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

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.

04-10-2016

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.

01-06-2016

Guy Vermeil, Managing Partner of Lenz & Staehelin, one of the leading Swiss law firms gave up his perspective on both the Swiss economy and its legal market, as well as Lenz & Staehelin's development strategy.

Guy Vermeil (Lenz & Staehelin): “The Swiss market receives more cases than it produces”

Guy Vermeil, Managing Partner of Lenz & Staehelin, one of the leading Swiss law firms gave up his perspective on both the Swiss economy and its legal market, as well as Lenz & Staehelin's development strategy.

30-05-2016

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.

29-05-2016

Daniel Daeniker is managing partner of the swiss independant law firm Homburger. Frank Gerhard is partner in the Corporate practice. They both practice corporate law with an important focus on mergers & acquisitions, and  have answered Leaders League's questions about the swiss legal market.

Homburger's partners : “the Swiss legal market is well-covered by domestic law firms”

Daniel Daeniker is managing partner of the swiss independant law firm Homburger. Frank Gerhard is partner in the Corporate practice. They both practice corporate law with an important focus on mergers & acquisitions, and  have answered Leade...

20-07-2015