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Hafner & Hochstrasser AG

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Lucerne, Zurich


The firm

Hafner & Hochstrasser, which was founded in 1992, is nationally and internationally recognised for the high quality of its work, not just in advising on the full range of proceedings of corporate, business and commercial matters, but in advising private clients in all their private entrepreneurial affairs. They trust the firm’s judgement, which is based on a broad experience and puts the firm in a position to advise clients on their most complex matters while remaining a small boutique firm among its competitors. This is why the firm can provide services which meet the high expectations of its clients.

The nature of today’s economic environment is such that the firm usually advises on matters which not only concern the Swiss territory but also those reaching across multiple jurisdictions. By working within a network of other independent firms and lawyers around the world in each relevant jurisdiction, the firm is in a position to provide a seamless service, wherever clients need it.

Areas of practice

Hafner & Hochstrasser provides clients with an ‘excellent level of service’ and is known as a ‘high quality’ firm localised in Zurich. The small teamof five lawyers is particularly recognised for its ‘experience in innovative and complex matters’, especially in commercial law, contractual law and corporate law. Benno Hafner is the key contact at Hafner & Hochstrasser’s ‘excellent’ commercial law firm, whose clients include banks and insurance companies, as well as institutional investors, business enterprises and private clients. Benno Hafner ‘really understands the commercial nature of deals’, leading his boutique firm with great precision, and has a ‘very broad scope of knowledge on all aspects of international business’.

The ‘extremely responsive and hardworking’ Mirjam Holdener De Simone is recommended for her ‘very detailed method of working’ in litigation and corporate law. Markus Pichler, who has ‘a unique ability to understand massive amounts of information’ especially in inheritance law is also recommended. The team has an ‘excellent work ethic’ and all of them have ‘outstanding negotiating skills’. The group is recommended for its ‘strong expertise in litigation and insolvency law’ and they are ‘well organised’.

Lately, the firm has been retained in matters of legal and compliance for services of financial cross-border issues for banks and financial intermediaries. The firm has been awarded the best boutique commercial law firm in Switzerland for the third time.


  • Other offices

  • Lucerne

  • Number of lawyers: 4
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Member
  • International Jurists
  • Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations

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