Having been involved in several Family matters over the years, we have developed a unique know-how in this area, and we are fully aware of what it takes to have a tailored structuring of family assets, attuned to our client’s needs.
Our team designs, set up, and provide tailored advices in the running of Family Offices or structures in order to protect and prepare the transmission and assure the sustainability of the Family assets.
We can provide support services to Family Offices, investment offices, or Family entities holding or managing special assets (yachts, works of Art, real estate, or various legacy assets …).
In conjunction with this practice, we help our clients to leverage the unique strengths of Family-owned businesses, and to manage their specific challenges. We are able to combine our broad range of corporate legal solutions with an understanding of Family governance and dispute resolution that is unrivalled in the region.
Xavier de Sarrau
Xavier is recognized as an international expert on Family Governance matters. He authored several articles on the matter and has been a speaker at various conferences and forums.
Also he is an expert in succession and estate planning, as well as asset protection mechanisms, and he serves as Director, Trustee or Protector of several family or private groups, based in Europe, US and Asia.
Through his involvement in the setting up and management of sophisticated Private Client structures he has acquired a unique hands-on experience of such organizations.
Based in Geneva, Pierre-Jean is an attorney in Private Clients. His practice covers international taxations issues, structuring, succession planning, cross-border estate and representation of Private Clients. He has a particular interest in advising Family offices and individuals on any family assets related projects including relocations of companies and individuals, acquisition and disposal of trophy/legacy assets, setting up and restructuring of sophisticated Private Clients structures. As a consequence of his long-term involvement in clients projects, he also serves as Director of various Swiss companies.
With nearly 35 years of experience acquired in leading french law firms (EY Law, Granrut Avocats, Hoches Avocats) Didier Barsus has an extensive practice of private wealth taxation; he advises family groups on tax structuring and estate planning.