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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
Burckhardt Ltd., Dr Mark Eichner, Basel, SWITZERLAND

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Dr Mark Eichner

Tel:
Work +41 58 881 00 20
Email:
Burckhardt Ltd.

Work Department

Private clients

Position

Establishing, managing and liquidating structures for transnational trusts and estate and succession planning. Full range of notary services, including advising on and drafting nuptial agreements, wills and corporate documents.

Career

Mark started his career in 2004 with a leading Swiss private bank where he worked in Trust and Estate Services. He then became a member of the private clients team of an international law firm where he focused on inheritance matters, corporate issues and administering and liquidating trusts. He gained further expertise in cross-border issues when working with renown law firms in New York and Paris. Mark is member or secretary of the board of several companies and foundations.

Languages

German, English, French

Member

Chairman with the Basel Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners STEP; member of the cantonal parliament of Basel-City (Grosser Rat des Kantons Basel-Stadt).

Education

Universities of Basel and Geneva (lic. iur. 2001, Dr. iur. 2007). Admitted to the bar in 2003. Civil law notary since 2009.


Switzerland

Private client

Within: Private client

High-quality law firmBurckhardt Ltd. fields ‘specialised lawyers in different fields’, who impress with ‘good networking skills’; the practice is also recommended for being ‘especially strong in inheritance and foundation matters, also on an international basis’ and further handles asset structuring, transfer, administration and distribution matters. In a recent highlight matter, the team handled the execution of a will made by a French citizen residing in Switzerland, concerning assets in France and North America. The ‘profoundly experienced and committedJacqueline Burckhardt Bertossa in Basel ‘presents excellent solutions with a business-oriented approach’. Further recommended are international wealth planning partner Mark Eichner and tax attorney Noëmi Kunz-Schenk.

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