Commercial, corporate and M&A
Lalive’s ‘very good’ team is recommended for mid-market and cross-border transactions. The practice continues to handle a significant amount of inbound business from its office in Doha. Alexander Troller is recommended.
French-speaking Switzerland: leading firms
Lalive is considered ‘a clear market leader’ for international arbitration, where Matthias Scherer is frequently recommended, and is very strong in litigation and contentious banking matters, where Alexander Troller and Marc Henzelin are the names to note.
German-speaking Switzerland: leading firms
Geneva-headquartered Lalive also has a strong office in Zurich. Philipp Habegger is recommended for arbitration, and Simone Nadelhofer is noted for his expertise in litigation and banking matters.
Lalive’s ‘very good’ team is known for handling trade mark dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration, and also provides trade mark prosecution services. Counsel Thomas Widmer is recommended.
Lalive regularly advises high-net-worth individuals on estate planning and is particularly known for its strength in dispute resolution. Werner Jahnel is ‘very responsive and very knowledgeable in inheritance law’.
Real estate and construction
Lalive’s team is noted for its strength in real estate and construction disputes and also handles non-contentious matters. Michael Schneider is ‘very experienced’.
Switzerland: Banking and finance
Lalive is well known for its ‘excellent’ banking litigation practice, which recently represented Georgian businessman and politician Bidzina Ivanishvili in a $1bn lawsuit against Credit Suisse for alleged mismanagement of funds. The team also has significant banking regulatory and financing expertise. Alexander Troller and Marc Henzelin are recommended.
Simone Nadelhofer and Daniel Bühr head the practice at Lalive, which is recommended for banking litigation as well as compliance and internal investigations. It successfully assisted Thurgauer Kantonalbank with obtaining a non-target letter under the US disclosure programme.
Switzerland: Dispute resolution
Lalive is ‘a clear market leader’ when it comes to international commercial and investment arbitration. Recent work includes representing Mauritius in an UNCITRAL arbitration and Romania in two ICSID arbitrations, one regarding tax enforcement measures in the food and beverages industry and another concerning a mining project. Recommended lawyers include the ‘incredibly bright and strategic’ Veijo Heiskanen, the ‘impeccable’ Michael Schneider, the ‘very sharp’ Noradèle Radjai, the ‘extremely thorough and tenacious’ Domitille Baizeau, the ‘knowledgeable’ Bernd Ehle, and Matthias Scherer.
Matthias Scherer - Lalive
Michael Schneider - Lalive
Veijo Heiskanen - Lalive
Lalive is ‘a very good choice’ for litigation, particularly in the areas of financial services and white-collar crime. The team is representing Georgian businessman and politician Bidzina Ivanishvili in a $1bn lawsuit against Credit Suisse for alleged mismanagement of funds. Recommended lawyers include Alexander Troller, Marc Henzelin and recently promoted partner Sandrine Giroud.
Sandrine Giroud - Lalive
Further information on LALIVE
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Offices in Doha
- Banking and finance : Geneva
- Banking and finance : Zurich
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution : Arbitration
- Dispute resolution : Litigation
- Intellectual property
- Private client
- Real estate and construction
- French-speaking Switzerland: leading firms
- German-speaking Switzerland: leading firms