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Lenz & Staehelin

ROUTE DE CHÊNE 30, 1211 GENEVA 6, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 450 70 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 450 70 01
Email:
Web:
www.lenzstaehelin.com
Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich
Lenz & Staehelin, Mark Barmes, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

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Mark Barmes

Tel:
Work +41 58 450 70 00
Email:
Web:
www.lenzstaehelin.com
Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

Private Clients, International Estate and Wealth Planning, Trusts, Foundations, Private Investment Companies and Funds, Litigation and Arbitration, Dispute Resolution.

Position

Mark Barmes advises individuals and trustees in all aspects of wealth planning. He regularly advises in both international and domestic contexts, particularly assisting foreign private clients and trustees to establish themselves in Switzerland and to resolve disagreements. Mark Barmes is on the board of Swiss trustee companies and contributes actively in the field of wealth planning in Switzerland through membership and lecturing for STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and as a Committee member of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC).

In addition to his private client work, Mark Barmes also acts for international organizations in employment disputes before the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization.

Career

Admission as a solicitor in Queensland, Australia (1987), Associate at Lenz & Staehelin (1988), Admission to the Section of foreign lawyers of the Geneva Bar (1990), Admission as a solicitor in England and Wales (1992), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (1998).

Languages

English, French.

Member

Queensland Law Society, Law Society of England & Wales, Section of Foreign Lawyers of the Geneva Bar Association, STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners) - Switzerland & Liechtenstein branch, Committee member of the Swiss Association of Trustee Companies (SATC).

Education

University of Queensland (Bachelor of Economics, 1984), University of Queensland (Bachelor of Laws, 1985).


Switzerland

Private client

Within: Private client

The 'pragmatic and efficient' private client team at Lenz & Staehelin 'operates at the highest technical levels' and 'has an outstanding ability to provide comprehensive advice to international clients on business succession, taxation, family governance, estate planning and wealth management matters'. The practice also handles contentious matters, with a strong focus on trust litigation. Key partners include Lucien Masmejan, 'an outstanding lawyer who has a wealth of experience advising and coordinating matters for high-net-worth families', 'trust structure expertMark Barmes and 'technically able, clear adviserHeini Rüdisühli in Zurich.

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