Erik Erismann

Leaders in Law endorses Erik Erismann as our exclusively recommended Cross-Border Trusts & Estates expert in Switzerland. If you wish to get in touch with Erik please use the contact information provided above.

Erik Erismann is a Valais-based attorney at law and authorized to represent parties before all Swiss courts. His activities focus on advising, assisting and litigating for individual and families in matters related to cross-border estate planningsuccession as well as trusts.

​He also assists clients in matters of domiciliation in Switzerland.His practice focuses also in corporate and transactional matters for corporations, with a special focus on the tech industry. He is also active in domestic and cross-border commercial transactions, including M&A and transmission of family businesses. Moreover, he advises entrepreneurs in the negotiation of agreements in matters of intellectual property and technology transfer.

Previously, he served as an in-house counsel in a renowned Swiss private bank, before practicing business law for several years in two major Swiss law firms, both in Geneva and in Zurich.


  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese

Brazilian-Portuguese Desk

With a Brazilian mother and a Swiss father, Erik Erismann actively advises Brazilian and Portuguese nationals when they settle in Switzerland. He assists them in all their cross-border issues and also advises them on the development of a business activity in Switzerland.

Erik Erismann collaborates with a network of lawyers and accountants in Brazil and Portugal in order to offer a global service to his/her clients.

Practice Areas

  • Wealth and Estate planning
  • Family law
  • Real estate law
  • Foundation law
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Business Law (contract law, corporate law, M&A)
  • New Technology Law (intellectual property, data protection, blockchain)
  • ​Maritime law (bills of lading)

Professional Affiliations

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA/SBA)
  • Bar Association of the Canton of Valais (OAVS)
  • Geneva Business Law Association (AGDA)
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Swiss International Law Association (SSDI/SVIR)
  • Club CEDIDAC (Business Law Centre of the University of Lausanne)
  • Swiss-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (SWISSCAM)