Daniel Leu

Partner  |  Bär & Karrer



Personal and estate planning
Dispute resolution
Family office


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Playing a key role in the succession planning of a very wealthy individual and the subsequently complex succession plan.

How did you get into private client?

I always liked the idea of working with international clients and I prefer working with individuals over corporate work. Hence, I decided to apply for a job as a private client lawyer following my bar exam. So far, I have not regretted that choice.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Listen to your clients, learn from your mistakes, remain independent enough to give critical advice and go the extra mile – it's worth it!

What is your favourite quote?

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I am a keen skier, enjoy mountain biking and have an interest in art.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Restaurant Terrace in Zurich, Switzerland.