Trusts in Swiss divorce and estate litigation. 14 November 2023

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STEP Zurich Centre
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Glockenhof (Hotel Glockenhof)
Sihlstrasse 31
8022 Zürich

Speaker: Andrea Dorjee-Good, Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer in Zurich

Topic: Trusts in swiss divorce and estate litigation

This session focuses on the treatment of trusts in the event of divorce or death from a Swiss law perspective. After a short introduction to some important principles of Swiss matrimonial and succession law relevant to settlors, beneficiaries and trustees, you will be provided with an overview on:

  • the impact of trusts in relation to alimony and matrimonial property law claims
  • the impact of trusts in relation to forced heirship claims and the duty of "hotchpot"
  • recent case law in this field.

Speaker CV

Andrea Dorjee-Good, Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law, TEP

Andrea Dorjee-Good is a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer in Zurich where she heads the Private Wealth Group. Andrea has extensive experience in the field of inheritance and foundation law. She advises private clients on all aspects of domestic and international estate planning, including in particular on lasting powers of attorney, wills, succession pacts and matrimonial property agreements. In addition, she assists clients in relation to asset structuring, trusts and foundations and regularly represents clients in probate matters as well as in complex trust and estate disputes.

11.45 - 12.00 / Registration
12.00 - 13.00 / Talk & Questions
13.00 - 14.00 / Lunch & Networking

Event type: hybrid, present and on-line

Registration by
Monday 13 November 2023

Booked places can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the event. Only cancellations made in due time will be refunded. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Cost group
11.45 - 14.00
STEP Office Zug - Corinne Graf
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