Advice and handling litigation in all relevant areas of civil law. Our advice includes, in particular, the preparation of corresponding agreements. We have extensive experience, in particular, in sales law, the law governing contracts for work and services and mandate law, license agreement law, agency law, travel law, tenancy and property law, as well as the areas described below.
Advice and representation of companies, members and corporate bodies at the national and international level. We offer comprehensive advice in all matters under company law, from the formation of the company, conclusion of shareholder agreements, planning and completion of restructurings, assumption of corporate housekeeping matters up through to strategic advice. Naturally, our range of offered services in this area also includes representation before governmental courts and arbitration tribunals.
Advice on all issues under the law governing company names, copyright law, trademark law and design law, including internet domains. In this regard, we support our clients both in connection with the registration of the relevant rights, the use and exploitation of intellectual property rights - in particular, the preparation of license agreements - as well as in connection with the enforcement of the corresponding claims in the event of the infringement of rights.
Analysis of cartel and competition law issues, including representation before the relevant authorities and in corresponding litigation; among other things, expert opinions and review of competition law-related factual situations such as non-compete covenants and restraints of competition and defense against unfair procedures on the part of business rivals and competitors (unfair competition).
Advising and representing athletes: contract negotiations with employers, player agents and sponsors; representation vis-à-vis organizations, federations and companies in the sports filed with regard to questions of marketing, sponsoring, licensing and the protection of intellectual property rights.
We advise employers and employees on both private and public employment law, prepare employment contracts, company regulations, standard contracts and all other documents relevant to the structuring of employment relationships (remuneration packages, freelancer agreements, work on demand, retroactive non-compete covenants, employment permits, etc.). Similarly, we also advise our clients on all issues relating to the termination of an employment relationship and enforce their rights in court as needed.
Our most well-known areas of specialty include the efficient representation of victims of the media. We ensure that violations of personality rights and competition law in the printed media and electronic media are corrected, atoned for or - in the ideal case - prevented, e.g., by means of provisional measures. Our performance track record in this area includes the first judicial enforcement of the restitution of profits to a media victim as well as the first enforcement of a counterstatement on the title page of a newspaper. Conversely, we also represent journalists and other members of the media who are accused of corresponding violations.
Representing and providing comprehensive advice to musicians and other artists, and film, theater, dance and music producers and event organizers. Preparing all agreements of relevance to the publication of works; advice on legal issues relating to the protection of works and the holding of auctions, exhibits and events.
Estate planning, advice on the establishment of last wills and testaments and inheritance contracts, taking over testamentary executions, estate administrations and estate distributions, enforcement and defense of claims on the part of heirs.
Advising and representing clients in all matters relating to debt enforcement and bankruptcy law; enforcement and execution of money claims and of domestic and foreign civil law judgments.
Representing clients before governmental authorities, particularly objection and appeal proceedings relating to orders of cantonal and federal authorities concerning permits and concessions. Managing corresponding objection and appeal proceedings.
Advising clients in administrative and white collar criminal cases. Defending against requests for legal assistance, particularly extradition requests. The comprehensive activity for companies and private individuals also entails advising and representing clients in other areas of criminal law.
Accompanying settlement negotiations and managing divorce litigation as well as in connection with measures of the judge for the protection of the marriage. Enforcement of decisions and claims. We continually update our know-how in marital and divorce law so that we are able to offer comprehensive advice in this area as well.