Lucien Masmejan


Lucien Masmejan

Partner, Head of Private Clients  |  Lenz & Staehelin



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.