Inheritance Law

Proactive and problem-solving approach

Our focus when providing legal advice in relation to inheritance issues is primarily to avoid conflicts. Our approach is based on the holistic planning and implementation of viable inheritance solutions in order to avoid disputes arising between heirs in the first place. We provide support in relation to estate planning and administration, including executor's services, representation of heirs and inheritance management, and in relation to all inheritance-related issues both in an advisory capacity and within litigation, in particular in cases involving precautionary measures, actions for the division of an estate, invalidity actions or abatement actions. Thanks to our own in-house notarial service, we can certify ourselves as authentic instruments advance care directives, wills, marriage contracts, inheritance contracts and disclaimers of interest.

It is particularly important to put in place robust corporate succession planning arrangements, focusing on consequences under family law and inheritance law. We assist both companies and private individuals with practical solutions throughout the planning and implementation stages – for example setting up foundations and trusts.

Publications

Publication Fallstricke bei der Gestaltung und Formulierung von Ehe- und Erbverträgen

Fornito Roberto, in: Aktuelle Juristische Praxis (AJP) 08/2019, S. 795 ff. 

Publication Mustertestament mit Kommentierung

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

Publication Arbitration in matters of succession with special consideration of the Regulation (EU) No. 650/2012

Glatthard Niklaus, zusammen mit Jahnel Werner/Sykora Daniel, in: b-Arbitra, Belgian Review of Arbitration 1/2015, S. 41 ff.

Publication Irrtumsanfechtung und Auslegung beim Testament

Glaus Hannes, Zürcher Studien zum Privatrecht, Bd. 22, Diss. Zürich 1982

Events

Our experienced lawyers from the Inheritance Practice Group can provide you with expert, practical support in relation to all inheritance law issues.

Roberto Fornito, Head of the Inheritance Law Practice Group



Our team, your specialists.

Our team, your specialists.

Roberto Fornito

Head
Dr. iur. HSG, SAV Inheritance Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English, Italian

Roberto Fornito

Head
Dr. iur. HSG, SAV Inheritance Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English, Italian

T +41 58 258 14 00
roberto.fornito@bratschi.ch

Linda Augstburger

MLaw
St.Gallen
German, English

Linda Augstburger

MLaw
St.Gallen
German, English

T +41 58 258 14 00
linda.augstburger@bratschi.ch

Liv Bahner

LL.M., Maître en Droit
Attorney-at-Law
Zurich
German, English, French

Liv Bahner

LL.M., Maître en Droit
Attorney-at-Law
Zurich
German, English, French

T +41 58 258 10 00
liv.bahner@bratschi.ch

Annina Berchtold-Schreiner

M.A. HSG in Law, SAV Family Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English

Annina Berchtold-Schreiner

M.A. HSG in Law, SAV Family Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English

T +41 58 258 14 00
annina.berchtold@bratschi.ch

Pascal Diethelm

lic. iur. HSG, SAV Family Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German

Pascal Diethelm

lic. iur. HSG, SAV Family Law Specialist
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German

T +41 58 258 14 00
pascal.diethelm@bratschi.ch

Céline Hofer

M.A. HSG in Law
Mediator SBA
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English

Céline Hofer

M.A. HSG in Law
Mediator SBA
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German, English

T +41 58 258 14 00
celine.hofer@bratschi.ch

Lukas Mathis

M.A. HSG in Law
Trainee
St.Gallen
German, English

Lukas Mathis

M.A. HSG in Law
Trainee
St.Gallen
German, English

T +41 58 258 14 00
lukas.mathis@bratschi.ch

Anna Murphy

MLaw
Attorney-at-Law
Partner
Berne
German, English

Anna Murphy

MLaw
Attorney-at-Law
Partner
Berne
German, English

T +41 58 258 16 00
anna.murphy@bratschi.ch

Ingmar J.M. Snijders

mr (Master of Laws), TEP
Attorney-at-Law
Partner
Zurich
German, English, French, Dutch

Ingmar J.M. Snijders

mr (Master of Laws), TEP
Attorney-at-Law
Partner
Zurich
German, English, French, Dutch

T +41 58 258 10 00
ingmar.snijders@bratschi.ch

Marco Tamburlini

lic. iur.
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German

Marco Tamburlini

lic. iur.
Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Partner
St.Gallen
German

T +41 58 258 14 00
marco.tamburlini@bratschi.ch