Tina Wüstemann

Partner, Head Private Clients  |  Bär & Karrer
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Switzerland
United States (NY) (non-practising)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Administration of estates and trusts
Dispute resolution

Q&A

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

Representation and lead counsel (of several teams of lawyers) in multi-billion, complex trust and estate litigation with regard to a Swiss estate, involving assets and various structures in numerous civil law and trust jurisdictions.

Advising UHNW individual and his family with overall wealth and estate planning, including succession and family law matters, corporate matters and family governance.

Appointment to the Board of Protectors for a European family that holds a $5
billion industrial group.

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

Apart from broad expertise, not only with regard to the client's own jurisdiction but also to other systems of law and cultures, be a good listener, understand the family dynamics, have good common sense and great empathy for the clients.

What is your favourite quote?

"Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about" – Sheryl Sandberg