BRS Avocats

Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth Department

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BRS Avocats is a Geneva firm which advises on the full spectrum of family law matters. "They are really good practitioners who we trust to refer to matters in all areas of family law; they resolve matters when needed and also know how to litigate," reveals a source, who continues: "Their entire team is gifted and can ensure everything is done correctly and in the most sensitive and discreet way."

The team has expertise in divorce agreements, partnerships, child protection and succession planning. A matrimonial lawyer notes: "They are highly regarded for this and they have maintained a very high level of quality and expertise for many years. They understand the delicate issues in this area of law."

Notable practitioners

Alain Berger is noted for his "decades of experience" and is acknowledged as being "very well established and a name that will be synonymous with our world." He has extensive experience in domestic and international divorce as well as registered partnerships, matrimonial property and cross-border child abduction. "He is hugely knowledgeable, not only on the laws, but on the practical effects of them as they are tested down the years," reports one interviewee, while another notes that "he knows what he is doing and is reasonable in his approach." A family law expert reveals that "he has a reputation in the market, and top Swiss law firms will refer to him."

Marie Berger handles a wide range of family law matters and primarily advises on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, criminal issues and family finances. A fellow lawyer states: "She is very good at litigation and happy to do it when necessary, but she is also very reasonable and will resolve a situation when possible."