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Withers LLP

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 3SwitzerlandHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table
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Withers is one of relatively few global private wealth practices, with well-regarded teams in London, the US and Asian markets as well as a strong group in Switzerland. "They are a very strong player in the ultra high net worth client space," says a Swiss fiduciary, who explains that "they are one of the great tax firms in the world. They have built a strong brand and top talent."

"They are a very good team in Switzerland," says a fellow Swiss lawyer, adding: "They started as a small operation here but it has transformed into quite a big machine. They are a leading firm in the market. They provide very high-quality advice to clients. They are highly respected."

Notable practitioners

Ian Perrett is considered to be "an excellent professional," who is "very pragmatic, very knowledgeable and reliable." Perrett is based in Geneva and is an England and Wales solicitor. He advises clients on UK and offshore tax, trusts and succession planning matters.

Jay Rubinstein focuses on US tax matters, principally for non-US persons with assets in America or those looking to move to the US. He also handles Common Reporting Standard and FATCA compliance. "He is just very, very solid and very experienced, he really knows private client tax and is very responsive." reports an interviewee. An international source says: "Jay is really easy to pick up the phone to regarding any question you might have, and I go straight to him on US tax questions. He is one of the best lawyers outside of the US for US tax advice - he's a hidden gem."

Justine Markovitz is widely regarded as one of the top private wealth advisers in the Swiss legal market. One Swiss lawyer says: "Justine is a legend, of course; if you speak to anyone in Switzerland dealing with private clients, everyone will tell you Justine is the best. She is really a key leader in the space and it's hard to say anything but very high praise for her. She is very hard-working, very knowledgeable and she gives you answers to questions very quickly." "I would speak so highly of her," says another Swiss interviewee; "I could count on her for anything."

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Private Wealth Law Department

Withers LLP

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Utoquai 43

Zürich

Zurich

Switzerland

8008

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Switzerland

Private Wealth Law


Ian Perrett
Band 4
Jay H. Rubinstein
Band 3
Justine Markovitz
Band 1