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Walder Wyss Ltd.
1211 GENEVA 3

Work Department

Private client, litigation


Philippe Pulfer heads the Geneva Private Client practice of Walder Wyss. He specialises in wealth structuring and estate planning with an international focus. He also acts in complex, often multi-jurisdictional, succession and trust disputes. With more than 15 years of experience in his field, both in Geneva and London, he has developed a reputation as a leading expert advising individuals and families, trustees, banks, and lawyers from other jurisdictions, in particular UK solicitors. His combined practice in estate planning and litigation enables him to offer effective advice to private clients and trustees who are involved in disputes and/or potential disputes. He also advises charities and charity donors in all areas of philanthropy.


Graduated in 1992, qualified in 1995. Joined Froriep in 1996 (partner 2005–2015). Partner at Walder Wyss since 2016.


Philippe speaks French and English.


STEP Council member, STEP Geneva committee member, IBA, AIJA (former Commission Chair), Art Law Centre, Geneva and Swiss Bar Associations.


Philippe graduated from the University of Geneva in 1992 and went on to train at the Geneva Court of Appeal. He was admitted to the Bar in 1995.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Private client

(Leading individuals)

Philippe PulferWalder Wyss Ltd.

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.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

The members of Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s French-Swiss offices are well versed in corporate, banking and finance, regulatory, litigation and white-collar criminal law as well as real estate, tax and private client matters. The Lausanne offering also includes experience in IP/IT, where managing partner Jürg Schneider is a key contact. Managing partner of the Geneva office, Philippe Pulfer, regularly acts for high-net-worth individuals, trust companies and charities. Alexandre Both handles M&A and PE transactions. Rodolphe GautierHubertus HillerströmOlivier SiggPatrick Vogel and Fouad Sayegh are also noted.