Kinga M. Weiss

Kinga M. Weiss

Dr. iur., LL.M., TEP, Avocate, Avocate spécialiste FSA en droit successoral




Téléphone direct: +41 58 658 56 80

Curriculum Vitae

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Kinga M. Weiss is a partner and co-chair of the Private Clients team of Walder Wyss. She primarily devotes her time to domestic and foreign private clients, banks and family offices. Her areas of expertise are centered around both private clients and entrepreneurs in matters of inheritance law, including marital property law, relating to estate planning, business succession and execution of wills. Cross-border cases account for the bulk of her field of action. Besides, she also supports clients with relocation, asset structuring, trust and endowment matters and tax affairs. She regularly holds speeches and publishes articles in and outside of Switzerland. Kinga M. Weiss was a member of the Expert Commission on the revision of the Swiss Private International Law Act on inheritance law. She chairs the Schulthess Forum conference and is the country correspondent for Trusts & Trustees, the leading international journal on trust law and practice and the official journal of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.

She is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, International Bar Association (IBA), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law as well as a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Born in 1969, Kinga M. Weiss was educated at the University of Zurich (lic.iur. 1996, Dr.iur. 1999) and New York University School of Law (LL.M. 2003). In 2000 she passed the bar and qualified as an attorney and in 2011 she graduated as certified specialist SBA inheritance law. She has working experience as clerk at the District Court of Meilen and as attorney for several years with a major Zurich law firm.

Kinga M. Weiss speaks German, English and Hungarian. She is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Cross Border Incapacity

New possibilities for cross-border estate planning under the revised Federal Act on Private International Law

The impact of the EU Succession Regulation on cases linked with third countries (namely Switzerland)

Jurisdiction in Switzerland in cross-border successions

Options for Cross-Border Estate Planning under the Revised Swiss Private International Law Act

Interview Robert Desax, Kinga Weiss: «Tax considerations should also be taken into account when planning your estate»

New Legislation and developments in inheritance law

Executor’s powers: What is the role/duty/obligation of an executor in your jurisdiction and how is a foreign executor recognised

You can run, but you can’t hide

Revision of Swiss International Inheritance Law

Revision of Swiss international inheritance law

Protection of the (heir)contractual heir against lifetime grants - Quo vadis?

Selected Federal Supreme Court decisions from December 2022 to June 2023 with a focus on substantive law and procedural law

Selected Federal Court decisions from December 2022 to June 2023 with a focus on substantive law and a focus on procedural law

Case law on Swiss jurisdiction in inheritance litigation

The draft for a Swiss trust: A Big Throw or Just Missed is Also Missing?

Swiss participation in acquired property and German community of accrued gains in international matters - characteristics and structuring options, with special consideration of art. 216 CC

Presentation on the most important decisions of the Federal Supreme Court in inheritance law from May 2022 to December 2022

Crime and Punishment: Cross Border Information Gathering and Asset Tracing

Commented sample lawsuits on right of individuals inheritance and property law (Volume III)

Panel Discussion: Challenging wealth and estate planning issues in dealing with the United States and US persons

Art. 216 CC as a planning aid for spouses with German nationality - illustrated by concrete examples

Most important decisions of the Federal Supreme Court in 2022 - focus on substantive issues

Position paper on the proposed draft bill for the introduction of a Swiss trust

Schulthess Forum Erbrecht (Tagungsleitung)

Introduction of a Swiss trust law

ACTEC International Estate Planning Committee / 2022 Country Summaries, Highlights and Developments

Introduction of the Swiss Trust

Einführung des Schweizer Trusts

Outlook on the planned revision of the inheritance law provisions in the IPRG

Droit des successions des entreprises III: développement juridique et gouvernance familiale (gestion des conférences)

Revised inheritance law: current need for action

Droit des successions des entreprises II: évaluation et financement (présidence de la conférence)

La protection de l’entreprise en droit matrimonial

Droit des successions des entreprises I: Défis juridiques – cas pratiques (président de la conférence)

Figli adottati, illegittimi o concepiti artificialmente nel diritto successorio

Nouveau droit successoral à compter du 1er janvier 2023

New inheritance law effective as of 1 January 2023

Unternehmensnachfolge unter Einbezug der Familie

Erbrecht 2021 (Tagungsleitung)

Ripercorrerei questa strada senza esitazioni

Droit successoral 2020 : Les évolutions du droit successoral (direction)

La fin de la famille nucléaire ? Les enfants adoptés, illégitimes ou issus d’insémination artificielle dans le droit successoral et comme bénéficiaires de relations nationales et internationales

Private Wealth 2020 - Chapter Switzerland

Inscription de fondations familiales au registre du commerce

Unternehmenserbrecht quo vadis? Würdigung des bundesrätlichen Vorentwurfs zur Unternehmensnachfolge

Droit successoral 2020 – direction

Diritto del patrimonio digitale e diritto successorio

Muster Ehe- und Erbverträge

Zuzug und Wegzug von der Schweiz

Tagungsleitung (Der Wandel in der Nachlassplanung) und Referat (Revision des IPRG)

The conflict-of-law rules on successions - Thoughts on current reform project

Schutz des Unternehmens im Ehe- und Erbrecht

Planification successorale internationale – Multiple Wills: de l’utilisation de testaments internationaux et nationaux séparés en cas de possession de valeurs patrimoniales in et hors UE

Arrivée et départ de personnes physiques en/de Suisse

SPILA Revision

Droit des successions 2019: la planification successorale en mutation – défis pour la pratique

Projet de loi et message concernant la révision du droit suisse des successions

The EU Regulations on property for spouses and registered partners

Regolamenti UE sul regime patrimoniale per i coniugi e i partner registrati - prima analisi e illustrazione delle implicazioni per la consulenza in Svizzera

Le règlement européenne sur les régimes matrimoniaux: risques et conséquences pour la planification successorale

Matrimonial Property Law and Inheritance Law

Reform efforts in the field of Swiss Succession Law

The founder – level of influence on foundation and limits

Marital property in the international environment

Switzerland: International Standards and Swiss Inheritance Law

Planification successorale internationale – préparation à l’application du Règlement européen sur les successions avec prise en compte du droit matrimonial

Planification successorale internationale – premières expériences avec le Règlement européen sur les successions

Le métier d’avocat et la famille

Auswirkungen der EU-Erbrechtsverordnung auf die Schweiz

Successions transfrontalières au sein de l’UE – Application du Règlement européen sur les successions à compter du 17 août 2015

Planification de la succession pour les entrepreneurs

Successions impliquant des relations avec des États tiers

Hériter. Partager. Se disputer?

Hériter. Partager. Se disputer?

EU Succession Regulation, overview and introduction – Plenary session 1

EU Succession Regulation – The gaps and pitfalls from a Swiss perspective

EU Succession Regulation – New planning options and risks

Succession planning for Russian clients in Switzerland

Die Qualifikation von Betreuungs- und Pflegeleistungen durch Angehörige und ihre Bedeutung im Erbrecht

Die EU Erbrechtsverordnung – Neue Herausforderungen für die internationale Nachlassplanung aus Schweizer Sicht

Impact of the European Succession Regulation on crop-boarder successions from Swiss perspective

The European succession Regulation and Switzerland

Private assistance and care services and their inclusion in the inheritance law

Erbschaft- und Nachlasssteuer Schweiz

Wohnsitz oder gewöhnlicher Aufenthalt Die Anwendungsprobleme der europäischen Erbrechtsverordnung im Rechtsverkehr mit der Schweiz

International succession cases under consideration of the EU Succession Regulation

Klage auf Vollzug eines Erbteilungsvertrages oder Teilungsklage?

EU Succession Regulation

Living will and cross-border successions between EU and Switzerland

Acquisition of real estate by spouses

Treatment of Trusts in Switzerland

Advance Directive

Die Erbschaftssteuerreform in der Schweiz

Business succession for family businesses

Nachlassplanung für Familienunternehmen

The Law on the Protection of Adults

The Prospectus Liability in International Private Law under Consideration of US, English and German Law

Entitlement of the foreign executor to the estate and his power of disposal over it