Chambers & Partners

“he is Mr. Trust Law”

Chambers & Partners

“great professional and one of the most recognized people in Geneva for trusts”

Chambers & Partners

“great tax expert with an in-depth understanding of the trust world and strong on the academic side”

Chambers Global

“a high-calibre and dynamic lawyer”

Who's Who Legal

“unrivalled according to peers”

Bilan 2010

“top 20 below 40 Swiss leader”

Chambers HNW Guide

“a well-established name”

Chambers HNW Guide

“a top-notch adviser”

Chambers HNW Guide

“he is very involved in STEP and with current affairs, so his advice is really considerate of future trends”

Chambers HNW Guide

“it is incredibly useful to have someone who has such a broad understanding of both the US and European jurisdictions”

David Wallace Wilson

David Wallace Wilson, M.C.J.

Partner, Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)

+41 22 707 8000

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Anna Pothain


David Wallace Wilson is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office, where he heads the Private Wealth group. His main areas of practice include domestic and international estate planning as well as trust and estate litigation.



  • Advising individuals and families on wealth structuring, life-time and estate planning
  • Specialist in complex family, guardianship and inheritance disputes
  • Acting as executor in international successions
  • Advising trustees and intermediaries on regulatory issues (AML, CRS etc.)
  • Assisting clients with their fine-art and philanthropic ventures


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Education and Admission
STEP Advanced Certificate in Mediation
Bar Admission in Switzerland
STEP Qualified Practitioner
Master of Law in Comparative Jurisprudence (M.C.J.), New York University
Master of Law, University of Geneva
Additional Professional Activities
  • Chairman of STEP Geneva (2014-2020, officer 2004-2013)
  • Expert on Swiss trust law, Swiss Federal Office of Justice (2018 to date)
  • Founder of, the leading website on trusts in Switzerland
  • Extensive speaking engagements and topical publications

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