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.

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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

Senior Partner and Head of Arbitration Daniel Hochstrasser gives some insights about the
prominent Swiss law firm Bär & Karrer, focusing on its international network, innovation
and the careers of women within the firm.

Daniel Hochstrasser (Bär & Karrer): “Most of our work has an international component”

Senior Partner and Head of Arbitration Daniel Hochstrasser gives some insights about the prominent Swiss law firm Bär & Karrer, focusing on its international network, innovation and the careers of women within the firm.

16-09-2016

Throughout its almost 50 years of history, Bär & Karrer has never compromised on quality to achieve growth but built up its practice organically. Today it is a full service firm present in all language areas of Switzerland with an outstanding track record and one of the strongest players in the country.

Bär & Karrer: Striving for excellence and focused on performance

Throughout its almost 50 years of history, Bär & Karrer has never compromised on quality to achieve growth but built up its practice organically. Today it is a full service firm present in all language areas of Switzerland with an outstanding tra...

16-09-2016

Daniel Daeniker and Frank Gerhard, Managing Partner and M&A Partner respectively at Zurich-based law firm Homburger, give us their insight on both the Swiss market and the strategy of one of that market’s major players.

Homburger's partners: “Banking regulation will bring law firms more work in regulatory and compliance areas”

Daniel Daeniker and Frank Gerhard, Managing Partner and M&A Partner respectively at Zurich-based law firm Homburger, give us their insight on both the Swiss market and the strategy of one of that market’s major players.

04-10-2016

Cyril Demaria is author of

Cyril Demaria: Switzerland is an active private equity market, but activity is difficult to capture

Cyril Demaria is author of "Private Equity Fund Investments" (Palgrave Macmillan) and of the bestseller "Introduction to Private Equity" (Wiley) translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin. He is also an affiliate professor at various le...

18-08-2016