Firm Profile > Fischer Ramp Buchmann > Zurich, Switzerland

Fischer Ramp Buchmann

Private client Tier 3

The 'business-minded, pragmatic and solution-oriented' boutique Fischer Ramp Buchmann is specialised in advising entrepreneurs, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families on the full scope of private client matters. The team has experience in tax litigation, international tax structuring and estate, succession and social security planning. The practice is headed up by tax specialist Michael Fischer, whose 'approach always shows the right element of composure', and Samuel Ramp, who is well versed in real estate matters. Marc Buchmann is also active in wealth and succession planning.

Practice head(s):

Michael Fischer; Samuel Ramp

Other key lawyers:

Marc Buchmann


‘Small practice with direct contact to partners; competent tax lawyers and quick responses.’

‘Excellent tax team. Quick and always a pleasure to work with.’

‘Samuel Ramp is an excellent lawyer and a smart and nice guy ’

‘Very practical advice.’

‘Michael Fischer is very knowledgeable and willing to share knowledge and ideas.’

‘Michael Fischer: One of the A-list private client lawyers in Switzerland, immense experience in cross-border matters, unique know-how on trust and estate law and how it works in Switzerland, very well connected internationally and in Switzerland, creative, fun to work with. A star, but humble.’

‘It is not always easy to find a Swiss firm which looks after private clients in the way that the best UK firms do. Although perhaps not unique, Fischer Ramp is one of a small group of Swiss law firms that do exactly that. So strengths include being pro-active, responsive, ability to give practical advice, not just a legal treatise leaving the client/his or her other advisers to work out how in practice Swiss law applies to their affairs.’

‘Michael Fischer: charming, client friendly and popular with everyone who knows him. He is clearly very clever but is not arrogant. He is very responsive and only too pleased to be able to help. A pleasure to work with! ’

‘Not only does the team, headed by Michael Fischer, excel in legal knowledge and experience but also in customer service.’

‘Michael Fischer is truly awesome. My go-to person for all Swiss legal matters.’

‘Only pure-play private client boutique in Switzerland. Clients get maximum partner attention. Business minded, pragmatic, solution-oriented, straight-forward, efficient, never create work when it’s not necessary, entrepreneurial thinking, capable to think outside the box and to be creative. Service: responsive, flexible, bespoke, friendly, honest. Particular strength in complex cross-border tax structuring and in trust and estate law (and reflection/translation of these common law concepts in Swiss law). Capable to act as international lead counsel in large matters. Strong in real estate matters (particularly Samuel Ramp), including valuation and taxation.’

‘Michael Fischer: One of the A-list private client lawyers in Switzerland, immense experience in cross-border matters, unique know-how on trust and estate law and how it works in Switzerland, very well connected internationally and in Switzerland, creative, fun to work with. A star, but humble.’

‘Samuel Ramp: one of the strongest private client lawyers on real estate matters, down-to-earth, cool, strong negotiator, hands-on, sees the big picture, straight-forward, entrepreneurial.’

Marc Buchmann: smart, hard-working, tenacious, young but very experienced in international tax structuring, super value for money, a joy to work with.

‘Very active and pro-active team. Thinking out of the box and finding solutions.’

‘Fast and quick understanding of client needs. Efficient and straightforward solutions provided. Efficient and cost sensitive work behaviour.’

‘The FRP team is always quick to respond and are a great partner in problem solving, even the most difficult of issues.’

‘Michael Fischer is a true professional in every interaction; through good and bad, his approach always shows the right element of composure and provides comfort to those requiring advice.’

‘Michael Fischer has a unique charm and insight compared to other Swiss lawyers which makes him a pleasure to work with. He is thoughtful and innovative.’

‘We chose this firm because of its experience in the charitable foundation sector and it has brought to bear everything we expected in this regard. Its anticipation of supervisory authority queries and its acquaintance and effective dialogue with both the supervisory authority and the tax authority have proven to be most helpful.’

‘Michael Fischer definitely stands out in his ability to progress swiftly with regard to his dialogue with respective local authorities as well as his delivery of outputs. He provides effective solutions and does to waste time by proactively advising if a demand is not plausible.’

‘Fischer Ramp Partner is a boutique tax firm specialized in private clients; they are excellent in the tax field offering a high quality service to their clients. They have a deep knowledge of the tax framework and their pragmatic approach is an added value.’

‘Michael Fischer is a very seasoned practitioner, super smart in understanding the needs of clients and has a very good and practical knowledge of fiscal and legal issues. His quick response capacity and practical approach is an element of distinction from other competitors.’

‘All experts in the field tax.’

‘Great work results; always achieve best possible outcome; great negotiators and people skills.’

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Michael Fischer +41 44 515 36 30
Samuel Ramp +41 44 515 36 31
Marc Buchmann +41 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