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Leon joined the Zurich office as a director in March 2016. He is a tax and succession lawyer by training and practiced in London before moving to Zurich in 2013. He brings this background to his fiduciary role on substantial trust and other private wealth structures as a director of our trust company with its seat in Zurich.
Having studied Law and German Law at King’s College London and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Leon trained at Simmons & Simmons in London and qualified as an English solicitor in 2010. He then practised as a private client lawyer at Maurice Turnor Gardner in London, predominantly advising international individuals and families in relation to their personal tax and succession planning.
Leon is involved in STEP, a member of the young lawyers’ association AIJA and has fluent English and German, as well as basic Portuguese and Spanish. He lives in Zurich and is the father of a young son.