Corporate and Commercial

Chambers Europe

“Experienced, intelligent and thoughtful with deep understanding of the relevant business.”

Legal 500

“Very proactive and business-friendly corporate experts.”

Who's Who Legal

“Top law firm Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd provides straight-to-the-point, tailored advice on both the French and German-speaking Swiss markets.”

Chambers Europe

“Excellent work.”

Practice Group

Whatever business transaction you envisage, our team has the experience, expertise, resources and commercial understanding to structure, negotiate and lead it successfully to signature and closure. Our team represents one of the largest and most specialized Corporate and Commercial practices in Switzerland. Its members boast a detailed understanding of and years of dedication to their respective specialisations. Several serve as members on the boards of directors of various Swiss companies with a strong entrepreneurial background. Our experience and expertise together with the size of our team enable us to provide clients with cutting-edge yet comprehensive advice on all types of corporate and commercial matters across all relevant industry sectors.

Expertise

  • We advise public and private companies, branch and representative offices, individual entrepreneurs and investors from around the world on all aspects of doing business in Switzerland
  • We have extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of corporate law, including company formation, corporate governance, corporate responsibility (including CSR, ESG aspects, etc.), shareholder activist situations, shareholders' agreements, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate and business restructurings, redomicilation and compliance and risk management
  • We handle all aspects of drafting, negotiation, implementation and enforcement of commercial contracts of every kind in all industry sectors, including supply, sales, distribution, agency and servicing agreements, as well as intellectual property and technology transactions, both domestic and cross-border
  • We are seconded by leading experts in, tax, intellectual property (IP), information and communication technology (ICT), data protection, life sciences, real estate, mergers & acquisitions, competition/merger control, employment and immigration law, trade and transport, banking and finance, capital markets, insurance, trust law, insolvency and restructuring, and dispute resolution

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Awards and Recognitions

Our Corporate and Commercial team and its leading practitioners are highly ranked among leading law firms globally across international directories and publications:

  • Chambers Global and Europe in Corporate M&A
  • Legal 500 in Corporate & Commercial/M&A
  • IFLR and IFLR 1000 in Corporate & Commercial M&A
  • WWL Switzerland and across WWL M&A and Corporate Governance International Guides
 

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