Employment Law

  • Drafting specific employment agreements
  • Comprehensive legal advice to employers on specific and general employment conditions
  • Permits for foreign employees
  • Contracts for expatriates
  • Lay-offs due to restructuring
  • Representing employers and executives in contentious and non-contentious proceedings

Construction and Real Estate

  • Counselling in the entire field of planning and zoning law
  • Advising government agencies as well as private real estate owners
  • Representation in administrative and appeal proceedings (e.g. in order to obtain building permits)
  • Assistance throughout all the stages of a building project, from structuring, bidding, drafting contracts and managing defaults (e.g. delays, cost overruns, remedies) to dispute avoidance or resolution
  • Expert knowledge with all well-established contracts (purchase- and construction contracts, (general) contractors‘ agreements, parcelling, condominium ownership etc.)

Inheritance Law

  • Planning of private estates (national/international)
  • Dealing with different inheritance issues (administration/division of an estate, executor etc.)
  • Design and execution of wills and inheritance agreements, all in close cooperation with our firm’s experienced civil law notaries
  • Advising in business succession planning

Corporate and Business Law

  • M&A/Transactions: Structuring transactions, legal due diligence, drafting and negotiation of transaction documentation, securing regulatory permits, clearances and tax rulings, organization of signing and closing, integration issues
  • Setup of business entities or branches
  • Structuring, financing, restructuring, refinancing of business entities and groups
  • Shareholders’ agreements, transfer of shares or assets (acquisitions & spin-offs)
  • Shareholders’ meetings of listed and unlisted companies: invitations, story boards, coordination with share registers, minutes, acting as independent proxy etc.
  • Directors’ and managers’ duties and responsibilities
  • Executive employment and termination agreements
  • Succession planning

Insolvency Law

  • Advising and representation of corporate clients as well as individuals in all bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings
  • Representation in insolvency-related litigation
  • Counselling in the field of restructuring

International Assistance in Criminal Matters

  • Representation with regard to account blocks and asset seizures, as well as to information and document requests (gathering of evidence), asked for by foreign authorities

Notarial Services

  • Corporate Law: Incorporation of companies, increase and reduction of capital, merger, demerger, transformation, amendments to articles of incorporation, notarisation of meetings of (listed) companies, liquidation
  • Estate Planning: Drafting of last wills and advance care directives as well as marriage and inheritance contracts
  • Contracts of surety and other, also foreign transactions
  • Establishment of foundations
  • Legalisation services, Apostille and consular Legalisation

Civil Litigation

  • Representation before all Swiss courts in civil proceedings (inter alia disputes in the areas of commercial, building construction and inheritance law, actions for board and management liability and in insolvency proceedings)
  • Representation in the procedural areas of injunctions and the attachment and seizure of assets
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments
  • Judicial assistance


Corporate Taxation

  • Consulting with regard to tax planning, tax compliance (incl. tax declaration), relocation, reorganisation and restructuring, M&A, executive compensation
  • Negotiations with tax authorities (tax rulings) and representation in tax procedures before tax authorities / administrative court

Individual Taxation

  • Tax planning for entrepreneurs and individuals, advising regarding immigration / emigration, lump-sum taxation, succession planning and inheritance taxes, real estate
  • Negotiations with tax authorities (tax rulings) and representation in tax procedures before tax authorities / administrative court

Criminal Procedural Law

  • Representation of victims’ and damaged parties’ interests
  • Enforcement of civil law compensation and reparation claims
  • Defence against criminal sanctions
  • Representation of companies or officers
  • Advising in-house-counsels on specific criminal law issues and conflict of interest situations

Business Criminal Law

  • Representation of and strategic advice to companies or officers confronted with corporate criminal liability (fraud, disloyal management, violation of business secrecy etc.), with regard to commercial contract design and execution/processing of commercial contracts and related regulatory aspects and data protection