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Switzerland

Top-tier recommendations

Recommendations

  • Switzerland: Banking and finance > Geneva
  • Switzerland: Leading firms > Geneva
  • Switzerland: Leading firms > Zurich

Switzerland

Within Intellectual property, Lalive is a third tier firm,

Lalive provides a wide range of IP services, including the management of global trade mark portfolios and representation before the WIPO, the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, and arbitral and civil courts. Alexander Troller is recommended.

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Within Mergers and acquisitions, Lalive is a third tier firm,

Lalive advised a Japanese industrial conglomerate on the acquisition of a multinational company headquartered in Switzerland. Georges Racine is recommended.

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Within Real estate and construction, Lalive is a third tier firm,

Lalive has extensive experience in construction disputes, particularly in international arbitration. It also provides transactional advice, often relating to complex projects and on an international scale. Michael Schneider and Matthias Scherer are the main contacts.

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Within TMT, Lalive is a second tier firm,

Lalive acts for local and international telecoms companies, financial institutions and consulting firms, alongside governments and regulatory authorities. Georges Racine is a key contact.

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Switzerland: Banking and finance

Within Geneva, Lalive is a second tier firm,

Lalive’s team is ‘strong when up against large financial institutions’. Recent work includes advising the borrowers on a multi-currency $1bn senior facilities agreement, and acting for a Swiss bank in relation to a US tax probe. Alexander Troller ‘thinks very commercially and uses his experience as in-house counsel to good effect’. Simone Nadelhofer is ‘practical and solution-oriented’.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution

Within Arbitration, Lalive is a first tier firm,

Lalive’s recent work includes representing a buyer in two consolidated gas pricing arbitrations under the ICC rules; the disputes arose under a long-term contract between a state-owned Southern European company and a state-owned Middle Eastern company. Veijo Heiskanen is ‘not only a great lawyer with experience and knowledge, but also a perfect gentleman’. Matthias Scherer is ‘brilliant, and a hard worker’. Noradèle Radjai is ‘a very sharp lawyer, fighter and supreme diplomat at the same time’.

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Within Litigation, Lalive is a first tier firm,

Lalive handles both domestic and cross-border disputes. It was recently instructed by a foreign trustee regarding access to information and assets held by former trustees, banks and investment management firms based in Switzerland. Marc Henzelin is recommended.

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Switzerland: Leading firms

Within Geneva, Lalive is a second tier firm,

Lalive advises on both domestic and cross-border matters. Arbitration is one of the firm’s key areas, drawing on the diverse language skills within the firm.

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Within Zurich, tier 4

Lalive was boosted by the arrival of Philipp Habegger and Marc Veit from Walder Wyss Ltd. Alexander Troller is ‘very commercial, using his experience as in-house counsel to good effect’, and has ‘good client-handling skills’. Simone Nadelhofer is ‘a very strong lawyer.

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