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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Geneva, Lugano, Zug, Zurich
Bär & Karrer Ltd., Dr Daniel Leu, Zurich, SWITZERLAND

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Dr Daniel Leu

Work +41 58 261 50 00
Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Private Clients | Litigation | Real Estate | Employment


Daniel Leu advises private clients and family offices on wealth and succession planning, on the handling of estates, in connection with foundations and trusts and on questions in connection with the place of residence. Other areas of work include advising clients who buy or sell real estate in Switzerland and art law.

Daniel Leu is a Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law and publishes regulary in the field of inheritance law. He has published extensively and frequently lectures on trust and estate matters in Switzerland and abroad (see also

Daniel Leu is recommended by Chambers, listed as a "Rising Star" in the Trusts and Estates category by Euromoney Legal Media Group (Expertguides, LMG Rising Stars 2016). Citywealth 2017 lists him as Leading Lawyer.

In addition to his practice, Daniel Leu is a lecturer at the University of Muenster, Germany (Master of Law in Inheritance Law & Corporate Succession). He lectures and publishes regularly on his areas of practice.


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2015)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2007)
  • Law Clerk at the District Courts of Meilen and Dielsdorf (2005-2006)
  • University of Zurich: Research and Teaching Assistant at the chair for private, trade and business law of Prof. Dr. Hans Caspar von der Crone (2002-2004)


German, English


  • Swiss Lawyers Association (Schweizerischer Juristenverein)
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association


  • University of Oxford (Pembroke College): MJur (2010)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2007)
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (2005)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (2001)


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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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