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Umbricht Rechtsanwälte

BAHNHOFSTRASSE 22, P.O. BOX, CH-8024 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
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Work +41 44 213 63 63
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Web:
www.umbricht.ch
Sandton, Zurich

The firm

Umbricht Attorneys is a renowned, internationally orientated law firm which has been active for over 40 years in the very heart of Zurich. Our main areas of expertise are commercial and public law.

The different professional focuses of our lawyers enable us, either individually or in a team, to offer competent and comprehensive services to our clients. Our hallmarks are professionalism, efficient and top quality, with special focus on commercial thinking and result-oriented solutions.

Our reliable relations with foreign law firms and our acceptance in international legal networks enable us to handle clients' affairs abroad speedily and efficiently.

Areas of practice

Our lawyers are regularly involved in international arbitrations and well versed in Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms. Furthermore, they advise and represent companies in all areas of commercial traffic as well as in criminal proceedings. We draft tailor-made solutions so that relationships have a solid contractual basis - whether in business or personal life. Our team advises on all aspects of employment law and also represents clients in court. We advise (entrepreneur-)families and individuals with complex asset structures interdisciplinary, based on the life planning and family situation of our clients. We can help to implement philanthropic ideals or structure estate efficiently. We advise carefully and competently in all inheritance matters - whether relating to drafting a will or protecting interests in case of inheritance. Our analytical and commercial skills and use of our networks enable us to advise efficiently and solution-oriented in all stages of the insolvency process. To secure a rapid and transparent process within the international legal assistance, we work closely together with the involved authorities. Together we develop customized solutions for investment and guide in the long term on the way to the optimal investment of capital. Our team can help to present claims in court or defend against unjustified claims - in all types of proceedings and at all levels. Our specialist lawyers understand completely the complexity of public law and enable us to advise competently - inter-acting with other related areas of law. Our team advises on all rental property matters and handles them in court. The analysis of tax law questions as well as the tax consequences of legal transactions belongs to our core competence.

Languages German
English
French
Italian
Spanish
Dutch

Languages Johannesburg Number of lawyers 16

at this office 15

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