Inheritance law

We advise and support our clients in providing for property succession- whether it is through transfers of property during their lifetime, or through the creation of wills or contracts of inheritance. One of the key strengths of our advice is in the area of company succession where, in addition to our comprehensive knowledge of inheritance law, our experience of company law in particular helps ensure a successful and smooth legal succession for our clients. We can also provide comprehensive advice on the use of foundations in succession planning.

Following an inheritance, we advise relatives and beneficiaries of the necessary steps for the administration of estates and represent parties involved in an inheritance - including executors - in disputes, often in connection with inherited business assets; for example, with conflicts between heirs, with the instigation or defence of claims relating to the compulsory portion (Pflichtteil) or increasing the compulsory portion, or in connection with the execution of wills.

  • Wills and contracts of inheritance
  • Rules of succession in company contracts
  • Formation and legal support of foundations
  • Anticipated inheritance
  • Legal support upon inheritance
  • Execution of wills and administration of estates
  • Pursuit or defence of inheritance claims