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High Net Worth 2022
Switzerland Private Wealth Law
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Band 4

1 Ranked Lawyers

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Department Profile HNW Guide Chambers

The MME Private Clients Department

advises and represents its clients in an integrated way. It is set up as a unique one-stop-shop that offers seamlessly coordinated representation and advice for Private Individuals, Families and Family Businesses on Matrimonial & Inheritance Law, Real Estate Law, Individual Tax and Family Business Succession.

The Department

  • Is ranked in all relevant international directories and has been listed as one of the top five inheritance and estate law and tax firms in Switzerland by the leading Swiss economic magazine BILANZ for six consecutive years
  • has outstanding professional expertise in all domestic and cross-border inheritance and estate planning matters and all financial aspects of matrimonial law
  • has a dedicated team with focus on real estate, property and construction
  • enjoys regular referrals from family offices and banks to their HNW-clients and families as trusted external advisor and gets regular requests from its domestic and international peers for second and expert opinions
  • maintains an excellent network of highly qualified lawyers and tax experts in the major global jurisdictions
  • is coordinated by MME Partner Balz Hoesly, one of the leading Swiss specialists in estate planning and family businesses who Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice has appointed to its consulting committee as “one of the nine leading Swiss inheritance experts” on the comprehensive reform of Switzerland’s inheritance law

Chambers Review

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Private Wealth Law - Switzerland
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Band 4

MME enters the rankings for the first time this year, and has considerable strengths in estate planning and family business succession, among other private client-related matters. The firm’s client base includes high net worth individuals such as entrepreneurs and business owners. The firm also draws praise for its understanding of the blockchain and cryptocurrency legal landscape in Switzerland.

An impressed source says: "The team works extremely well and persistently together" and "always responds within 24 hours." This source continues: "The team is always open to alternative solutions." Another source says: "What is striking to me is their combination of legal and tax expertise," adding: "They seem to be well connected to the local community."

Notable Practitioners

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Balz Hösly
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Balz Hösly
Head of Private Wealth Law
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Band 4

Balz Hösly is an "outstanding professional with in-depth knowledge into inheritance and family governance matters," says one source, while another comments: "He is well known for having a broad knowledge in the corporate field, especially representing board members and entrepreneurial families." "Balz is very strong in his field and has a very good sense for commercial matters and needs of his clients," says one fellow lawyer.

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Balz Hösly
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Balz Hösly
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Members

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Alexandra Geiger

Andreas Müller

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Balz Hösly

Head of Department

Christoph Nater

Christoph Rechsteiner

Walter Frei