Dr. Pierfranco Riva

Practice Areas

 civil- and commercial law, in particular succession issues, banking, corporate and swiss and international non-profit.

 Degrees, bar admissions, appointments and memberships:

  • Law studies at the University of Freiburg (Switzerland), Munich and Berlin;
  • Law degree at the University of Freiburg (Switzerland);
  • Doctorate in Swiss administration law;
  • 1970: admission to Cantone Ticino Lawyers Bar;
  • 1070: admission to Cantone Ticino Public Notary Register;
  • 1987-1989: chairman of the Council of the Bar Association of the Canton Ticino;
  • 1995-1999: member of the Council of Magistrates;
  • Former Member of many Swiss and foreign boards of directors of Swiss and foreign companies (banks, insurances, commercial and financial companies);
  • Today Director/Trustee of swiss and international, family and non-profit trusts and foundations;
  • Consultant of Law Firm Studio 1896, Lugano.


Italian, German and French.