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Switzerland

Banking and finance: Geneva
Banking and finance: Geneva - ranked: tier 3

Python

Python's range of services include handling regulatory matters such as licensing subsidiaries and investment schemes, assisting with anti-money laundering implementations, international compliance, litigation, investigations, contracts and financial transactions. Nicolas de Gottrau and Jean-Yves Rebord are the main contacts.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Python

The four-partner practice at Python handles corporate advice, reorganisation and transaction matters for domestic and international clients in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Marc Iynedjian, Christophe de Kalbermatten, Thomas Steinmann and Benjamin Humm are the key contacts.

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

Python

The unique focus areas of Python's litigation team include London-based private insurance claims involving Swiss banks and fund managers, international inheritance disputes, as well as various commercial, insolvency-related and criminal proceedings. Dominique Henchoz and Homayoon Arfazadeh are the practice heads, while banking litigator Nicolas de Gottrau and administrative law expert Philippe Ciocca are additional key contacts.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Python

The international IP practice at Python assists with contract and transaction matters, trade mark applications and disputes. The team consists of counsels Felix Locher and Dominique Graz.

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Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland
Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland - ranked: tier 3

Python

Python covers banking, corporate, real estate, tax and private client work. Nicolas de Gottrau, Marc Iynedjian, Christophe de Kalbermatten, Homayoon Arfazadeh and Etienne von Streng are the names to note.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 3

Python

Geneva- and Lausanne-based firm Python handles asset protection and succession planning matters, as well as tax, investment and general estate matters in the private client space. The team, which advises many Chinese clients, includes Jean-Christophe Hocke, Thomas Steinmann and Ingrid Iselin Zellweger.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Python

Mainly active in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, the real estate department at Python is considered to be 'very professional, client focused and reliable'. Key areas of expertise include residential and commercial transactions, construction projects, permit procedures and environmental issues, as well as financing, leasing, contractual and contentious matters. Marc Iynedjian, who 'has the capacity to translate the clients' need into contracts', advised Angelo Gordon and Westcore on the sale of an industrial building in Zurich to Akara Funds, and also assisted Realstone with the $130m share-deal purchase of an office building in Geneva. Clients also recommend the 'responsive and thorough' Olivier Klunge and Christophe de Kalbermatten.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Python

Python creates tax-efficient structures and reorganisation solutions for clients, while also being able to represent them in negotiations regarding tax rulings. Structuring partner Etienne von Streng and Per Prod’Hom, who handles both corporate and private client matters, head the practice, which also includes tax authority expert Frédéric Gante.

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