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

Leaders League Ranked Firm 2023Best Lawyers Recognized in 2023Chambers and Partners HNW 2022Legal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2022Who's Who Legal Thought Leader Switzerland 2021 Legal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2021Best Lawyers Recognized in 2021 Private Client Ones To Watch 2020-21Best Lawyers Recognized in 2021Chambers and Partners HNW 2020Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyers 2020Legal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2020
  • «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

Assistentin

«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
Mehr von Patricia Guerra

Publikationen

Covid-19 crisis – Succession planning and planning for incapacity

MLL-News, 17 March 2021
  • EN

Bergos Berenberg Adds Top Lawyer and Banker to Its Board

finews.com, 14 August 2019
  • EN

Bergos Berenberg: Topbanker und Staranwältin im Verwaltungsrat

finews.ch, 14. August 2019
  • DE

Lump-Sum Taxation in Switzerland: Recent Developments

Tax planning international. European tax service, volume 14, number 10, October 2012, www.bna.com
  • EN