Bernhard, who is a Swiss national, was born 1961 in Zug, Switzerland. He graduated from Fribourg University Law School (lic.iur.utr) and in 1992 was admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Zug, Switzerland. He subsequently worked for UBS AG in various functions in Zug, Zurich, Hong Kong and Singapore, most recently as Head Private Banking Singapore.
He joined ILC International Legal Consultants in November 2003 and is founder and partner of ILC International Legal Consultants (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a Swiss foreign Law Firm registered in Singapore with the Attorney General's Chambers. He is also founder and partner of W&M Wealth Managers (Asia) Pte Ltd, an asset management company which is an exempt asset manager and licensed as a Financial Advisor by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Bernhard is co-founder of Carnelia Pte Ltd in 2010, a boutique multi-family office, with offices in Zurich and Singapore. Carnelia is very much combining the legal, financial advisor and trust businesses in a single point of contact and aims to ease access by HNWI to top service providers, in-house or external.
Bernhard is a permanent resident of Singapore and runs the local operations of ILC as the managing partner. His preferred areas of practice are banking and capital markets law, international financial transactions, transnational ventures with a special focus on Southeast Asia. Having worked for the past twelve years in Private Banking/Wealth Management, he is also familiar with the structuring of offshore assets and fiduciary transactions. Being posted since 1998 in Asia, he is knowledgeable about the regional and local rules and regulations.
Bernhard is fluent in German, English, and French.
Richard C. Ritter
Richard, who was born in 1963, is a Swiss national. He is the founding partner of the Zurich-based law firm, RITTER ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW LTD; and the Dubai-based law firm INTERNATIONAL LEGAL CONSULTANTS, which is the first Swiss law practice to be established in the U.A.E. Richard divides his time between Switzerland and the Middle East.
Richard graduated from Fribourg University Law School (lic.iur.utr.) in 1989 and from the Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington, D.C (Master of Laws, LL.M.) in 1994. He is admitted to the Zurich Bar. Richard started his career in 1990 in the public sector, in the FEDERAL OFFICE FOR FOREIGN ECONOMIC AFFAIRS in Bern. In 1994 he moved to the USA to pursue further legal studies at the Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington, D.C. Later he joined one of Zurich,s largest law firms and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1996.
In 1997 he started his own law practice in Zurich, RITTER ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW LTD, specialising in commercial law and international finance. Richard is Chairman of tax consultant BB TREUHAND AG in Baar (Zug), business-consultancy firm C3 CONSULTING AG in Zollikon (Zurich), P&C Global Wealth Managers, Zollikon (Zürich) (Wealth Managers) and is also on the boards of WINTRUST LTD, Zurich (Trust Services) and KREIS FINANCIAL SERVICES AG (Fund Distribution).
Richard speaks fluent German, English and French.
Alexander, a partner of the firm, is a lawyer qualified in Germany and England & Wales, and a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Singapore. He holds a PhD in capital markets law awarded to him by the University of Cologne (Dr. iur. utr.). Prior to joining ILC he worked for leading international law firms and institutions in Frankfurt, Zurich, Dubai, Jersey/London and Singapore.
A corporate finance and bar certified tax lawyer by background, Alexander has extensive experience in corporate/M&A, structuring cross-border investments, joint ventures, investment funds, trusts and private investment holding companies. He has published and lectured extensively.
Languages: German, English.
David was born in 1982 in Geneva, Switzerland and is Swiss national. He is of Cambodian/Chinese heritage on his father's side and Swiss on his mother's side. Growing up in Switzerland, he studied law at the University of Fribourg and graduated with a Master of Law (MLaw), specialized in European Law, Economics, Contracts and Assets. Before David was admitted to the Bar of the Canton Lucerne, Switzerland, in 2010, he worked as a trainee in a major law firm in Lucerne, where he advised clients in various aspects of Swiss law, as well as in the district court of Lucerne- City.
Joined ILC Singapore early 2011 and registered as foreign lawyer with the Attorneys General Chamber of Singapore, David is in charge of mandates of various areas, in particular corporate law, banking, capital markets law.
David is fluent in German, English and French.
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