Umbricht Attorneys Ltd. advises and represents private individuals and entrepreneurial families both in Switzerland and abroad.
We have been advising entrepreneurs and their families over decades and generation changes, private individuals with complex wealth structures to ensure long-term protection of their most important tangible and intangible assets, with regard to tax optimisation, when considering new international domiciles for a family business or relocation of the family, when implementing philanthropic projects or in relation to inheritance planning and execution of wills.
Umbricht Attorneys advise domestic and foreign private individuals and their families foresightedly on personal matters from generation to generation.
Whether for your personal tax or property questions, your inheritance planning, adjusting your assets structure including foundations or trusts, or relocating your family – we will explore the best and most suitable national and international avenues.
You might recognise some of the scenarios we now describe followed by our suggested solutions.
You and your family want to come to live in Switzerland and have questions relating to taxes, permits, acquisition of property and other administrative matters (Implementation of your relocation).
You wish to make provisions in the event of loss of your decisionmaking capacitydue to an accident or illness and make the appropriate arrangements.
You want to buy or sell a property or have a construction project.
You want to acquire, import or dispose art objects or protect them in a collection.
Your property has been classified as a historical monument, your property has been rezoned or parts have been expropriated.
You have problems with your tenancy or there are disputes relating to rented property (e.g. the level of rent payable, service charge costs, alterations to the property or termination).
You want to improve your tax position or disagree with the tax assessments issued by the Tax Authorities.
You want to move abroad with your family and need ex-pat advice.
You want to protect your family’s future, regulate your estate or claim your inheritance rights.
Whether in connection with tax planning, in all phases of acquiring or disposing of shares or investments (including private equity or venture capital), the development of and succession planning for family businesses or the setting up a family office – we work out lasting solutions.
You might recognise some of the scenarios in your business life we now describe, followed by some of our suggested solutions.
You want to form a company in Switzerland or move the domicile of your business or group of companies to Switzerland.
You want to acquire or dispose of a business, regulate your succession or terminate your relations with business partners.
You want to acquire or dispose of participations (such as shares) in companies.
You are a Board member of an (internationally active) company and require legal assistance.
You need a permit from the authorities or such permit has been refused.
You look for a succession plan for your business.
Our team of litigation lawyers will look after your interests to bring proceedings of all types to a close taking your personal circumstance into account and with the necessary tenacity. We will protect your position carefully and with regard to future developments. Maybe you are in a similar conflict situation as described below. Please see also our initial approaches for a solution.
You are involved in proceedings or a dispute and want to have these determined or settled efficiently.
You have a dispute at work (dismissal, dispute about salary, bullying, content of a reference, dismissal for variation of contract).
You become involved with criminal proceedings as a result of your business activities.
You take the view that a normative act or decision is an infringement of your rights and wish to contest it.
You take the view that your political rights have been infringed, for example because of deficiencies in the preparation of an election or during the voting process.