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Olivier Sigg

Partner  |  Walder Wyss
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Switzerland

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Trust and estate planning
Succession disputes
Philanthropy

Q&A

How did you get into private client?

As a junior associate, I joined the private client practice of one of the main Swiss law firms of which I became a partner and then moved to my current firm. I also worked as a secondary lawyer at the London firm Farrer & Co (with Russell Cohen's team).

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

To try to understand as much as possible the typical concerns and issues of the relevant foreign jurisdictions for a particular client.

What is your favourite quote?

“A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.”

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I am at the board of Foundation Dr Henri Dubois-Ferrière Dinu Lipatti, which is a well-established Geneva charitable foundation which fights leukemia (https://dfdl.org/). I am regularly organising major events (gala dinners, concerts, etc) in order to raise funds.

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

Le Bologne, Geneva.