Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial
    • Provision of full range of corporate legal services for companies including corporate restructurings and corporate governance matters
    • Advice on the structuring, incorporation and organization of business activities, selecting the appropriate business location and the most suitable legal form
    • Drafting of legal corporate documents, organization of specific business set-ups and registration of companies
    • Drafting business regulations and shareholder agreements as well as designing appropriate corporate governance structures and compliance policies
    • Providing general legal advice, advising on compliance matters, corporate housekeeping and directors
  • Banking & Finance
    • Bank supervision and financial services regulations: advice in domestic and cross-border regulatory matters (e.g. licensing, compliance, supervision)
    • Stock exchange regulations (e.g. admission, reporting, ad-hoc publicity, sanctions)
    • Structuring and developing of collective investment schemes
    • Advice in matters relating to debt, equity and equity-linked offerings, syndicated loans as well as structured and hybrid debt financings
    • Advice on a broad range of transactional and contractual matters in the financial services field (e.g. contracts governing the client relationship)
  • M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital
    • Advice in M&A transactions, including cross-border transactions
    • Advice in equity capital market transactions, private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Private Clients / Family Office Services
    • Estate planning, in particular corporate succession, last wills, marriage and inheritance agreements and execution of wills, foundations
    • Asset structuring including asset protection and tax planning
    • Advice of individuals on work and residence permits as well as on the acquisition and sale of real estate
  • Executive Compensation & Employee Participation Plans
    • Employee participation plans and variable compensation schemes
    • Employment contracts and customized employment concepts, mainly for executives
  • International Trade Contracts
    • Trade finance, export finance, international commercial contracts
  • Real Estate and Construction
    • Advice in all aspects of real estate transactions, including advice and negotiations of contracts regarding the sale and purchase of real estate
    • Advice and representation of clients in front of authorities to obtain building, planning and acquisition permits, advice in relation to financing and security interests
  • White Collar / Judicial Assistance
    • Representation of corporations and their directors and managers in matters involving compliance, internal and regulatory investigations, and white collar crime
    • Representation in international legal and administrative assistance procedures
  • Litigation / Arbitration
    • Advice and representation of Swiss and foreign corporate clients as well as individuals in legal proceedings in front of Swiss state courts and in international commercial arbitrations
    • Advice and representation in injunctive relief and enforcement proceedings, civil and criminal judicial assistance proceedings and insolvency matters