Zurich is one of the world's premier centres for private wealth management.
We have two offices in Switzerland, covering both the German and French speaking business and wealth management communities
From our Zurich office, we advise individuals, family offices, fiduciaries and financial institutions using Switzerland as a wealth management centre. Our lawyers practise Swiss, English, New Zealand and BVI law as well as being expert in Swiss and UK taxation in a cross border context. A particular strength is that we are able to offer wealthy individuals and family offices an integrated private client and commercial service to assist in the international structuring and protection of their wealth.
Swiss private banking institutions benefit from our insight into the structuring, legal and tax aspects of the products and services they offer into the UK and wider EU market as well as the regulatory controls governing the establishment, structure and conduct of day to day business activities.
As a significant adviser to the international wealth management and financial services communities, we offer a unique dimension to clients and intermediaries. We are one of the few law firms able to provide integrated tax, regulatory, funds and commercial advice with a full private client offering across Europe's leading centres for financial services and wealth management - London, Luxembourg, Paris and Switzerland.
Meet the team
Mind the gap? Enforcing transition-period UK judgments in Switzerland revisited
A decision on an application to apply the Lugano Convention after the end of the UK’s transition period.
eprivateclient and Wealth Briefing cover the news of the hire of tax specialist Annika Fünfschilling in Zurich
Annika joined as a Senior Associate in the firm's Zurich office on 15 March 2021.
Charles Russell Speechlys develops Zurich offering with the hire of Annika Fünfschilling
Annika is an attorney-at-law and Swiss certified tax expert, and becomes the first Swiss-qualified lawyer working from the Zurich office.
What does the Brexit Deal mean for the Construction Industry? Still some serious snagging issues
As the UK leaves the European Union, what does it mean for the Construction Industry?
Enforcing judgments in England and Switzerland post-Brexit
For the first time, there is no framework for the enforcement of Swiss judgments in the United Kingdom and vice versa.
First international corruption trial held in Geneva
Bruno looks at the recent milestone for Geneva prosecutors
Understanding Rules of Origin under the Brexit Agreement
The UK-EU TCA came into effect on 31st December 2020, what does it mean for importers and exporters? and what does Rules of Origin mean?
Family law in Switzerland: How to protect your finances following a separation
Marriage is a contract easily concluded. However, putting an end to it may turn out more complicated and lengthy than you may think.
Untangling the UK/Swiss Knot: Wills for Swiss/UK couples
Before Heidi and Henry “settle down”, they decide to go on a free-ride skiing adventure. Do they need Wills?
Untangling the UK/Swiss Knot: Getting married: Do they need a pre-nup? What is a matrimonial property regime?
Before they tie the knot, Henry’s parents want him to have a ‘pre-nuptial agreement’, to protect family money in case of a divorce.
Untangling the UK/Swiss Knot: Moving to Switzerland from the UK
Heidi wants Henry to move to Switzerland before they get married. Henry needs to know what his options are.
Our international expansion and four new partners across four offices picked up by the press
Charles Russell Speechlys continues international expansion with the hire of four new partners
We are delighted to announce the hire of four new partners across four of our offices.
Midshore or Midtown? Changing trends in wealth structuring for Latin American clients
Our panel discussed how Latin American international wealth structuring is changing, current trends and the impact of economic substance.
What to consider on a change of trustee
The decision to change trustee is not taken lightly. Doing so involves upheaval within professional relationships and can be risky
Inheritance tax impact in cross-border estates: leaving your Swiss or UK property to your heirs
We take a look at the inheritance tax rules activated on the passing of Swiss or UK real estate to heirs on death.
Transfer of a property in Switzerland on the death of the owner abroad
The steps to take abroad and in Switzerland to enable the heirs to whom the property is vested to transfer it in their favour, to sell it.
Expansion of the UK Trust Register: Implications for Non-UK Resident Trustees
The government’s final proposals for the expansion of the UK Trust Register were finally laid before Parliament last week.
What happens to a property in Switzerland on the death of its UK owner
What happens to the property in the event of the owner's death?
Tax thoughts on climbing the UK / Swiss real estate ladder – Part 2
In this series, we take a look at UK and Swiss tax issues which should be considered when climbing the English or Swiss real estate ladder.