Inheritance law

Alphalex Avocats SA’s lawyers are at your service for any legal assessment or personalized adviced in matters of inheritance and estate planning. For further information:

Alphalex Avocats SA counsels and assists its clients in matters involving the law of succession and estate planning. The firm is very active, at both the local and international levels, in providing counsel in family matters, particularly regarding inheritance. Our lawyers have at their disposal a large network of professionals to respond to a wide range of situations from a human and financial perspective (psychologists, mediators, arbitrators, notaries, chartered accountants, and experts in real estate and taxation).

Our lawyers provide counsel and representation in inheritance law with professional rigour, but also with sensitivity, as they are acutely attentive to their clients’ needs, and to definition of an effective strategy on their behalf. They are particularly attentive to the need for an interdisciplinary approach to situations that rarely involve only one area of legal expertise. They also collaborate in international family situations with the support of foreign research. Strongly grounded in their experience, our lawyers function as custodians in complex family situations, as official liquidators of estates, or even as testamentary executors representing the hereditary community at the request of clients, the Justice of Peace or Presiding Judges of the competent district courts.

Our broad expertise enables us to offer our clients comprehensive counsel regarding inheritance law, and astutely advise them in their estate planning. Our lawyers participate in the optimization of assets and in the drafting of wills, inheritance agreements and antenuptial agreements. Respectfully but insistently, they bring professional clarity to the preparation of division agreements and to negotiations related thereto, for example, in mediation or arbitration procedures. Finally, and very importantly, under Mr. Matthieu Genillod’s leadership, Alphalex Avocats SA represents its clients in legal proceedings regarding inheritance before all competent authorities such as justices of peace, district courts and the cantonal property chamber.


Av. du Tribunal-Fédéral 1
1005 Lausanne
Postal Code
1002 Lausanne


T +41 21 512 44 44


T +41 21 512 44 44
F +41 21 512 44 45

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