Dr. Peter A. Henggeler

Of Counsel
Dr. oec. & lic. rer. publ. HSG, TEP

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Peter A. Henggeler has been work­ing as a le­gal adviser at GHM Partners AG since 01 December 2013. His areas of specialization include providing compre­hensive consulting services to high net-worth indi­viduals in matters involving inter­national tax and estate planning. As a result of the globalization of the business sector, more and more people are investing considerable assets worldwide. Civil law conflicts often arise when these assets are handed down to later generations. These conflicts are caused by family problems as well as differing le­gal and tax systems. Farsighted planning and struc­turing can help prevent expensive disputes down the road. Peter A. Henggeler started work­ing in his area of specialization at various pri­vate banks (Julius Bär & Co. AG, Bank Leu AG [currently Credit Suisse] and Rothschild Bank AG) in 1980. His last position there was Director of Rothschild Trust (Switzerland) AG, where he advised clients primarily from Spain and Latin America.

Peter A. Henggeler was a non-executive member of the administra­tive court of the Zug Canton from 1989 through 2003 (chamber of administra­tive and tax law). He studied at the University of St. Gallen (1964 – 1969 and 1973 – 1974). He interrupted his studies from 1969 through 1972 to work at a Swiss com­pany in the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry in Argentina. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in Boston in 1989.

Dr. Peter A. Henggeler is a German native speaker and is fluent in English, Spanish and French (capable of conducting business transactions in all three of his foreign languages).


  • STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
  • ITPA (Inter­national Tax Planning Association)
  • VQF (Financial Services Standards Association)

Pro bono activities

  • Member of the board of management at NPSuisse
  • Treasurer Inter­national Niemann-Pick Alliance
  • Stiftung Schweizer Jugend-Sinfonie-Orchester (Swiss Symphony Youth Orchestra Foundation), Foundation Board 1987 – 1995, President 1991 - 1995