Private Equity & Venture Capital


If you are involved in private equity, venture capital or corporate financing, having an experienced legal team on your side can make all the difference.

We are a national leader in the private equity sector and assist investors and companies in risk capital transactions and at all stages of development, from seed capital to exit strategies.

Our core team of over 30 attorneys bring a practical, client-oriented approach and will structure innovative, tax-advantaged solutions. We work hard to understand your businesses and add value to your strategic plans, while anticipating and solving your legal challenges. 

Building a team to meet your objectives


We work with a broad range of Swiss clients and investors, as well as foreign investors, VCs and consortia under Swiss law in Switzerland, and on cross border mandates with law firms around the world.

We will build a team to meet your objectives – bringing in antitrust, tax, and employment skills for example, or colleagues with experience of your sector – to provide the vital edge you need. 

Our services include
:

Corporate Governance 

Corporate Governance

We can design the optimal corporate governance structure tailored to the needs of your company. Our expertise with listed companies helps us design structures for smaller companies that allow for future growth. For listed companies, we advise on disclosures and public reporting requirements. For management transactions, we advise on structure, timing, and compliance with reporting requirements.

Employee Participation (Option plans, share plans)

Employee Participation (Option plans, share plans)

Our tax team, using our corporate and labour expertise, has helped to find solutions for this key tool for many companies. We have drafted and implemented a large number of stock option and share plans, including the drawing up of tax structures and obtaining any necessary rulings from the various cantonal tax authorities.

Fund Formation and Management 

Fund Formation and Management 

We assist in structuring, forming, and administering funds established in Switzerland.

Growth Financing and M&A

Growth Financing and M&A

We have advised companies and investor syndicates in over 40 financing rounds.

Our M&A team can assist you in the preparation of M&A transactions. We work with buyers and sellers in due diligence, contract negotiation and closing; we also resolve IP, tax, regulatory, labour, environmental, real estate, and other ancillary issues.

MBOs, Restructuring and Demergers 

MBOs, Restructuring and Demergers 

We have assisted in several management buy-outs, implementing the tax driven structure on the buyer's side and the related finance documentation.



We help companies benefit from the flexibility created by the new Swiss merger law including spin-offs, split-offs, and divestitures. Our firm has published one of the leading commentaries on this law and has gained an excellent reputation in this field.

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Private Equity and Venture Capital

We advise Swiss-based VCs and private equity companies on investments made both in and outside Switzerland and, if required, coordinate foreign counsel.

We also advise foreign VCs and private equity companies on Swiss portfolio investments, including requirements set by German tax legislation for investments in Switzerland.

Tax Advice (including VAT) 

Tax Advice (including VAT) 

We assist companies in implementing an optimal tax structure. For start-ups, we obtain formal tax relief and analyse their VAT needs. Our dedicated team of seven qualified tax experts assists in all tax matters.

Complementary Services

Complementary Services

Our clients regularly require advice across a full range of issues affecting their business, including litigation and arbitration, employment contracts, insolvency law and competition law. 

You are currently offline. Some pages or content may fail to load.