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.

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

Tarek Houdrouge (Schellenberg Wittmer): “Our client-base and work in Africa has increased significantly"

A young and dynamic partner at Schellenberg Wittmer, Tarek Houdrouge has a strong expertise in a banking & M&A practice that’s unique in the Swiss market. Geneva-based, he has built up a client base in French-speaking Africa. Here he reflects...

Schellenberg Wittmer has made its new year’s resolution:  the appointment of five new partners starting January 1st 2019; Clara Poglia, George Ayoub, Anya George, Anna Kozmenko and Julie Raneda. These appointments follow the arrival of Prof Dr. Peter Georg Picht as of counsel on November 1st this year.

Schellenberg Wittmer Welcomes 5 partners and an of counsel

Schellenberg Wittmer has made its new year’s resolution: the appointment of five new partners starting January 1st 2019; Clara Poglia, George Ayoub, Anya George, Anna Kozmenko and Julie Raneda. These appointments follow the arrival of Prof Dr. Peter...