Lenz & Staehelin received STEP Private Client Award 2008

550 professionals in trusts, estates and private client work came together to celebrate excellence and innovation on Thursday 18th September at the STEP Private Client Awards 2008. The Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a professional organization for the trust and estate profession worldwide, after 17 years of existence, now has over 14,000 members in 73 countries.

Lenz & Staehelin was named the IFC Legal Team of the Year. The judges said: "Lenz & Staehelin has a well rounded, multi faceted and truly international practice that consistently looks to raise the benchmark within the industry. It's rare to find a firm that so successfully bridges the gap between civil and common law and they are almost unique locally for being able to provide extremely well qualified and detailed advice on domestic and international aspects of trusts and trust administration. The firm is also extremely effective in negotiating tax rulings on behalf of both individual and corporate clients."