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

Patricia Guerra, LL.M.

Partnerin, Zürich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zürich | Schweiz
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zürich | Schweiz
T +41 58 552 04 60
patricia.guerra@mll-legal.com

Profil

Patricia Guerra leitet das Private Clients Team in Zürich und das Lateinamerika Desk der Kanzlei. Sie hat langjährige Erfahrung in der Beratung von UHNW- sowie HNW-Mandanten und Familien in sämtlichen persönlichen Angelegenheiten, bei Vermögensstrukturierungen sowie in philanthropischen Belangen. Patricia Guerra befasst sich stets mit komplexen grenzüberschreitenden Rechtsfragen und übernimmt regelmässig die notwendige, rechtliche Federführung, um Teams in verschiedenen Jurisdiktionen zu koordinieren. Ihre Arbeitssprachen sind Englisch, Spanisch, Deutsch und Französisch. Sie spricht auch Portugiesisch und Italienisch. Patricia ist Verwaltungsratsmitglied mehrerer gemeinnütziger Schweizer Stiftungen und einer Schweizer Privatbank. Darüber hinaus ist sie Honorarkonsulin für Ecuador in Zürich.






Auszeichnungen

Legal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2024Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyers 2024Private 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 Guerra is absolutely fabulous. She has impeccable judgement and a vast amount of legal knowledge. She goes above and beyond for her clients. I could not recommend her more highly» – Legal 500 EMEA, Private Client, 2024
  • «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

Deals & Cases

  • Beratung internationaler Familien bei Family Governance Fragen und Restrukturierung von Familienvermögen mittels einer niederländischen Treuhandstiftung
  • Wohnsitzverlegung südamerikanischer UHNWI in die Schweiz und Restrukturierung des Familienvermögens mittels kanadischen International Trusts
  • Beratung von UHNWI im Zusammenhang mit komplexen Aktionärbindungsverträgen, Vermögen in Liechtenstein Trusts und Nachlassplanung
  • Beratung von Klienten im Zusammenhang mit der Übertragung von Schweizer Immobilien auf Common Law Trusts
  • Beratung von Eltern im Zusammenhang mit dem Schutz von Kindern mit besonderen Bedürfnissen

Ausbildung

  • Anwaltspatent New York (1992)
  • University of Michigan Law School, LL.M. (1990–1991)
  • Anwaltszulassung für die Schweiz (1989)
  • Universität Genf, lic. iur. (1987)

Mitgliedschaften

  • Honorarkonsulin von Ecuador in Zürich
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Corps Consulaire de Zurich (CCS)
  • ProFonds

Sprachen

  • Deutsch
  • Englisch
  • Französisch
  • Spanisch

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«Patricia Guerra is absolutely fabulous. She has impeccable judgement and a vast amount of legal knowledge. She goes above and beyond for her clients. I could not recommend her more highly»

Legal 500 EMEA, Private Client, 2024