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Burckhardt Ltd.

MÜHLENBERG 7, PO BOX 258, 4010 BASEL, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 058 881 01 01
Fax:
Fax +41 058 881 01 09
Email:
Web:
www.burckhardtlaw.com
Basel, Zurich

Jacqueline Burckhardt

Tel:
Work +41 58 881 00 10
Email:
Burckhardt Ltd

Work Department

Private clients

Position

Jacqueline's areas of expertise are succession issues, international trust and estate planning, real estate and charity law. She also offers the full range of notary services.

Career

A former partner in an international law firm where she was head of the private clients team, she has broad experience in international estate planning and inheritance laws. A civil law notary and specialist in inheritance law, she has structured a number of Swiss and foreign estates (succession and relocation issues). As Chair of the Basel Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners STEP she is part of a network of international experts.

A former chair of two charities for cancer patients and a director in several Swiss and international health organisations and cultural trusts, Jacqueline also advises clients how to establish and manage not-for-profit organisations.

Languages

German, English, French

Member

Member of the Basel Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners STEP (former chair)

Education

Jacqueline studied law at the universities of Basel and Geneva (lic. iur. 1995) and Cambridge (LL.M. first class degree 2002, Queen's College) where she specialised in international trust law. She was admitted to the bar in 1998 and became a civil law notary in 2000.


Switzerland

Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Boutique firm Burckhardt Ltd. advises on litigation, employment, private client and tax matters. The key contacts are Jacqueline BurckhardtRolf WüthrichMark EichnerRegula Hinderling and Piera Beretta.

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Private client

Within: Private client

'Highly professional firmBurckhardt Ltd. 'demonstrates competence, experience and absolute dedication to the client', and is best known for dispute resolution related to international succession matters, advising on client and asset relocations, as well as the foundation of philanthropic organisations. Jacqueline Burckhardt and Mark Eichner are renowned for their 'thoroughness, efficiency and cross-border knowledge', while attorney Michelle Bruni is 'able to deal with complex problems at speed'.

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