LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION
We represent Swiss and foreign clients in commercial and civil law disputes as well as in legal assistance proceedings concerning civil and administrative cases. All lawyers in our team are qualified to represent clients before all Swiss courts. If necessary, we can call upon our partner law firms abroad, with whom we regularly cooperate.
In the field of arbitration, we represent you and your company in commercial disputes, disputes in connection with investment protection agreements and in sports law disputes before national and international arbitration courts.
Corporate and commercial law including contract law / corporate housekeeping
For our clients, we incorporate companies based in Switzerland and are normally responsible for corporate housekeeping. Also, we are a straightforward choice for companies’ reorganisation and restructuring measures.
After a careful consideration of all operational, commercial and tax aspects, we develop the optimal corporate structure. In our practice, we advise private and public companies, the latter also regarding regulatory concerns. On request, we can also undertake directorships in Swiss companies.
Commercial and contract law is one of the core areas of our corporate law firm. We have extensive experience in all contractual matters and advise our clients on national and international cases and transactions with regards to the required legal documentation. This includes, but is not limited to, licensing, distribution, purchase, trading, agency, joint venture, financing and service agreements.
Our employment law practice includes negotiation and drafting of employment and termination agreements at all levels of staff and management, including advice on the implementation of bonus and employee participation schemes.
On the one hand, we work together with the companies’ HR managers on the drafting of employment terms and conditions, while we are also a reliable and often sought-after partner in M&A transactions, restructuring operations and international secondment of employees.
We advise our private and corporate clients on all aspects of migration law and recruitment services. We can rely on an established practice in the settlement of companies and individuals in Switzerland (including that of UHNWI and family members) both from EU/EFTA countries and outside of the EU/EFTA.
We advise private and corporate clients on all aspects of tenancy law. We assist our clients in the drafting of complex tenancy agreements as well as in judicial and extra-judicial disputes.
Intellectual property law and technology law / licensing and distribution law
Specialists in all areas of intellectual property law such as patents, trademarks, designs or copyrights as well as technology law are valued members of our team. We represent our clients in litigation before state courts and in arbitration proceedings. In an international context, we coordinate the proceedings and work as a member of an international litigation team.
We also advise our clients on the following matters:
• Licensing of intellectual property rights
• R&D cooperation and joint ventures
• Technology transfer and technology development
• IP and technology
• Due diligence for M&A transactions as well as outsourcing projects
• Data and privacy protection
All of the above services, including trademark registration, are offered by our firm from a single source. For patent applications, we call in patent solicitors as required, with whom we maintain intensive cooperation.
Insolvency law and restructuring
We advise your company and the board members on refinancing, negotiations with investors and creditors, out-of-court composition and insolvency proceedings. In international insolvency proceedings, this also includes recognition of foreign insolvency decrees in Switzerland for the assertion of Swiss assets and claims against Swiss debtors in favour of the foreign bankrupt's estate and creditors.
We advise corporate bodies in connection with impending payment difficulties on the best options to avoid personal liability due to delayed bankruptcy or preferential treatment of creditors and on defence against liability claims. Our representation of creditors also includes assertion of claims against insolvent companies, representation in the creditors' committee as well as assertion of claims, including liability and rescission claims.
Governance, compliance and commercial criminal law
We have extensive experience in the implementation of governance and compliance structures in medium- to large-scale businesses. This includes matters of internal regulations as well as the drafting and handling of codes of conduct. Managing the processes relating to whistleblowing is also part of our area of expertise.
We also advise your company and its management on suspected criminal activity by employees as well as on governance and compliance grievances. If required, we are able to represent you in internal and external investigations. Similarly, we can also represent your company in commercial criminal law, such as offences against assets and documents or insider trading, as well as other violations of capital market regulations, money laundering and corruption.
Public and private construction law, property, contracts for work and labour law
We have sound specialist knowledge and extensive experience in the areas of construction, property and industrial facilities.
Thanks to the representation and advice from construction and general companies, architects, engineers and building contractors, we can proudly reflect on experience and considerable success in these areas.
Our well-established network of government and administrative specialists at all levels (federal, cantonal and municipal) has also proved invaluable.
In our role as a regular member of project groups, we provide legal support by drawing attention to possible problems in the planning process in good time.
Our building law specialists guide our clients comprehensively in all civil and administrative proceedings as well as in arbitration proceedings.
General terms and conditions
Do you run an online business and need general terms and conditions? Do you need general terms and conditions for distribution or retail? Approximately 80% of the general terms and conditions always remain the same; however, it is important that they are adapted to your business model.
We develop relevant general terms and conditions, protecting your company against legal risks.
From CHF 399.00
Does your Board of Directors require assistance? Our Directors' Desk provides a lawyer who assists members of the Board of Directors as a secretary and with legal matters. See below for a summary of our services.
Corporate housekeeping / compliance
We handle all legal challenges relating to your company. If required, we can act as a compliance officer to ensure that your company meets all legal requirements.
This naturally includes legal risk management and close cooperation with the management. This will remove the need for your own legal department.
Start-up package / corporate housekeeping light
Do you and your team have questions about incorporation, legal forms or investment rounds? We take care of all legal matters, so that you can focus on your core business.
We answer all your legal questions and help you draft and review contracts. We will also be at your side during contract negotiations.
This offer applies to all start-ups for 18 months from the date of incorporation and is available from CHF 99.00/month.
We will incorporate your company. Partnership or corporation (GmbH, AG).
Naturally, you will need a consultation to understand which legal form is the best for you.
ICT sector commercial law
Do you need a template for an employment or sales contract or any other contract templates?
Get in touch and let us know which templates you need. We will send you a template immediately and free of charge.
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