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Philippe Pulfer

Philippe Pulfer

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  • Tax

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Walder Wyss Ltd.
Switzerland

Profile
Philippe Pulfer heads the Geneva Private Client practice. He is widely recognised as one of Switzerland’s leading private client lawyers and, for nearly 20 years, has been constantly top-ranked by all major professional directories. He is one of only two Swiss private client lawyers ranked in Chambers Global and has been described by Legal 500 as "one of the most knowledgeable trust and private client practitioners in Switzerland". He has been included in the Legal Week Private Client Global Elite since the ranking’s inaugural edition in 2012.

Philippe Pulfer specialises in wealth structuring and estate planning with an international focus and acts in complex, often multi-jurisdictional, succession and trust disputes. He advises charities and charity donors in all areas of philanthropy. He has also significant experience in private banking disputes, in particular mismanagement of funds, fraud cases and international judicial assistance.

Philippe Pulfer is a member of the Geneva Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, International Bar Association (IBA) and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is a member of the STEP Worldwide Council, a committee member of STEP Geneva, and a member of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL). Philippe Pulfer is a frequent speaker at international conferences and the author of publications on the practice of trusts in Switzerland, charities and art law.

Philippe Pulfer graduated from the University of Geneva in 1992 and was admitted to the Bar in 1995.

Philippe Pulfer speaks French and English. He is registered with the Geneva Bar and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.
Areas of Practice

Art, Entertainment & Sports | Litigation | Private Clients | Tax

Articles


International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client 2019 - Chapter Switzerland
by Philippe Pulfer and Olivier Sigg
8th Edition, 2019


International Incompetence
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Legal week, Private Client Forum
Como 14 November 2018


Public registers under the EU’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive – an excessive infringement of people’s rights?
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
IBA, 23rd Annual International Wealth Transfer Conference
London March 2018


Painting a clearer picture
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Legal week, Private Client Forum
Como November 2017


Matrimonial Property Regimes, Settling assets in trusts
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Cambridge Forum, Forum on International Wealth Disputes
Barcelona October 2017


Is Hague Proving Harmonious?
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Transcontinental Trusts Conference
Geneva June 2017


The bad client: how to identify them, how to avoid them, what is the advisor’s potential liability for taking them on?
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Cambridge Forum, Forum on International Wealth Disputes
Marbella April 2017


Estate planning at the extremes
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Legal week, Private Client Forum
Como November 2016


Protectors: Solution for everything or recipe for disaster
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Transcontinental Trusts International Conference
Bermuda June 2016


Liability of advisors: civil and criminal
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Cambridge Forum, Forum on International Wealth Disputes
Königstein May 2016


An overview of the Swiss philanthropic sector
by Philippe Pulfer and Laura Luongo
in: "Who's Who Legal" 2016


Discovery: Perspectives from around the world
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Cambridge Forum, Forum on International Wealth Disputes
Chewton Glen Hampshire October 2015


Chairman
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
IBC Global Conference, Tax planning for Swiss/UK private clients
London September 2015


Matrimonial Property Regimes
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
IBC Global Conference, Coordinated European Planning & Taxation
London September 2015


Impact in Switzerland of the European succession regulation
by Philippe Pulfer and Azadeh Djalili
in: "Euromoney Expert Guides" June 2015


Estate and succession planning in Europe - Switzerland
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Transcontinental Trusts International Conference
Bermuda June 2015


Private Client – Switzerland chapter
by Philippe Pulfer and Olivier Sigg
in: "Getting The Deal Through" 2015


Private Client – Switzerland chapter
by Philippe Pulfer and Olivier Sigg
in: "Getting The Deal Through" 2014


Trustees: quels risques et quelles responsabilités aujourd’hui? Droits et recours des settlors et bénéficiaires à l’égard du trustee, risques et recommandations
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Academy and Finance
Geneva February 2013


Private Client – Switzerland chapter
by Philippe Pulfer and Olivier Sigg
in: "Getting The Deal Through" 2013


The Swiss Lump-Sum Taxation Regime: A Natural Evolution
by Philippe Pulfer and Olivier Sigg
in: "Journal of International Taxation, Trust and Corporation Planning" Volume 20


Global technical updates, Switzerland
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Legal week, Private Client Forum
Como November 2011


Acquiring domicile in Switzerland: consequences of the matrimonial property regime
by Philippe Pulfer and Azadeh Djalili
in: "Trust & Trustees" Volume 17


Preventing erosion and attack
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
AIJA, International Family Wealth
Oxford April 2011


Banking secrecy: an endangered species
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
AIJA
Geneva February 2010


Jurisdiction overview, Switzerland
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Withers conference, Should I stay or should I go?
London January 2010


Evolution of bank confidentiality - Global planning for the future – An advisor’s guide to the international client
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Legal week, Private Client Forum
Como November 2009


Latest planning techniques for international private clients, trust, tax, insurance, succession and other issues; the international will from a Swiss perspective
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
IBA, 13rd Annual International Wealth Transfer Conference
London March 2008


Residency permits / acquisition of real estate
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Verbier April 2007


Trust, tax, wealth and business planning for artists and sportspersons: Use of trusts
Speakers: Philippe Pulfer
IBA, 11th Annual International Wealth Transfer Conference
London March 2006


Getty Cultural (review of the Swiss Federal Act on the International Transfer of Cultural Property)
by Philippe Pulfer
in: "Legal Week" January 2006


EU-Swiss Agreement on the taxation of savings income - Explanation of the rules
Speaker: Philippe Pulfer
Swiss Embassy in London & British Swiss Chamber of Commerce
London November 2003


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