Fischer Ramp Buchmann > Zürich, Switzerland > Firm Profile

Fischer Ramp Buchmann
Brandschenkestrasse 6
8027 Zürich

Switzerland > Private client Tier 2

Fischer Ramp Buchmann, led by founders Michael Fischer, Samuel Ramp and Marc Buchmann, is a boutique firm focusing on acting for private clients. The team’s cross-border experience is particularly prevalent in tax matters, and the firm has notable expertise in tax restructurings and the related disputes; it also provides advice on succession planning and estate issues, social security matters, and philanthropy work. The 2022 recruitment of Tendon Dahortsang as counsel has served to strengthen the firm’s experience in inheritance issues as well as estate and wealth planning.

Practice head(s):

Michael Fischer; Samuel Ramp; Marc Buchmann

Other key lawyers:


‘I have been working with Michael Fischer for several years on various cases of private clients in a cross-border environment. He always asks the relevant questions and has a very pragmatic approach. He is client driven and very knowledgeable. It is a pleasure to work with him.’

‘Very tight knit partnership structure, where the partners really complement each other with their respective skill sets and areas of expertise. They work together in the best interest of their clients. It is largely a private client practice with a big firm corporate practice calibre and delivery.’

‘Michael Fischer: extremely pragmatic and commercial in his approach to complex Swiss and international tax issues. Very knowledgeable about the practical application of sometimes arcane tax laws. Super fast to deliver, and extremely high availability when urgent matters press. He has a real talent for making complex issues understandable. Samuel Ramp: in addition to supreme knowledge about local, regional and federal tax and property law for real estate transactions, Samuel has a keen eye on the commercial aspects and transaction dynamics. He is certainly one of the most pragmatic real estate lawyers in Zurich, and has a great network within the local, regional and federal tax authorities to rapidly test assumptions and obtain tax rulings.’

‘Marc Buchmann is our first contact person in Switzerland. He has vast knowledge and a good Swiss professional network. Besides, he is just a person that you like working with!’

‘Michael Fischer stands out for his special expertise in cross-border trust and estate matters, his supreme client handling, and his international reputation and network. He is one of the very best in Switzerland. Samuel Ramp stands out for his technical excellence, his pragmatic, solution-oriented approach, his calm approach no matter the pressure, and his special expertise in real estate related private client matters. Marc Buchmann is one of the most promising young private client partners in Switzerland. He is exceptionally responsive, quick thinking, and nice to work with, thorough and tenacious.’

‘The firm is on top of very important changes in Swiss law, namely the introduction of domestic trusts in Switzerland. The firm is active in many international associations relevant for private client practitioners. The team has an outstanding knowledge of all the matters of the tax environment, especially in the private clients sector.’

‘I work mainly with Michael Fischer and Marc Buchmann. They are very reliable and accessible. In dealing with clients they have a tailor-made approach, with a quick and intelligent understanding of the relevant issues. Most important, they combine technical skills and practical approach enabling clients to receive outstanding assistance.’

Work highlights

  • Advised an UHNW entrepreneur couple on relocation from UK to Switzerland and on cross-border tax structuring related to their £2.5bn trust.
  • Advised two UHNW entrepreneurs active in high-frequency trading on restructuring their €500m fund business and on relocation to Switzerland.
  • Advised two UHNW entrepreneurs on cross-border wealth and tax structuring related to $260m majority holding in listed company.

Fischer Ramp Buchmann specialises in private clients
We advise individuals, families, their enterprises and family offices on tax and real estate matterssuccession and estate planning and on philanthropic projects.

What makes us stand out

Business is always personal
We are a distinctive private client boutique law firm. Personal dedication, expertise and confidentiality are corner stones of our advisory activity.

Our vision is to combine high quality legal advice with bespoke service.

With long standing experience as partners and associates in international firms we are used to working in a challenging environment, delivering efficiently and on time and meeting our clients’ expectations. Our firm consistently features in relevant industry rankings.

Thinking outside the box
Legal issues do not run along geographical borders nor stop at language barriers. Acting and thinking internationally is our bread and butter. We work in English, German and French.

Our advice goes beyond applying the current state of the law. We include commercial considerations and trends in legislation as well as aspects such as transparency, morality and public perception.

Practice and theory
We teach at tax academies and regularly speak at congresses and seminars in Switzerland and abroad.

Michael 44 515 36 30
Samuel 44 515 36 31
Marc 44 515 36 32
Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
International Tax Specialist Group (ITSG
AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers