Ms Jacqueline Burckhardt > burckhardt Ltd > Basel, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

burckhardt Ltd
Steinentorstrasse 23
P.O. Box 258
4010 BASEL
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Work Department

Private clients


Jacqueline’s areas of expertise are succession issues, international trust and estate planning, real estate and charity law. She also offers the full range of notary services.


A former partner in an international law firm where she was head of the private clients team, she has broad experience in international estate planning and inheritance laws. A civil law notary and specialist in inheritance law, she has structured a number of Swiss and foreign estates (succession and relocation issues). As Chair of the Basel Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners STEP she is part of a network of international experts.

A former chair of two charities for cancer patients and a director in several Swiss and international health organisations and cultural trusts, Jacqueline also advises clients how to establish and manage not-for-profit organisations.


German, English, French


Member of the Basel Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners STEP (former chair)


Jacqueline studied law at the universities of Basel and Geneva (lic. iur. 1995) and Cambridge (LL.M. first class degree 2002, Queen’s College) where she specialised in international trust law. She was admitted to the bar in 1998 and became a civil law notary in 2000.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Real estate and construction

burckhardt Ltd’s real estate practice, which also includes three civil law notaries, is headed by Mark Eichner, who has notable expertise in establishing, managing, and liquidating structures for transnational trusts and estate and succession planning, and Daniel Tobler, who advises private clients on matrimonial property and inheritance law matters, and supports clients in private and foreclosure law matters relating to real estate. Jacqueline Burckhardt has extensive experience handling succession issues, and international trust and estate planning. The team often draws on the expertise of specialists in different departments within the firm.