Daniel Gabrieli


Daniel Gabrieli is a partner in the Private Clients practice group. He is specialised in Swiss and international family and inheritance law. He provides advice in the areas of wealth and estate planning (especially wills, prenuptial and inheritance contracts), business succession planning, the settlement of estates, and represents clients in inheritance disputes. Daniel Gabrieli is a Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law and publishes on a regular basis in his preferred areas of practice.

In addition, he advises clients on the relocation planning and on the acquisition of real estate. His other areas of practice include employment law, contract, commercial and corporate law, association and foundation law as well as child and adult protection law (living wills, advance care directives and guardianships).

Practice Areas:

Private Clients
Litigation and Arbitration
Corporate and Commercial
Banking and Finance


2021 Partner at Wenger Plattner
2021 Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law
2019 University of St. Gallen, CAS in Law & Management
2016 Associate at Bär & Karrer, Zurich
2014 Extraordinary law clerk at the Cantonal Court of Schwyz
2014 Law clerk at Military Court 2 (formerly Military Court 7)
2014 Admitted to the Bar
2013 Trainee at a law firm in Pfäffikon SZ
2012 Extraordinary law clerk at the Schwyz Administrative Court
2012 University of Lucerne (MLaw)

Selected publications:

Kommentar zu Art. 551-559 ZGB
in: Geiser/Wolf (Hrsg.), Basler Kommentar Zivilgesetzbuch II, 7. Auflage, St. Gallen/Bern 2023

Privatautonomie und Willensvollstreckerhonorar
in: Spuren im Erbrecht, Festschrift für Paul Eitel, 2022, S. 423 ff.

Newsletter 2/22: Liability of foundation boards
Switzerland remains very popular worldwide as a location for foundations. The number of foundations and the volume of the assets of foundations are growing. As the supreme governing body of a foundation, the foundation board is responsible for management of the assets of the foundation. In times of inflation and volatile stock markets, the risk of liability of foundation boards can be huge. This risk of liability affects not just charitable foundations, but also corporate foundations and employee benefits foundations. The foundation board may relieve itself of some of its responsibility through appropriate organisational measures.

Neues Erbrecht: Weitere Etappe in Planung
In: Recht und Steuern, Finanz und Wirtschaft, 27.04.2022, Seite 12

Erbstreitigkeiten oder Fragen rund ums Testament? Fachanwälte helfen weiter.
In: Fokus Rechtsguide, April 2022, Seite 18

Newsletter 1/22: New inheritance law as of 1 January 2023
In its report «Modernization of Family Law» of 25 March 2015, the Swiss Federal Council noted that current family law does not adequately reflect social circumstances and also that the approximately hundred-year-old inheritance law does not reflect the today's diverse ways of life. The revision of the inheritance law was thus initiated. Parliament adopted the final draft of the revised law in the 2020 winter session. The new inheritance law will enter into effect on 1 January 2023.

Statutenänderungen bei Familienstiftungen
In: Der letzte Wille, seine Vollstreckung und seine Vollstrecker, Festschrift für Hans Rainer Künzle, 2021, S. 277 ff.

Betreibungsort bei einer Forderung gegen den Nachlass
In: successio 2021, Nr. 3/21, S 240 ff.


Daniel Gabrieli MLaw
Attorney at Law | Notary Public
Wenger Plattner
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Bar admission (2014) | Notary Public of the Canton Schwyz (2022)


Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law


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