Attorney at law
Counsel with Budin Partners, Geneva
1976 : University of Geneva, Law Degree
1979 : Admitted to the Bar
2003 : INSEAD, COL
Wealth management solutions for international families
Banking and corporate finance advisory
Practice Areas :
Banking and Finance
Trusts and Estates
Corporate, Commercial and Contract Law
About Michel Arni
Michel Arni has started his career as a legal advisor for a large Swiss bank in Geneva first and consequently in New York, Singapore and Sydney. He was then in charge of the department and secretary of the board of directors of Deutsche Bank (Suisse) SA in Geneva. Within this function he developed a more client focused activity in all wealth planning issues.
In 1993, he was recruited by Rothschild Bank AG in Zurich with the mission to restructure the trust company in Switzerland and abroad. He then left his position as CEO of the trust business in order to become Head of private banking for Rothschild AG in Switzerland and its affiliated companies abroad. He developed this division substantially until his departure in 2007.
After this date, he came back to Geneva in order to participate with the setting up of a new private bank in Switzerland and became head of the private client's division. This bank was merged with Banque Cramer SA in 2014.
He has been Chairman of Christie's advisory board in Switzerland for several years and is a personal advisor to important collectors. Given his background, he is familiar with all legal, Financial and artistic issues surrounding the acquisition and the disposal of works of art on an international level.
He is now practicing as an independent attorney & advisor, specialised in all wealth management issues including all matters related to works of art..
Apr 2019 - Present
Apr 2007 - Jul 2017
2001 - 2007
1993 - 2001
Budin Partners, Geneva
Geneva Area, Switzerland
Banque Cramer & Cie S.A.
Head of private banking
Rothschild & CO Bank AG Zurich
CEO of Rothschild Trust in Switzerland