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.

"A leading figure for advising English clients on wealth planning and relocating to Switzerland", Mark Barmes " can see things both from a civil law and a common law perspective" (Chambers, 2018). "Superb tax and international private client lawyer" and "very astute", he "is considered one of the best cross-border private client lawyers." (Chambers, 2019).

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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