Chairman of the Board
Bernard Vischer, a Swiss citizen, is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office, where he heads the Private Clients Group. He advises banks, family offices and private clients in private banking matters, enterprise succession, trusts, and estate planning. He also has extensive practical experience in corporate and transactional matters, with a focus on the shipping and aviation industries.
Bernard Vischer graduated from the School of Law of the University of Geneva in 1978 before being admitted to the Swiss bar in 1980. He obtained a Master of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. He joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1984 and became a partner in 1990. He was managing partner from 2002 to 2007.