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David Wallace Wilson

Partner

Specialism: Lawyers Art Advisory Charities Contentious Trusts Non-contentious Trusts Family and Matrimonial Estate Planning

Company: Schellenberg Wittmer

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Citywealth rating

4.2
Average: 4.2 (5 votes)
Fee Level:
4.2
Average: 4.2 (5 votes)
Quality of Advice
4.2
Average: 4.2 (5 votes)
Communications Skills
4.2
Average: 4.2 (5 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
4.2
Average: 4.2 (5 votes)
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Institutional client review:

David is one of the Geneva top lawyers specialized in trust, private clients and family issues. He has an extensive know-how on international structures and the specific needs of global families. He has a deep expertise and very pragmatic approach to any Swiss and international tax and legal problems. Clients love him since he is a real problem solver! He has a huge capacity to very rapidly relate to them, to handle in a very efficient manner the problems at hand and to explain complex matters in a comprehensible manner. He can be relied on and is always aware of the latest legal developments since he has involved himself a lot in the defense and development of the Swiss Trust Industry. Someone to follow !

07 Jul 2019

Peer review:

David is a fast thinker who quickly grasps complex legal and tax issues affecting cosmopolitan families. His deep understanding and vast experience of the Swiss and international legal, tax and regulatory frameworks enable him to provide excellent value for money and practical advice to private clients and intermediaries alike.

28 May 2019

Institutional client review:

David Wilson is a highly respected private client lawyer. His broad knowledge and experience enables him to provide clients with responses within a short period. He serves a number of families with the full family governance. In addition he invests a lot of valuable time in the development of the STEP organisation in Switzerland.

28 May 2019

Peer review:

David is very agreeable to work with, pragmatic, capable and very knowledgeable. He is proactive in providing me with the latest updates and news regarding our case matters. His solutions are excellent and creative. I can state that his experience makes him a first rate lawyer to work with. His great commercial sense, efficiency, awareness and judgment are difficult to find these days, which is why we work with him as a leading private client lawyer.

07 Feb 2018

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Average client size: Over £25 million

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Institutional client review:

David is one of the Geneva top lawyers specialized in trust, private clients and family issues. He has an extensive know-how on international structures and the specific needs of global families. He has a deep expertise and very pragmatic approach to any Swiss and international tax and legal problems. Clients love him since he is a real problem solver! He has a huge capacity to very rapidly relate to them, to handle in a very efficient manner the problems at hand and to explain complex matters in a comprehensible manner. He can be relied on and is always aware of the latest legal developments since he has involved himself a lot in the defense and development of the Swiss Trust Industry. Someone to follow !

07 Jul 2019

Peer review:

David is a fast thinker who quickly grasps complex legal and tax issues affecting cosmopolitan families. His deep understanding and vast experience of the Swiss and international legal, tax and regulatory frameworks enable him to provide excellent value for money and practical advice to private clients and intermediaries alike.

28 May 2019

Institutional client review:

David Wilson is a highly respected private client lawyer. His broad knowledge and experience enables him to provide clients with responses within a short period. He serves a number of families with the full family governance. In addition he invests a lot of valuable time in the development of the STEP organisation in Switzerland.

28 May 2019

Peer review:

David is very agreeable to work with, pragmatic, capable and very knowledgeable. He is proactive in providing me with the latest updates and news regarding our case matters. His solutions are excellent and creative. I can state that his experience makes him a first rate lawyer to work with. His great commercial sense, efficiency, awareness and judgment are difficult to find these days, which is why we work with him as a leading private client lawyer.

07 Feb 2018

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- Acting as testamentary executor of a foreign high net worth individual, in charge of liquidating an international succession involving two family-business companies and several lawsuits amongst a dozen of heirs;
- Reviewing the entire book of clients of a leading trust company to assess the KYC and AML risks;
- Advising a UHNWI family on its succession planning, in particular with respect to family companies and to a world-renown art collection.
- David Wilson is representing a high profile client in a case concerning estate litigation that included a family dispute, guardianship court procedures and overseeing issues with a private trust company. David Wilson acts as lead counsel, acting before the Swiss guardianship court, instructing British Virgin Island (BVI) counsel in a BVI trustee dispute, coordinating the majority of civil disputes, such as freezing of assets, and requesting commercial, tax and trust opinions. This case demonstrates David's ability to handle complex cross-border disputes,
defending the transmission of a family business. This value matter is in the hundreds of millions CHF.