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The ILS World office in Geneva has built up a high level team of lawyers and trust professionals and is the primary ILS World centre of expertise for the provision of services to private clients. ILS World Switzerland provides advice for all aspects of estate and succession planning, asset protection structuring and associated services. We design, implement and manage appropriate structures, often in conjunction with advice from existing or recommended tax and other professional advisers.
Switzerland provides a robust but practical regulatory environment for such activities. Crucially, although Switzerland has no trust law itself, it is a signatory to the Hague convention on the recognition of trusts. The legal recognition of trusts and the non-taxation of trust assets is therefore fully recognised under Swiss law. Unlike trust companies established in many jurisdictions, the Swiss trustee will typically choose from a range of trust laws, foundations and other structures. These are tailored them to meet the client's needs and are not restricted to a particular jurisdiction. Independence is a core value of ILS World. Our focus remains on pure fiduciary activities. This places us in a unique position to provide wholly unbiased advice to our clients and, together with our strong local knowledge of the banking and investment industry, enables us to deliver a client service which is second to none.EXPERTISE & INSIGHTS