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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Geneva, Lugano, Zug, Zurich

Tina Wüstemann

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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Private Clients | Litigation | Corporate & Commercial


Tina Wüstemann heads the private client team. She advises Swiss and foreign private clients, executives as well as entrepreneurs regarding complex estate and succession planning matters including trusts, prenuptial agreements, wills and relocations to Switzerland. Tina Wüstemann also advises charitable foundations and represents clients in contentious trust and estate matters as well as the administration of large international estates.

She publishes regularly and frequently lectures on trust and estate matters in Switzerland and abroad.

Tina Wüstemann is a member of the editorial board of the Journal Trust & Trustees and chair of the Zurich Annual Conference on International Trust and Inheritance Law Practice. Furthermore, she serves as board member in several international charitable organizations.

Who's Who Legal lists Tina Wüstemann as Thought Leader in Global Elite 2019 and in Thought Leaders - Switzerland 2018. Chambers and Partners HNW 2018 rank Tina Wüstemann in tier 1 of Switzerland's leading lawyers for private clients. Furthermore, Citywealth awarded her with gold as "Woman of the Year - Leadership (Professional Services)" and recognised her among the Top 200 IFC Power Women 2018. Euromoney's Expert Guides references her among the "Best of the Best 2018 - Top 30 Trusts and estates practitioners worldwide". In 2017 she won the title "Best in trust & estates" at the Europe Woman in Business Law Award. Best Lawyers awarded her as "Lawyer of the Year 2016" in the category Wealth Management Zurich.


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2004)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (1998)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (1994)
  • Trainee at Middletons Moore & Bevins (Sidney) (1992)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Zurich (1990)


English, German


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • STEP Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL)
  • Co-Chair of ICC Task Force on Trust Arbitration


  • Member of the New York Bar (not practicing) (2000)
  • New York University: LL.M. (1998)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1994)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1990)


Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Bär & Karrer Ltd. in Zurich and Zug impresses with 'partner commitment, responsiveness, legal expertise in various areas and good communication'. The full-service firm is especially renowned in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, as well as competition, dispute resolution, white-collar criminal law, insurance, private client and sports law. Key lawyers include Eric StuppRalph Malacrida and Thomas ReutterChristoph NeeracherPeter HsuTina WüstemannSusanne Schreiber and Michele Bernasconi.

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Tina Wüstemann - Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Bär & Karrer Ltd. is 'one of the go-to firms in Switzerland' in this space, due to its 'personal commitment, top private client lawyers, strong technical skills and good client relationships' and it has 'an excellent and highly regarded practice'. With an office in every region, the multilingual team often acts as a coordinator in international matters for entrepreneurs, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Practice head Tina Wüstemann, who 'is bursting with inspiring energy', is well known for handling estate and succession planning, as well as estate administration and contentious trust and estate matters. Clients also recommend 'thoughtful' partner Daniel Leu, 'up-and-coming' Geneva partner Aurélie Conrad Hari, 'experienced and solution-orientedDaniel Bader and 'great notaryMassimo Vanotti.

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