Inheritance & Family

Inheritance & Family

Our experienced attorneys and notaries support you in all matters and proceedings relating to marriage, unmarried partnership and inheritance.

Inheritance & Family
  • Advice on all matters of inheritance law

    Our experienced attorneys and notaries perform public notarisations of contracts of inheritance and wills, advice families, spouses, unregistered cohabiting partners and registered partners in matters of inheritance law, assist entrepreneurs with estate planning and act as executors for decedents' estates.

  • Advice on the law governing marriage, unregistered cohabitation and registered partnership

    We advice you on questions relating to prenuptial or postnuptial agreements (most-favoured treatment of the surviving spouse, protections in the event of death or divorce, establishing the marital property regime of separate property, questions concerning the family business), cohabiting partners agreements and registered partnership agreements, and our notaries prepare the necessary public deeds for clients in these areas.

  • Advice on guardianship

    Our attorneys and notaries support you as a private individual or entrepreneur with regard to issues relating to guardianship (rules on agency powers, care and asset management in the event of incapacity of judgement, excluding the child and adult protection authorities (KESB)), general powers of attorney or advance care directives.

  • Advice in the realm of the family office

    We advice and support entrepreneurial families, family businesses and high net asset families in the realm of the family office. Together with external experts from our network, we deal with all interdisciplinary areas such as corporate and tax consulting, accounting and social insurance. We are pleased to draft a family charter for you, advice you on the development of family strategy in respect of title to assets, and draft and notarise the necessary documents (shareholder agreements or partnership agreements, organisational rules, specially tailored guardianship arrangements). We are also there for you when creating emergency management systems in the event that crucial staff members suddenly become incapacitated.

  • Extrajudicial and in court representation

    We support you in all matters relating to family and inheritance law and represent you both in out-of-court negotiations and before conciliation authorities, administrative authorities of Swiss municipalities and cantons, the ordinary courts, special authorities and commercial courts or arbitral tribunals in Lucerne and throughout Switzerland.

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Adminis­trative law

Concessions, rulings, public procedural law, state liability, procurement, public-sector labour law.

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Construc­tion & Real Estate

Construction and planning law, contract law (e.g. contracts for works and services, planning agreements), real estate law, notarisations.

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Contract law

Negotiating, editing, drafting and enforcing contracts in distinct sectors and areas of the law.

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Corporate law

Corporate formation, restructuring, M&A transactions, reorganisation and succession.

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Criminal law

Criminal law, white-collar criminal law, criminal procedure, prevention of crime, criminal defence, private plaintiff actions.

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Debt Collec­tion & Bankruptcy

Debt Enforcement, collection, dismissal of objections to collection, bankruptcy, attachment, trustee's appointments.

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Employment

Employment contracts (IEA/CEA), terminations, equal pay, notice periods and blocking periods, transfers of a business, insurance.

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Energy & Environment

Energy and environmental law, concessions, power networks, noise protection, contaminated sites.

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Inheritance & Family

Pre- and postnuptial agreement, contracts of inheritance and wills, advance directives, cohabitation agreements, registered partnerships, marital and inheritance law.

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IT & data protection

IT contract documents, domain disputes, internet law, ICT projects, data protection advice.

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Notarial services

Incorporation or restructuring of companies (Ltd., LLC) and foundations, purchase of real estate, pre- or postnuptial agreement, inheritance agreement, certifications.

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Relocation & sett­lement

Business relocation, settlement of private individuals and professionals, market entry, work authorisation.

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Separation & divorce

Divorce law, legal separation, preliminary relief in domestic relations proceedings, separation agreement, divorce settlement.

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Tenancy law

Rental of residential and commercial premises, leases, commercial tenancy agreements, rents, notices of termination, challenges to notices of termination, evictions.

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