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Serge Calame

Partner, Head Private Clients, Geneva  |  Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (MLL)
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Switzerland

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Corporate and white-collar dispute resolution
Relocation and domiciliation

Q&A

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

I am lucky to be entrusted with a number of complex cross-border matters with multi-generational aspects and stimulating tax and estate planning considerations. Over the past 12 months I have for example negotiated a complex settlement in an important and very acrimonious inheritance matter with siblings fighting over assets (real estate and movables) spread out across multiple jurisdictions in Europe.

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

Building trust with exclusive clients takes time but the best marketing comes from satisfied clients, so be dedicated, open-minded and imaginative, of course very good at what you do and, perhaps most of all, patient!

What is your favourite quote?

“Please accept my resignation. I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member,” Groucho Marx.