Raphaël specializes mainly in Business Law as well as inheritance, estate and wealth planning.

He regularly advises private clients and companies on Swiss and international tax matters. He also sits in boards of directors of various Swiss companies. Raphaël heads the Wollerau office of Metzger & Zimmermann.

Practice Areas / Expertise

  • Swiss and International Tax
  • Private Clients
  • Real Estate
  • Inheritance, Estate and Wealth Planning
  • Banking and Finance
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Criminal Business Law, International Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

Bar admission

  • 2008

Professional Experience

  • January 2015-present: Metzger & Zimmermann, Wollerau/Geneva, Founding Partner
  • 2012-2014: Raphaël Zimmermann Lawfirm, Geneva, Founding Partner
  • 2010-2011: Oberson, Geneva, Associate
  • 2009-2010: Cramer Salamian, Geneva, Associate
  • 2006-2008: Python & Peter, Geneva, Lawyer trainee


  • Bar Admission, Geneva (2008)
  • Law Degree (lic. iur.), University of Geneva (2006)
  • Diploma of Russian as a foreign language, Philology Faculty, State University of Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation) (2002)


  • French, English, Russian


  • Geneva Business Law Association
  • Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – CIS
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