Profile

Catherine Grun has significant and broad expertise advising and representing ultra-high and high net worth individuals and families in all aspects of their private, public and business life. Her practice also focuses on succession planning for family businesses. Catherine Grun also advises public and private companies and foundations and senior executive employees on employment law, in particular with regard to complex bonus schemes, LTIPs/STIPs, termination of senior management employees and personnel lending. Catherine Grun is Head of Finance, Risk & Compliance und vice chair of executive committee.

Awards & Rankings

19.05.2022
Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2022: NKF recognized as multiple awards winner
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01.03.2021
NKF partner Catherine Grun Meyer wins bronze at the Citywealth IFC Awards 2021
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19.05.2021
Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2021: NKF recognised as multiple awards winner
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Experience

Catherine Grun distinguishes herself through the long standing relationships of trust she builds with clients, her high level of specialist knowledge and her commercial acumen. Her extensive practical experience and her broad legal knowledge across employment, family, inheritance and corporate law enable her to tackle intricate factual and legal issues involving difficult personal and family situations.

Catherine has acted as legal counsel, among others, to:

  • Ultra-high and high net worth individuals regarding their international estate planning and the transfer of their estates to the next generation as well as various aspects of family law, e.g. marriage and matrimonial property law, cohabitation, parental authority or legal representation of minors in an international environment
  • Heirs or community of heirs regarding the administration and distribution of the estate assets among the heirs
  • Charitable foundations with a particular focus on art regarding corporate governance, best practice and various art projects and exhibitions funded by the foundations in Switzerland and abroad
  • Several family businesses regarding corporate and contract law, employment law and succession planning, including partnership/shareholders’ agreements
  • Various private and listed companies with regard to employment law issues, including international employment contracts, collective dismissals, separation from members of the senior management, bonus claims and personnel lending
2006 University of Miami, School of Law, USA, LL.M., with distinction
2003 Admitted to the Bar, Rechtsanwältin
2001 Law School of University of Zurich, licentiata iuris, magna cum laude
Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2022 – Lawyer of the Year (gold)
Chambers High Net Worth 2022
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Leading Individual
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2019 – 2022
Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2021 – Woman of the Year (bronze)
Citywealth IFC Awards 2021 – Lawyer of the Year – Switzerland (bronze)
Chambers High Net Worth 2021
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Leading Individual
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2021
The Legal500 EMEA 2020 – Next Generation Partner
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2020
The Legal500 EMEA 2019 – Next Generation Lawyer
The Legal500 EMEA 2018 – Next Generation Lawyer
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
2015 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey (since 2021 vice chair of executive committee)
2009 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2003 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2001 Judicial Clerk with the District Court of Sargans-Werdenberg (civil and penal)

German

English

Deals & Cases

09.12.2022

Unit8 joins forces with Sagard NewGen as new investor

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29.09.2022

Ambienta sells platform company SF-Filter to Equistone

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13.05.2018

Finastra acquires Olfa Soft SA

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Market Perception

«Catherine Grun is a pleasure to work with. Her advice is well thought-out, measured and to the point. She applies her deep legal expertise and broad industry knowledge to get to the results a client needs.»
Chambers 2022
«Catherine Grun: Excellent legal expertise, brilliant and extremely quick yet thought-through analysis, presence and convincing line of reasoning in front of court.»
Legal 500 2022
«Catherine Grun impresses clients with her ‘clear guidance, consistency in delivering exceptional advice and sharpness in her analysis of complex topics’. »
Who’s Who Legal 2022

Awards & Rankings

19.05.2022

Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2022: NKF recognized as multiple awards winner

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19.05.2021

Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2021: NKF recognised as multiple awards winner

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01.03.2021

NKF partner Catherine Grun Meyer wins bronze at the Citywealth IFC Awards 2021

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Firm News

23.03.2021

NKF announces its new executive committee and strengthens its business services

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04.10.2018

NKF partners will attend the 2018 IBA Annual Conference in Rome

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01.01.2015

Niederer Kraft Frey appoints three new partners

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In the Media

21.04.2021

What’s holding back female lawyers in Switzerland?

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11.02.2021

NKF at the forefront of developments in the Swiss legal market

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21.01.2021

Switzerland’s attractiveness for UHNW’s on the rise

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Publications

20.06.2016

Vernehmlassung zur Änderung des Zivilgesetzbuches (Erbrecht)

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10.07.2015

Jurisdiction of Swiss Courts in international estates

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06.07.2015

Aspekte der neuen EU-Erbrechtsverordnung und ihres Bezugs zur Schweiz

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Newsletters & Alerts

03.05.2022

Inheritance law revision – Should I adapt an existing will or inheritance contract?

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