Mark Barmes studied Economics and Law at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and is qualified as a solicitor in that jurisdiction (1987) and in England and Wales (1992). He is a foreign solicitor registered with the Geneva Bar Association since 1990 and was made partner of the firm's Private Client group in 1998. In 2022, Mark was appointed Senior Counsel primarily advising on trust related matters. Mark Barmes contributes actively in the field of wealth planning in Switzerland through membership and lecturing for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and as a member of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC). He has twice served on the SATC management committee since 2007, supporting the committee in regulatory issues and trustee licencing in Switzerland.
Dr. Stefan Breitenstein is a partner of Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich. He has a broad private client, corporate, banking and finance practice. He advises regularly high net worth individuals or families in relation to wealth, estate and tax planning. Stefan Breitenstein is Co-Chairman of the Banking Law practice group of the Zurich Bar Association. Stefan Breitenstein has been managing partner of Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich from 2015 to 2021.
Alexander Greter advises banks and other financial services providers and fiduciaries as well as Swiss and foreign private clients. His expertise lies in the areas of international trust law, regulation of financial products, financial services and financial institutions including anti-money laundering regulation as well as automatic exchange of financial information such as FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard. He is also regularly advising on estate planning, matters concerning charitable foundations, tax law and general commercial and corporate law.
Dr. Lucien Masmejan is considered as a leading lawyer in private client matters in Switzerland. Head of the Private Clients group in Geneva and Lausanne, he chairs the board of L&S Trust Services SA. His main practice area is private clients, with a broad scope including tax law, real estate as well as general contractual and corporate matters. Lucien Masmejan advises Swiss and international families or privately owned companies as well as their owners, amongst whom a number of HNWIs.
Frédéric Neukomm is a certified tax expert in the Geneva office. His main areas of work are company tax law and tax law for high net worth individuals. He also works in the fields of banking and finance.
Fedor Poskriakov is a partner at Lenz & Staehelin in the Banking and Finance group in Geneva and specializes in banking, securities and finance law with a focus on Fintech. He regularly advises on various regulatory, contractual and corporate matters. His practice covers banking, investment management and alternative investments, including private equity and hedge funds. He also advises on complex asset structuring and protection for business and private assets. His other practice areas include compliance advisory, internal investigations and private clients.
Heini Rüdisühli is a partner in the Zurich office, where he leads the Private Clients practice group. His main field of activity is national and international tax planning for private individuals as well as taxation of corporate reorganizations and acquisitions. In addition, Heini Rüdisühli specializes in inheritance law and succession planning as well as executorship of estates. He has a broad knowledge of trusts.
Robert Habin is the Partnership Manager in the Guernsey office, and has considerable fiduciary experience having worked exclusively for trust companies in Guernsey since 1987. He has a broad range of skills having enjoyed varied roles during his career, including trust & company administration, business development, client accounting, software configuration and implementation, compliance, risk management and human resources. Robert Habin joined L&S Services LP in 2020 and was appointed the Partnership Manager on 1 January 2021. He is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a Fellow of the International Compliance Association (FICA) having completed the International Diploma in Trust Management and the International Diploma in Compliance.