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“He is worth every cent. He is very quick-witted, practical, and I value his advice and insight a lot.”

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“I only regret not having used David sooner. He has demonstrated a sharp appreciation of the issues we were faced with and was able to deal with them in an organised, pragmatic and efficient way.”

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“A top-notch adviser”

David Wallace Wilson

David Wallace Wilson, M.C.J.

Partner, Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)

+41 22 707 8000

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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 especially in international successions
  • Advising trustees and intermediaries on regulatory issues (AML, CRS, FATCA, sanctions 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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