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.

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.

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...

Pestalozzi is one of the few local law firms able to take on international cases. The firm’s
Managing Partner Urs Klöti and its Chairman Michael Kramer give us their insight into this
dynamic legal market.

Pestalozzi partners: “Only a few Swiss law firms are able to deal with complex international transactions and proceedings”

Pestalozzi is one of the few local law firms able to take on international cases. The firm’s Managing Partner Urs Klöti and its Chairman Michael Kramer give us their insight into this dynamic legal market.

Times are changing for the banking paradise that served as a safe-haven for private clients throughout its history. All the while, international and domestic firms compete for recognition in international commercial arbitration.

Law Firms in Switzerland: Mediating Banks out of Secrecy

Times are changing for the banking paradise that served as a safe-haven for private clients throughout its history. All the while, international and domestic firms compete for recognition in international commercial arbitration.

Meeting with Domitille Baizeau, partner at Lalive, a leading law firm in Geneva. Overview of the Swiss market and the international arbitration practice.

Domitille Baizeau (Lalive): “Switzerland is one of the best arbitration venues in the world”

Meeting with Domitille Baizeau, partner at Lalive, a leading law firm in Geneva. Overview of the Swiss market and the international arbitration practice.