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Eversheds Sutherland AG

STADELHOFERSTRASSE 22, 8001 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland AG

Eversheds Sutherland AG provides 'global access to subject matter experts and a personalised, 360 degree support' to its clients, with a major focus on cross-border transactions and multi-jurisdictional project management. A major highlight was Oliver Beldi's Swiss legal assistance to Eaton Corporation with the European-wide group restructuring and cash repatriation of Project Frontier, while Marc Nufer is advising Monsanto on the ongoing, Swiss-coordinated reorganisation of one of its European businesses. M&A specialist Urs Reinwald and 'professional, customer-oriented' partner Daniel Bachmann are also key attorneys.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland AG

The 'time-conscious and responsive' team at Eversheds Sutherland AG consists of 'good listeners who make an effort to understand the client's wish'. Operating in multiple language regions, the practice gained experience in matters connected to the financial services, telecoms, IT, pharmaceutical, insurance, international trade and commodities, energy and construction industries. 'Creative and dedicated' Dr. Claudius Triebold is a key name. Monika McQuillen and trade specialist Patrick Eberhardt are other names to note. James Hargrove departed to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in February 2018.

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Dispute resolution: litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland AG

Eversheds Sutherland AG's partners are recommended for being 'time-conscious and responsive, as well as good listeners'. With qualifications in both Swiss and English law, the litigators are experienced in banking, telecoms and IT, commodities, engineering, real estate and construction, as well as white-collar criminal law matters. Global head of dispute resolution, the 'experienced and creative' Dr Claudius Triebold, is one of the seven key partners. Monika McQuillen, Peter Haas and Barbara Klett are also singled out by clients. James Hargrove left for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in February 2018.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland AG

Eversheds Sutherland AG's employment law department is active in both the German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland, and often collaborates with the international group on immigration, transactional and data protection matters. Other focus areas include dispute resolution and investigation support, collective bargaining agreements, management compensation schemes and social security questions. Monika McQuillen advised Mediobanca on the documentation and HR negotiations related to its acquisition of a majority stake in RAM Active Investments.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland AG

The team at Eversheds Sutherland AG impresses with 'a sound knowledge of contracts relating to public procurement and public transport', 'honest and detailed communication', as well its 'an outstanding structuring and delivery of documents'. Railway procurement projects and corporate advice constitute major focus areas, alongside liability law, air transport and related passenger rights, road transport law, as well as shipping and trade finance matters. 'Extremely professional, reliable and precise' head of transport Oliver Beldi provided an early case assessment for Airbus Helicopters, which aims to terminate a commercial agreement with a supplier of helicopter parts due to quality issues. Public transport expert Bruno Schoch 'shows very high flexibility and is able to identify risks and describe successful solutions', while transport liability and insurance partner Barbara Klett is another key member of the department.

Next generation lawyers

Bruno Schoch - Eversheds Sutherland AG

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