COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation on contractual issues in relation to business activities, in particular: incorporation, organization and management of corporate entities; choice of corporate structure and structure of business activities; transfer and licensing of proprietary rights; advisory and representation of transport and logistics companies; securities, stock exchange and capital markets law; banking law; commercial contracts; international trade agreements; etc. (see also international private law).

BANKING LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation on issues in relation to banking activities, in particular: general legal advisory to banks; legal relationship between banks and customers; contracts with banks; private and public banking law; banking contracts; beneficiaries of bank accounts and deposits; investment funds; asset management; opening and termination of credit facilities; pledge of property and rights in relation to banking; mortgages on real estate; payments; wireless payment systems; securities; securities trading; transfers of funds; checking transactions (checking contracts, banker’s checks, checking cards; credit cards); ATM; fiduciary business; financial advisory providers; banking secret; e-banking; electronic transfers; etc.

CORPORATE LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation on issues in relation to corporate activities, in particular: advisory on the choice of company name and incorporation; registration of companies; restructuring and transformation of companies; drafting of articles of association and corporate contracts for general partnerships, limited partnerships, companies limited by shares, partnerships limited by shares, individual firms; groups of companies; acquisitions; mergers; joint ventures; capital increase and reduction; transformation and liquidation of companies; etc. (see also stock exchange and capital markets law).

LICENSING LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation on issues in relation to the use and transfer of intellectual property (e.g. patents, designs, models, know-how, copyright, etc.) for consideration, in particular: licensing contracts; collecting companies; etc.

STOCK EXCHANGE AND CAPITAL MARKETS LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation on issues in relation to going public and financing of businesses, in particular: listed securities; stock exchange orders; stock exchange trading; foreign exchange trading; investors; capitalization; funding for acquisitions; project finance; etc.

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Bilateral and multilateral treaties; international private law and procedures; international mutual legal assistance; etc.

INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation on issues in relation to matters of international private law, in particular: international jurisdiction of Swiss courts and authorities in matters of international private and commercial law; applicable law in matters of international private and commercial law before Swiss courts and authorities; recognition and execution of foreign decisions in Switzerland; bilateral and multilateral treaties; applicable law to cross-border contracts; etc.

BANKRUPTCY AND PROCEDURAL LAW

Enforcement procedures; enforcement and bankruptcy law; recovery planning; arbitration.

BANKRUPTCY LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation on issues in relation to the enforcement of claims and winding down of companies.

RECOVERY LAW (PLANNING)

Advisory, representation and litigation in matters related to the recovery of businesses in distress, in particular: judicial and contractual creditor protection. 

Criminal Law

Advisory and representation of individuals and companies in criminal procedures, both defendants and victims, in matters of general and white-collar criminal law. 

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Advisory and representation in criminal procedures, in particular: system of criminal justice; rights of parties; legal assistance between cantons; prosecution authorities; etc. 

CONTRACT LAW

Contract law covers agreements between individuals, between individuals and companies, or between companies, in particular: enforcement of contractual rights; negotiation and drafting of contracts, rules, articles of association, general terms and conditions as well as contract litigation, in particular: sale, exchange, gift, lease, usufructuary lease, loan, fixed-terms loan, employment contract, contract for works and services, publishing contract, agency, commission, contract of carriage, payment instructions, contract of bailment, surety, guarantee, shareholders’ agreements, licensing agreements, franchising, financial leasing, partnership agreements, agency without authority, factoring, travel, facility agreement, sponsoring, etc. 

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation on issues in relation to employment contracts under the Code of Obligations or public employment law between employer and employees, in particular: review of employment contracts, drafting of employment contracts and rules; protection of employees; etc. 

SALES CONTRACTS

Advisory, representation and litigation on issues in relation to sales contracts, between the seller and the purchaser, in particular: drafting of sales and purchase agreements and pre-contracts; sale and purchase of real estate; sale and purchase of chattel (e.g. technical equipment, vehicles, computers, consumer goods); representations and warranties; enforcement of contractual rights; etc.

LEASE AND RENTAL AGREEMENTS

Advisory, representation and litigation in matters of lease and rental agreements, in particular: review of rental and lease agreements; resolution of disputes between lessors and lessees; etc. 

WORK AND SERVICE CONTRACTS AND AGENCY

Advisory, representation and litigation in matters of the completion of works and the conduct of agencies, e.g. contracts with lawyers, architects, construction firms and other contractors; contracts in the hospitality business; contracts on events; transport and other contracts on services; etc. 

COMMISSION, FRANCHISE AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS

Commission, Franchise and distribution agreements. 

CIVIL LAW

Civil law under the Swiss Civil Code and the Swiss Code of Obligations, in particular; law of persons; law of associations and foundations; marital law; divorce and separation; family law; kinship law; law of succession; protection of minors and adults; and property law.

LAW OF PERSONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS

Advisory, representation and litigation in matters of persons and their legal relations, in particular: natural persons: beginning and end of legal capacity; capacity of judgment; majority; capacity to act; capacity to dispose; capacity to act in judicial procedures; legal consequences of death; declaration of presumed death; registration of civil status; register of births; register of deaths; register of marriage; family register; domicile; origin; citizenship; law of names; change of name; protection of name; family name; extracts from registers; correction, deletion and update of registers; protection of honor; protection of personality; right of reply; court orders; etc. Legal entities: incorporation, administration, transformation and liquidation of associations and foundations; drafting of articles of association; membership rights (judicial challenge of resolutions); capacity to act; organization; right to appeal in administrative procedures; etc. 

DIVORCE LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation in matters of divorce, in particular: divorce by joint request; petition for divorce; drafting of divorce settlements; custody of children; visiting rights; alimony payments; marital property law; child protection in divorce procedures; preliminary injunction in divorce procedures; adjustment of court orders in matters of divorce; etc. 

MARITAL LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation in matters of marriage and other forms cohabitation; in particular: drafting of pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements; dissolution of martial property regime; protection of marriage; separation agreements; etc. 

FAMILY LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation in matters of family and the relation of parents and children; in particular: recognition and challenge of paternity; child protection; recognition; adoption; child maintenance (litigation and maintenance agreements); violation of the duty of maintenance; advances on maintenance; rights and obligations of parents and children; custody; visiting rights; property of minors; child and family subsidies; parent’s liability; etc. 

LAW OF SUCCESSION

Advisory, representation and litigation in matters of succession; in particular: wills; contracts of succession; combination of will and contract; legacies; succession planning (succession of business, assignment, advances against inheritance); disputes over estates; division of estates (contracts on the division of estates); certificates of inheritance; execution; administration of the estate; etc. 

PROPERTY LAW

Advisory, representation and litigation in matters of property law; in particular: ownership in its different forms (co-ownership, joint ownership, condominium ownership); acquisition of property; transfer of property; usage rights on property; pledges and mortgages on real estate, chattel and rights; limited property rights; etc. 

LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

CIVIL LITIGATION

Advisory, representation and litigation in disputes over civil matters; in particular: judicial action against individuals and legal entities; procedural rights; jurisdiction; quality of claimant and of defendant; deadlines; cost of procedures; procedures without cost; burden of proof; evidence; assessment of evidence; legal protection; appeals; etc. 

ARBITRATION

Advisory, representation and litigation in disputes subject to arbitration.