Scientific article

Under the hood of the draft Swiss trust law

ContributorsThévenoz, Luc
Published inTrusts & trustees, vol. 28, no. 9, p. 1-10
Publication date2022
First online date2022-09-10

Will trusts soon be part of Swiss private law? The Swiss government has recently published a draft bill for public consultation. This article presents its main features. It looks in some depth at the legal design of the proposal and how it fits into Switzerland’s civil law system. Neither a contract nor a legal entity, the proposed trust is a separate, ring-fenced fund legally owned by the trustee in the exclusive interest of the beneficiaries. Beneficiaries are protected by a broad set of personal claims against the trustee (and potentially against unprotected third-party acquirers) and by the court’s supervisory jurisdiction.

  • Trusts (droit)
  • Droit privé
  • Législation
  • Suisse
Citation (ISO format)
THÉVENOZ, Luc. Under the hood of the draft Swiss trust law. In: Trusts & trustees, 2022, vol. 28, n° 9, p. 1–10. doi: 10.1093/tandt/ttac093
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accessLevelPrivateaccessLevelPublic 09/10/2024
ISSN of the journal1363-1780

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