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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The firm also draws praise for its multicultural team, with one source observing: “Meyerlustenberger is perhaps one of the most diverse and inclusive Swiss firms we have ever worked with”

Chambers and Partners, High Net Worth, 2022

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Publications

Nouveau droit des successions en vigueur dès le 1er janvier 2023 : mesures immédiates

MLL-News, 20 Octobre 2022
  • FR

New inheritance law in force from 1 January 2023 – immediate actions

MLL-News, 20 October 2022
  • EN

Revision des Stiftungsrechts

EXPERT FOCUS (10/2022), Seiten 444-447
  • DE

Fiducie, trust et gestion de patrimoine

Actes du colloque organisé par Fidal le 12 mai 2022 à l’Institut de droit comparé (Paris), Deuxième partie : les trusts et fiducies dans un contexte international
  • FR
  • Julien Tron
  • Eric Fongaro
  • Paul Tour-Sarkissian
  • Patrick Delas
  • Massimo Di Terlizzi
  • Marine Dupas
  • François Barrière