Lenz & Staehelin’s Litigation practice has been a principal player for commercial and corporate disputes in Switzerland. The firm is also frequently retained to act in banking and finance litigation and we represent major corporations and individuals in regulatory enforcement matters and white-collar criminal investigations. We also have significant experience in advising private clients on disputes relating to their wealth management and inheritance matters.
With sizeable offices in Zurich, Geneva and Lausanne, we are in an effective position to defend our clients’ interests before courts and authorities both in the German- and French-speaking Cantons of Switzerland. Our dedicated group of more than 50 dispute resolution lawyers enjoys a long and successful track record in litigation before the Swiss federal courts and administrative authorities, including appeals before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
Lenz & Staehelin’s Competition law group is one of the largest in Switzerland. It is one of only very few firms in the country with the resources to handle the most complex mandates. Clients come to us for advice on the complete range of antitrust/competition, regulatory and trade issues spanning merger control and joint ventures, restrictive practices, market dominance, cartel investigations and related litigation, market/sectoral investigations, competition litigation, licensing and distribution, intellectual property, liberalization, public procurement and trade/WTO matters.
Lenz & Staehelin regularly advises clients in many different industries, including the media, telecommunications, automobile, FMCG, pharmaceutical, industrial, energy, healthcare, technology and luxury sectors. In addition, we also advise financial institutions on both the antitrust/competition aspects of corporate deals as well as in contentious matters in courts throughout Switzerland. We represent clients in particular before the Swiss Competition Commission, the Swiss Price Supervisory Office and in civil litigation in cantonal and federal courts in Switzerland.