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Services

The focus of the firm is on the following areas, where it simultaneously provides consulting services and defends the interests of its clients before cantonal and federal courts.

 

Dispute Resolution

  • Representing clients in civil proceedings, public law proceedings and criminal proceedings both at the cantonal and federal level, including the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
  • Advising clients on how to avoid proceedings as part of risk management and compliance.
  • Preparing for litigation, in particular fact finding, and defining a litigation strategy
  • Representing clients in all stages of actual proceedings, from preliminary relief through enforcement proceedings

The Firm is particularly active in the following areas


  • Disputes in banking matters between banks / investment firms / investors
  • Disputes in real estate and construction matters between promotors / architects / cantonal authorities/owners.
  • Disputes between commercial partners
  • Disputes between employers and employees
  • Disputes between lessors and lessees
  • Data protection issues
  • Unfair competition

Real estate law

  • Consultation and assistance in all areas of real estate law
  • Drafting and negotiation of construction agreements (building agreements, mandate agreements, sales agreements)
  • Consulting and assistance in all areas of tenancy law
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial and private lease agreements
  • Transfer of commercial leases
  • Settlement of claims and representation before the courts

Employment law

  • Consultation and assistance in all areas of employment law
  • Drafting of employment agreements
  • Auditing of compliance with Swiss regulations
  • Applying for and obtaining work and residency permits
  • Posting of employees and hiring of persons resident overseas
  • Negotiation upon conclusion of employment relations
  • Settlement of claims and representation before the courts

Art Law

  • Consulting and assistance for participants in the art market (dealers, gallery owners, collectors, artists, cultural institutions) in all areas of the law connected with the creation, display, reproduction, commerce, purchase, and ownership of art
  • Drafting and negotiation of agreements between participants in the art market
  • Settlement of claims and representation before the courts

Criminal Business Law

  • Consulting and assistance in case of financial infringements committed in the context of investments, financial transactions, or asset management transactions
  • Representation before cantonal and federal courts

Private Clients

  • Assisting private clients with comprehensive and expert advice on wealth planning and succession issues
  • Advising foreign investors on protecting their business interests in Switzerland
  • Asset planning in relation to the purchase, possession, and sale of property
  • Providing legal advice for family businesses
  • Coordinating and monitoring hand-tailored solutions in co-operation with private banks and asset management boutiques
  • Consulting and assistance in relation to transferring domicile to Switzerland
  • Applying for and obtaining residency and establishment permits
  • Naturalization procedures
  • Consulting and assistance within philanthropic projects