family properties

Switzerland – The Home of the Family Office

By |July 14th, 2016|

Switzerland – The Home of the Family Office

Jan van Bueren and Thomas Ming outline the key elements to look out for when choosing a family office for your wealth

May foreigners acquire real estate in Switzerland?

By |September 30th, 2014|

May foreigners acquire real estate in Switzerland?
The “Federal Act on Acquisition of Real estate by Persons living abroad” restricts the acquisition of real estate in Switzerland by foreigners.

The acquisition

What is the benefit to families in making a prenuptial agreement?

By |September 30th, 2014|

What is the benefit to families in making a prenuptial agreement?
Prenuptial agreements can be used to protect family wealth and to ensure a fair settlement for all parties without

Legal and tax considerations of pre and postmarital agreements?(part II)

By |September 30th, 2014|

The Premarital and Postmarital Agreement- consider it when tying the knot or thereafter
Legal and tax considerations of pre and postmarital agreements?(part II)
Objectives.
The primary objective of a premarital agreement is

Principal Residence Trust

By |August 22nd, 2014|

Principal Residence Trust
­Setting up a trust to hold a family home can provide tax benefits and asset protection.

The family home is often one of the key family assets.  It

Swiss matrimonial property law provides for three property regimes

By |July 29th, 2014|

Swiss matrimonial property law provides for three property regimes
Marital agreements help entrepreneurs to safeguard themselves and their families against any claims from third parties. They can be also useful

External threads to middle eastern families in business

By |July 29th, 2014|

Common flaws in family business legal structures in the Middle East and the resulting risks
External threads to middle eastern families in business
Middle Eastern family business legal structures often reflect

Family Offices – What investors should know about them

By |July 28th, 2014|

Family Offices – What investors should know about them
A Family Office can help if the private wealth has become extensive and complex. Finding a suitable partner is essential. To

Prenuptial agreements in relation to the international family and its wealth planning

By |March 3rd, 2014|

What is the benefit to families in making a prenuptial agreement?
Prenuptial agreements can be used to protect family wealth and to ensure a fair settlement for all parties without