Switzerland consistently ranks as a favored destination for international corporations and High-Net-Worth Individuals (HNWIs).
Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe, enjoys a very stable economy and has robust political and legal systems. It offers an excellent business environment with low tax rates and a very attractive network of double taxation agreements (over 80).
Switzerland also boasts a skilled, multilingual and motivated workforce, and it is known for its first-class infrastructures and excellent banking facilities, making the country a very attractive place to host wealth-planning structures for families worldwide.
Our Swiss office provides a wide variety of services associated with owning, managing and preserving business and wealth, including family governance advisory, strategic estate and tax planning, fiduciary and trust services, philanthropy and relocation.
Meet our Core Team
Ewald J. Scherrer is the Managing Director of Alpadis Group’s swiss office. Based in Zurich, Ewald runs the wealth planning and family office services country-wide.
Ewald brings with him three decades of experience in international strategic tax planning, estate planning, family governance as well as in fiduciary and trust advisory, as well as significant leadership skills. As a swiss and US qualified lawyer, he has spent much of his career in wealth advisory for some of Switzerland’s leading private banks, family offices and fiduciary institutions. He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner ( STEP) and the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA).
A Swiss national, Ewald speaks English, and German. In his spare time, he enjoys the visual arts, reads plenty of books, plays golf and skis in the winter months.
Alina supports the wealth planning and family office services at Alpadis Group’s Swiss office in Zurich.
Alina brings deep knowledge and experience surrounding compliance, KYC, tax planning, administration and the coordination of complex transactions among other skills. After studying Law at university, Alina started her legal career in both Zurich and Moscow.
She specialised in tax planning and asset protection and completed her STEP Certificate in International Trust Management/Diploma in 2016. She has worked with a number of leading firms in Switzerland including Sberbank (Switzerland) AG and Corecam Services AG, before joining the Alpadis Group team in 2019.
Alina speaks Russian, English, German and French and is resident in Switzerland where she enjoys outdoor sports and plays the piano.
Senior Trust Officer
Michel Frutiger is the Senior Trust Officer at Alpadis Group. Based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Michel provides trust, company administration as well as Family Office expertise.
Michel’s career spans over 18 years in some of the leading fiduciary firms in Switzerland. Starting his career with Credit Suisse Trust, he has worked with Lombard Odier and Stonehage before joining Bonhôte Trust for almost 12 years, prior to joining Alpadis Group.
Michel has deep experience in the administration of companies, trusts, foundations as well as family office services from a Swiss and international perspective.
Michel speaks French, English and enjoys running and reading during his free time.
Senior Trust Officer
Jacques Oguey is the Senior Trust Officer at Alpadis Group and provides international trust management, company administration and Family Office services from the office in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Initially, Jacques studied hotel management at Ecole Hôtelière de Genève before obtaining his Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) diploma in International Trust Management. Over his 15-year career, he has worked in some of Switzerland’s leading fiduciary firms including KPMG, Kendris, and Bonhôte Trust.
Jacques is an expert in the administration of companies, trusts, foundations as well as family office services, he is also experienced in accounting, Swiss salary administration and compliance.
Jacques speaks French, English and has good knowledge of German, Italian and Spanish. He loves to cross country ski in the Winter and ride his bike in the Summer. He also plays the flugelhorn.