• "Very much at the forefront of this industry."


    Chambers HNW guide 2019

  • "An expert in dealing with international trusts and estates and cross-border matters with civil law and common law countries"


    Chambers HNW guide 2020

  • "A very powerful figure and very well reputed; she's personable and can have a difficult conversation even in difficult circumstances."


    Peers in Chambers Global 2020

  • "A brilliant lawyer."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "A star."


    Who's Who Legal Private Client 2019

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "When it comes to international estate planning, you can’t beat her."


    Source in Chambers HNW guide 2019

  • "One of the country's stars. "


    Who's Who Legal 2017

  • "Strategic thinker for sophisticated planning."


    Interviewee in Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

  • "Very hands-on, gets on well with her clients and has a fabulous international profile."


    Peers in Chambers Global 2020

  • "Tina Wüstemann is internationally regarded as "exceptional" for her wide-ranging experience advising domestic and foreign clients on complex estate and succession planning issues. "


    Who's Who Legal 2018

  • "She is very charismatic and very good at handling client relations."


    Interviewee in Chambers HNW guide 2019

  • "She is a great person with whom to work, and you wouldn’t want her as an Opponent."


    Source in Legal 500 2020

  • "Tina is an outstanding lawyer and counsellor. "


    Citywealth Leaderslist 2019

  • "Loved by clients."


    Who's Who Legal 2017

  • "Very insightful ideas about planning techniques."


    Interviewee Chambers HNW guide 2018

  • "Brilliant."


    Who's Who Legal 2018

  • "One of the best lawyers in Switzerland and a go-to name for international planning."


    Chambers HNW guide 2018

  • "Well-renowned"


    Chambers HNW guide 2020

  • "A strong litigator and arbitrator. "


    Who's Who Legal 2018

  • "Exemplary on the contentious side."


    Who's Who Legal 2018

  • "Clients love her; she’s clear and precise."


    Who's Who Legal Private Client 2019

  • "Tina is hugely knowledgeable, personable, grasps quickly what the situation is and sharp minded."


    Citywealth Leaderslist 2020

  • "She is my first choice for a highly qualified trust lawyer in Switzerland. "


    Citywealth Leaderslist 2019

  • "Excellent."


    Interviewee in Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

  • "She's exceptional."


    Client in Chambers HNW guide 2018

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


    Interviewee in Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

  • "Excellent, as everyone knows."


    Who's Who Legal 2019

  • "Tina Wüstemann is one of the top trusts and estates litigators in Switzerland, with extensive experience in the largest and most complex international trust disputes. "


    Source in Legal 500 2020




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.

Tina Wüstemann publishes regularly and frequently lectures on trust and estate matters in Switzerland and abroad. She is chair of the Zurich Annual Conference on International Trust and Inheritance Law Practice and serves as board member in several international charitable organizations, as member of the advisory board of the Department of Economics, University of Zurich and as board member of the ETH Zurich Foundation.

In Chambers and Partners HNW 2020, Tina Wüstemann is listed in Tier 1 for Private Wealth Law in Switzerland and in Tier 2 of the leading lawyers "Global-Wide" for international private clients (both with regard to wealth planning and contentious matters). Who's Who Legal names Tina Wüstemann as Private Client Lawyer of the Year 2019 (Switzerland) and lists her as Thought Leader in Global Elite 2020 (Private Client), Global Leader 2020 and National Leader Switzerland 2020 (Private Client). Furthermore, Citywealth names Tina Wüstemann in 2020 as one of the Top 100 trust litigators and lists her among the Top Ten Powerwomen Trust Litigators worldwide. Citywealth further awarded her in 2018 with gold as "Woman of the Year - Leadership (Professional Services)". In 2020, Tina Wüstemann was also awarded with the Europe Women in Business Law Award 2020 as 'Best in trusts & estates', marking the fourth time she has received this recognition following 2019, 2017 and 2014. 


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 K&L Gates, former Middletons Moore & Bevins (Sidney) (1992)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Zurich (1990)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • 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)
  • Board member of the Swiss Association of Arbitration in Inheritance Matters (SVSiE)

Contact Details

Tina Wüstemann
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich

T: +41 58 261 55 60
F: +41 58 261 50 01


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Speaking Engagements

Capacity: Handling with Care Private Client Transcontinental Trusts, 03. September 2020 … more »
Comparative Law Treatment on Trusts on Divorce Legal Week Trust & Estates litigation forum, 26-28 February 2020, Marrakech … more »
A Global Perspective on Representing Global Families During Times of Unprecedented Change 54th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, 15 January 2020, Orlando … more »
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