Practice Areas

Arbitration

We represent clients in commercial arbitration proceedings, in national and international disputes, governed by procedural rules, as well as ad hoc procedures. We act also as arbitrators.

Banking and Finance Law

We counsel banks, securities dealers, asset managers, funds and other forms of collective investment schemes on regulatory issues such as licensing, supervision and compliance. Further, we advise financial service providers and their clients on civil law aspects.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law

We act for our clients in connection with debt collection procedures in domestic and international proceedings, representation of creditors in national bankruptcy proceedings, legal representation in receiverships and liquidations, legal assistance in connection with recognition and execution of bankruptcy decrees in international context.

Corporate and Contracts

We act for our clients in legal advice in connection with commercial and corporate law, on corporate structures and legal aspects of setting up businesses, as well as on legal issues concerning the day by day corporation activity and corporate governance matters.

We also regularly advise on contracts, particularly on the drafting and the negotiation of commercial agreements in domestic and international matters (in such areas as those of supply, agency, distribution, franchising, and licensing), in the various different sectors, such as energy, information, technology, pharmaceuticals, fashion, automotive, aeronautical, shipping and real estate.

Criminal Law

We act for our clients in all levels of Swiss criminal law proceedings, with particular reference to white-collar crime, and in international judicial assistance procedures.

Estate and Trust

We act for our clients in legal support and advice in connection with the administration and protection of personal assets, including the establishment of adequate vehicles, such as trusts, foundations and similar institutions.

Intellectual Property

We advise our clients on strategic approaches to the enforcement of intellectual property and in connection with the negotiation of license agreements.

In particular, we assist our clients both with contentious matters and with negotiations relating to patents, trade secrets, trademarks and domain names, unfair competition, design and copyright.

Litigation

We act for our clients in all areas of litigation and in particular in all levels of Swiss judicial proceedings relating to corporate disputes, banking, commercial contracts, inheritance matters, intellectual property, sports laws and real estate.

M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions)/Private Equity

We act for our clients providing assistance in connection with M&A transactions. In particular, we assist our clients in structuring acquisition transactions, mergers and de-mergers, establishment of joint ventures and temporary associations of companies and in connection with any extraordinary corporate transaction.

We also provide assistance in private equity transactions, from the start –up and investment stage to the disinvestment or turn – around, as well as in connection with financing of the operations and set-up of the relevant guarantees.

Notarial Activities

We offer, through independent public notaries, all notarial services and, in particular, in relation to real estate or commercial transactions, establishment of companies and branches.