Patricia Guerra, LL.M.
Patricia Guerra, LL.M.

Patricia Guerra, LL.M.

Associée, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Case Postale | CH-8031 Zurich | Suisse
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Case Postale | CH-8031 Zurich | Suisse
T +41 58 552 04 60
patricia.guerra@mll-legal.com

Portrait

Patricia Guerra est responsable de l’équipe Clientèle Privée à Zurich et dirige le desk Amérique Latine de l’étude. Elle possède une grande expérience dans le conseil de grandes fortunes dans toutes les questions personnelles et relatives à leur patrimoine familial, ainsi que dans des projets philanthropiques. Patricia Guerra s’occupe de litiges de nature complexe et internationale et assume régulièrement le leadership juridique nécessaire pour coordonner des équipes dans diverses juridictions. Elle parle couramment l’anglais, l’espagnol, l’allemand et le français, et maîtrise le portugais et l’italien. Patricia est membre du conseil d’administration de plusieurs fondations caritatives suisses et d’une banque privée suisse.

Elle est par ailleurs Consule honoraire de l’Équateur à Zurich.






Prix & Classements

Private Client Global Elite peer nominated 2024Best Lawyers Patricia Guerra 2024Legal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2023Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyers 2023Leaders League Ranked Firm 2023Best Lawyers Recognized in 2023Chambers and Partners HNW 2022Legal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2022Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyers 2022Best Lawyers Recognized in 2022Legal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2021Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyers 2021Who's Who Legal Thought Leader Switzerland 2021 Best Lawyers Recognized in 2021 Private Client Ones To Watch 2020-21Chambers and Partners HNW 2020Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2020Legal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2020Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2019
  • « Patricia is an excellent practitioner with empathy, determination and wit who strives to provide high-quality work in a user-friendly manner » – Chambers and Partners, HNW, 2023
  • « Patricia cares for her clients like no other, always considering their needs and interests. She fights her client’s corner » – Chambers and Partners, HNW, 2023
  • « Patricia Guerra’s extremely high standards and drive are remarkable. Her extensive experience and her multilingual and multicultural skills – a very important soft factor – are highly appreciated by clients. Her interest and in person engagement in philanthropy (both with large and small institutions) is a further important element in the private client practice » – Legal 500 EMEA, Private Client, 2023
  • « Patricia Guerra delivers exceptional client care and guidance. She takes a fully holistic approach to her client’s needs, working with all their advisers seamlessly and naturally. She is a great team player, always focusing on the end goal while maintaining an eye for detail. She understands family dynamics in all their complexities and tailors her approach accordingly » – Legal 500 EMEA, Private Client, 2023
  • « She is purely solutions-driven » – Chambers and Partners, HNW, 2022
  • « She has a unique ability to understand complex cross-border situations » – Chambers and Partners, HNW, 2022
  • « Her client care is second to none; she is caring, thoughtful and supportive, but also a firm hand when needed » – Chambers and Partners, HNW, 2022
  • « Patricia Guerra is immaculate in her dealings with clients. She is empathetic, charming and kind whilst also giving hard advice and a firm steer where needed. She is always a pleasure to work with and a great team player, collating the best advisors for her clients across the spectrum » – Legal 500 EMEA, Private Client, 2022
  • « Her grasp of clients’ needs and understanding of complex situations is outstanding » – Legal 500 EMEA, Private Client, 2022
  • Patricia Guerra is “an excellent and diligent lawyer who is extremely proactive and cuts right to the point » – Who’s Who Legal, National Leader Private Client, 2022
  • Patricia Guerra is « an outstanding lawyer », revered as « a very capable and pragmatic lawyer » with « a very strong knowledge » of private client practice – Who’s Who Legal, Global Leader Private Client, 2022
  • Patricia Guerra is “in the top five list of Swiss practitioners” praise sources who regard her as “an impossible opponent” and “a real asset” who “works hard for her client” – Who’s Who Legal, Thought Leaders Switzerland Private Client, 2021
  • Patricia Guerra is an “excellent” private client lawyer, and « one of the best in Switzerland ». She has ample experience with ultra-high-net-worth clients, including on philanthropic issues – Who’s Who Legal, Thought Leaders Private Client, 2021
  • « She has so much experience, she understands the unique demands of a high net worth client with family in all different parts of the world. She is able to set out the broad picture for the client and she can coordinate the international advice. She is able to present the complex information from a number of jurisdictions and put it together in a clear and concise way for the client. This is all second nature to her » – Chambers and Partners, HNW, 2021
  • « Patricia is a very good lawyer. She is very technically talented, she is very good with clients and she understands the issues of an international client » – Chambers and Partners, HNW, 2021

Transactions & Affaires

  • Elle a conseillé une famille internationale en matière de gouvernance familiale et de restructuration du patrimoine par l’intermédiaire d’une fondation fiduciaire néerlandaise
  • Elle a participé au transfert d’un particulier américain très fortuné vers la Suisse et a restructuré le patrimoine familial à l’aide de Trusts internationaux canadiens
  • Elle a conseillé un particulier très fortuné dans le cadre de conventions entre actionnaires complexes, d’actifs en fiducie et de planification successorale
  • Elle a conseillé un client dans le cadre d’un transfert d’actifs immobiliers suisses à des fiducies de droit commun

Éducation

  • Admission au barreau de New York (1992)
  • Faculté de droit de l’université du Michigan, LL.M. (1990-1991)
  • Admission au barreau en Suisse (1989)
  • Université de Genève, Master en droit (1987)

Associations et mandats publics

  • Consule honoraire de l’Équateur à Zurich
  • Association internationale du barreau (IBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Corps Consulaire de Zurich (CCS)
  • ProFonds

Langues

  • allemand
  • anglais
  • français
  • espagnol

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«Patricia is an excellent practitioner with empathy, determination and wit who strives to provide high-quality work in a user-friendly manner»

Chambers and Partners, HNW, 2023