Banking, Finance, Securities and Corporate Finance
The firm provides a comprehensive range of advice in all fields of banking and securities law, including loan and financing agreements, equity capital market transactions, debt financing, venture capital structures, corporate restructuring, stock exchange law and securities law, the development of financing structures and investment funds, regulatory matters, dealing with supervisory authorities and setting up new banks, branches or subsidiaries and other finance companies, as well as the winding up of existing entities.
Criminal and International Economic Criminal Law
We can provide our clients with all required advice and assistance in all legal aspects with regard to criminal matters, with particular reference to the areas of money laundering, corruption, organized crime, due diligence, white-collar crime, financial and customs crime, risk management and international assistance procedures.
Inheritance Law and Estate Planning
We advise our clients on all aspects related to inheritance law and in the context of estate and tax planning, including the verification of the legal feasibility for the setting up, the management and the winding up of trusts and Swiss or foreign foundations and other company's organizational structures aimed at the estate planning.
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law
We provide comprehensive advice on all issues arising from bankruptcy, insolvency, winding up and reorganization, in the context of both judicial and extrajudicial procedures, including appointment of ourselves as liquidators or liquidation supervisors.
The firm has expertise in every area relating to the purchase and sale of real estate assets both within and outside Switzerland, in addition to residential and commercial building projects.
We assist our clients with regard to all aspects of the negotiation and drafting of agreements such as distribution, agency, franchising, factoring, licensing, joint venture and manufacturing contracts relating to the sport, entertainment and fashion sectors, among others.
Corporate and Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions
We advise on all corporate and commercial matters, including issues arising from the incorporation of companies, branches or representative offices of Swiss or foreign companies, the drafting of all required contracts, and generally all aspects of M&A transactions.
Arbitration and Mediation
We not only represent clients in arbitration proceedings but can also act as arbitrators as such (chairman, sole arbitrator or party appointed) in national and international disputes involving not only most of the major procedural regimes (ICC, ICCA, Institut pour l’arbitrage international, Swiss Chamber of Commerce), but also for ad hoc procedures. We furthermore provide assistance in the context of mediation, thereby providing legal assistance to our clients as well as offering services as licensed and authorized mediators to our clients.
We advise and assist on all necessary aspects of employment law, residence permits for foreigners, social welfare and employee welfare law, insurance law, health law and environmental law, as well as applications for government subsidies for companies wishing to operate in or outside Switzerland.
We advise all our clients in all aspects of labour law, with particular reference to negotiating and drafting employment and service agreements, litigation, insurance and administrative issues related to employment relationships.
Law of Persons and Family Law
We advise our clients in all fields of law of persons and family law, with particular reference to naturalization procedures, filiation and parentage law, adoption law and separation and divorce procedures (and related agreements).
Consultancy and international tax planning, considering the continuous evolution of the international cooperation between criminal and fiscal authorities in criminal-fiscal matters, in particular based on the reforms regarding the exchange of information and the initiatives promoted by international organizations as well as by criminal and fiscal authorities in various countries.
Consultancy and legal assistance regarding the rights and obligations by making use of media, in general, and social media, in particular, by means of instruments pertaining to criminal, civil and administrative law, such as criminal complaints for crimes against honour, super-provisional and provisional measures of protection against publications which are considered a breach of personality rights.
We act for our clients in all areas of national and international litigation relating to commercial contracts, corporate disputes, banking, insurance, estates, trusts, professional negligence and breaching of contracts, intellectual property, information technology, real estate, construction, trade, transportation and sports, as well as in the context of international legal assistance.
Analysis of legal and reputational risk
Global analysis of legal and reputational risk for corporations and private persons, in particular in the banking and finance area, considering the legal rules of the various countries involved and of the faculties and obligations of communication among the administrative, civil, criminal and fiscal authorities on a national and international level.
Precautionary seizure and asset recovery in favour of the sellers
Asset recovery and compensation in favour of creditors and of victims of illegal acts and crimes, by means of legal instruments such as seizure and freezing of funds and other assets such as blocks of shares and succession's patrimony as provided by criminal or civil law, in particular by means of provisional measures or measures foreseen by bankruptcy or debt collection law as well as by administrative law, particularly in international cases involving various national jurisdictions.
Our firm provides a complete range of notarial services relating to real estate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, capital restructuring, reorganizations and the incorporation of companies and the setting up of local branches.