Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd. (MLL) is recommended for Private Wealth Law in Chambers and Partners‘ High Net Worth (HNW) guide 2020.
According to Chambers HNW guide, MLL has a strong private client offering in Switzerland, providing counsel on matters including succession planning and charitable issues. It is regarded as a „well-established private client practice“ which is „well known in the market.“
„They are a very good firm – very reputable with very good people,“ comments one Swiss market insider. Another source describes the team as being „very down to earth and approachable, at the same time as being professional and knowledgeable.“
Notable practitioners featured in the guide are:
- The „outstanding“ Patricia Guerra has „broad in-depth knowledge of cross-border planning and governance,“ according to one peer, who adds: „She is an excellent lawyer.“ Guerra leads the private client team in Zurich and regularly assists wealthy individuals and families. „She is one of the most diligent and creative private client lawyers we have ever worked with,“ enthuses a source, continuing: „She is a devoted team member who excels in managing demanding cross-border projects under pressure.“
- Serge Calame has a wealth of experience advising clients on international estate and tax planning. „He has a very pragmatic approach, and very good knowledge of the English market and residential non-domicile private client work,“ reports a peer. A fellow lawyer notes: „He is extremely experienced and a safe pair of hands. You don’t hesitate to recommend him.“
- Maud Udry-Alhanko has particular expertise advising clients on divorce and estate matters. A peer says: „She is really good, really dynamic. She is really someone you can rely on.“ „She is wonderful,“ enthuses a source, who continues: „She is a litigator and knows how to fight, but she brings an elegance. She puts down markers with a real panache.“
- Julien Tron advises on private clients matters including real estate, tax, and estate and succession planning. „He is very approachable and dynamic. He is very personable and can work collaboratively,“ reports a source. Another notes: „He is exceptionally charming, very thoughtful and speaks many languages. He is a great private client lawyer.“
Chambers‘ High Net Worth guide publishes law firm rankings and editorial analysis that draw on independent research conducted by a dedicated team of private wealth researchers, furthering Chambers‘ track record of providing high-class, reliable research data. The Chambers HNW team interviews hundreds of lawyers, family offices, accountancy professionals, tax advisers, bankers, investment managers and high-end real estate agents to get a comprehensive understanding of the private wealth sector in each of the jurisdictions covered.