Kinga M Weiss is a partner at Walder Wyss Ltd and co-chair of the firm's Private Clients team. She addresses primarily domestic and foreign private clients, banks, executors, trustees and family offices. Furthermore her areas of expertise are centered around both private and corporate clients in matters of inheritance law, including marital property law, relating to estate planning and execution of wills. Cross-border cases account for the bulk of her field of action. As a trusted advisor to private clients and entrepreneurs, Kinga M Weiss establishes and maintains long-term relationships as well as with several high net worth individuals and their descendants. Also, she supports clients with relocation, asset structuring, trust and endowment matters and tax matters. She regularly establishes for her clients charitable foundations and sits on foundations boards. She offers advisory and procedural assistance (incl. litigious). Last, but not least, she regularly holds speeches and publishes articles in and outside of Switzerland.
Kinga M Weiss has graduated magna cum laude from the University of Zurich (Switzerland) in 1996 and continued in academia, such that in 1999 she promoted to doctorate at law. In 2000 she passed the bar and thus is qualified as an attorney and is admitted to all courts in Switzerland. She completed her LLM at the University of New York focusing on trust and estates. In 2011 she further expanded her expertise and became Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law at the University of Zurich and Lucerne.
Kinga M Weiss started her professional career in 1996 in academia as an assistant to Professor Dr Anton Heini. 1997-98 she moved on to work as a clerk at the District Court of Meilen. Thereafter, she joined 1998 Lenz & Staehelin and worked until 2003 in the Litigation Department of the firm and also advised private clients. In 2003 she switched into the Private Clients Department and concentrated her work on trust & estates until 2010. Thereafter she joined Walder Wyss as a counsel and co-chair of the private client team and became a partner of Walder Wyss in 2016.
Kinga M Weiss speaks German, English and Hungarian.
She is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Also, she is a member of Successio (association of Certified Specialists SBA Inheritance Law).
Kinga M Weiss has been invited as an expert by the Swiss Department of Justice to comment and provide suggestions on the revision of the Swiss International Private Law Act regarding succession law.
She is recommended by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Legal Week Private Client Global Elite, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers.