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.


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
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association

Market Perception

  • Catherine Grun Meyer: Excellent legal expertise, brilliant and extremely quick yet thought-through analysis, presence and convincing line of reasoning in front of court. Very professional yet personable, impressive communication and case management skills, savvy staffing, but always in control. Takes ownership of case and consistently ensures client feel being well-represented/ -covered. 

    Legal 500 2022 - Private Clients
  • Catherine Grun Meyer is 'an extremely intelligent lawyer' who 'meets deadlines with ease and is able to think on her feet'.

    Who's Who Legal 2022 - Private Clients
  • Catherine Grun Meyer has great communication skills and is a strategic thinker. She is always available and is able to tailor her services to my wishes.

    Legal 500 2021 – Employment
  • Catherine Grun Meyer is an outstanding lawyer, exceptional strategic thinker and second to none expert in her field. Always available despite her very busy agenda, she is fully dedicated to excellently represent her clients.

    Legal 500 2021 – Private Clients
  • Catherine Grun Meyer is appreciated for her professionalism, experience and intelligence. She provides outstanding work.

    Legal 500 2020 - Private Client
  • Catherine Grun Meyer is the one to turn to for all employment law matters. She understands the facts and circumstances in no time and offers tailor-made solutions.

    Legal 500 2020 - Employment
  • Clients appreciate the ‘well thought-out, measured advice’ of ‘smart and fast first-class employment lawyer’ Catherine Grun Meyer.

    Legal 500 2018 - Employment

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