Switzerland

Saffery Champness international Switzerland

Our Swiss offices assist international private clients with the challenges they face in protecting, enhancing and preserving their wealth. We work in a manner that is discreet, effective and helps bring our clients closer to their long-term objectives.

From our offices in Geneva and Zurich, we work in partnership with leading Swiss international private banks and independent asset managers to provide private clients and their families with access to tailor-made global wealth structuring solutions.

Switzerland is a leading and well-regulated international financial centre and is home to more than a third of global private wealth, with a world renowned reputation for international private banking and client confidentiality.

Our offices offer a full range of global wealth protection and preservation structures that can be customised to each client’s particular circumstances and multi-jurisdictional requirements.

With foreign trusts now recognised by the Swiss civil law legal system, opportunities abound for use of the “best of both worlds”, in crafting wealth structuring solutions. We seek to provide practical solutions to the many and varied challenges experienced by our clients who may live or trade in areas of political or economic instability or who wish to succession plan and protect their assets from threats including sovereign risk, repatriation and forced heirship in a tax efficient manner.

Please visit our local Swiss services page, or contact one of our team for further information.

Click here to view our Swiss fiduciary terms and conditions of business.

In 1961, Switzerland signed the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) portal provides a comprehensive overview of the work the OECD and the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in the area of the automatic exchange of information, in particular with respect to the Common Reporting Standard. 

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Contacts

Gordon Matthew, Managing Director

Paul Tucknott, Executive Director

Andrew Everton, Client Director

Daniel Hawson, Client Director

Brigitte Burki, Client Director

Steven Beresford, Associate Director

Robert Steele, Associate Director