Dr iur Kinga M. Weiss > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
SEEFELDSTRASSE 123
PO BOX 1236
8034 ZURICH
Switzerland

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

Kinga M. Weiss is a partner and co-chair of the Private Clients team of Walder Wyss. She primarily devotes her time to domestic and foreign private clients, banks and family offices. Her areas of expertise are centered around both private clients and entrepreneurs in matters of inheritance law, including marital property law, relating to estate planning, business succession and execution of wills. Cross-border cases account for the bulk of her field of action. Besides, she also supports clients with relocation, asset structuring, trust and endowment matters and tax affairs. She regularly holds speeches and publishes articles in and outside of Switzerland. She has working experience as clerk at the District Court of Meilen and as attorney for several years with a major Zurich law firm.

Languages

Kinga M. Weiss speaks German, English and Hungarian.

Memberships

She is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, International Bar Association (IBA), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Kinga M. Weiss is also member of the Expert Commission on the revision of the Swiss Private International Law Act on inheritance law and chairs the Schulthess Juristische Medien Ltd.’s conference on succession law.

Education

Kinga M. Weiss was educated at the University of Zurich (lic.iur. 1996, Dr.iur. 1999) and New York University School of Law (LL.M. 2003). In 2000 she passed the bar and qualified as an attorney and in 2011 she graduated as certified specialist SBA inheritance law.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Private client

Walder Wyss Ltd. has a strong track record in advising Swiss and foreign entrepreneurs from a variety of industries. The firm is noted for fielding the ‘complete set of skills, languages and experts‘ and the team is active in succession planning, including matrimonial, inheritance, corporate and tax law, and related disputes. Through collaboration with the labour and real estate teams, it also often advises on relocations. Kinga Weiss has more than 20 years of experience acting as an adviser to private clients, banks and family offices. She and tax specialist Stephan Neidhardt head up the Zurich practice, and Philippe Pulfer leads in Geneva. Olivier Sigg combines his private client practice with employment law. Robert Desax and Geneva-based Fouad Sayegh are other names to note.