Mark Barmes

Solicitor, Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner


English, French

Contact Details

Geneva Office


Mark Barmes advises individuals and trustees in all aspects of wealth planning. He regularly advises in both international and domestic contexts, particularly assisting foreign private clients and trustees to establish themselves in Switzerland and to resolve disagreements. Mark Barmes is on the board of Swiss trustee companies and contributes actively in the field of wealth planning in Switzerland through membership and lecturing for STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and as a Committee member of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC).

In addition to his private client work, Mark Barmes also acts for international organizations in employment disputes before the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization.

The "brilliant" Mark Barmes is praised "for his considerable experience assisting wealthy individuals, families and trustees establish themselves in Switzerland" (Who’s Who Legal, 2017). "Well respected and well regarded on the market" (Chambers Global, 2016), he is lauded "for his legal mind" and considered a "font of knowledge" by clients and peers (Who’s Who Legal, 2016).

Practice Areas

Private Clients, International Estate and Wealth Planning, Trusts, Foundations, Private Investment Companies and Funds, Litigation and Arbitration, Dispute Resolution


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