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Controlling your Trust

A Matter of Some Discretion: Controlling your Trust Two common reasons for the use of trusts in estate planning are to achieve tax efficiencies and to protect assets from potential creditors and claims. These are by no means the only reasons that trusts are utilized,...

Statutory succession or last will – what is what?

Statutory succession or last will – what is what? We advise you on all aspects regarding the statutory law of succession or last will according to the German law Many property owners as well as owners of other assets ask themselves whether it is advisable to...

Inheritance abroad often underestimated

Accrual of inheritance involving assets abroad – complexity frequently underestimated An international accrual of inheritance is given when for example a German testator holds assets abroad or vice versa a foreign testator holds assets in Germany. Due to the...

Checklist for protecting your family and wealth

Checklist for protecting your family and wealth “Operation Bridge” – How to best protect your family and wealth? Safety of families and their wealth is of paramount importance. To best protect that you can and should take care. To know that all is...

Succession in Switzerland – Last Will

The order of succession in Switzerland is determined by the Swiss Civil Code. According to the general provisions of the Swiss International Private Law Act, Swiss courts or administrative authorities at the decedent’s last domicile shall have jurisdiction over...