Our Private Clients expertise

Many of our clients and their families have been with the firm for several generations. As a result of these longstanding and deep client relationships, we understand the unique pressures and sensitivities that may surround a family business. Our emphasis on getting to know our clients exceptionally well, together with our practical and discreet approach to their evolving requirements, ensures that you can rely on us in the long term to play a proactive part in achieving your business, family and legacy goals.

We advise on all aspects of estate, governance, succession and tax planning, working closely with the family and your other strategic advisers. When a key individual in the family dies, this often means important changes for a family business. With an expert understanding of the interplay between the estate, the business and the family’s existing wealth management structures, we can help your family keep the business running smoothly at a difficult time.

Deals & Cases


David Degen acquires majority of shares in FC Basel Holding AG from Bernhard Burgener

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NKF advises Nectar Financial in connection with its Series A financing round

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Awards & Rankings


NKF ranked top-tier firm in seven practice areas by The Legal 500 EMEA

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NKF senior associate Thomas Hochstrasser recognised as Lawyer of the Year IFC at the Citywealth Future…

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NKF recognised as “Law Firm of the Year” for Mergers and Acquisitions Law by Best Lawyers/…

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Firm News


NKF represented with three lawyers in the AIJA Committee

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Newsletters & Alerts


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

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Erbrechtsrevision – Soll ich ein bestehendes Testament oder einen bestehenden Erbvertrag anpassen?

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Vernehmlassung zur Änderung des Zivilgesetzbuches (Erbrecht)

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Jurisdiction of Swiss Courts in international estates

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Aspekte der neuen EU-Erbrechtsverordnung und ihres Bezugs zur Schweiz

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Speaking Engagements



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