In addition to his long career and experience in corporate law Dr. Marco Lanter specializes in foundation law and inheritance law. For decades he has been a board member of proFonds, the umbrella organization of charitable foundations in Switzerland, and already published as long relevant research contributions to foundation law. He was a lecturer at the University of Zurich for both areas of law. In 1988 he joined LANTER as a partner.


2000 Lecturer at the University of Zurich for Inheritance law
1991 Lecturer at the University of Zurich for foundation law
1988 Attorney-at-law and partner by LANTER
1986 Head of Legal Department with Visura Trust and Auditing Company (today BDO AG), Zurich
1984 University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
1983 Associate with Bär & Karrer, Zurich
1982 New York University (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence)
1978 University of Zurich (lic. iur.)



Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Corporate Law
Contract Law
Inheritance Law
Foundation Law
Debt Enforcement


Fair Use in Copyright Law, New York, 1982
Die Verantwortlichkeit von Stiftungsorganen, Zurich, 1984/1987
Joint Ventures in Switzerland, in: International Joint Ventures, Newark/San Francisco 1996
Aufgaben und Verantwortlichkeit in der Stiftung, Basel, 1998
Was die Schweizer Stiftung kann – Ein kurzer zivilrechtlicher Überblick über das schweizerische Stiftungsrecht, in: Die Stiftung, Köln, 1999
Stiftung und Verantwortlichkeit, in: Die Stiftung in der juristischen und wirtschaftlichen Praxis, Zürich, 2001
Die Ausgestaltung der Stiftungsaufsicht in der Schweiz, in: Die Liechtensteinische Stiftung, Zürich, 2002 (Co-Autor)

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