University of Zurich

Ordinary Professor of Private Law and Director Center for Foundation Law, University of Zurich; Partner, Jakob Studen Partner, Zurich

Dominique was appointed a full professor of private law at the University of Zurich in 2007 where he established the Center for Foundation Law one year later, and an international conference, the Zürcher Stiftungsrechtstag, in 2010. 

Dominique’s main fields of practice are international estate planning and wealth management (including trusts), as well as national and international foundation law (with a focus on Swiss, Liechtenstein, and German relations).  He is the author of numerous publications in several countries, a sought-after speaker at international conferences, a board member of various institutions, and acts as counsel to governments, financial institutions, companies, foundations, associations, families, and private clients. 

In 2015 he founded the law firm Jakob Studen Partner in Zurich. Dominique is a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL), the International Wealth Advisors Forum, and more.