Mr Heini Rüdisühli > Lenz & Staehelin > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

Swiss and International Taxation of Corporations and Individuals, Succession Law, Executorship, Private Clients, Management Compensation Schemes


Tax Partner, Head of Private Clients


Admission to Bern Bar (1988), Tax consultant with international accounting company (1988), Joined Lenz & Staehelin (1996), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (2001)


German, English


Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Swiss Fiduciary Chamber, International Fiscal Association (IFA), International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce (Tax Chapter Board), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)


Swiss Certified Tax Expert (1992), Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law (2016)

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.

Switzerland > Tax

Lenz & Staehelin‘s established and versatile tax practice is especially active in tax planning, especially in corporate and finance transactions. The group is also well versed in the representation of clients in court proceedings and before tax authorities. Other areas of expertise are restructurings, relocations, social security and pension plans, as well as VAT and customs. Jean-Blaise Eckert acts as corporate and private clients tax advisor and leads the practice with tax planning specialist Pascal Hinny. Daniel Schafer is a key contact for real estate taxation. Other prominent practitioners are Heini Rüdisühli, Frédéric Neukomm and Floran Ponce.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has a good reputation for its full-service offering and is noted in particular for its services in the areas of dispute resolution, corporate and M&A, and banking and finance with further areas of expertise in intellectual property, TMT and competition law. Key figures of note are banking and finance experts Marcel Tranchet and Patrick Hünerwadel, capital markets-focused Patrick Schleiffer, corporate M&A specialist Lukas Morscher and litigation and arbitration specialist Harold Frey. Other key contacts are Tanja Luginbühl for insolvency and restructuring matters, Heini Rüdisühli for private client matters, Jürg Simon for intellectual property advice and Marcel Meinhardt for competition law expertise.