Trusts and (Swiss) Arbitration: Alternative to Trust Litigation?

Thursday, 27 June 2019
12.00 - 14.00


Hotel Glockenhof

Zurich Centre

Lunch Meeting

TINA WÜSTEMANN, LL.M., Partner, Bär & Karrer, Zurich


Tina Wüstemann heads Bär & Karrer's private client team. She advises private clients, entrepreneurs and families on governance and succession in family businesses and on estate planning and philanthropy. She further represents clients in complex estate and trust disputes and the administration of large international estates.
Who's Who Legal awards Tina Wüstemann as Private Client Lawyer of the year 2019 (Switzerland) and lists her as Thought Leader in Global Elite 2019 and in Thought Leaders - Switzerland 2018. Chambers and Partners HNW 2018 rank Tina Wüstemann in tier 1 of Switzerland's leading lawyers for private clients. Citywealth awarded her with gold as "Woman of the Year - Leadership (Professional Services)" and recognised her among the Top 200 IFC Power Women 2018. Euromoney's Expert Guides references her among the "Best of the Best 2018 - Top 30 Trusts and estates practitioners worldwide". In 2017 she won the title "Best in trust & estates" at the Europe Woman in Business Law Award.

Tina is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL).



Trusts and (Swiss) Arbitration: Alternative to Trust Litigation?

Trust Litigation has increased substantially during the last years and there has been in particular a rise in high value, complex cross-border trust disputes. Legislation in a number of jurisdictions around the world, including several of the typical offshore trust jurisdictions, has been implemented establishing respective frameworks for the arbitration of trust disputes.

Switzerland is currently adapting its arbitration law in particular to better accommodate trust disputes and exploring options for a Swiss substantive trust legislation. The revised ICC Arbitration Clause for Trust Disputes and the new legislative developments brought some uniformity and certainty to the trust industry and these initiatives reflect a tendency to reconcile trust law and arbitration practice.

Tina Wüstemann, Co-Chair of the ICC Task Force on Trust Arbitration, will address whether trust disputes should be arbitrated, why Switzerland may be a suitable arbitration forum and what the practitioner needs to consider when inserting arbitration clauses into trust deeds.

CHF 80.00 Full Member
CHF 50.00 STEP Student
CHF 100.00 non-Member

1 hour towards CPD obligation

Register by 25.06.2019


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