Banking & Capital Markets:
The firm has extensive experience including compliance and regulatory work, capital market transactions, IPOs, venture capital, debt financing, stock exchange law and securities law.
Contacts: P Altorfer, C Schmid, M Hess, A Hünerwadel, B Vieli, G Zondler, W Zürcher
Collective Investment Schemes:
The firm offers advice on the structuring, establishment and distribution of investment funds, either as collective investment schemes under Swiss law or offshore structures.
Contacts: M Hess, A Hünerwadel, C Wenger, W Zürcher
The firm has considerable experience in domestic and European competition and antitrust law.
Contacts: F Scherrer, B Walti, U Weber-Stecher
Construction & Real Estate:
The firm advises Swiss and international clients on all business and private legal issues related to immovable property and real estate.
Contact: R Heiz
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm advises on the establishment of companies in Switzerland, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, negotiation and drafting of various contracts and business succession planning.
The team advises both companies and private individuals. Its specialists regularly litigate before labour courts and advise on out-of-court settlements.
Contacts: M Cereghetti, R Heiz, F Scherrer
The firm offers advice in the fields of production, trading and transport of energy together with structuring, financing and implementation of projects and joint ventures.
Contacts: A Hünerwadel, P Honold, B Speck
Expertise includes product and service contracts, licence agreements, co-operation agreements and outsourcing projects.
Contacts: U Weber-Stecher, B Speck
The team offers comprehensive advice on all issues including estate planning and succession planning assuming roles as foundation council members, trustees, protectors etc., and representing clients in complex litigation.
Contacts: P Altorfer, M Cereghetti, M Huber, C Schmid, B Vieli
The firm advises clients on the protection, use, exploitation and defence of IP rights focusing on the areas of trademarks, designs and copyright and has considerable experience in unfair competition law, advertising law, the law governing names, and internet-specific issues.
Contact: U Weber-Stecher
Lending & Structured Finance:
The firm offers advice on the drafting and negotiation of financing concepts and of loan documentation, the validation, preparation and implementation of collateralisation concepts, the drafting of the security documentation and of intercreditor agreements.
Contacts: A Hünerwadel
The firm advises Swiss and foreign pharmaceutical and biotech companies on market authorisation issues, reimbursement, advertising, unfair competition, anti-trust and product liability.
Contacts: F Scherrer, B Speck
Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm conducts litigation and arbitration across all practice areas assisting clients in defining the litigation strategy and settling disputes, and representing clients or acting as arbitrators/chairmen in international arbitrations, including ICC proceedings.
Contacts: M Cereghetti, R Heiz, M Mráz, B Vieli, U Weber-Stecher, G Zondler
The firm represents publishing companies and individuals in all areas of media and press law as well as in the music/entertainment industry.
Contacts: M Cereghetti, C Schmid
The firm handles M&A transactions, management buyouts, leveraged buyouts and is experienced in corporate restructuring.
Contacts: R Heiz, P Honold, C Schmid, B Speck, B Walti, C Wenger, W Zürcher
The firm’s office in Zug offers a broad spectrum of notarial services including company formations, capital increases and reductions, mergers and amendments to the articles of association.
Payments, Clearing & Settlement:
The firm advises financial institutions, infrastructure organisations and joint utilities on legal issues relating to cashless payments, securities clearing and settlement within Europe.
Contact: M Hess
Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm advises on all aspects of national and crossborder enforcement and insolvency proceedings, including reorganisation procedures.
Contacts: M Hess, P Honold, G Zondler
The firm offers complete tax-related services such as structuring of M&A transactions, national and international tax planning, creating value by structuring of group companies etc.
Contacts: B Brauchli Rohrer, B Bächli
Venture Capital & Private Equity:
The firm is involved in advising and negotiating financing rounds, incorporating companies and legal structures, developing and negotiating term sheets, preparing capitalisation tables, drafting and negotiating contract documentation.
Contacts: P Honold, C Schmid, B Speck, B Walti, C Wenger, W Zürcher
White-Collar Crime & Compliance:
The firm advises persons and corporations in all areas of business crime law.
Contact: M Mráz