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Lawyers for Private Clients

Our firm has been advising private individuals for many decades. The firm’s private client practice enjoys a high standing and reputation in the field. We strive to understand the needs of our clients and their families and to tailor our advice accordingly. The individuals we represent include entrepreneurs, professionals, landowners, artists, and philanthropists of all ages. In some cases, we have been acting for families over a number of generations.

Our private client team advises on a wide range of legal topics. Our expertise includes national and international aspects.

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David Hürlimann
David Hürlimann
Man­aging Part­ner
Attorney at Law, Certified Tax Expert
Switzerland, Zurich
David Hürlimann’s practice focuses on tax law, in particular taxation of groups, merger & acquisition, corporate restructuring, international tax and tax accounting. Other areas of his tax practice...
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Philippe A. Grumbach
Part­ner
Switzerland, Geneva
Philippe A. Grumbach was born in Geneva on March 1959. He mainly focuses on litigation (contract and commercial law, family law, estate law, civil liability, social insurances, white collar crime).He...
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Dr Max Albers, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Max Albers is mainly active in the area of domestic and international inheritance law and estate planning. He advises private individuals and family owned companies in succession matters.He also acts...
Tobias Somary
Tobias Somary, LL.M.
Part­ner
Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law
Switzerland, Zurich
Tobias Somary heads the private client team of the firm. He specialises in the area of estate and succession planning, prenuptial agreements, estate administration, inheritance disputes, foundations &...
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Andrio Orler
Part­ner
Certified Tax Expert
Switzerland, Geneva
Andrio Orler is the head of tax of CMS Switzerland and a leading corporate tax lawyer.He is mainly active in M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations, cross-border transactions and the set-up of Swiss...
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Danièle Falter
Part­ner
Switzerland, Geneva
Danièle Falter mainly focuses on litigation, contract and commercial law, white collar crime, and international judicial assistance in civil and criminal matters. She also assists clients in the fields...
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Mark Cagienard, LL.M. VAT
Part­ner
Certified Tax Expert
Switzerland, Zurich
Mark Cagienard specialises in tax law, covering individual and corporate taxation both on a domestic and international level with a particular focus on corporate finance, M&A and VAT. Mark Cagienard assists...
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Sarah Busca Bonvin
Part­ner
Certified Tax Expert
Switzerland, Geneva
Sarah Busca Bonvin is a lawyer and tax expert specialised in both corporate and individual tax law. Together with M. Andrio Orler, she is responsible for CMS’ tax department in Geneva, which she joined...
Pierre Ducret
Pierre Ducret
Part­ner
Switzerland, Geneva
Pierre Ducret specializes in domestic and international litigation. He assists individual and corporate clients before local and federal courts, in particular in commercial, banking, criminal and employment...
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Tanja Schaub
Coun­sel
Certified Tax Expert
Switzerland, Zurich
Tanja Schaub is a tax lawyer and Swiss Certified tax expert with a focus on corporate tax, real estate taxation, private clients and social security matters – all on domestic and international level.In...