Serge Calame > MLL Legal > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile
MLL Legal Offices
65 rue du Rhône
PO Box 3199
1211 Geneva 3
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Private Clients | Arbitration and Litigation | General Corporate Law
Serge Calame co-heads the firm’s private clients practice group. His main areas of practice are international estate and tax planning where he provides broad expert advice to sophisticated international private clients and family offices, with a special focus on corporate and contractual issues to family owned businesses and entrepreneurial ventures.
Partner with MLL (since 2005), Associate with the Firm (2002–2005), Associate with a leading Swiss law firm (1998–2002), Assistant legal counsel with the Bank of Bermuda (1998), Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (1997)
French, English, German, Italian
International Bar Association (IBA), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Association genevoise de droit des affaires (AGDA)
University of Geneva, lic. iur. (1994)
MLL Legal was formed by the merger of legacy firms Meyerlustenberger Lachenal and Froriep and the combined teams have strength in advising clients from the retail, pharmaceutical and energy sectors as well as clients with a technology background, including engineering and software companies. Serge Calame, Frédéric Cottier, Philippe Prost and Bernard Lachenal are adept at handling private client matters, as is Julie Wynne. Jean Marguerat is well versed in dispute resolution and Dmitry Pentsov specialises in banking and finance advice. Mona Stephenson, Maud Udry-Alhanko and Jean-Luc Herbez are also noted.
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.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Private client
- Banking and finance: Geneva
- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
- Sports law
- Dispute resolution: arbitration
- Regulatory, compliance and investigations