Private Clients

Our private clients practice provides comprehensive legal and tax advice to individuals and their families in Switzerland and around the world on all aspects that can be relevant to their personal and financial affairs. Our team has recognized expertise and vast experience in complex asset structuring and restructuring, estate planning and matrimonial agreements, international inheritance litigation and matrimonial property disputes, family governance, relocations including work and residence permits and philanthropy. Our clients appreciate our pragmatic, creative and solution-oriented advice. Beyond our several working languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian), our multicultural mindset and empathic approach allows us to understand the issues of our clients. We efficiently communicate in various jurisdictions and successfully collaborate with advisors worldwide. We offer a talented and intergenerational team and a first class global referral network of private client lawyers and other advisors.

Our team offers you access to experts in the following areas:

Our lawyers, public notaries and tax experts have broad experience earned through working cross-border with affluent families over many generations.

“A family is more than its members, it is their meaningful connection.”

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We recognize that for our clients wealth preservation and asset protection are paramount. We endeavour to help them achieve this and regularly work on structuring and re-structuring of their worldwide assets and the protection of their interests in a clear, transparent and efficient manner.

“Be creative, be modern and stay one step ahead.”

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Our team supports clients in all matters concerning marriage, matrimonial property, divorce and issues involving children.

“The past is given; the future is yet in your power.”

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Our team assists families with family governance and the implementation of tools for the efficient transfer of wealth and control of family businesses.

“If you understand your values, you are likely to make the right decisions.”

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We deeply care for philanthropy and understand its importance to further human development and protect our planet. Several team members serve on a pro bono basis on the board of Swiss charitable foundations supporting international and domestic charitable projects.

Our umbrella foundation “Sombrilla”, a tax exempted Swiss charitable foundation subject to the supervision of the Federal Foundations’ Supervisory Authority, offers our clients the possibility of channeling their philanthropic endeavors in a cost and tax efficient manner.

“Philanthropy is not about money, it is about the privilege of giving back and humanity.”

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“I do not hesitate to recommend them to my clients as the level of service and expertise is second to none”

Chambers HNW, 2021

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