• "A great team."

     

    Interviewee in Chambers HNW guide 2019

  • "They have real bench strength."

     

    Source in Chambers HNW guide 2019

  • "One of the best firms in Switzerland and I would use them for a range of matters across the spectrum."

     

    Client in Chambers HNW guide 2018

  • "A leading Swiss firm for tax and private client matters. "

     

    Chambers HNW guide 2019

  • "First class practice."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "The firm has huge experience in wealth planning, trusts and estate litigation and tax issues."

     

    Comment from Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

  • "Top quality in every respect."

     

    Chambers HNW guide 2018

  • "Major presence in this market."

     

    Chambers HNW guide 2019

  • "It's a big and highly renowned firm, but whenever you deal with the lawyers you still receive a very client-focused, solution-focused and personal service. "

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Stellar practice with a deep bench of excellent practitioners in Zürich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug."

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "My first choice for private client work."

     

    Client in Chambers HNW guide 2018

  • "Sometimes they're on the other side, and they're always great to have as adversaries because they're smart."

     

    Client in Chambers HNW guide 2018

  • "Bär & Karrer has a stellar private wealth offering with a deep bench of excellent practictioners."

     

    Comment from Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

  • "Strong coverage in both the German- and French-speaking parts of the country."

     

    Chambers HNW guide 2019

  • "Market-leading."

     

    Legal 500 2017

  • "Great international experience."

     

    Chambers HNW guide 2019

 

 

 

Private Clients, Trusts & Estates

 

Our private client team advises private clients and their families on all matters relating to matrimonial property and succession law, including domestic and international estate planning, estate administration and executorships. We also assist our clients with regard to taking up residence and domicile in Switzerland.

 

We advise clients on using and setting up legal structures, including trusts or other structures in foreign jurisdictions.

 

Trust and estate matters have become increasingly contentious and there is a continuous trend to have these matters litigated before Swiss and other civil law courts. We represent our clients in all types of litigation involving trusts, gifts, wills, estates and matrimonial property before Swiss courts and, together with correspondent law firms, before foreign courts and in multi-jurisdictional disputes.

 

Our strong private clients team comprises specialists from all areas united under one roof. Bär & Karrer's Private Client practice is ranged in first tier by all major ranking agencies e.g. Chambers, Who is Who and Legal 500. In 2019, Baer & Karrer has again been awarded "Law Firm of the Year - Switzerland" at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards in London. The private clients team has also won the "International Legal Team of the Year" award by STEP as the first Swiss law firm ever, which underlines the teams expertise and reputation.

 

  • Trust and estate litigation
  • Cross-border disputes involving successions, trusts and estates
  • Estate planning
  • Matrimonial property agreements
  • Successions, wills and gifts
  • Executorships
  • Trusts, foundations and international charitable foundations
  • Relocation to Switzerland
  • International mobility for individuals and families
  • Succession planning for closely held enterprises
  • International divorces

 

 

 

 

 

Key Contact


 

Team Leaders


 

Team Members

Paolo Ader

Associate

Cagla Arslan

Legal Employee

Nathalie Aymon

Associate

Amira Benhamza

Junior Associate

Lionel Binz

Associate

Hanna Brozzo

Associate

Dr. Lukas Brugger

Junior Associate

Edoardo Buzzi

Associate

Antonio Calvo

Associate

Cinzia Catelli

Associate

David Cavadini

Associate

Fabrizio E. Crameri

Junior Associate

Kim Jean Dachtler

Junior Associate

Gaëlle Diserens

Junior Associate

Julia Eigenmann

Junior Associate

Marco Frigg

Associate

Daniel Gabrieli

Associate

Sandro Gaggini

Associate

Benedetta Galetti

Junior Associate

Cécile Gurtner

Junior Associate

Shirane Halpérin

Junior Associate

Elena Kumashova

Associate

Sarah Mahmud

Associate

Ricardo Marino

Associate

Rocco Rigozzi

Associate

Christina Rüdisühli

Junior Associate

Alessia Suter

Junior Associate

David Trachsel

Associate

Vera Waldburger

Junior Associate

David Weimann

Associate

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Publications

Advance Care Directive and Living Will in times of Covid-19
Wüstemann Tina / Leu Daniel,

Bär & Karrer Briefing April 2020 Download »

International Trust Disputes - Chapter Switzerland,
Wüstemann Tina / Frigg Marco,

in: Kempster/McMillan/Meek (Eds.), International Trust Disputes, Second Edition, Oxford University Press 2020, p. 531 et seq.

Revision of the Swiss Civil Procedure Code
Jaisli Kull Nadja / Conrad Hari Aurélie / Wipf Nadine,

Bär & Karrer Briefing March 2020

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Speaking Engagements

Comparative Law Treatment on Trusts on Divorce
Wüstemann Tina,

Legal Week Trust & Estates litigation forum, 26-28 February 2020, Marrakech

FINMA in the time of the FinSA and FinIA
Bahar Rashid,

AIBL Association of Internatoinal Business Lawyers - Luncheon, 24 January 2020, Geneva

A Global Perspective on Representing Global Families During Times of Unprecedented Change
Wüstemann Tina,

54th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, 15 January 2020, Orlando

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