Caroline M. López Nagai

Caroline M. López Nagai

Counsel, Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)

+41 22 707 8175

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Caroline Maria López Nagai is a Counsel in our Private Wealth Group in Geneva. She is specialized in cross-border estate / succession and wealth planning matters for individual clients as well as family enterprises including wills, lasting power of attorneys, guardianship. Her practice focuses also in advising and representing clients in matters related trusts, foundations, regulatory investigations (incl. administrative proceedings) and corporate transactions.


  • Specialized in estate/succession and wealth planning and administration for private clients and enterprises in Switzerland and abroad including wills, lasting power of attorneys, guardianship, corporate/transactional matters, trusts and foundations
  • Substantial experience in domestic and international civil (incl. trust) litigation
  • Additional expertise in regulatory matters such as Common Reporting Standards/Automatic Exchange of Information, KYC, Anti-Money-Laundering


Professional Experience
Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate in a leading Swiss law firm
Trainee Lawyer in a leading Swiss law firm
Trainee Assistant at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Science & Technology Office
Research Assistant at the Civil Law Chair of the University of Fribourg
Education and Admission
STEP Advanced Certificate in Cross-Border Estates
STEP Certificate in Foundations
Diploma in International Trust Management (STEP)
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of Fribourg
Certificate in French law with focus on International and European law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Additional Professional Activities
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Swiss Bar Association
  • Co-founder of the first Swiss law competition (Swiss Moot Court) organized on an annual basis in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Supreme Court
  • Regular lecturer for STEP introductory classes on Trusts and Swiss Civil Law

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