Ingrid Iselin

Ingrid Iselin

lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner
Certified Specialist SBA inheritance law, TEP

Rue François-Bellot 6
CH-1206 Geneva

Tel +41 58 200 32 00

Fax +41 58 200 32 11


Katherine Laedermann

Ingrid Iselin is a partner and Co-Head of the Private Clients Team of Kellerhals Carrard. She has extensive experience and expertise in inheritance litigation and estate planning. She represents her clients, both Swiss and foreign, in the context of often international inheritance disputes, both in negotiations as well as before the Swiss courts and authorities. She also advises foreign and Swiss private clients on their estate planning, entrepreneurs on business transfers, and the various persons involved in an estate (executor, banks, family offices, etc.) on the administration and settlement of complex estates. She assists her clients in relocation to Switzerland, including for tax aspects. Her expertise covers contract law, corporate law and trusts. Ingrid Iselin is qualified as a Certified Specialist SBA inheritance law. She is Co-moderator of the Forum for lawyers specialised in inheritance law of the Geneva Bar Association. She was appointed as an expert within the Federal Group of Experts for the reform of Swiss inheritancelaw, the draft of which was published by the Federal Council in August 2018. In 2019, Ingrid Iselin was appointed as a member of the Committee of the STEP Contentious Trusts and Estates SIG.

Practice areas
  • Estate law
  • Marital property law
  • Family law
  • Contract law
  • Corporate law
  • Trusts and foundations
  • Immigration law
  • Private international law
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Litigation and insolvency
  • Private clients
  • 2017: Harvard University Executive Program on Negotiation
  • 2012: Certified Specialist SBA inheritance law
  • 2007: SBA Mediator
  • 2003: Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)
  • 1998: Bar admission
  • 1996: LL.M., London School of Economics
  • 1995: lic. iur., University of Geneva
Experience / Career
  • Since 2019: Partner of Kellerhals Carrard, Geneva
  • 2014-2018: Partner of Python, Geneva
  • 2007-2013: Associate with Python, Geneva
  • 2003-2006: Associate with Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva
  • 1999-2003: Associate with Lenz & Staehelin, Zurich
  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Swiss Federation of Lawyers (FSA/SAV)
  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss French-speaking Society of Lawyers Specialised in Inheritance Law
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Further activities
  • since 2019: Member of the STEP Contentious Trusts and Estates SIG Committee
  • since 2018: Co-moderator of the Forum for lawyers specialised in inheritance law of the Geneva Bar Association
  • 2017-2018: Expert within the Federal Group of Experts for the reform of Swiss inheritance law
  • 2008-2012: President of Association MédiationS, Geneva
  • 2002-2003: Member of the Committee of the Swiss-German Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • Recommended lawyer in the Chambers HNW 2019 Guide

  • Legal 500: Recommended lawyer since 2015 in the field of Private Clients

Publications and presentations
  • Publications:

  • How to choose a Mediator in Arbitrage, médiations et autres modes pour résoudre les conflits autrement, Genève/Zurich 2018, Schulthess Editions Romande

  • Matrimonial property and inheritance law, in Switzerland Business & Investment Handbook, Ed. Ch. Kaelin, Orell Füssli/Wiley, Editions 2006, 2011 et 2017

  • Presentations:

  • Speaker on Wealth Planning, University of Geneva, 19 February 2019

  • Speaker and panelist on "The EU Succession Regulation: The first three years", STEP Cross-border estates Seminar, 20 September 2018, London

  • Speaker on "Succession Suisse-Israël", 19 June 2018, Grand Hôtel Kempinski, Geneva

  • Speaker and panelist on "The EU Succession regulation: Exchanging experiences and practical pointers", AIJA Double Winter Seminar, 22 January 2018, Valbella

  • Speaker on "Le représentant de la communauté héréditaire au sens de l'art. 602 al. 3 du Code Civil suisse", Séminaire de la Société Romande des Avocats Spécialistes en Succession, 22 November 2014, Yverdon-les-Bains

  • Speaker and panelist on "Marital property regimes and prenuptial agreements - Beware before you move !", German-Anglophone Judicial Conference, 7 September 2012, Thoune

  • Speaker on "Art et technique de médiation", Ecole Supérieure de la Magistrature d'Alger, 22 February 2011, Alger

  • Speaker on "L'expérience suisse en matipre de médiation", Assise Nationales des Médiateurs Judiciaires d'Algérie, 21 February 2011, Alger

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