• "First class practice."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "Co-operates closely with tax and corporate teams to provide clients with a full service that addresses all their needs."

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "A leading Swiss law firm."

     

    Interviewee in Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

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

     

    Comment from Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

  • "Outstanding practice offering market-leading advice to both Swiss and international clients."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "They would be my first choice for private client work."

     

    Client in Chambers HNW guide 2018

  • "They are 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

  • "Highly regarded for its private client work."

     

    Chambers Europe 2012

  • "Top quality in every respect."

     

    Chambers HNW guide 2018

  • "Boasts a wealth of experience in advising Swiss and international clients."

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "The excellent team couples fast response times with insightful, commercially aware advice."

     

    Legal 500 2012

  • "The lawyers are team players and listen to what clients say."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "The lawyers' turn-around times are terrific and they are practical and resourceful."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "The Rolls-Royce of the industry."

     

    Chambers HNW guide 2018

  • "Received excellent feedback from new and established clients alike."

     

    Chambers Europe 2012

  • "One of the top firm."

     

    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

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

     

    Comment from Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

  • "The lawyers are very knowledgeable, intelligent and creative."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

 

 

 

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, "Law Firm of the Year - EMEA" at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2015 in London and "Swiss Law Firm of the Year" at the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards 2014.

 

  • 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

Lionel Binz

Associate

Hanna Brozzo

Associate

Dr. Gian Brändli

Associate

Edoardo Buzzi

Associate

Antonio Calvo

Associate

Cinzia Catelli

Associate

David Cavadini

Associate

Daniel Gabrieli

Associate

Dr. Roman Huber

Associate

Pierina Janett

Associate

Tobias A. Kallenbach

Jurist, Legal Engineer

Ricardo Marino

Legal Employee

Dr. Martina Plüss

Associate

Laurent Riedweg

Associate

Rocco Rigozzi

Associate

Michael Rohrer

Associate

Corinna Seiler

Associate

David Weimann

Associate

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Z

Publications

Haftung des Willensvollstreckers inkl. Versicherung: Länderbericht Schweiz
Leu Daniel,

in: Hans Rainer Künzle (Hrsg.), 2. Schweizerisch-deutscher Testamentsvollstreckertag, 14/2018, p. 261 ff.

Law and Practice Switzerland
Wüstemann Tina / Bader Daniel / Leu Daniel,

Chambers Global Practice Guides, Private Wealth 2019, Chambers & Partners, p. 3 - 16

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Residence Permits and Permanent Settlement
Stoltz Thomas,

Relocation to Switzerland, 3 Edition - Revised and Expanded

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Speaking Engagements

The grand tour of Europe Private wealth structuring in a Europe-populist / Brexit affected world
Wüstemann Tina,

Speaker, International Private Client Forum, (Organizer: Legal Week), 15 – 17 November 2018, Italy

Ausgewählte Aspekte der nationalen und internationalen Güterrechts- und Nachlassplanung
Wüstemann Tina,

The 15th Zurich Annual Conference on International Trust and Inheritance Law Practise (Veranstalter: Europa Institut an der Universität Zürich, Moderation/Leitung Tina Wüstemann), 7. November 2018, Zürich

EU-Güterrechtsverordnung
Leu Daniel,

The 15th Zurich Annual Conference on International Trust and Inheritance Law Practise, Ausgewählte Aspekte der nationalen und internationalen Güterrechts- und Nachlassplanung (Veranstalter: Europainstitut EIZ), 7. November 2018, Zürich

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