University of Zurich

Professor of Private Law and Director of the Center for Foundation Law at the University of Zurich / Independent Advisor, Zurich 

Faculty of Law / University of Zurich

Dominique Jakob is a professor of private law at the University of Zurich. Being of German origin, he was appointed as a full professor at the University of Zurich in 2007 where he established the “Center for Foundation Law” in 2008. Next to his University work, he has developed a national and international private practice. His main fields are all aspects of foundation law (with a focus on Swiss, Liechtenstein, and German relations) as well as international estate and wealth panning (including trusts).

He is author of numerous publications, a sought after speaker, board member of various institutions, and acts as independent counsel to governments, financial institutions, companies, foundations, associations, families, and private clients. Dominique is a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (TIAETL) and has been elected in the Private Client Global Elite since 2017.