Lucien Masmejan Partner, Head of Private Clients
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner

Lucien Masmejan

Partner, Head of Private Clients
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner
+41 58 450 70 00
lucien.masmejan@lenzstaehelin.com
Lausanne
Avenue de Rhodanie 40C
CH-1007 Lausanne
www.lenzstaehelin.com
  • Expertise

    Dr. Lucien Masmejan is a partner heading up our Private Clients group in Geneva and Lausanne. He is widely considered one of Switzerland’s leading lawyers in private client matters and chairs the board of L&S Trust Services SA. 

    Lucien's main practice area is private clients and this encompasses tax law and real estate, as well as general contractual and corporate matters. He advises Swiss and international families and privately owned companies, as well as their owners which include a number of high net worth individuals.

    Lucien is a member and/or chairman of various boards of directors in Switzerland and internationally, with a focus on services to private clients and families. He is also a frequent conference speaker on tax and company law and has published a number of articles including a 'Commentaire de la loi vaudoise d'impôt'.

  • Practices

  • SECTORS

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2007Partner at Lenz & Staehelin
    2007Joined Lenz & Staehelin
    1992Admission to Lausanne Bar
    1991University of Lausanne (Dr. iur., Fleuret Foundation prize, University laureate and Walter Hug Foundation prize)
    1982University of Lausanne (lic. iur., Fleuret Foundation prize)
  • Specialist Areas

    Private Clients, Tax, Real Estate, Commercial and Contracts
  • Languages

    French, English, German
  • Memberships

    Vaud Bar Association (OAV), Swiss Bar Association (FSA), International Fiscal Association (IFA), Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) - Switzerland branch, Geneva business association (AGE), Aquatis Foundation, Argaman Foundation, Franco Regli Foundation, Forum Economie et Politique
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    • Rüdisühli Heini, Masmejan Lucien, Private Client 2018 - Switzerland, in: The International Comparative Legal Guide, January 2018, 214-223
    • Masmejan Lucien, Masmejan Ly., Commentaire de la loi vaudoise d'impôt, Bern 1999
    • Masmejan Lucien, La protection possessoire en droit romano-canonique médiéval, Société pour l'histoire des anciens pays de droit écrit, Montpellier 1990
  • Other Activities

    • L&S Trust Services SA, Chairman of the board of directors.

    • Cardis SA (real-estate company holding Sotheby’s Realty franchise for Switzerland), Chairman of the board of directors.

    • Director of several Swiss privately owned companies such as Waypoint Holdings (Switzerland) SA, Grand Hotel Park SA, Argaman Holding SA and foreign companies, amongst which several companies of the Waypoint Group.

  • Contact Details

  • Assistant

  • Other Activities

    • L&S Trust Services SA, Chairman of the board of directors.

    • Cardis SA (real-estate company holding Sotheby’s Realty franchise for Switzerland), Chairman of the board of directors.

    • Director of several Swiss privately owned companies such as Waypoint Holdings (Switzerland) SA, Grand Hotel Park SA, Argaman Holding SA and foreign companies, amongst which several companies of the Waypoint Group.

  • References

    Unmatched level of knowledge on tax matters

    Who's Who Legal, 2020

    He is a highly experienced tax lawyer with an international approach.

    Legal 500, 2020

    He has fantastic international and Swiss experience.

    Chambers, 2019

    A superb technician and a great strategist

    Chambers, 2019

    An outstanding private client lawyer with many years of experience advising HNW families with international interests

    Chambers, 2019

    An outstanding lawyer who has a wealth of experience advising and coordinating matters for high-net-worth families

    Legal 500, 2019

Unmatched level of knowledge on tax matters

Who's Who Legal, 2020

He is a highly experienced tax lawyer with an international approach.

Legal 500, 2020

He has fantastic international and Swiss experience.

Chambers, 2019

A superb technician and a great strategist

Chambers, 2019

An outstanding private client lawyer with many years of experience advising HNW families with international interests

Chambers, 2019

An outstanding lawyer who has a wealth of experience advising and coordinating matters for high-net-worth families

Legal 500, 2019

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