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
  • Sanctions

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

Contract Law

  • Comprehensive advice on drafting, editing, negotiating and concluding contracts
  • Review of existing contracts and assistance in enforcing contractual claims or defending against unjustified claims
  • Contract consulting in numerous sectors and industries (in particular financial industry, export, IT and media)

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