Private Wealth Law
Borel & Barbey
Geneva-based Borel & Barbey offers expertise in a wide array of private client matters, including tax advice in connection with estate planning, restructuring and administration.
The firm is also highly adept at handling the full suite of civil law issues, including complex asset distribution matters. "They double their good Swiss law knowledge and service with a fiduciaire," says one market insider.
Olivier Dunant maintains a well-regarded estate and succession planning practice, with deep knowledge of multi-jurisdictional private client matters such as family-owned business and charitable foundation issues. He is also able to draw on his in-depth expertise knowledge of areas such as banking and commercial law. "He has seen a lot of things and has acted as a trusted adviser for many people," says a wealth expert, while another adds: "He is efficient and pragmatic."
Louis Boissier is a "specialist in inheritance law matters," says one source, who adds: "He has a lot of experience." His practice includes the full range of civil and tax law issues such as inheritance, family governance, private international law and FATCA matters. He has further experience handling contentious trust and family law issues.
Stéphanie La Roche has a wealth of experience advising clients on a range of trust and foundation matters as part of her estate planning practice. She is sought after by both domestic and foreign high net worth clients, and speaks French, English and Italian. A peer observes that "it is evident that she is one of the people who knows what she is talking about."