Small, stable and diverse, with Geneva and Zurich serving as hubs for various industries and thus law practices, the Swiss legal market reflects the country’s situation. The banking paradise that served as a safe haven for private clients is changing: some international law firms are trying to establish themselves in this market dominated by local law firms, while local law firms compete for recognition in international commercial arbitration.

Switzerland: Decentralized but Robust

Small, stable and diverse, with Geneva and Zurich serving as hubs for various industries and thus law practices, the Swiss legal market reflects the country’s situation. The banking paradise that served as a safe haven for private clients is changing: some international law firms are trying to establish themselves in this market dominated by local law firms, while local law firms compete for recognition in international commercial arbitration.

2016-09-20 05:39:00

Times are changing for the banking paradise that served as a safe haven for private clients throughout its history. While international and domestic firms compete for recognition, an upcoming important tax reform and a dynamic M&A market are changing the landscape.

Switzerland: Stable against the winds of change

Times are changing for the banking paradise that served as a safe haven for private clients throughout its history. While international and domestic firms compete for recognition, an upcoming important tax reform and a dynamic M&A market are chan...

21-09-2016

A young and dynamic partner at Schellenberg Wittmer, Tarek Houdrouge has a strong expertise in a banking & finance and M&A practice, which is unique in the Swiss market. Geneva-based, he is building up a client base in the French speaking part of Africa. Here he reflects on the present and future of his profession and practice.

Tarek Houdrouge (Schellenberg Wittmer): “Acquisitions of companies abroad by Swiss businesses should remain attractive”

A young and dynamic partner at Schellenberg Wittmer, Tarek Houdrouge has a strong expertise in a banking & finance and M&A practice, which is unique in the Swiss market. Geneva-based, he is building up a client base in the French speaking par...

23-11-2017

Switzerland is a very well-known market for private banking, less so for transactional work. Banque Profil de Gestion (BPDG) aims to change that. Head of Advisory M&A, Pierre-André Montjovet, and Associate Director, Fiorenzo Manganiello, discuss their positioning in the Swiss market and give us the lowdown on this new venture.

Pierre-André Montjovet and Fiorenzo Manganiello (BPDG): “The tool box of entrepreneurs”

Switzerland is a very well-known market for private banking, less so for transactional work. Banque Profil de Gestion (BPDG) aims to change that. Head of Advisory M&A, Pierre-André Montjovet, and Associate Director, Fiorenzo Manganiello, discuss...

24-11-2017

Bär & Karrer’s tax team has not stopped growing, and with the recent arrival of Christoph Suter to launch the practice in Geneva, they have secured the services of another top talent.

S. Schreiber and C. Suter (Bär & Karrer): “In Switzerland, a high level of trust exists between taxpayers and tax authorities"

Bär & Karrer’s tax team has not stopped growing, and with the recent arrival of Christoph Suter to launch the practice in Geneva, they have secured the services of another top talent.

20-11-2017

Various components permit the Swiss leading law firm Niederer Kraft & Frey to keep on performing in an ever-changing business environment. Daniel Eisele, partner at the firm, discusses the key elements.

Daniel Eisele (NKF): “Whether in transactions or in disputes, the ability to find a creative solution is a key factor”

Various components permit the Swiss leading law firm Niederer Kraft & Frey to keep on performing in an ever-changing business environment. Daniel Eisele, partner at the firm, discusses the key elements.

14-11-2017