Book a Call Contact us
family office lawyer Zurich

Meet our team

The people who work at Centro LAW are passionate about creating value for your wealth.

We're driven by the idea that the best work is born from diligence, understanding, and craftsmanship and is ever-evolving, always with your needs at the center.

tax planning law firm Switzerland

Markus Schwingshackl, expert leader and founder

Markus is passionate about outstanding customer journeys and leveraging technology to enhance communication and legal experiences. He is an Italian and Swiss citizen, living in Zurich and brings a wealth of experience in international private wealth and tax law gained in private client practice, private banking, and family office services over the last seventeen years.

SPECIALISMS. Assisting global wealth owners and their families in managing complex wealth challenges to ensure wealth growth, preservation, and transfer between generations. Markus is also an expert in financial product regulation with significant experience in Fintech and Regtech.

QUALIFICATIONS. Markus studied law at the Universities of Innsbruck and Padua. He holds a Master of International Business Law from HSG University St. Gallen (M.B.L.-HSG) and a Master of International Tax Law (LL.M.) from Vienna University. Further executive education includes Fintech, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence Programmes at Oxford University, Saïd Business School. He is admitted to the Zurich (EU/EFTA Attorney, Rechtsanwalt, Art. 28 BGFA), Liechtenstein and Austrian Bar.

LANGUAGES. German (native), Italian, English and Spanish.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE. When not working, Markus is enjoying sporting activities with his family, reading T.C. Boyle and Daniel Kehlmann books, or working on the perfect Tiramisu to enjoy it with a glass of white wine from his native region South Tyrol.

trust lawyer Zurich

Paola Villarreal, expert leader

Paola is passionate about understanding customers' concerns regarding their wealth and family members and providing them with wealth planning and structuring solutions that give them peace of mind. A Mexican citizen, living in Zurich, Paola has been in the wealth management industry for more than thirteen years. She gained her experience in international private and tax law in private practice and private banking in Mexico and Switzerland.

SPECIALISMS. Advising Latin American individuals and families on all issues related to their private wealth, including inheritance and succession planning, as well as solutions to structure and hold their international assets.

QUALIFICATIONS. Paola obtained her law degree from the Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City. She holds several postgraduate diplomas, including Competition Law from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Commercial Arbitration from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, and Legal Institutions of the Financial System from the Universidad Panamericana. She is also a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a global professional body, including lawyers, accountants, and other practitioners who help families plan for their future.

LANGUAGES. Spanish (native), English and German.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE. Paola enjoys every opportunity to meet new people and discover their incredible stories. She loves having quality time with her family traveling, and learning from other cultures. Not to mention enjoying a nice dinner and wine with friends.

estate planning and wills lawyer Zurich

Our global network of legal, tax and wealth management experts

Our team is incredibly flexible and dynamic in adapting to your specific needs and requirements. We also collaborate with international legal, tax, and wealth management experts and integrate them into your project. Our aim is to create holistic cross-border solutions in a digital and agile working environment.

wealth and tax law firm Switzerland

How we work

Your Browser is not supported!

You are using an outdated browser. To have the best experience use one of the following browsers: