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Roberto Fornito

Roberto Fornito

Dr. iur. HSG, SAV Inheritance Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
Head Notarial Services

Location
St.Gallen

T +41 58 258 14 00
F +41 58 258 14 99
roberto.fornito@bratschi.ch
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German, English, Italian

Roberto Fornito

Dr. iur. HSG, SAV Inheritance Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
Head Notarial Services

St.Gallen
Bratschi Ltd.
Vadianstrasse 44
P.O. Box 262
CH-9001 St.Gallen

T +41 58 258 14 00
F +41 58 258 14 99
roberto.fornito@bratschi.ch
German, English, Italian
 

CV

Admitted to the Swiss Bar since 1997.

Professional career

Roberto Fornito graduated (lic. iur. HSG) from the University of St. Gallen in 1994. He then worked as a scientific assistant to Prof. Stefan Trechsel at the Chair of Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law for two years. After his internship, he was admitted to the bar in 1997. In 1999 he submitted his dissertation with the title "Beweisverbote im Schweizerischen Strafprozess" ("Dead Man's Statutes in Swiss Criminal Proceedings") and earned his doctor of law title in 2000 (Dr. iur. HSG). In 2008 Roberto Fornito completed a vocational course in inheritance law at the University of Zurich, which was honoured with a certificate. The Swiss Bar Association awarded him the title of SAV Inheritance Law Specialist in the same year after successfully completing specialist training. Between 1997 and 2014, Roberto Fornito worked as an attorney-at-law and partner at a medium-sized commercial law firm. He has been a partner at Bratschi Ltd. since 2015.

Training

  • SAV Inheritance Law Specialist (2008)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Inheritance Law, University of Zurich (2008)
  • Dr. iur. HSG, University of St. Gallen (2000)
  • lic. iur. HSG, University of St. Gallen (1994)

Other activities

  • Exams Committee for Attorneys-at-Law (SG)
  • Member of the Board of the St. Gallen Bar Association (until 2015)
  • Head of professional group for inheritance law of the St. Gallen Bar Association (since 2009)
  • Lecturer at St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences (FHS)
  • Lecturer at EMBA University of St. Gallen (2009-2014)

Awards

  • Laureate of the Professor-Walther-Hug Prize for his dissertation in law
  • Graded as summa cum laude (doctoral candidate examination and dissertation)

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • St. Gallen Bar Association
  • Swiss Federation of Notaries
  • Successio Association
 

Roberto Fornito accompanies domestic and foreign companies and private individuals in creating and verifying agreements as well as in financial transactions. He supports clients in an advisory and forensic capacity and as a notary public in all areas of commercial and private law. Roberto Fornito has in-depth experience and expertise in the area of inheritance law (testaments, marriage and inheritance contracts, estate planning, execution of wills, disputes over estates).

 

Publications

Publication Mustertestament mit Kommentierung Fornito Roberto, in: Münch/Lehne/Probst (Hrsg.), Schweizer Vertragshandbuch, Musterverträge für die Praxis, 3. Auflage, Basel 2017, Nr. 19

Publication Formungültigkeit eines eigenhändigen Testaments wegen falscher Angabe des Errichtungsdatums Fornito Roberto, in: Successio 2/2014, S. 158 ff.

Publication Kommentierung: Art. 879 ff. OR Fornito Roberto: in: Vito Roberto/Hans Rudolf Trüeb (Hrsg.), Handkommentar zum Schweizer Privatrecht, 2. Auflage, Zürich 2012

Publication Quittung als Beweis im Erbteilungsprozess für eine Darlehensrückzahlung? Fornito Roberto, in: Successio 2/2011, S. 141 ff.

Publication Erbrecht - Die Zeit läuft auch nach dem Tod Fornito Roberto, in: Das Mandat, Die Klientenschrift des St. Gallischen Anwaltsverbandes, 1/2009, S. 25-29

Publication Überblick über die Änderungen im Revisionsrecht per 1.1.2008 und deren Auswirkungen auf die Unternehmen Fornito Roberto, in: Das Mandat, Die Klientenschrift des St. Gallischen Anwaltsverbandes, 1/2008, S. 7 ff.

Publication Beweisverbote im Schweizerischen Strafprozess Fornito Roberto, Diss. St. Gallen 2000 

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