New Partner and Counsels at CMS von Erlach Partners AG as of 1 January 2021

We are pleased to further expand our real estate team with Sidonie Morvan joining as a new partner in Geneva.

With the additional appointment of Louise Lutz Sciamanna, Dr David Hofmann and Dr Fabien Liégeois as counsels, we are further strengthening our Private Client, Public Law and Tax practices in both our Zurich and Geneva offices. 

Find out more about our new partner and new counsels below.



Sidonie Morvan | Partner

Sidonie Morvan has 20-years experience in real estate law with a wealth of expertise in construction law, having expedited developments in both the private (real estate transactions, brokerages, contracts for architects and builders, and leases) and public (planning and construction permits) sectors.

She regularly advises developers, architects, real estate agents, general contractors, property owners and commercial tenants on the day-to-day management of their businesses, and represents them before civil and administrative courts. Her client list includes international and local businesses, institutions and private individuals including well-known players in the Geneva real estate world.

Sidonie Morvan is also an associate judge at the Geneva tribunal for leases and rents.

Sidonie Morvan | Partner
CMS Geneva

T +41 22 311 00 10 

Louise Lutz Sciamanna, LL.M. | Counsel

Louise Lutz Sciamanna specialises in domestic and cross-border estate and succession planning and advises private clients on wealth planning, prenuptial agreements, wills, inheritance contracts, philanthropy and trusts. She also represents clients in complex inheritance disputes and acts as counsel before Swiss courts. She further advises private clients and entrepreneurs on living wills and powers of attorney for cases of legal incapacity.

Louise is a Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law and completed a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at King’s College London with a focus on international and comparative inheritance and trust law. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences in her field of specialisation.

Louise Lutz Sciamanna, LL.M. | Counsel
CMS Zurich

T +41 44 285 11 11

Dr David Hofmann | Counsel

David Hofmann is a lawyer specialised in civil procedure (e.g. tenancy law, debt collection and attachment of assets, labour law) as well as administrative and public law (e.g. construction law, state and municipal law, civil service law). He advises, assists and represents parties (individuals, companies or public entities) before civil and administrative courts. He also drafts legal opinions. After working at the University of Geneva, at the Judiciary and at the State Chancellery of the Canton of Geneva, David Hofmann has been practicing as a lawyer since 2014.

He is the author of scientific publications, speaks at conferences, teaches at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva and is a member of the Geneva Bar Examination Commission.

Dr David Hofmann | Counsel
CMS Geneva

T +41 22 311 00 10

Dr Fabien Liégeois, LL.M. | Counsel

Fabien Liégeois advises businesses (corporate groups, banks and SMEs) and individuals on Swiss and international taxation matters with special focus on restructuring, cross-border transactions and setting up businesses in Switzerland. He also assists individuals who are relocating to Switzerland. In addition, Fabien Liégeois regularly defends taxpayers in litigation proceedings regarding tax matters.

Certified tax expert Fabien Liégeois, LL.M. (Chicago Law School), is admitted to the Geneva and New York Bars. A Doctor of Laws, he is the author of numerous publications and speaks regularly at specialised conferences. A member of the Center for Banking and Financial Law at the University of Geneva, he also teaches international taxation for businesses in the LL.M. program at the University of Fribourg.

Dr Fabien Liégeois, LL.M. | Counsel
CMS Geneva

T +41 22 311 00 10