Advising and representing artists, collectors, museums, art firms, event organisers, sponsors, cultural associations Advising and representing architects Negotiations with collecting societies for companies, institutions and professional associations Litigation in the areas of theatre, musicals, visual arts and literature [ more ]
Advising and representing legal entities (including banks and securities traders) on regu-latory issues Providing support and assistance on the conclusion of banking and fi-nance contracts, as well as on banking due diligence Offering advice on financial mar-ket issues including initial public offerings (IPO) Takeovers Advice in connection with investment funds Drawing up prospectuses, regulations and contracts [ more ]
The practice group Competition of WENGER PLATTNER can build on profound know-how and wide experience from its own legal consultancy activity and from former employments of individual team members at the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO). The team advises multinational companies and SMEs in all matters related to competition and anti-trust law.
The practice group operates country wide in Switzerland. By its local presence at four sites and the team building across its sites, geographic proximity to clients throughout Switzerland and the ability to react rapidly in emergency cases are ensured at its best.
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Advising individuals, companies and public corporations on issues relating to constitutional and administrative law Securing permits, legal representation in administrative and court proceedings (including tax proceedings) Legal support on public tenders Expert opinions and advice on questions concerning legislation [ more ]
Advising and representing individuals and legal entities in various areas of contract law Assisting with the conclusion of all types of contracts Offering advice on drawing up contracts in line with Swiss law Negotiation, drawing up and wording of functional, comprehensible and enforceable contracts [ more ]
Advising and representing individuals and legal entities in connection with mergers, restructuring and reorganisation, acquisition and sale of companies or shares, completion of joint ventures (in particular public private partnerships) and shareholder agreements, share redemption, public takeovers, management buy-outs and all related financing Conducting due diligence Obtaining official approvals Drafting, concluding and implementing all necessary contracts [ more ]
Advising and representing our clients in all areas of corporate crime, including insider trading, money laundering and violations of stock exchange Representing injured parties and accused persons before criminal courts and administrative authorities Representation and legal support in domestic and international administrative and judicial assistance cases, particularly for banks and financial institutions and their clients [ more ]
Advising and representing creditors and debtors in national and international debt re-structuring, insolvency and bankruptcy cases Conducting reorganisations Acting as liquidators and private bankruptcy administrators Litigation in the areas of national and international insolvency, restructuring and enforcement [ more ]
Fact Sheet Intellectual Property (IP)
Fact Sheet Trademark and Design Law
The practice group IP (Intellectual Property) of WENGER PLATTNER advises and represents companies and individuals in all legal matters related to intellectual property like copyright, trademarks, designs and patents as well as neighbouring areas (e.g. company names, domain names, know-how). The client base includes both owners and users of intellectual property rights from all sectors like e.g. technology, industry, pharma, services and culture.
The practice group operates country wide in Switzerland and has established the biggest team of lawyers focusing and specialised in IP law in North Western Switzerland. [ more ]
Advising and representing companies in connection with obtaining official permits, especially work permits Assisting companies with regard to the termination of employment contracts, mass redundancies, and the drafting of social plans Drawing up employment contracts and collective employment agreements Protection of trade secrets and assignment of intellectual property rights to employers in employment contracts Labour law issues with regard to M&A transactions and outsourcing projects [ more ]
Advising an representing both policyholders and insurers on legal and commercial aspects concerning insurance placements Developing appropriate risk strategies Concluding insurance contracts, handling insurance claims Advising on major risk insurance [ more ]
Advising and representing national and international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as companies in related industries (nutrition, agriculture, food), hospitals, medical practitioners, pharmacies and other healthcare providers Drawing up contracts related to the development, production, marketing and sale of products of all types Offering support on all issues relating to Swiss health legislation, in particular advice on regulatory issues [ more ]
Advising and representing domestic and foreign companies and individuals in disputes before Swiss courts and administrative authorities as well as domestic and international arbitration tribunals in all areas of private and commercial law Advice and representation in insolvency matters, enforcements, judicial assistance and interim relief proceedings Serving as members of arbitral tribunals [ more ]
Civil law notary services offered by a number of attorneys in our Basel office Advice and notarisations of business transactions and resolutions as well as contracts in property law, family and estate law, corporate and foundation law Notarisation of takeovers, mergers and other business transactions, also in accordance with German corporate and contract law [ more ]
Advising and representing clients with regard to succession planning and the administration of estates (including tax planning) Execution of wills Succession planning for businesses The establishment and management of foundations National and international financial planning Support of family offices and advisory services for private banks as well as independent portfolio managers Departure and arrival planning Custodial support Tax advice including lump sum taxation Judicial and extrajudicial representation [ more ]
Advice and legal representation in all commercial and legal matters relating to real estate, including private construction law (law relating to contracts for architects, services, tenancy and leasing, property law and law concerning the respective interests of neighbours), public construction law (including special legislation, e.g. dispossession and submission law) Advice and legal representation for the purchase and sale of real estate and for capital gains tax issues [ more ]
Advising and representing sports organisations, event organisers, athletes, agencies, commercial enterprises and media companies regarding sports marketing, sponsoring, trademark protection, broadcasting rights, and law of associations Drawing up and negotiating players' contracts, sponsoring contracts and contracts with sports facilities Advice and legal representation in connection with judicial and extra-judicial enforcement of claims arising from these contracts [ more ]
Advising natural persons and legal entities in the area of direct and indirect taxation and levies Development and implementation of taxation plans for companies and individuals, also in an international context Legal representation in tax proceedings (in particular amended returns, supplementary and penalty tax proceedings) Close collaboration with an established network of external tax law experts, both in Switzerland and abroad tax consulting in economic terms tax compliance [ more ]
The practice group ICT (Information and Communication Technology) of WENGER PLATTNER advises companies and individuals in all legal matters related to information and communication technology. The client base includes big multinational and medium size users of ICT services as well as medium size and small providers. The practice group operates country wide in Switzerland and has established the biggest team of lawyers focusing on and specialised in technology law in North Western Switzerland.
For large-scale projects and transactions the practice group ICT is knowledgable in all regulatory matters from different branches (e.g. banking, insurance, pharma) and has fast and easy in-house access to know-how and resources of related areas of law (e.g. employment law, competition law). [ more ]
Advising transportation and logistics companies and their customers Representation in legal proceedings regarding transport damages and other breaches of agreement Drawing up transport and logistics contracts Advice in connection with compliance with import law and dealing with customs formalities [ more ]