Oliver Arter > MLL Legal > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile
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Oliver Arter’s practice focuses on private clients and their advisers (banks, family offices, foreign advisers) in all aspects of domestic and international wealth planning. He also specialises in banking, asset management and regulatory matters.
Oliver Arter became Of Counsel in June 2009. His work involves representing and advising private clients on the structuring of assets (trusts, foundations, international business corporations), domestic and international estate planning, division of estates, execution of wills, matrimonial property rights, advance care directives and living wills, taking up residence and taxation. In addition he advises Swiss and international banks, asset managers, investment advisers and family offices on regulatory and contractual matters and represents them in proceedings. He publishes extensively in all his fields of practice.
Oliver Arter is an academic consultant with the Institute for Legal Theory and Legal Practice at the University of St Gallen, and is frequently invited to give lectures and chair conferences.
Admitted to the Bar (2000)
German, English, French
Swiss Bar Association, Zurich Bar Association, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), International Tax Planning Association (ITPA), Banking Law Association (“Bankenrechtliche Vereinigung e.V.”)
University of St Gallen, lic.iur.
MLL Legal provides ‘top-quality service‘ and is ‘client-focused‘ when advising private clients and their families. The team, which is ‘chock full with talented layers‘, advises high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, such as entrepreneurs, heirs and investors on sensitive and personal tax and legal issues pertaining to wealth and asset structuring, protection, estate planning, family governance and philanthropy. The department is headed by Serge Calame and Patricia Guerra, whose ‘grasp of clients’ needs and understanding of complex situations is outstanding‘. Maud Udry-Alhanko focuses on relocations of international clients to Switzerland, Julie Wynne specialises in estate planning, inheritance law and philanthropy, and the ‘highly knowledgeable‘ Oliver Arter specialises in wealth planning. The unit further includes Dmitry Pentsov and Julien Tron. Annaïg Vogt left the firm in February 2022.
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