The partner-driven firm focuses on SME clients with their increasing demands for specialised legal services. Through its internationally trained lawyers, THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte also has a profound understanding of its clients’ businesses and cross border issues in order to provide solution oriented and cost conscious services.
The firm’s clients are the financial industry, media enterprises, the high tech industry including software, life science and telecom companies, luxury brands and high net worth individuals with their need for family office services.
Number of partners: 9 Number of lawyers: 8 Number of counsel: 2
Languages: English, French, German, Italian
Arbitration & Litigation: The firm’s members act as counsels or arbitrators in international arbitration cases under all major arbitration rules, such as ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules but also ad hoc. More recently, the firm has significantly increased its presence in sports arbitration (CAS) and in investment arbitration. Furthermore, the firm maintains on its website an active newsletter on arbitration in Switzerland. THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte enjoys also an excellent reputation for domestic litigation, with a focus on complex banking litigation.
Contacts: Hansjörg Stutzer, Daniel Stoll, Michael Bösch, Patrick Rohn
The firm regularly advises an international investor clientele in practically all aspects of financial market laws, also including e.g. their lending and borrowing operations and other financial transactions. Further specialities of the firm are tailored solutions for complex collateral structures in financing arrangements, the collateralisation of structured products, for ISDA and for similar industry standard agreements.
Contacts: Daniel Stoll, David Känzig, Stefan Seiler
For almost 20 years, THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte has been advising fixed net, mobile, satellite and internet service providers on all regulatory requirements. It has successfully engaged in numerous interconnection disputes against the incumbent operator for the determination of cost oriented access charges for its clients. It also assists its clients with the challenges presented by the introduction of new integrated communication suites, data protection issues as well as outsourcing, managed services and technology licensing agreements.
Contacts: David Känzig
THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte covers the entire range of human resource laws ranging from negotiating, drafting and terminating hiring packages in particular for the C-level including advise on flexible compensation schemes such as share, bonus and option programmes. Immigration and pensions funds aspects constitute part of the firm’s human resource law practise. The firm has extensive experience in handling complex employment litigation.
Contacts: Thomas Loher, Markus Alder (immigration), Arlette Pfister
Insolvencies & Reorganisations:
THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte regularly represents foreign investors and creditors – in particular large banking and bondholder consortiums – in international and complex insolvency and bankruptcy cases. Contacts: David Känzig, Stefan Seiler Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate: THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte regularly advises foreign investors on their acquisition and structuring of their Swiss investments either as share or asset deals or via joint ventures. The firm has gained a particular expertise in handling the entire corporate work for multinational companies in Switzerland including e.g. intragroup mergers and spin-offs, migrations, share capital increases and decreases, liquidations etc.
Contacts: David Känzig, Thomas Loher, Markus Alder, Michael Bösch, Martin Bürkle, Arlette Pfister