matters as well as the administration of large international estates.

She publishes regularly and frequently lectures on trust and estate matters as well as arbitration in Switzerland and abroad.

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 board member in several international charitable organizations.

2017 Tina Wüstemann wins the title "Best in trust & estates" at the Europe Woman in Business Law Award. Chambers and Partners HNW 2017 rank Tina Wüstemann in tier 1 of Switzerland's leading lawyers for private clients. Best Lawyers awarded her as "Lawyer of the Year 2016" in the category Wealth Management Zurich. Euromoney references her among the "Best of the Best 2016 - Top 30 Trust practitioners in the World". Who's Who Legal lists Tina Wüstemann as thought leader private client 2018. Furthermore, Citywealth recognised her among the Top 200 IFC Power Women 2016.


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 (2017)
  • 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


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Speaking Engagements

International Pre-nups – Prevention rather than Cure Legal Week Private Client Forum Asia, 7 December 2017, Singapore … more »
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