IFMA : Successions in Switzerland - an Overview and Some Considerations on Estate Planning

Presentation and two course lunch. Leonard Vijverberg, Senior Associate of Lenz & Staehelin will present a general overview of the probate procedure under Swiss Law,

Swissotel Metropole, Geneva

Tuesday 17 November 2015
12:00 - 14:00
  • General overview of the probate procedure under Swiss law;
  • Forced heirship rights: what are the limitations?
  • Wills: how to write a will and does the EU Succession Regulation have an impact on Swiss practice? 
  • International aspects of estate planning: how to deal with assets abroad and how foreign nationality can offer planning opportunities.

Leonard Vijverberg is a senior associate of Lenz & Staehelin’s Private Client Department in Geneva.
His Practice includes advising on international estate planning, issues of international private law, international investment and corporate structures, as well as international contract and commercial law.
Leonard is a member of the Dutch Bar (Midden-Nederland), has worked as a lawyer in the Netherlands and as an in-house counsel with a multinational before joining Lenz & Staehelin in 2007.

Conditions of participation

Registrations and pre-payment required by Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Email to or call 079-261-6534

Public price: CHF 120
IFMA paid up member price: CHF 90

Organized by:

IFMA - International Financial Management Association
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Swissotel Metropole, Geneva