We advise founders, investors, executive managers, boards of directors and public and private groups on the full range of corporate law issues in Switzerland.

  • Incorporation
  • Establishment in Switzerland
  • Gouvernance et best practices
  • General meetings and boards of directors
  • Capital increases, restructuring
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Board and management compensation, profit-sharing plans
  • Intra-group agreements (including services, loans, cash-pooling, payment factories)

With many years’ experience and market recognition for our expertise in this field, we manage, or advise on, all types of M&A transactions, for strategic buyers, funds, entrepreneurs and foreign firms alike.

  • Mergers, demergers, asset transfers
  • Acquisition and sale of companies
  • Acquisition of equity interests
  • Due Diligence, coordination or execution
  • Negotiations and drafting of transaction documents
  • Swiss law support to foreign lead firms in M&A transactions

We advise private and institutional clients on Swiss real estate law, particularly with regard to setting up and implementing investment projects in commercial real estate or real estate development.

  • Structuring
  • Acquisition and sale of real estate and real estate companies
  • Acquisition of equity interests
  • Due Diligence, coordination or execution
  • Negotiation and drafting of transaction documents
  • Regulatory aspects (Lex Koller)
  • Complex long-term leases
  • Sale and leaseback transactions

We advise companies and groups as well as foreign law firms on a wide range of contracts governed by Swiss law, both in Switzerland and abroad :

  • Joint ventures, alliances
  • Framework agreements with suppliers or customers
  • Industrial outsourcing contracts
  • Long-term sales contracts, particularly in the energy and raw materials sectors
  • Various mandates
  • Corporate contracts
  • Distribution, brokerage, agency

Drawing on our many years of experience, we act for borrowers, lenders, lead managers and foreign studies in all aspects of financing under Swiss law.

  • Bilateral or syndicated loans
  • Acquisition financing, real estate financing, working capital
  • Collateral and guarantees
  • Related regulatory aspects
  • Default and restructuring
  • Legal advice

We support our clients in all aspects of employment law.

  • Employment contracts
  • Profit-sharing plans
  • Employee regulations
  • Restructuring, outsourcing of services and transfer of personnel
  • Assignment of personnel within groups
  • Termination and renegotiation of employment contracts
  • Representation before labor courts

Convinced that litigation goes hand in hand with legal advice, and that the knowledge of the business to which the litigation relates is key to building a successful case, we represent our clients in legal proceedings and arbitration in our areas of expertise. We also work alongside foreign law firms as special Swiss counsel.

  • Arbitration relating to energy and commodities contracts
  • Proceedings against managers and banks, particularly in connection with fraud or poor contract performance or the restitution of retrocessions
  • Corporate law litigation, liability claims against directors
  • Legal proceedings relating to investment projects or loans
  • Revocatory action (pauliana)
  • Urgent or provisional measures

We help our clients to plan and to protect their assets while preserving the harmony of families and looking after the interests of their most vulnerable members. Our expertise includes estate planning, achieved by wills, inheritance agreements or deeds of gift or by setting up permanent structures to support and protect future generations.

We also advise family businesses, with the aim of establishing stable shareholder relationships and ensuring a smooth handover to the next generation.

Finally, we support our clients willing to devote part of their wealth to charitable purposes and explore new philanthropic ventures.

Our services:

  • Estate and matrimonial planning
  • Drafting of wills, inheritance agreements, deeds of gift and prenuptial agreements
  • Advice on shareholders’ relations and transfer of family businesses
  • Execution of estates
  • Trust and estates proceedings
  • Establishment and supervision of trusts and foundations
  • Administration of not-for-profit entities

Whether for project structuring or optimization purposes, our qualified tax expert advises our corporate and individual clients on tax issues relating to our firm’s areas of activity:

  • Tax analysis of a wide variety of complex situations:
    • International groups
    • Employee participation plans and MEPs
    • Spin-offs, mergers, demergers and other restructurings
    • Indirect partial liquidation, transposition
    • Conflicts of tax residence
    • International and intercantonal distribution
  • Tax treatment of estates, gifts, trusts and foundations
  • Review and preparation of tax returns for private individuals (income tax, wealth tax and tax shield, lump-sum taxation) and corporate entities (income tax, VAT, municipal business tax)
  • Withholding tax refunds, former reserves and beneficial ownership
  • Preparation for and participation in tax audits
  • Exchange of information – spontaneous, automatic, on request, CbCR, DAC 6
  • Tax agreements and tax litigation

We understand that your projects may require the involvement of professionals with a wide range of skills. Over the years, we have built up an extensive network of contacts with specialists in Switzerland and abroad.

Whether they are lawyers, consulting firms, trust companies, experts or auditors, we help you select the most competent partners and manage their involvement, with the aim of offering you a comprehensive, tailor-made service.