Expertise

Private Clients / Families

Our specialty: Personalised advice - empathetic, experienced, dedicated, and persistent.

Trusted advisors – broad experience - deep expertise

Our Private Clients team advises and represents private clients and their families in all domestic and cross-border matrimonial property, inheritance and tax law matters as well as in construction and real estate law. Our advice is efficiently coordinated "from a single source".

 

Matrimonial property law, inheritance law & estate planning

Our clients (private individuals, families & family offices) rely on our deep expertise in all domestic and cross-border matrimonial property and inheritance law matters. We accompany our private clients pragmatically in the development and realisation of individual inheritance and estate planning and offer our services as executors. We support our clients as heirs or legatees in inheritance matters and in estate settlements but also advise and represent them in contentious estate and inheritance matters.

  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Inheritance contracts
  • Advance inheritances & gifts
  • Testaments and wills
  • International assets & estate planning
  • Executorships
  • Inheritance distributions
  • Inheritance disputes and mediations
  • Pension funds and life insurance
  • Digital estates
  • Expert opinions and second opinions 

 

Adult protection law

  • Lasting powers of attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Living wills 

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Families, family-owned businesses, succession solutions & family governance

We are experts in advising families and family-owned businesses. We assist entrepreneurial families and both single and multi-family offices in all aspects of family wealth and family governance. We help find harmonious and lean solutions to coordinate and align the needs of different family generations and family businesses in the long term.

As specialists in family internal and external succession planning for family-owned businesses, such as FBO, MBO, MBI or private equity, we offer entrepreneurs comprehensive support in handing over their business and coordinate the necessary work with family advisors. We also support successors and investors who want to take over or invest in a family-owned business in all legal and tax matters.

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Foundations & trusts

We set up and advise on foundations of all kinds: corporate foundations, foundations with charitable or mixed purposes, as well as family foundations. We are acknowledged experts in the fields of governance, implementation of internal control systems and risk management concepts.

Thanks to our worldwide professional network of foreign specialists, we are able to assist in establishing a comprehensive cross-border estate planning and structuring which typically can also include trust structures.  

 

Construction and real estate law

We cover the entire spectrum of real estate law, including related tax issues. Thus, we offer our clients comprehensive advice over the entire life cycle of properties, beginning with planning, construction, use and ending with the sale. One of our core competencies is assisting our clients in project development, construction law and real estate transactions as well as the related tax challenges. Our specialists also assist our clients in enforcing landlord and tenant rights.

  • Public and private construction and real estate law
  • Building permit and appeal proceedings
  • Sale and acquisition of land, industrial, commercial and residential properties
  • Acquisition of real estate by foreigners (Lex Koller)
  • Drafting, negotiation and enforcement of lease and rental agreements for commercial and residential properties
  • Drafting, negotiation and enforcement of total or general contractor work contracts
  • Contracts for work and services
  • Brokerage contracts
  • Condominium ownership
  • Work and construction defects

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Taxes & tax planning

We optimise the tax and social security situation of our clients (individuals, families & family offices) and their companies.

  • Tax planning
  • Tax returns and tax procedures
  • International tax law
  • Free transfers of assets (gifts, bequests, donations)
  • Pension solutions
  • Succession planning
  • Wealth planning incl. cryptocurrencies
  • Relocation
  • Lump sum taxation 

 

Labour law & immigration

We review draft employment contracts for our clients prior to signing and upon termination of employment and assist them in preserving all their legal and contractual rights.

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Testimonials

  • MME has a strong team in inheritance and succession law, and the team is very responsive.

    Private Wealth Law client, High Net Worth
  • MME produces very professional and clear proposals, excellent contracts and has an excellent understanding of the problems to be solved.

    Private Wealth Law client, High Net Worth