Yerassimos Yannopoulos

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Yerassimos Yannopoulos

Managing Partner  |  Zepos & Yannopoulos
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Greece

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Asset structuring
Estate planning
Art

Q&A

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

The practice within Zepos & Yannopoulos has grown from 3 to 10 practitioners within the last 5 years. We have been particularly active and busy with respect to asset structuring and estate planning for families active in shipping while a great deal of our practice focuses on asset management, tax dispute resolution and tax compliance.

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

Strive to stay truly independent. Are you truly independent if any client/family represents more than 5% of your annual revenue?

What is your favourite quote?

Strive to stay truly independent. Are you truly independent if any client/family represents more than 5% of your annual revenue?


Lucien Masmejan

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Lucien Masmejan

Partner, Head of Private Clients  |  Lenz & Staehelin
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Switzerland

Q&A

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

The last 12 months we have organised the transfer of the holding company of a very prominent UK family from an offshore jurisdiction to Switzerland - an ongoing project for more than 12 months.

How did you get into private client?

I started as a corporate and tax lawyer many years ago and my clients were very successful entrepreneurs – they then sold their businesses. I was then faced with structuring their family offices. When you do it a couple of times, you realise the clients talk to one another and the work develops from there.

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

Stick to your values, be a hard worker and be patient.

What is your favourite quote?

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." Albert Einstein.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Biking. Skiing. I like old French movies. I read a lot.