Lalive is especially well known for IP dispute resolution services. It also assisted a French perfume producer with border measures and customs interventions pertaining to protection of its designs and 3D trade marks. Alexander Troller and Jean-Paul Vulliéty are key contacts.
Mergers and acquisitions
Lalive’s practice has a significant amount of inbound business from its office in Doha. Recent work includes advising a Middle Eastern investment holding company on its $160m acquisition of a European data hosting company. Georges Racine and Alexander Troller are key contacts.
Lalive advised several private clients with Swiss bank accounts regarding the US and other states’ requests to disclose information. It also advised one of four heirs regarding a €1bn multi-jurisdictional estate. Marc Henzelin is recommended.
Real estate and construction
Lalive is particularly recommended for real estate and construction disputes, but also excels on the advisory side. Recent work includes assisting a real estate developer with a CHF80m residential development. Alexander Troller and Georges Racine are the key contacts.
Lalive is especially strong in the telecoms sector. It recently advised an international network operator on the provision of VoIP services from Switzerland, including licensing, notification and other regulatory requirements. Georges Racine is the name to note.
Georges Racine - Lalive
Switzerland: Banking and finance
Lalive is exceptionally strong when it comes to banking litigation, but also covers the whole range of banking and finance advice. It continues to represent several former clients of the Swiss private banking arm of a collapsed European financial group in pursuing recovery of their assets. Alexander Troller, Christiane de Senarclens and Marc Henzelin are the practice co-heads.
Switzerland: Dispute resolution
Lalive is ‘outstanding in the field of international arbitration’. Among its ‘many excellent lawyers’ are the ‘experienced’ Michael Schneider, the ‘professional’ Matthias Scherer, the ‘competent’ Veijo Heiskanen, and the ‘strong’ Noradèle Radjai. The team was recently reinforced with the recruitment of Philipp Habegger and Marc Veit, who joined from Walder Wyss Ltd. The firm successfully represented Turkey in an ICSID arbitration against Dutch investors concerning the termination of a construction project tender.
Matthias Scherer - Lalive
Michael Schneider - Lalive
Veijo Heiskanen - Lalive
Lalive recently represented a foreign client before the Federal Administrative Court, where it successfully appealed against a decision by the Federal Tax Administration to provide the client’s home country with information regarding Swiss bank accounts. Alexander Troller and Marc Henzelin are recommended. Marc Veit recently joined the team from Walder Wyss Ltd.
Switzerland: Leading firms
Dispute resolution specialist Lalive has many ‘outstanding’ international arbitration lawyers. Matthias Scherer is only one example. However, it is also strong in litigation. Marc Henzelin is recommended for contentious banking matters and Georges Racine for telecoms issues.
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Offices in Doha
- Banking and finance : Geneva
- Dispute resolution : Arbitration
- Dispute resolution : Litigation
- Intellectual property : Intellectual property
- Mergers and acquisitions : Mergers and acquisitions
- Private banking : Private banking
- Real estate and construction : Real estate and construction
- TMT : TMT
- Leading firms : Geneva
- Leading firms : Zurich