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Louise Lutz Sciamanna, LL.M.

Counsel
Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Dreikönigstrasse 7
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Switzerland
Languages German, English

Louise Lutz Sciamanna focuses on Private Clients.

She specialises in domestic and international estate planning and estate administration (executorship) and advises private clients on marital property agreements, wills, succession pacts and on charitable foundations. She also represents clients in inheritance disputes and acts as counsel before Swiss courts.

Louise Lutz Sciamanna has been practicing as a lawyer since 2009. Before joining our firm in 2015, she worked for several years as an associate in the private clients group of a major business law firm in Zurich and as a senior inheritance consultant in a Swiss bank. Louise Lutz Sciamanna gained further professional experience as a law clerk at the District Court of Zurich.

Louise Lutz Sciamanna is a Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law and a member of Successio.

Louise Lutz Sciamanna is recommended by Who's Who Legal, Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 as well as Citywealth (Top 35 Private Client Litigators – Europe 2020).

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Louise Lutz Sciamanna is a "brilliant lawyer in her field" according to sources who consider her "a rising start" thanks to her remarkable inheritance expertise.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland - Private Client 2021

Louise Lutz Sciamanna handles national and international succession and estate planning for high net worth clients. She is also able to assist with inheritance disputes. A market insider says: "Louise has a good practical sense and is not only solution-driven but also hard-working."

Chambers and Partners, HNW, Switzerland, Private Wealth Law, 2020

Louise Lutz Sciamanna is a “true expert in the field” with “phenomenal analytical skills and broad experience” in estate planning and inheritance disputes.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland - Private Client 2020

Tobias Somary and Louise Lutz Sciamanna both have a strong analytical approach. They have strong communication skills as well as enormous readiness for action.

The Legal 500, Private Client, Switzerland, 2020

Louise Lutz Sciamanna advises on all aspects of private client law for wealthy individuals and families. Her experience includes both domestic and international matters and she is praised for being "very intelligent and quick to grasp all the issues." She also handles estate administration as well as inheritance and succession disputes. A lawyer comments: "She handles clients very well, even when they are hard work. She keeps everyone up to date and is very responsive."

Chambers and Partners, HNW, Switzerland, Private Wealth Law, 2019

Memberships & Roles

  • Zürcher Anwaltsverband (ZAV)
  • Schweizerischer Anwaltsverband (SAV)
  • Zürcher Anwaltsverband, Fachgruppe Erbrecht
  • Successio (Verein zur Förderung des schweizerischen und internationalen Erbrechts)
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Publications

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Lectures list

  • 30 November 2020, St. Galler Erbrechtstagung, online-event, lecture "Nachlassplanung im Vorfeld der Erbrechtsrevision: Gestaltungsüberlegungen aus der Praxis"
  • 5 November 2020, Schweizerische Treuhänder Schule STS, day seminar on "Successful Estate and Emergency Planning" (together with Tobias Somary)
  • 31 October 2019, Schweizerische Treuhänder Schule STS, Hotel Marriott, Zurich, day seminar on successful estate and emergency planning (together with Tobias Somary)
  • 7 February 2019, Hotel Baur au Lac, Zurich, "Paradigm Change in Inheritance Matters" (lecture together with Tobias Somary and Jasper Stallmann, CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.)
  • 14 November 2018, Schweizerische Treuhänder Schule STS, Hotel Marriott, Zurich, day seminar "Erfolgreiche Nachlass-, Notfall- und Güterplanung" (together with Somary and Jasper Stallmann, CMS von Erlach Poncet AG)
  • 13 September 2018, Bildungszentrum KV Zürich Business School, Weiterbildung für Assistierende von Mitgliedern des Zürcher Anwaltsverbands, "Erbrecht – Was ich wissen wollte!" (together with the lawyers Gabrielle Mazurczak and Tobias Somary)
  • 19 October 2017, Schweizerische Treuhänder Schule STS, Hotel Marriott, Zürich, Tagesseminar Erfolgreiche Nachlass-, Notfall- und Güterplanung
  • 14 and 15 March 2017, Podium des Zürcher Anwaltsverbands im Casinotheater Winterthur und im Kongresshaus Zürich, Referat zum Thema „Plötzlich urteilsunfähig! Vorsorgeaufträge für Jung und Alt“
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Education

  • 2019 – Fachanwalt SAV Erbrecht / Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law
  • 2012 – King's College London, Master of Laws (LL.M., with distinction; Dickson Poon School of Law Prize for best student on the LL.M. in International Business Law)
  • 2008 – Bar Admission (Zurich)
  • 2005 – University of Zurich (lic.iur., magna cum laude)
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14 April 2021
CMS Switzer­land ranked by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2021 edi­tion CMS Switzer­land is re­com­men­ded in 18 cat­egor­ies in this year's Europe, Middle East and Africa edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished in April...
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Con­tin­gency plan­ning with prox­ies in Switzer­land
1. Are prox­ies used in con­tin­gency plan­ning? A per­son cap­able of act­ing, i.e. any­one who is at least 18 years of age and has ca­pa­city of judge­ment, may grant a proxy. In Switzer­land, prox­ies are fre­quently...
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01 January 2021
New Coun­sels at CMS
We are pleased to an­nounce that Louise Lutz Sciamanna, Dr Dav­id Hof­mann and Dr Fa­bi­en Liégeois have been ap­poin­ted as Coun­sels, re­spect­ively with­in the Pub­lic Law, Tax and Private Cli­ents de­part­ments.Louise...
15 April 2020
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land CMS Switzer­land is be­ing re­com­men­ded in 16 cat­egor­ies in this year's edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished in April 2020. We are par­tic­u­larly pleased...
16 April 2019
CMS Switzer­land fur­ther im­proves its rank­ing with The Leg­al 500
CMS Switzer­land fur­ther im­proves its rank­ing with The Leg­al 500 We are de­lighted to an­nounce that CMS Switzer­land is be­ing re­com­men­ded in 12 cat­egor­ies in this year's edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished...
13 March 2019
Neue Re­geln im in­ter­na­tionalen Ehegueterrecht
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