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

Kinga M. Weiss 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 as well as a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). She was also  a 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

Born in 1969, 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

The private client team at Walder Wyss Ltd. acts for an ‘impressive roster of clients‘ with a focus on acting for entrepreneurs from all types of business sectors as well as their families. The team advises on all personal and business aspects of clients, which includes international succession planning, including marital property law, setting up charitable foundations as well as funds and trusts, and, working in close conjunction with the labour law and real estate teams, the unit advises clients on the relocation to Switzerland and the acquisition of real estate assets. The practice is headed by ‘first classKinga Weiss and ‘outstandingPhilippe Pulfer and includes the ‘very dedicatedRobert Desax, ‘technically excellent‘ tax expert Fouad Sayegh and ‘highly talented’ international trust specialist Olivier Sigg.