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High Net Worth Guide 2022

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Private Wealth Law
7 Years Ranked

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Provided by Philippe Pulfer

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Philippe Pulfer is co-head of the firm’s Private Client practice. He is widely recognised as one of Switzerland’s leading private client lawyers and, for nearly 20 years, has been constantly top-ranked by all major professional directories. He is, according to Chambers HNW, ‘the go-to person in Switzerland’ in his area of practice. He has been included in the Legal Week Private Client Global Elite since the ranking’s inaugural edition in 2012 and every year since its relaunch in 2017.

Philippe Pulfer specialises in wealth structuring and estate planning with an international focus and acts in complex, mostly multi-jurisdictional, succession and trust disputes. He advises charities and charity donors in all areas of philanthropy, with a particular focus on the arts and the support to cultural institutions, and serves as a board member of several charitable foundations. He has also significant experience in private banking disputes, in particular mismanagement of funds, fraud cases and international judicial assistance.

Career

Philippe Pulfer graduated from the University of Geneva in 1992 and was admitted to the Bar in 1995.

Professional Memberships

STEP Geneva (Council representative), STEP Council, IBA, AIJA (former Commission Chair), Art Law Center.

Chambers Review

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Private Wealth Law - Switzerland
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Geneva-based Philippe Pulfer is "an excellent private client lawyer," according to peers. He receives praise for his knowledge of contentious and non-contentious private client matters, including trusts and common law issues. "He is very sharp and always a pleasure to work with," says a source, who continues: "He has established himself as a go-to Swiss lawyer for trust and estate planning and I trust his commercial insight." Another source adds that "he understands trusts and common law very well," and describes him as "delightful and very accommodating."

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