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Eversheds Sutherland AG

Transport Tier 1

The transport team at Eversheds Sutherland AG acts for clients including federal, regional and municipal transport companies, international airlines and a whole host of national and international transport-related companies as well as logistics companies. The team, headed by the ‘absolutely reliable, fast and preciseOliver Beldi and ‘expert in his fields of practiceBruno Schoch, assists in transactions and advises on regulatory issues, procurement law, corporate and commercial matters as well as wider related areas, such as employment law. Barbara Klett is specialised in Swiss and international logistics and transport law and regularly represents clients in liability and insurance law matters.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Beldi; Bruno Schoch

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Klett


‘The strength of the team around Oliver Beldi lies in the absolutely reliable, fast and precise processing of the questions posed. Cost estimates are adhered to and thus precise cost planning is possible. The results and recommendations are practical, targeted and implementable.’

‘Oliver Beldi is a reliable, professionally experienced and pleasant contact person in the special questions of Swiss transport law. The team of Eversheds Sutherland is particularly broadly based, so that any question can be addressed by the appropriate contact person. The quality of the work on the questions is especially based on the practical usability of the results and the clear and unambiguous instructions for action.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland has a very broad practice in the transport sector: public procurement law, commercial matter, litigation, M&A transactions. Key strengths are sector know-how; the various team members provide specialist level advice in a broad range of legal areas, no fuss, and practical advice and innovative service delivery. In my view the ranking as top tier firm is justified. I can recommend the firm to my peers.’

‘There are three individuals to mention: Oliver Beldi, Bruno Schoch and Barbara Klett. Oliver Beldi is the head of the practice and very professional. He provides targeted and strategic advice at high service standards and he has exceptional credentials. Bruno Schoch and Barbara Klett both have very good sector know-how and are experts in their fields of practice.’

‘In respect of an international M&A transaction across 4 time zones, Eversheds were quick to respond, reliable, and integrated well with our in-house team. They were very professional and a great asset to the negotiation of the deal.’

‘The partner Oliver Beldi supported us in corporate governance and capital market. The legal opinion has the highest level and standards. Eversheds assists my group worldwide and it is the most reliable and skilled international firm in the legal area.’

‘Affordability, reliable, transparency and capability to react in real time. International approach.’

Key clients


Turkish Airlines

Avis Business Group

Signature Aviation

Employment Tier 2

Acting predominantly for employers, Eversheds Sutherland AG advises on the full range of employment law issues, both contentious and non-contentious, with a focus on complex human resources projects. The team has considerable experience handling employment issues concerning restructurings, internal investigations, mass dismissals and short- and long-term incentive plans. Peter Haas, who heads the firm's dispute resolution practice, has a focus on social insurance matters and fellow co-head Olivier Dunant is experienced in business immigration.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Dunant; Peter Haas


‘A team that handles matters professionally. Verification of the work before it goes to the client. Singular contact person. Very rapid responses and immediate practical advice. Business-minded approach and the aim to find solutions within the legal framework. Great wealth of experience.’

‘Competent know-how and quick to grasp the situation. Flexible, can react to changes of the situation immediately. Rapid responses, substantiated advice, strength in advice. Grasp complex requirements and put them into action in a pragmatic fashion for the client.’

Key clients

Raizen Trading LLP, London, Geneva Branch

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

Fédération des Entreprises Romandes Genève

Alia – The Royal Jordanian Airline Plc (Royal Jordanian)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland AG's broad practice 'allows it to tackle a variety of complex issues'. The team acts on range of transactions, including M&A, private equity and corporate restructuring, often involving multiple jurisdictions. Its client roster includes a number of companies listed on the New York, Tel Aviv and Swiss Stock Exchange. The team is jointly led by dedicated specialists Marc Nufer and Oliver Beldi in Bern. Daniel Bachmann in the same office also advises on commercial contracts.

Practice head(s):

Marc Nufer; Oliver Beldi

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Bachmann


‘Eversheds is appreciated for the availability of key personnel and the solution-driven approach.’

‘Oliver Beldi’s support and advice is excellent; he has managed to reconcile the expectations of various stakeholders and deblock the process in its critical moments. Extremely knowledgeable and great command of Swiss legal system.’

‘Eversheds is responsive and solution-oriented.’

‘Daniel Bachmann is outstanding when it comes to responsiveness and solution-orientation.’

‘Eversheds, in particular Marc Nufer, takes time to understand the issue that its clients are facing and provides different possible solutions with a recommendation of the best alternative. It has good, sharp legal skills in a variety of areas under one roof which allows them to tackle a variety of complex issues. I like that they have the experience, skills and talent to tackle these legal matters while being practical and cost conscious at the same time.’

‘Marc Nufer’s empathy, his practical approach to legal problem solving and his vast legal knowledge/experience makes him special to work with.’

‘Oliver Beldi is an efficient and pragmatic lawyer who manages his team very well.’

‘Daniel Bachmann is an outstanding and highly experienced commercial lawyer with great business acumen and a good sense of pragmatism.’

Key clients


Bystronic Laser AG

Capital GES Group


Eaton Corp







Parker Hannifin


Rockwell Automation

Signature Aviation

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland AG has 'well-founded specialist knowledge in numerous areas of law'. The team is regularly involved in litigation proceedings in the banking and finance, insurance, pharmaceutical and construction space, among others. Peter Haas in Bern is often involved in cross-border work. He jointly leads the practice with liability specialist Barbara Klett and Geneva-based Patrick Eberhardt, who is a key contact for international trade.

Practice head(s):

Peter Haas; Barbara Klett; Patrick Eberhardt


‘Eversheds Sutherland AG stands out for its procedural successes and professionalism.’

‘I would like to highlight the pragmatic approach of the cooperation, the well-founded specialist knowledge in numerous areas of law, the high quality standard of the services provided by Eversheds Sutherland AG, the expert handling of thematically sensitive and complex claims and finally in the litigation cases, tactically clever and skilful strategy advice or dealing with contentious topics and issues.’

‘The cooperation with the team at Eversheds Sutherland AG is always pleasant, friendly and above all competent. The responsiveness or speed of Eversheds Sutherland in strategy consulting and answering technical questions must be described as very quick, which is a great advantage.’

‘Strengths of Barbara Klett and Peter Haas are, in a few words, their absolute professionalism and their extensive expertise in the claims of liability law, their goal to work together as a team to unite a claims process to bring a successful conclusion, the pragmatic approach in the cooperation, the high quality standard, their process-compliant management of legal disputes.’

‘Barbara Klett: Outstanding liability and insurance law expert, with a proven track record up to the Swiss Federal Court.’

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Photo Name Position Profile
 Renate Bigler-Heiniger  photo Renate Bigler-Heiniger Legal Director
 Ludovic Duarte  photo Ludovic Duarte Partner
 Barbara Klett  photo Barbara Klett Partner
 Sarah Leutwiler  photo Sarah Leutwiler Senior Associate
 Dominique Müller  photo Dominique Müller Associate
 Patricia Meier  photo Patricia Meier Associate
 Leonz Meyer  photo Leonz Meyer Of Counsel
Dr Michael Mosimann  photo Dr Michael Mosimann Partner
 Markus Naef  photo Markus Naef Partner
Dr Martin Rauber  photo Dr Martin Rauber Legal Director
 Michel Verde  photo Michel Verde Senior Associate
Number of lawyers : 2,000+
in this country : 34
Eversheds Sutherland
the global law firm that sets the standards
Contact : Peter Haas (managing partner)
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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.