Corporate and Commercial

Advising companies and entrepreneurs

Companies and their owners have access to a strong team with extensive expertise and experience in the corporate and commercial field. Our multilingual lawyers provide comprehensive advice to both Swiss companies and multinationals on all contractual and corporate matters. If required, we can also serve as an external legal department.

Commercial and corporate law

Our services range from the incorporation of companies, their structuring, organisation and administration through to liquidations and group restructurings, covering all aspects of law.

We help you to find appropriate legal solutions for implementing business strategies, covering issues such as the manufacture and distribution of products, the provision of services and technology protection and transfer.

Transactions

We advise on all aspects and phases of complex transactions. Whether you are looking to expand your business or are facing a difficult situation, our commercial approach and broad experience in a wide range of sectors will provide the basis for your success in carrying out transactions.

Our advice covers the entire spectrum: from company acquisitions and sales, acquisitions of business units through to mergers, takeovers, joint ventures and restructurings, including private equity and venture capital transactions and financings. We also advise on all aspects of stock exchange and capital market law, with some of our advisors acting as authorised issuer representatives at the SIX Swiss Exchange.


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Braun Martina / Meili Tobias / Müller Melanie

Newsletter 2/21: The revised Swiss Data Protection Act (FADP): Changes and their impact on companies
In fall 2020, the Swiss Parliament adopted the total revision of the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP). The revised FADP is expected to enter into force mid-2022. The purpose of the total revision is to bring the FADP into line with the rapid changes in technology, the changed social circumstances, and the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) that entered into force in 2018.

Gränicher Dieter

Corona-Pandemie: Generalversammlungen in Zeiten von COVID-19
Generalversammlungen von Aktionären und andere Gesellschafterversammlungen in Zeiten von COVID-19 (Stand: 15.02.2021)

Eckert Suzanne / Künzler Oliver / Mayoraz Jean-François / Schott Eva

Newsletter 1/21: Modernisation of Swiss Company Law
After a project lasting ten years, the extensive revision to company law is (finally) being implemented. The provisions relating to gender quotas and transparency rules for commodity companies (both with a transition period) already entered into force on 1 January 2021; the main part will enter into force in 2022. Key features of the new law are the introduction of new principles on corporate governance such as those relating to gender quotas and transparency regulations for commodity companies. The revision also includes a variety of simplified procedures and clarifications, in particular more flexibility for changes to share capital, the permissibility of interim dividends and purely virtual general meetings. Read our newsletter to find out what opportunities the revised law will offer, but also what duties will require action.

Bachmann Roland / Braun Martina / Howald Michel / Mayoraz Jean-François / Solo de Zaldívar Cristina

The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides | Switzerland: Employee Incentives
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of employee incentives laws and regulations applicable in Switzerland.



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