Leonard Vijverberg Counsel
Attorney at Law, LL.M., Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)

Leonard Vijverberg

Attorney at Law, LL.M., Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)
+41 58 450 70 00
Route de Chêne 30
CH-1211 Geneva
  • Expertise

    Leonard Vijverberg is a counsel in our Private Client group based in Geneva. His practice includes advising private clients and their families on estate planning, succession, issues of international private law, international investment and corporate structures, as well as contract and commercial law. This often involves dealing with cross-border issues. Leonard also advises trust companies, charities and foundations on regulatory, as well as administration and litigation matters. He is a managing director of L&S Trust Services SA, a Swiss-regulated trust company owned by Lenz & Staehelin's partners.

  • Practices

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2024 Counsel, Lenz & Staehelin
    2022Managing Director at L&S Trust Services SA
    2007Associate, Lenz & Staehelin
    2006Legal Counsel with STMicroelectronics NV
    1999Attorney at Law at Van Benthem & Keulen (the Netherlands)
    2006University of Geneva (LL.M.)
    2002Admission to Bar of Utrecht, the Netherlands
    1999University of Utrecht (lic. iur.)
  • Specialist Areas

    Private Clients, Contract and Commercial, International Estate and Tax Planning, Private Investment Companies and Funds, Trusts and Foundations, Dispute Resolution, Anti-money laundering and Regulatory
  • Languages

    Dutch, English, French, German
  • Memberships

    Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Geneva Bar Association (ODAGE) The Netherlands Bar, Orde van Advocaten Midden-Nederland, the Netherlands

    • Barmes M., Vijverberg L., Breitenstein S., Greter A., Relevant changes for trustees in final ordinance of the Financial Institutions Act, Lenz & Staehelin Update Newsflash, November 2019
    • Vijverberg L., Barmes M., Modernisation of Swiss succession law under way, in: International Law Office, 11 October 2018
    • Barmes M., Vijverberg L., New trustee licensing requirements on the horizon, in: The International Law Office newsletter - 20 September 2018
    • Barmes M., Greter A., Vijverberg L., Relocating to Switzerland, in: Practical Law, Global Guide 2017/18, Private Client
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