Event Overview


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Join us in Geneva, a European hub offering banking, investment, trust and other wealth management services across the world. The longstanding tradition of local private banking, previous liens with various Anglo-Saxon countries, the solid infrastructure and a reliable Swiss politic and legal system have strongly contributed to this.

The seminar will mainly focus on trusts and their compatibility with continental legal systems. The programme will address a wide range of topics across many fields of law, including trust structures, related tax rulings and issues, real estate matters, and trust litigation, among others.

The seminar will attract numerous international and local lawyers, from a large number of countries in the world. It will be a great opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with lawyers dealing with trusts and related legal topics, as well as to discover unknown aspects of the Calvinist Geneva.

See you in Geneva!

AIJA Commissions involved
  • International Private Clients and Family Law


Trusts and Continental law: is this marriage possible?

17:30 - 18:30

Address: Rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
18:30 - 20:30

Address: Place de l’Ile 1, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
21:00 - 23:00

Address: Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, Geneva, Switzerland

08:00 - 09:00

Address: Rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
09:00 - 09:30

Paola Fudakowska, AIJA President, FCO Legal Directorate, United Kingdom
09:30 - 10:30

Oliver Piper, Farrer & Co, UK
Renat V. Lumpau, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, USA
Lucy E. Main, Beard Winter LLP, Canada
Adam Cloherty, XXIV Old Buildings, UK
Caitriona Moran, William Fry Tax Advisors, Ireland
10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:00

Stepan Holub, Holubova advokati, Czech Republic
Brazzalotto Alberto, Maisto e Associati, Italy
Vogt Annaïg, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG, Switzerland
Krzywański Tomasz, GWW Ladziński, Cmoch i Wspólnicy Sp. k., Poland
Pia Summer, Gasser Partner Rechtsanwälte , Liechtenstein
12:00 - 13:00

Charlotte Tregunna, Peters & Peters, UK
Magdalena Heyder, Homburger, Switzerland
Marielle Boezelman, Hertoghs Advocaten, Netherlands
Maximilian Müller, Prof. Dr. Müller & Partner, Germany
Adam Flacks, Lipman Karas, UK

13:00 - 14:30

14:30 - 15:15

Ulrich Lehner, former Swiss Ambassador
15:15 - 16:00

Josefina Colomar, Withers Bergman LLP, USA
Ben Havard, Collas Crill LLP, Guernsey
Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou,  LennoxPaton, The Bahamas
Nancy Chien, Bedell Cristin, Jersey
19:30 - 22:00


10:00 - 10:45

Christian Presoly, Liechtenstein
Herman Krul, Reliance Trust, Switzerland
Bhavnita Gosrani, Zedra, Switzerland
Hansjoerg Wehrle, Allgemeines Treuunternehmen (ATU), Liechtenstein
10:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:00

Gertjan Verachtert, Sansen International Tax Lawyers, Belgium
Annabel Spearman, Farrer & Co, London
Marc Buchmann, Fischer Ramp Partner, Switzerland
May-Lolli Ghetti, Interlaw Monaco S.A.M., Monaco
Alessia Paoletto, Withers, London
12:00 - 14:00

15:00 - 16:00

Not included in the registration fees, payable upon registration
19:00 - 22:00

Not included in the registration fee, payable upon registration

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

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Practical Information


Please book your room at the Warwick Geneva prior to October 31 2019

Hotel address: Rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland


Room rates: 250 CHF/150 CHF (Thursday/Friday - single room)



Seminar : Business Casual

Thursday evening, Home Hospitality Friday dinner and Saturday optional program: Casual


AIJA Registration Cancellation Policy

Up to 6 weeks before the event: Refund of 100% of the registration fees paid
deducted by an administrative fee of 50 EUR

Up to 2 weeks before the event: Refund of 50% of the registration fee paid
deducted by an administrative fee of 50 EUR 

Less than 2 week before the event: No refund

Organising Committee

Nicolas HERREN Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd (SWITZERLAND)
Clara POGLIA Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd (SWITZERLAND)


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