Dr. Daniel Abt

Attorney at Law, Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law


Dr. Daniel Abt

Practises in the field of succession law, in particular in the following areas: Advice, negotiation and litigation in mandates relating to succession law; representation of sole and several heirs and communities of heirs; execution of estates and testamentary partitions; drafting of wills etc.; administrative offices such as execution of wills, representation of heirs, inheritance administration and liquidation.

Education: Legal studies at the University of Basel; bar exam (1999); Dissertation at the University of Basel on the subject of the invalidity claim under the Swiss law of succession (2002); Certified Specialist Swiss Bar Association Inheritance Law (2009).

Experience: Practicing Attorney at Law since 2002; part-time Lecturer for Civil Law at the University of Freiburg i.Ue. (2007–2012); editor and co-author of “Praxiskommentar Erbrecht” (Practitioner’s Commentary on the Law of Successions) (5th. ed. 2023); lecturer in the training course “Specialist SBA Inheritance Law”, organized by the Swiss Bar Association and the Universitites of Zürich and Luzern (since 2006); regular lectures and publications, in particular in the field of succession law; research project of the Swiss National Fund on succession law (2000–2001).

Memberships: Basel Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association (SBA); Successio – Association for the Promotion of Swiss and International Law of Succession; Working Group of Three-Country-Attorneys (Switzerland/Germany/France); Basel lawyer’s association; alumniBasel; Pro iure.

Publications/Presentations: Author of numerous publications and presentations in the field of inheritance law (namely Practitioner’s Commentary on the Law of Succession, 5th. ed. 2023).

Dr. Daniel Abt