Switzerland : Banking and finance
Within Geneva, Lalive is a third tier firm,
Lalive’s four-partner group is ‘experienced, commercial and easy to deal with’, and has the ability to ‘maintain client relationships on a very personal and direct level’. The practice handles a good balance of transactional and litigation work, and Alexander Troller is advising a foreign client on its acquisition of a wealth management company.
Switzerland : Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Lalive is a first tier firm,
‘Dispute resolution is what’ Lalive ‘does best’ and its ten-partner team is ‘large enough to cover the client’s needs but does not assign too many lawyers to a project’. The firm recently represented a European state in an $11bn ICSID arbitration relating to alleged breaches of international law. Domitille Baizeau is ‘very good at finding pragmatic solutions to problems’, Matthias Scherer is ‘hardworking, quick and very professional’, and Alexander Troller has ‘excellent tactical sense’. Jean-Paul Vulliéty has ‘a deep knowledge of partnership-related international arbitration’.
Switzerland : Intellectual property
Within Intellectual property, Lalive is a third tier firm,
Lalive is advising a leading Middle Eastern luxury products group on the worldwide protection of its trade marks and designs.
Switzerland : Leading firms
Within Geneva, Lalive is a second tier firm,
Dispute resolution specialist Lalive has over 40 lawyers in its Geneva office. The firm excels at civil arbitration and litigation, as well as white-collar crime cases. Fields of expertise include corporate, private client, TMT and real estate disputes.
Switzerland : Mergers and acquisitions
Within Mergers and acquisitions, Lalive is a third tier firm,
Lalive advised a Japanese industrial conglomerate on its $200m acquisition of a Swiss-based multinational. Alexander Troller and Georges Racine are recommended.
Switzerland : Real estate and construction
Within Real estate and construction, Lalive is a third tier firm,
Lalive’s strength in dispute resolution translates into real estate and construction litigation, but it also has experience in transactional matters. It recently advised a Saudi-based conglomerate on the structuring of its Swiss operations and the acquisition of commercial real estate. Michael Schneider has the ‘perfect combination of great experience, maximum pragmatism and deep knowledge’.
Switzerland : TMT
Within TMT, Lalive is a second tier firm,
Lalive’s lawyers show ‘excellent responsiveness and attention to detail’, as well as ‘problem-solving attitudes’. Technology, media publishing and telecoms are all strong areas for the team, which advised a Middle Eastern publishing house on establishing a joint venture with Bloomsbury Publishing.
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