Private Client has historically always been at the core of our firm’s services and attention since the firm’s early days in 1882. We are proud to assist families over generations and to continuously acquire the trust of new clients, by adapting to their evolving needs and expectations as well as to the changing cross-border environment.
Our specialized and intergenerational Private Client team provides complete legal and tax advice to individuals and their families in Switzerland and around the world on all aspects relevant to their personal and financial affairs.
The wide range of services offered by MLL Legal includes estate planning and inheritance litigation, family law advise and matrimonial agreements, as well as divorces most often with a very strong international component. We also support and assist our clients in their domiciliation in Switzerland in particular the tax and immigration aspects and for the acquisition of real estate.
We also assist entrepreneurs and family offices in the transfer of family businesses as well as in all corporate and contractual issues, dispute resolution and complex asset structuring and restructuring.
We advise our clients in art law and in their philanthropic ventures (creation, regulatory and administrative aspects). Sitting on the board of several foundations and charitable associations in Switzerland, we have an extended and comprehensive knowledge of this sector.
Our clients appreciate our pragmatic, creative and solution-oriented advice. Beyond our several working languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Arabic and Swedish), our multicultural mindset and empathic approach allows us to understand the issues of our clients and establish long term relations based on ongoing and mutual trust and respect.
Thanks to our large network of international private client lawyers, we efficiently and successfully collaborate with skilled advisors worldwide to offer the best sophisticated services to our Private Client with the right degree or emotional intelligence to ensure the advises provided is not just a legal technical answer.
“MLL Legal is a full-service law firm that is respected for its art and cultural property work, with one source stating: “They have a very strong and thorough knowledge of the art world.” The team advises art collectors, dealers, galleries, foundations and other institutions on contentious and advisory matters”
Fédération des Entreprises Romandes, 01/2023
MLL-News, 20 Octobre 2022
MLL-News, 20 October 2022
40 MLL Legal lawyers recognised for Best Lawyers® 2024 award
Patricia Guerra | Moderator | Private Client Exchange Switzerland 2023
New Partner Announcement: Welcome to Arnaud Martin and Marc Schamaun
Annonce de nouveaux associés : Bienvenue à Arnaud Martin et Marc Schamaun
Partner-Ankündigung: Wir heissen Arnaud Martin und Marc Schamaun willkommen
New Developments in Swiss Foundation Law
On 1 January 2024, various amendments to Swiss foundation law will come into force. New provisions will be introduced in the following areas:
- Complaint on supervisory matters regulated by law (Art. 84 para. 3 Swiss Civil Code, hereinafter “CC”);
- Extension of the founder’s rights through a reservation of the right to amend the organization (Art. 86a CC);
- Simplification of minor amendments to the foundation’s deed (Art. 86b CC);
- Form applicable to amendments of the deeds (Art. 86c CC).
New Inheritance Law in Force From 1 January 2023 – Immediate Actions
With the entry into force of the inheritance law reform on 1 January 2023, Switzerland is modernising an important part of its more than 100-year-old legislation. The main changes inherent in the new inheritance law are summarised in our Newsletter of 1 June 2021.More
Entry Into Force of “Marriage for All” on 1 July 2022: What Changes?
26 September 2021 marks a historical turning point in terms of rights for the LGBTIQ+ community. On that day, Swiss citizens said yes to “marriage for all”, following developments in neighboring countries in recent years.More
New Swiss Inheritance Law: Entry into force planned for 1 January 2023
The Swiss parliamentary chambers approved the new inheritance law on 18 December 2020. No referendum has been requested for the proposed amendment within the referendum deadline, which expired on 12 April 2021, the Federal Council has accordingly decided at its meeting on 19 May 2021 that it would enter into force on 1 January 2023.More
Covid-19 Crisis – Succession Planning and Planning for Incapacity
The second wave of Covid-19 in the fall of 2020 and the resurgence of the virus in several places in Europe and the world at present, as well as the slow vaccination process, has shown that the virus is not yet under control and that it may still take us a long time to go back to a new normality. The pandemic has given us time to reflect, prioritize and take up projects that were on stand-by because of our busy lives. Many clients have had time to dedicate to solving family matters and have approached us to set up or review their estate planning and to establish mechanisms to protect them and their families in case of incapacity. Broadly speaking, this includes last wills, durable powers of attorney, patient decrees or living wills and any practical or legal measures which can be set up to organise one’s affairs in the event of death or durable incapacity.More