Mr Mark Barmes > Lenz & Staehelin > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin
1211 GENEVA 6

Work Department

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


Senior Counsel


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)


English, French


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)


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

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Private client

Lenz & Staehelin fields a team of ‘first-class lawyers‘ who have ‘strong allround knowledge of private client work, in particular tax and succession matters‘. Core services relate to wealth and estate planning, re-domicilations to Switzerland as well as international inheritance advice, including related litigation. Lucien Masmejan is ‘a superb litigator, with excellent judgement and creative strategic litigation skills‘. ‘Stand-out‘ expert Heini Rüdisühli has a focus on national and international tax and succession planning and Mark Barmes is ‘one of the leading international private client lawyers in Switzerland‘ with a focus on advising foreign trustees on establishing themselves in Switzerland. The unit further includes the ‘pragmatic and thoughtfulAlexander Greter, ‘stand-out‘ lawyer Alexandra Hirt and ‘extremely talented private client and tax planning lawyerGéraldine Auberson.