Our aim is to be recognized as a trusted legal advisor of choice, renowned for our long-term client relationships and our consistent ability to provide clear legal solutions, which match our clients’ personal and business objectives
Anaford Attorneys-at-Law is a boutique law firm, headquartered in Zurich that specializes in advising private clients, family offices, financial institutions and fiduciary companies on a wide range of tax and legal matters. We are a unique law firm that focuses on providing the highest quality cross-border legal advice to help our clients navigate through the complexity of tax and wealth planning considerations involving multiple jurisdictions. Our lawyers work closely with our clients to nurture long-term, mutually enhanced relationships and to provide our clients with solutions that are perfectly tailored to their personal, family and business requirements.
Our core practice focuses on providing clients with bespoke advice on international tax and wealth planning matters, including assisting financial institutions in producing tax and compliance reports for their own clients from different jurisdictions. We also advise on a variety of other legal matters, including fiduciary, trust and succession planning, real estate structuring, FATCA compliance, citizenship and residency advice, life insurance solutions, family businesses and corporate structuring, in order to accommodate our clients’ specific needs.
Our clients are typically high net worth individuals, family offices, financial institutions, fiduciary companies, from across the world, who have international assets or business interests. We therefore recognize that each of our clients has an entirely unique set of circumstances and requirements.
All of our partners are recognized experts in their fields and they are assisted by a team of highly experienced lawyers with diverse backgrounds, nationalities and legal qualifications (from both civil and common law jurisdictions). We also have the ability to work in a selection of different languages, including English, Spanish, German and French.
Why our clients choose us
Our clients generally choose us for four principal reasons
Local expertise on an international platform
We have exceptional technical legal and tax knowledge on a local jurisdictional level, while at the same time being able to advise our clients’ on cross-border matters.
Full partner involvement
Our partners are heavily involved in all of our client matters directly. This ensures that clients receive first-hand the extensive legal expertise that they have engaged us for, which distinguishes us from many other law firms.
We have the expertise and flexibility to customize our advice and approach specifically to each client’s situation and objectives, and to adapt this as necessary as such client’s requirements develop. This tailored approach is also facilitated by the focus we place on establishing strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients, which ensures that we fully understand each client’s commercial and personal needs.
We prioritize versatility in terms of the services we provide and how best to address our clients’ legal matters. This includes having an open architecture approach using carefully selected third-party providers, such as trustees, asset managers, insurance companies and other specialists, for external consultation if appropriate. This allows us to provide our clients with the best solutions for their legal matters in a thorough, efficient and cost effective way.