Private Clients and Entrepreneurs

For decades, our team has closely accompanied and advised private individuals and entrepreneurs in family and inheritance law matters. Our experience and the fact that our specialized lawyers often continue working for the same clients for many years has established a relationship of trust and longevity with our clients. The expertise of our team members in other legal areas also allows us to provide comprehensive advice in complex situations, to implement succession and asset arrangements and, if necessary, to represent your interests in court. In international cases, our team can rely on a global network of specialists.

Inheritance, Estate and Asset Planning

Our team supports you in the drafting of marriage and inheritance contracts, matrimonial property agreements, gifts and wills. We advise you on estate planning, the structuring of private and business assets through trusts, foundations and companies in Switzerland and abroad, and on the establishment and management of charitable foundations.

We support private individuals in issues of lump-sum taxation and negotiate these with the relevant authorities. We obtain the necessary permits (residence permits, Lex Koller permits, etc.) for you where you may take up residency and acquire real estate in Switzerland.

Family Office, Estate Administration und Executorship

For families, we design and assume tailor-made family office functions, including long-term governance and asset structure management.

Our team members have proven experience in the administration of estates, whether as executors or as heirs’ representatives appointed by the heirs or a court.

Contentious Matters relating to Trusts, Foundations, Estates and Inheritance

Our team mediates between family members and ensures a balance of interests within the family whenever possible.

Where legal disputes are unavoidable, we represent you in proceedings under property, inheritance and foundation law before the Swiss authorities and courts. In cross-border conflicts, we cooperate closely with specialized foreign law firms.