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Experience & Expertise

Our experience extends to a variety of fields, including:

  • Finance and banking;
  • Insurance and reinsurance;
  • Trusts, estates, and inheritance matters;
  • Intellectual property and information technology;
  • Unfair competition;
  • Employment;
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability;
  • Professional liability;
  • Mergers and acquisitions, in particular share purchase transactions;
  • Joint ventures, consortium agreements and shareholders’ disputes;
  • Energy sector;
  • Infrastructure, construction projects and engineering (including contract management);
  • Pharmaceuticals and medtech;
  • Automotive (development, manufacture and sale of automotive components);
  • Luxury and consumers goods (distribution and franchising);
  • Licensing, distribution and agency agreements;
  • Investment disputes;
  • Trade and transport;
  • Sports- and art-related disputes;
  • Interlocutory proceedings, freezing injunctions and attachment orders;
  • Asset tracing, enforcement of foreign judgments and awards;
  • Legal assistance in civil and criminal matters;
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency litigation;
  • Internal investigations.

Deals and Cases

  • Successful defense of UBS before the cantonal courts and the Swiss Federal Tribunal against a large claim brought by an institutional client for losses suffered in connection with the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Lead counsel in the defense of a Swiss industrialist prosecuted for alleged intentional disaster caused by asbestos-cement factories several decades ago and acquitted by the Italian Supreme Court.
  • Representation of a creditor in the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers (Swiss subsidiary); succeeded in securing the collocation of losses incurred on an investment in derivatives worth close to CHF 1 billion.
  • Representation of major U.S. pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration against major German pharmaceutical company regarding supply of non-conforming drug product. The dispute, inter alia, related to recalls of drug products from the U.S. market and compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices.