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Expert corporate and commercial legal advice

From project kick-off to everyday operations, merger or sale, when you run a business of any size, you will inevitably need sound corporate and commercial legal advice at some point on the journey.

Our large and experienced Corporate and Commercial legal team can help you with all aspects of your business, from company formation or restructuring, to legal questions concerning corporate governance and management, the drafting and negotiation of complex agreements, and legal support for projects.

Our Corporate and Commercial legal team acts as the outsourced legal department for a broad range of Swiss companies, associations, and foundations, as well as international groups with operations in Switzerland. Many of our partners serve as board members in major Swiss companies and bring their entrepreneurial experience to pragmatically solve upcoming legal challenges.

Specialists who understand your challenges

We regularly provide comprehensive timely advice to a wide range of clients in corporate law, mercantile law and contract law.

Our team is part of one of the largest business law firms in Switzerland. This means that we can bring in the right specialists to provide you with comprehensive advice on legal and tax issues, together with notarial services when required. From life sciences, transport/aviation, retail, commerce, real estate, private clients and health care to other areas of industry, we have specialists who bring added experience from the start.

Our corporate and commercial legal services include:

  • Company law: Formation and dissolution, shareholders’ agreements, corporate governance, compliance, cash pooling, restructuring and capital increases, advising executive management and administrative bodies and notarial services
  • Corporate Housekeeping: documentation for boards of directors, general meetings etc., add and remove signatories, updates with the register of commerce, issue and cancel share certificates, managing share and beneficial owner registers
  • Complex agreements/projects: sales, supply and distribution, general terms and conditions, partnering, licensing, manufacturing, work contracts, research and marketing collaboration, rent, maintenance, contractor agreements, real estate, projects, joint ventures and service agreements
  • Business owners and their companies: structural optimisation and tax advice, family governance, management/employment contracts, equity participation models, succession planning arrangements and personal legal issues for business owners and their assets.

To ensure that you will receive the comprehensive service you need, we work seamlessly with specialists from our other practice groups such as Tax, Employment Law, Civil Law Notaries, Real Estate, Antitrust and Competition, Restructuring and Insolvency, Private Clients, Compliance Support, Pension Funds, Data & Privacy and others. 

“As one of the largest corporate and commercial law teams in Switzerland, we can act fast to bring you the best advice and representation.”

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