Lenz & Staehelin is again recognized in Chambers HNW 2022
Chambers High Net Worth 2022 edition has ranked Lenz & Staehelin's Private Clients practice group in band 2. Additionally, three practitioners have been ranked in the Private Wealth Law section. Mark Barmes is ranked in Band 1, with Heini Rüdisühli and Lucien Masmejan both ranked in Band 2.
Lenz & Staehelin receives plaudits for its work on sophisticated cross-border private client issues, and handles both contentious and non-contentious matters. A source says: "They are very clear and concise in the advice that they give. They have specialists who deal with cross-border succession issues if we need to get into really detailed aspects of it." Another adds: "Lenz & Staehelin have a vast amount of experience in dealing with highly complex cross-border private client work. There is rarely a situation they have not come across before. It takes them very little time to understand complex international situations."
Chambers research mentions Heini Rüdisühli to be adept at handling domestic and cross-border tax planning for private clients, as well as inheritance law, trust and succession planning matters.
A client source comments that Lucien Masmejan "is one of the best private client lawyers in Europe".
Mark Barmes is noted to have deep experience acting for private clients on the full range of wealth planning matters, and is particularly adept at dealing with contentious and non-contentious trust issues.
The Chambers' rankings are based on independent in-depth research and highlight excellence in a number of key criteria including technical legal ability, client service, commercial vision and business understanding and in-depth expertise.
Further information and the detailed rankings can be found here.