Alexandra Geiger

Legal Partner, Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law

Profile

Alexandra Geiger-Steiner advises clients on domestic and cross-border estate and succession planning, wealth planning, prenuptial agreements, wills and inheritance contracts as well as philanthropy and trusts. She further advises individuals and entrepreneurs on living wills and powers of attorney for cases of legal incapacity. In addition, she has extensive experience in employment law and acts as counsel for individuals and companies before court.

Business activities

  • Company Succession and Inheritance Law
  • Foundation Law
  • Labour Law
  • Litigation

Education

2019
Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law
2010
Admitted to the Bar  
2006
University of Zurich / Tours (F) (lic. iur.)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Practical Experience 

since 2019
Legal Partner at MME
2016-2019
Senior Legal Associate at MME
2010-2015
Legal Associate at MME
2008-2009
Associate at a commercially oriented Swiss law firm
2007-2008
Trainee at an American management consulting firm in Los Angeles

Academic Activities

  • Author for successio, Swiss magazine on inheritance law
  • Editor for iusnet, Swiss e-magazine on inheritance law

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Successio (Swiss association for inheritance law)

Listings

Who's Who Legal (www.whoswholegal.com)

Alexandra Geiger is considered as a "national leader" in the field of "Private Client 2021" and is regularly recommended as a leading expert in this area (March 2021).

 

The Legal 500 (www.Legal500.com)

Recommended Lawyer 2020 for Employment

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance stands out for its 'longstanding experience' in the space and its 'solution-oriented' outlook. Michèle Stutz leads a team that is 'indisputably strong in its field'. Recent highlights include handling contentious wrongful dismissal and bonus claims, a cross-border matter concerning deferred compensation, and advising on employment contracts and work permits across Europe. Senior associate Martina Aepli is 'a fast thinker', who stands out for her 'strong ability' in litigation alongside 'excellent legal knowledge'. Alexandra Geiger-Steiner, who made partner in November 2019, is recognised alongside Raphael Brunner and associate Raffael Blattmann for providing 'first-class legal support'.

‘Michèle Stutz, one of the employment partners at MME, is a great lawyer with significant strengths. I have always been impressed by the client-oriented basis on her approach to any single problem and legal issue. Worthy of special mention is also her pragmatic approach for highly complex matters. Michèle is also particularly well-versed on compensation and benefits matters, particularly for the financial services industry where she is one the leaders in the local market and is extremely well regarded in international lawyers’ associations, such as the IBA. I have also worked with Martina Wirz, and with Alexandra Geiger. They both provide as well outstanding legal services and have been very helpful for our clients when we have worked together.‘

Alexandra Geiger, Michèle Stutz, Raffael Blattmann, Raphael Brunner have all proven their high competence and engagement in providing first-class legal support.‘

‘Knowledgeable partners, who are always friendly and respectful. We work together for some years now and Ms Alexandra Geiger and Ms Michele Stutz know our company, so they very quickly understand the circumstances.‘

 

Recommended Lawyer 2020 for Private Client

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance has its areas of activity in its name; the team is instructed by HNWIs and families to assist them in particular with inheritance and real estate matters. Practice head Balz Hösly has longstanding experience in the field and also advises on estate planning and in corporate succession. Christoph Nater is well versed in the property area. Alexandra Geiger-Steiner is another name to note.

‘Christoph Nater and Alexandra Geiger are a well-rehearsed team with a lot of experience in inheritance law. They advise very effectively in complex cases.‘

 

Recommended Lawyer 2019 for Employment

The 'highly accurate and reliable team' at MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance has 'a practical approach' and 'is on top of matters and always advises with a competent approach, clear explanations and kindness'. It handles everything from contracts, M&A support and bonus schemes to termination of employment agreements, data protection, secondments and representation of employees in internal investigations. Clients recommend 'widely knowledgeable' practice lead Michèle Stutz, 'internal investigations expert' Raphael Brunner, 'internationally experienced' senior associate Martina Aepli and 'exceptionally committed' senior associate Alexandra Geiger.

 

Recommended Lawyer 2019 for Private Clients

The 'excellent and highly efficient private client practice' at MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance 'chooses its teams well, maintains a good internal communication and works hand-in-hand with each other'. It is best known for acting for clients in international inheritance, financial matrimony matters, company succession and tax matters. The team is led by 'profoundly knowledgeable, experienced and pragmatic estate law specialist' Balz Hoesly and also includes the 'excellent' Martina Aepli. Senior associate and inheritance law specialist Alexandra Geiger is another name to note.

 

Recommended Lawyer 2018 for Private Clients

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance ‘has profound expertise and know-how in private client matters and offers an excellent level of competence in business succession law’ as well as ‘a high service level and an outstanding work quality’; inheritance law and the financial aspects of matrimonial law are equally important core areas for the team. ‘Insightful and trustworthy strategic thinker’ Balz Hösly is ‘very experienced and hands-on in succession planning for small and medium-sized companies’ and senior associate Alexandra Geiger is also recommended for her inheritance and estate planning expertise. 

 

 

Services

Contact

Alexandra Geiger
Legal Partner

T +41 44 254 99 66
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Secretariat

Cennet Sulcani
Assistant

T +41 44 254 99 73
Email

Publications

  • Inheritance Law | Succession

    Private Clients & Families

    (Erb-)Stiftung: Ausgewählte Fragen zur Entstehung und zur Rechtsfähigkeit Februar 2021 2021

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  • Inheritance Law | Succession

    Private Clients & Families

    Erbrechtliche Verfügungsfähigkeit und Handlungsfähigkeit bei Demenz 2019

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