CONTRACT LAW
Professionally drawn up contracts may crucially decisive for economic existences. We advise you.
COMMERCIAL LAW AND ECONOMIC LAW
Commercial and economic law are among our preferred activities. We advise you above all in the following areas:
  • Company formations and restructurings
  • Share participation programmes
  • Business succession planning
  • Management of responsibilities processes
  • Drawing up and revising company agreements and shareholders agreements
  • Company name and name law
  • Commercial register law
COMPANY LAW
We offer all company law services. In particular, we support you in the following areas:
  • Company formations (preparation and official recording of the foundation meeting, draft of the bye-laws)
  • Civil law and criminal law responsibility of executive bodies and management boards (social responsibility claims)
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Amendments of bye-laws
  • Capital increases
  • Capital reductions
  • Restructuring, reorganization and liquidations
  • Representation of shares at AGMs
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
We advise our clients in all phases of M&A transactions (due diligence, negotiations, contract drafting, etc.). Where necessary, we work together with external specialists. In particular, we support you in the following areas:
  • Company formations (preparation and official recording of the foundation meeting)
  • Social responsibility claims
  • Purchase and sale of companies
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Mergers, acquisitions and demergers of companies
  • Restructuring, reorganization and liquidations
  • Joint ventures
  • Employment law
BANKING, STOCK MARKET AND CAPITAL MARKET LAW
We attend to and support our clients in all areas of banking and financial transactions.
FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE LAW
We advise and represent our customers in all aspects of family law (cohabiting, engagement, marriage, matrimonial property regimes, children's rights, adoption, protection of marriage and divorce) and draw up and notarize prenuptial agreements.
LAW OF SUCCESSION
We attend to and support our clients with a complete offer of consultancy and forensic services, with emphasis on the areas of activity of successions and the regulation of estates. Furthermore, we assume mandates as executor. We represent your interests in proceedings regarding the settlement and reduction of estates and contests of probate.
REAL ESTATE LAW
We advise companies and private persons in all kinds of real estate transactions as well as in matters of landlord and tenant law. Furthermore, we have the necessary experience in carrying out of approval procedures in connection with the acquisition of real estate properties by foreign investors.
BUILDING AND PLANNING LAW
In the area of building, planning, environmental protection and service contracts law we are one of the leading law firms in the region. We have extensive experience especially in the following areas:
  • Building permit procedures
  • Appeal and objection procedures
  • Site layout plan procedures
  • Zoning
  • Site development matters
  • Advice and representation in matters of architectural and service contract law
  • Drawing up and revising building-specific contracts (total contractor, general contractor, engineering contracts, project contracts, joint venture contracts, etc.)
  • Entry resp. defence of tradesman's liens
  • Matters of warranties of construction; construction trusteeships, floor ownership law
  • Establishment of floor ownership and drawing up floor ownership regulations
LANDLORD AND TENANT LAW
Great attention must be paid to the organization and adaptation of landlord and tenant relationships in view of the partially formalistic and rigid jurisdiction involved. As advisor of the March-Höfe Association of House Owners we have more than 20 years of experience. Landlord and tenant law as regulated in the Swiss Code of Obligations applies to the whole of Switzerland.
EMPLOYMENT LAW
We represent employees and employers in the organization and dissolution of employment relationships.
DEBT ENFORCEMENT AND BANKRUPTCY LAW
We advise you in all matters of debt enforcement and bankruptcy law, during company capital reconstructions and in connection with liability risks (liability of company executive bodies). We also have extensive experience in the distraint upon property (attachment) and in the repatriation of dispossessed or removed assets (remedy of avoidance or "Paulian action").
TAX AND LOCAL RATES LAW
We advise you in all matters under tax law and work together on a case-by-case basis with external tax experts.
CRIMINAL LAW / ECONOMIC CRIMINAL LAW
We advise and represent you as the injured party or defendant in all areas of criminal law and economic criminal law before criminal courts and in administrative penal proceedings.
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY LAW AND COMPETITION LAW
We advise and represent our clients, above all Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, in the defence of their industrial property rights and in matters and proceedings under competition law, in particular:
  • Protection of trademarks, designs and copyrights
  • Filing trademark registrations in Switzerland with extension of the protection to other countries
  • Advice and representation in the area of the law on fair trading (Unfair Competition Act [Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb (UWG)])
  • Preventive legal protection and litigation in all areas of industrial property law and competition law
  • Licences and franchising
  • Advice and litigation in the area of public procurement and antitrust law
  • IT law
ROAD TRAFFIC LAW
We advise and represent our clients in all aspects of road traffic law.