Practice Areas

In case of dispute, our litigation team establishes a tailor-made strategy adapted to the clients’ goals taking into account the chances of success of the case. If necessary, we assist and represent our clients before civil, criminal and administrative Courts, both on cantonal and federal level.

Our Firm has been actively involved as counsel in several national and international arbitration proceedings. Our broad experience in certain areas such as sports law, intellectual property or commodity trading allows us to elaborate swiftly efficient defense strategies.

We have a solid experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts.
In practice, we have regularly been involved in:
- sales and purchase agreements
- shareholder agreements
- employment agreements
- contractor and several types of services agreements
- lease agreements
- construction and real estate-related agreements
- sponsoring agreements
- intellectual property-related agreements
- banking and asset management-related agreements
- cinema industry-related contracts
- sports-related contracts
- art-related contracts

Our Firm assists on every aspects of corporate and commercial legal works from incorporation until liquidation, including legal structuring or restructuring of companies. Our Firm provides also a large range of services in relation with the administration and governance of companies.
We are regularly requested to assist foreign companies planning to take seat or open representative offices in Switzerland. In this context, we accompany our clients in all legal works including applications for relevant fiscal statutes, relevant licenses, drafting staff employment agreements or company’s internal regulations, as well as all templates of contracts between the company and its clients.

Our real estate team enjoys thorough specialization that allows efficient and tailored advice in all private (ex. lease law, construction and architect agreements, neighborhood law, sales and acquisition, financing, brokerage) and public aspects (ex. building permit, territory development, real estate law, LDTR, LFAIE, public market contracts). Our Firm supports major projects for the development of Geneva in particular.

We represent clients in litigations before state or arbitral tribunals, in particular before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). Our sports law team has advised and represented international sports federations, national sports federations, sports-clubs of international reputation and high-level athletes. Our Firm has also served for few years as advisor to one major international federation with respect to its internal organization.

In the context of installation of foreign companies in Switzerland, our team assists clients in obtaining residency and work permits and negotiate relevant tax status. We support also our clients in their application for Swiss citizenship.

We assist employers and employees in their needs related to labor law, such as drafting employment agreements and advising thereupon.
Our team has represented many clients before the labor courts and other specialized jurisdictions, such as United Nations Administrative Tribunal.

Our team is seasoned in assisting clients in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. We advise and represent clients in complex cases involving seizure of assets located in Switzerland, recovery of claims or realization of pledges and liquidation proceedings.

Our team assists clients in securing, enforcing and defending trademark, copyright and design claims. Some members of the team accompany, since years, art galleries and artists in all of their specific legal needs such as drafting or reviewing of art-related contracts (sales, lending, transportation, insurance …) or in the defense of copyright claims. We further provide a full range of services to our clients in the context of the international art sales on either buyer or seller side.
Some members of the Firm are also active in the area of cinema and in all its contractual and administrative aspects.

Some members of the Firm have a long experience in the field of private international law to effectively assist the clients in their professional and/or personal plans on an international level.

The Firm has a long experience of advising and representing clients in their claims for liability against private or institutional financial advisors or wealth managers.

Our firm provides legal advice on all matters of inheritance law including court litigation.
Our firm also handles estate administrator and representation of heir’s community mandates appointed by the Justice of the Peace.

Our firm advises adults and minors or their families on the panel of the different guardianship measures and assists the clients in proceedings before the Court for the Protection of Adults and Children.
Our team of experts can also act as court-appointed guardians for adults and minors.