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Corporate and Commercial

Commercially Sound Legal Advice for Your Business

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 specializations. Several serve on the boards of directors of various Swiss companies and thus also have an essentially entrepreneurial background. Our experience and expertise together with the size of our team enable us to provide clients, even on short notice, with cutting-edge yet comprehensive advice on all types of corporate and commercial matters across all relevant industry sectors.

„experienced, intelligent and thoughtful“

Chambers

Contact

Dr. Lorenzo Olgiati
Partner Zurich
Jean Jacques Ah Choon
Partner Geneva
Partner
Jean Jacques Ah Choon
Partner Geneva
Dr. Philippe Borens
Partner Zurich
Josef Caleff
Partner Zurich
Caroline Clemetson
Partner Zurich / Geneva
Tarek Houdrouge
Partner Geneva
Pascal Hubli
Partner Zurich
Yves Jeanrenaud
Partner Geneva
Dr. Martin Lanz
Partner Zurich
David Mamane
Partner Zurich
Dr. Lorenzo Olgiati
Partner Zurich
Anita Schläpfer
Partner Zurich
Dr. Oliver Triebold
Partner Zurich
Bernard Vischer
Partner Geneva
Prof. Dr. Alexander von Ziegler
Partner Zurich
Dr. Martin Weber
Partner Zurich
Grégoire Wuest
Partner Geneva
Full Team
Jean Jacques Ah Choon
Partner Geneva
Dr. Philippe Borens
Partner Zurich
Josef Caleff
Partner Zurich
Caroline Clemetson
Partner Zurich / Geneva
Tarek Houdrouge
Partner Geneva
Pascal Hubli
Partner Zurich
Yves Jeanrenaud
Partner Geneva
Dr. Martin Lanz
Partner Zurich
David Mamane
Partner Zurich
Dr. Lorenzo Olgiati
Partner Zurich
Anita Schläpfer
Partner Zurich
Dr. Oliver Triebold
Partner Zurich
Bernard Vischer
Partner Geneva
Prof. Dr. Alexander von Ziegler
Partner Zurich
Dr. Martin Weber
Partner Zurich
Grégoire Wuest
Partner Geneva
Dr. Christine Beusch-Liggenstorfer
Of Counsel Zurich
Prof. Dr. Olivier Hari
Of Counsel Geneva
Roy F. Ryan
Of Counsel Geneva
Dr. Samuel Hagenstein-Jost
Counsel Zurich
Michael Hess
Counsel Zurich
Philippe Nicod
Counsel Geneva
Annie Aboudaram
Associate Geneva
Christian Bonhôte
Associate Zurich
Amanda Burnand Sulmoni
Associate Geneva
Laurence Crittin
Associate Geneva
Erik Erismann
Associate Geneva
Karin Hofstetter
Associate Zurich
Zlatina Iliev
Associate Zurich
Marcel Jakob
Associate Zurich
Dr. Samuel Klaus
Associate Zurich
Edmond Kohler
Associate Geneva
Anh-Thu Pardo-Thai
Associate Geneva
Mirjam Schneider
Associate Zurich

Expertise

  • We act as counsel for public and private companies, branch and representative offices, as well as individual entrepreneurs and investors from around the world.
  • We have extensive experience in advising clients in all aspects of corporate law, including corporate governance, shareholders’ agreements and corporate responsibility, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate and business restructurings, as well as compliance and risk management.
  • We can handle all aspects of drafting, negotiating, implementing and enforcing commercial contracts of every kind in any industry sector, as well as in implementing efficient contract management systems, 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, competition/merger control, employment law, trade and transport, banking and finance, insurance, trust law and insolvency and restructuring.

Our experience includes:

  • Corporate, regulatory, and tax counsel regarding corporate immigration of a large industrial group with participations in several countries around the globe, from the EU into Switzerland.
  • Legal and tax counsel to NYSE-listed Johnson Controls, Inc. in various facility management outsourcings (Novartis, Swisscom, etc.).
  • Legal counsel in the merger between two SIX-listed companies, Perrot Duval Holding SA, a Swiss holding company focused on certain sectors of the automation technology, and Infranor Inter AG, a highly reliable partner for demanding servo-drive, servo-motor and motion control solutions.
  • “Outsourced legal department” for all matters related to ICT contracts and data protection for numerous companies in various sectors such as pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, hotels, financial services, et al.
  • External legal contract manager for several international companies in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, catering, life sciences, communications, data protection, et al.

Deals & Cases

ZKB sells Swisscanto Funds Centre Ltd. (London) to Deutsche Börse Group’s Clearstream

Awards and Recognitions

The group and leading practitioners are highly ranked amongst 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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