Lenz & Staehelin highly ranked in Chambers HNW 2023
Chambers High Net Worth 2023 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 now ranked as senior statesman. Heini Rüdisühli has moved up to band 1, and Lucien Masmejan is 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. On source mentions the complete advice the firm can offer, stating that "The firm has significant tax, private client, cross-border and wealth structuring expertise, and there are multiple partners with a broad experience of such work. The team are both commercial and pragmatic in terms of outlook and advice." A source says: "They are fabulous at cross-border tax planning across multiple jurisdictions and they are fantastic to work with." Another adds: Lenz & Staehelin "have a great bench and really go above and beyond for the client."
Mark Barmes moved into the senior statesman band, with clients mentioning him to be "responsive, collaborative and a great person to have on your team."
Chambers research mentions Heini Rüdisühli, who moved up into band 1 this year, to be highly regarded tax and private wealth law expert. Clients comment that he is "very smart and practical in his approach and also great to work with."
A client source comments that Lucien Masmejan is "a very savvy and commercial lawyer with excellent client and interpersonal skills."
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.