Liability and Insurance

Labour Law and Work Permits

Litigation and Civil Proceedings

Arbitration

Trade, Transport and Customs

Corporate Law and M & A

Intellectual Property Rights / Competition Law

Contractual Law

Inheritance Law

Tenancy Law

Criminal Law and Commercial Criminal Law

Data Protection

Banking and Finance

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Private Clients

Middle East

Liability and Insurance

We guarantee global consultation and representation in connection with both civil liability claims and insurance legal issues and conduct most of our court cases in this sector. The focus of our work lies particularly on:

  • Medical and hospitals’ liabilities
  • Professional and employer’s liability (including directors’ and officers’ liability)
  • Product liability
  • Car owner liability
  • Liability form transport, CMR and aviation
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Labour Law and Work Permits

We advise and represent both employers and employees in all labour law issues. Our experience and services include in particular the following:

  • Examining contracts and contractual design (incl. regulations and general hiring terms)
  • Adherence to wage and work conditions
  • Applicable regulations, tariff agreements
  • Labour law disputes (e.g., warnings, dismissals, exemptions)
  • Representation in court during labour lawsuits
  • Negotiations with trade unions
  • Representation in control procedures in equal and tripartite commissions
  • Obtaining work permits or conducting reporting procedures
  • Sending staff to Switzerland
  • Free movement of persons with the EU
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Litigation and Civil Proceedings

If a lawsuit cannot be avoided, we offer you the optimum procedural support in all aspects of civil and public law based on our many years of wide-ranging experience. We will represent your interests before all Swiss courts, authorities, arbitration courts and mediation organisations. This applies to national and international as well as to large and complex lawsuits. Our services include in particular:

  • Clarification and information about cost risk factors and the prospects of success
  • Writing all submissions to the court and representation in court and at authorities
  • Strategic advice and conducting settlement negotiations and resolution proceedings
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements
  • Support in international legal assistance procedures
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Arbitration

We advise and represent you extensively in the context of arbitral jurisdiction. Our areas of activity include particularly:

  • Representation in arbitration proceedings along with foreign parties as well
  • Litigation and enforcement proceedings in connection with arbitration proceedings
  • Ad-hoc proceedings
  • Institutional arbitration proceedings
  • Service as party-appointed arbitrator or to an individual incl. chair
  • Contesting and enforcement of arbitration proceedings incl. precautionary measures
  • Mediation or party representation in mediation proceedings
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Trade, Transport and Customs

We support and advise you comprehensively in all aspects of trade and customs. The focus of our work lies particularly on:

  • Support in setting up a national and international sales system
  • Choice of suitable type of distribution (among others franchising, agency, licences)
  • Editing required contracts and terms and conditions
  • Preventing or settling disputes
  • Assistance in national and international damage cases
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Corporate Law and M & A

We offer you comprehensive legal advice in corporate matters supporting and advising you especially in the following fields:

  • Choice of optimum company structure
  • Founding, establishing and managing companies
  • Legal restructuring of business activities
  • Purchase and sale of companies or parts of companies
  • National and international joint ventures
  • Mergers, demergers, conversions and transfers of assets and liabilities
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Successor regulation
  • Taking on trustee mandates in administration agreements
  • Exercising participatory rights
  • Drafting, concluding and implementing shareholder commitment agreements
  • Civil responsibility claims
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Intellectual Property Rights / Competition Law

We advise you comprehensively in all aspects of intellectual property right and competition law. The focus of our work lies particularly on:

  • Defence of intellectual property rights (especially trademark law)
  • Developing and registering new trademarks (national and international)
  • Supervising your trademark portfolio
  • Drafting trademark purchases or licence contracts
  • Internet domains
  • Copyright law and art law
  • Designs
  • Patents
  • Company names
  • Legal enforcement or defence of commercial proprietary rights claims
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Contractual Law

We advise and represent you in all aspects of contractual law in reference to both national and international business activities and issues. The focus of our work lies particularly on:

  • Contract design
  • Contract negotiations
  • Contract compliance
  • Legal implementation and fending off contractual claims
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Inheritance Law

We advise you in all aspects of inheritance law issues. The focus of our work lies particularly on:

  • Estate planning
  • Settling the corporate succession
  • Drafting testamentary contracts, testaments and setting up foundations
  • Administration and distribution of the estate
  • Execution of wills
  • Heir’s representation
  • Contesting wills
  • Testamentary partition
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Tenancy Law

We advise both tenants and landlords in legal matters and also undertake representation in conciliation procedures and court cases. The focus of our work lies particularly on:

  • Drafting lease agreements
  • Support in handing over/taking over apartments
  • Settling compensation for damage caused by tenant
  • Contesting utility expenses billing
  • Contesting rent adjustments
  • Contesting termination
  • Extension of tenancy deadlines
  • Evictions
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Criminal Law and Commercial Criminal Law

We represent and support you in all aspects of criminal law regardless of whether you are the accused or aggrieved party in the case. The focus of our work lies particularly on:

  • Violent crimes (bodily injury, killings)
  • Money laundering and insider offences
  • Corruption and criminal tax law
  • Corporate criminal law
  • Property crimes
  • Administrative criminal law incl. customs duty offences
  • Road traffic law
  • Narcotics and psychotropic law
  • International legal assistance in criminal procedures
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Data Protection

Data protection is becoming increasingly important in more and more life spheres. Our law firm advises you competently and extensively and ensures that data protection regulations are adhered to with reasonable effort. In terms of data protection requirements, this applies particularly to the following:

  • Processing client data
  • Processing data by third parties
  • Loss and theft of data
  • E-commerce
  • Compliance with Swiss data protection regulations
  • Use of social media
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Banking and Finance

We advise financial service providers in all aspects of contracts and regulatory matters. The focus of our work lies particularly on:

  • Drawing up the required contracts between client and financial service provider
  • Obtaining regulators’ permission
  • Representation at regulatory officials
  • Succession planning
  • Legal assistance in civil and official proceedings
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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Early recognition of legal barriers can be beneficial for SMEs and helps to deal with problems before they become unmanageable. As your “in-house lawyer”, we offer comprehensive legal advice in following areas:

  • Settling work relationships
  • Obtaining work permits
  • Controlling terms and conditions
  • Drafting contracts
  • Establishing sales and distribution systems
  • Structuring company activities
  • Contacting (or disputing with) authorities
  • Collecting receivables
  • Enforcing legal claims
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Private Clients

Many years of close partnership characterise our relations with many of our clients. We advise you particularly on the following:

  • Marriage and inheritance contracts
  • Conveyance of property site purchases (incl. property searches)
  • Change of domicile to Switzerland
  • Estate planning
  • Planning of corporate successor in family companies
  • Designating power of attorney and patient decree (living will)
  • Guardianship
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Middle East

Today, the focus of many companies lies more and more on the Middle Eastern Region and most recently on Iran. As a result of cultural and legal differences and insufficient knowledge of local conditions, there is often a lack of both understanding and a network suited to solving legal and economic problems. We can support you particularly in Saudi Arabia, Northern Iraq (Kurdish Regional Government), Iran as well as in India in the following:

  • Establishing an economic presence in the Middle East
  • Contact to key political and economic figures
  • Organising business trips
  • Client handling
  • Enforcement of court/arbitration decisions
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