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Eversheds Sutherland AG

Switzerland > Transport Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland AG acts for various clients from the transport sector and transport-related backgrounds, including federal, regional and local public transport providers, international airlines, aviation associations, aircraft manufacturers, and car rental companies. The group’s substantial practice spans contentious and non-contentious matters in public procurement, construction of public transport infrastructure and contract matters as well as tax, insurance, employment and competition law matters pertaining to the transport sector. Oliver Beldi gives ‘practical and strategic advice‘ on corporate and commercial matters. ‘Renowned expertBruno Schoch has a focus on railway-related administrative and regulatory matters while Barbara Klett has ‘outstanding expertise‘ in Swiss and international logistics and transport law.


‘Barbara Klett stands out through her willingness to provide service, her outstanding expertise, her commitment.’

‘Bruno Schoch who is a renowned expert in mobility and public transport. What makes the work with him – and his colleagues for specific questions – special: he listens carefully to understand my objectives and provides me with options, in a clear and perfectly reasonable language. I worked with them on several topics and was never disappointed. It is a relationships built on trust.’

‘Bruno Schoch not only has a profound understanding of the legal framework, he also has a deep knowledge of the sector.’

‘Top in diversity, a lot of highly professional diverse people with different mother languages. A positive-thinking team. As client you can feel a very good team spirit.’

‘Barbara Klett has sensational knowledge in various fields of law. The performance is outstanding and the response times extremely fast.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland continues to impress with sector know-how and specialist expertise in a broad range of legal areas. The advice is always practical and to the point and they continue to invest in technology, collaboration and billing tools. Diversity and inclusion is high on the agenda of the firm.’

‘Oliver Beldi is very professional and always available. Advice is practical and strategic and he ensures that the expectations of the client are met or exceeded. Bruno Schoch and Barbara Klett both have very good sector know-how, are very client-oriented and highly trusted advisers in the field of practice.’

‘Outstanding in my opinion is their ability to communicate with the technical engineers and experts of their clients in order to gain all necessary and useful information for the case. They know how to speak with such people and how to ask the right questions in the right way.’

Key clients


Turkish Airlines

Signature Aviation

Bergen Engines

Work highlights

  • Advised Bergen Engines on export sanctions.

Switzerland > Employment Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland AG acts for Swiss companies with international business as well as international corporations with headquarters in Switzerland on the full array of contentious and non-contentious employment and labour law matters. The employment team, headed by Olivier Dunant and Peter Haas, shows ‘very good skills‘ and is ‘efficient and dedicated‘ when advising on the employment law aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, work permits for foreign nationals, collective labour agreements and remuneration schemes as well as when representing clients in employment claims, such as disputes regarding short time work compensation, discrimination and dismissals.

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‘Billing, diversity and quick feedback.’

‘Very good listening and understanding skills, efficient and dedicated.’

Key clients

Advanz Pharma Corp.

American Vintage

Benteler Trading International AG

CPEG – Caisse de prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève

Fédération des Entreprises Romandes, FER Genève

FiveT Hydrogen AG

MARTIFER – CONSTRUCOES METALOMECANICAS S.A., Oliveira de Frades (P), succursale de Genève

Aare Seeland mobil AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Advanz Pharma Corp and Mercury Pharma Group on the $76m acquisition of Correvio.
  • Assisted American Vintage with the merger of two Swiss subsidiaries.
  • Provided employment law and global mobility training for members of the main employer’s organisation in Geneva, Fédération des Entreprises Romandes, FER Genève, for over 10 years.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland AG fields a ‘hands-on, solution-oriented and precise‘ team, which advises on M&A and private equity transactions, as well as restructurings. For the practice’s many cross-border matters, the group works closely with the firm’s international network. The group also has experience in assisting with setting up operations as well as in acting for entrepreneurs. Practice head Marc Nufer is well versed in the industrials and real estate sectors, while Oliver Beldi is the key contact for energy and transport clients. The team was reinforced with several new arrivals over the past months, among others Michael Mosimann who joined from Prager Dreifuss AG in early 2021.

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‘Marc Nufer is extremely supportive in all legal matters for my company. He and his team are diligent, responsive and efficient in handling any issues raised.’

‘Marc Nufer is very responsive and delivers great work. His network helps us to solve legal issues around the world.’

‘Very efficient and competent team, which contributed successfully to an efficient, straight-forward cooperation.’

‘Excellent friendly, professional service, good knowledge of the sector and a very helpful approach. The team from partners to associates want to work with you to get contracts and legal matters completed in an efficient way. They are also quick to respond.’

‘They have a vast knowledge of law both in theory and practice and always give prompt feedback to you.’

‘Oliver Beldi and Natalie Schwager were always fast, ready-to-answer and sensitive to our needs.’

‘Good law firm that is very diligent in its work. The work they did was quick and excellent.’

‘Good team. Oliver Beldi was very attentive to our desires.’

Key clients

Arklyz Group

Aspen Pharma


Bergen Engines

Covantis SA



Iron Mountain





Parker Hannifin


Rockwell Automation

Signature Aviation

Work highlights

  • Advised Arklyz Group on two recent acquisitions of Intersocks group and The Athlete’s Foot (TAF).
  • Advised a consortium of global businesses (ADM, Bunge, Cargill, COFCO, Louis Dreyfus Company and Viterra) on the formation of a transformational blockchain platform for agricultural commodities.
  • Advised Kering on several intra-group restructurings and corporate housekeeping matters.

Switzerland > Fintech Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland AG focuses on advising start-ups and growth companies in the crypto and blockchain business, in particular with respect to regulatory compliance and tax optimisation. Following his move from Prager Dreifuss AG in January 2021, financial market regulations specialist Michael Mosimann heads the fintech practice with experience in advising on crypto-asset backed exchange traded products, blockchain-based trading facilities and central bank digital currencies. Mosimann also has a focus on digital applications and is a public law notary. Also in January of 2021, Ludovic Duarte  joined from GHR Rechtsanwälte.

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Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland AG’s ‘great, professional team’ takes a sectoral approach to litigation, with particular knowledge of the insurance, transport, construction, international trade, telecoms and banking sectors. The group also acts in white-collar crime mandates and general commercial and contractual litigation. Peter Haas heads up the practice; other key individuals include tort and insurance specialist Barbara Klett, international trade and trade finance expert Patrick Eberhardt and Ludovic Duarte, who handles inheritance disputes.

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‘Eversheds Sutherland Switzerland handled a wide range of claims for us. Barbara Klett and her team have always been extremely thorough in their communications and their recommendations are always on the mark, without fail.’

‘The thoroughness, dedication and command of the law are a perfect complement to the availability and genuine concern for humanity. What makes Barbara Klett stand out are her incredible skills, professionalism and respect. She is just the most outstanding lawyer I ever worked with.’

‘The know-how and experience of the team (partners and associates), the promptness and flexibility in the collaboration gives me a very good and secure feeling that my claim would be treated/handled in the best way.’

‘Personal and individual collaboration, excellent and flexible open-minded exchanges of ideas during a claim.’

‘Great professional team.’

‘We had a great experience with Patrick Eberhardt.’

Eversheds Sutherland is a global brand with 69 offices across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the United States. In Switzerland, Eversheds Sutherland maintains offices in Zurich, Zug, Geneva and Berne. We provide you with specialized guidance in the complexities of national and international law and deliver innovative and pragmatic solutions that add value. Legal expertise, a commercial way of thinking and specific sector know-how are the cornerstones of our legal practice. Together with our global reach, this makes us your ideal partner for legal services, wherever your business is located and whatever your business needs may be.

Consumer: Food, Drink, Retail Peter Haas
Diversified Industrials Marc Nufer
Education Markus Naef
Energy and natural resources Oliver Beldi
Energy and natural resources Patrick Eberhardt
Financial Institutions, Banking Patrick Eberhardt
Health Barbara Klett
Insurance Barbara Klett
International Trade Patrick Eberhardt
Not-for-profit Olivier Dunant
TMT Markus Naef
Transport Oliver Beldi
Transport Bruno Schoch
Commercial, Compliance Oliver Beldi
Corporate, M&A Marc Nufer
Dispute Resolution Peter Haas
Human Resources Peter Haas
Human Resources Olivier Dunant
Data Protection Markus Naef
Real Estate Oliver Beldi
Real Estate Marc Nufer
Tax Andrea Baetscher
Private Clients Cyril Troyanov
Private Clients Ludovic Duarte
Startup Desk Dr Michael Mosimann
Cypto Assets Dr Michael Mosimann
Number of lawyers : 2,000+
in this country : 34
Eversheds Sutherland
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Eversheds Sutherland: Wenzel Röhsner has been admitted to the Vienna bar

Wenzel Röhsner, LL.M. (29) has been admitted to the Vienna bar in March 2022 and appointed Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland in Austria. He specializes in intellectual property and litigation law with a focus on tort, civil and corporate law.

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce the admission of Michael Röhsner to the Vienna bar

Michael Röhsner, LL.M. (26) has been admitted to the Vienna bar in December 2021 and has been promoted to Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland in Austria. He focuses on data protection, IT law and cybersecurity.

Eversheds Sutherland berät Reconomy bei Übernahme der deutschen Noventiz-Grupp

München, 10. Dezember 2020 - Die globale Wirtschaftskanzlei Eversheds Sutherland hat Reconomy, den führende Anbieter von Entsorgungs- und Rücknahmelösungen in Großbritannien, bei der Übernahme des deutschen Entsorgungsfachbetriebs Noventiz beraten. Verkäufer ist das deutsche PE-Haus SEAFORT Advisors.