Peter Cotorceanu

+41 44 567 8812

Peter Cotorceanu

Of Counsel  |  Anaford
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE


Olga Boltenko

+41 43 5088834

Olga Boltenko

Managing Partner  |  Boltenko Law
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Russia
England and Wales

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Succession planning
Tax

Q&A

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

I was admitted to ACTEC in 2020. I also set up Bolteko Trust in Switzerland.

How did you get into private client?

I started to work in corporate tax, then I swiftly evolved into working for the corporate owners, in their private capacity. Private client work was a lot more interesting back in 2006!

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

Be innovative and keep your mind open.

What is your favourite quote?

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour." Elon Musk.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I have three children – my youngest is 5. I love to read and do a lot of sports.

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

The best fish restaurant – La Galera in Palamós.


Daniel Bader

+41 58 261 54 32

Daniel Bader

Partner  |  Bär & Karrer
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Switzerland

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Family office
Tax

Q&A

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

Relocating to Switzerland and setting up of new family businesses.
Assisting clients in purchasing land/property/companies all over the world.
Handing over family businesses to the next generation.
Assisting in significant restructuring in Switzerland from a tax and legal perspective.

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

Be committed to your work and your client!

What is your favourite quote?

“Tout est bien qui finit bien.”


Annaïg Vogt

+41 44 396 92 41

Annaïg Vogt

Associate  |  Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (MLL)
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Switzerland

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Asset protection
Personal and estate planning
Residency and domiciliation

Q&A

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

Assisting clients, holding US, French and Swiss nationalities, with the partition of the estate of their late father/husband, holding French and Swiss nationalities, with last domicile in Switzerland and assets, including real estate, in the US, France and Switzerland, worth CHF 20 million, and coordination with US tax advisors, French and Swiss notary publics and French tax advisors. Assistance with the partition of the estate and drafting of a corresponding partition agreement. A layer of complexity was added due to US tax laws and the application of the EU Succession Regulation.

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

Build a good network and always be true to yourself.

What is your favourite quote?

“You must do the things you think you cannot do,” Eleanor Roosevelt.


Claudia Suter

+41 43 222 12 68

Claudia Suter

Partner  |  Homburger AG
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Switzerland

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Tax
Private clients
Marriage and inheritance law


Robert Desax

+41 58 658 52 77

Robert Desax

Partner  |  Walder Wyss
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Switzerland

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Dispute resolution
Tax

Q&A

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

Winning a landmark case at the Swiss Supreme Court regarding real estate capital gains taxes.

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

Specialize on a matter, then try to become a generalist again.

What is your favourite quote?

“The only easy day was yesterday.”