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Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät Lehrstuhl Jakob

Foundations and Trusts

Bild Foundations and Trusts

Course dates: 01.03. - 05.04.2022

Time: Tuesday, 2pm - 6pm

Room: KOL-E-21

Course Cataloque (Vorlesungsverzeichnis)

Information sheet Foundations and Trusts SS 2022 (PDF, 136 KB)

Learning objectives Foundations and Trusts SS 2022 (PDF, 29 KB)


NEW: You can evaluate the course from Mai 2, 2022 - Mai 16, 2022 at the following Link Thank you! 

Course Material Prof. Jakob



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Podcast playlist Prof. Dr. Dominique Jakob


  1. The Big Picture: World of Foundations and Trusts (PDF, 2 MB)
  2. Foundations: The Concepts of Foundations (PDF, 155 KB)
  3. Foundations: Swiss Foundations (PDF, 368 KB)
  4. Foundations: Liechtenstein Foundations (PDF, 247 KB)
  5. Introduction to Estate Planning via Foundations from a Swiss Perspective (PDF, 635 KB)


  1. Swiss Law in English Language Link
  2. Liechtenstein Law in English Language Link
  3. Hague Trust Convention Link
  4. Jakob, A practical guide: Build and lead charitable foundations in Switzerland (ed. Credit Suisse), 2021 (PDF, 1 MB)
  5. Jakob, The role of foundations in family governance, Trusts & Trustees, 1/2020 (PDF, 194 KB)
  6. Jakob, Will-Substitutes in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, in:Braun/Röthel (eds.), Passing Wealth on Death  (PDF, 510 KB)
  7. Jakob, Draft revision of Swiss inheritance law: impact on estate planning via foundations, Trusts & Trustees 6/2017 (PDF, 101 KB)
  8. Jakob/Studen, Foundation law in Switzerland: Overview and Current Developments in Civil and Tax Law (PDF, 2 MB)
  9. Panico, Private foundations and trusts: just the same but different?, Trusts & Trustees 1/2016 (PDF, 127 KB)
  10. Panico, New foundation legislation in common law jurisdictions: a "second generation"?, Trusts & Trustees 6/2018 (PDF, 121 KB)
  11. Koele, The Dutch private foundation in comparison with trusts: for the same purpose but rather different, Trusts & Trustees 1/2016 (PDF, 97 KB)