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Eversheds Sutherland AG

Switzerland > Employment Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland AG advises on the full range of labour and employment law contentious and non-contentious issues, including immigration and data protection law. The team is co-headed by Olivier Dunant, who has vast experience in drafting regulations, incentive plans, and internal investigations, and Peter Haas, who handles national and international litigation and arbitration. Sarah Leutwiler supports clients with employment contracts and HR policies, whilst Carol Tissot has extensive knowledge of internal investigations.

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‘Excellent experts in employment law matters and trends globally.’

‘Peter Haas provides excellent legal advice and support. I am thankful for his partnership, outstanding support and availability.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland offers excellent legal advice and service with the highest quality. International law practice, global provider of services, operating in various countries with a great network.’

Key clients

Fédération des Entreprises Romandes, FER Genève

Switzerland > Transport Tier 2

Specialising in the rail industry, Eversheds Sutherland AG utilises the expertise of its global network to support Swiss and international companies in commercial matters and public procurement projects. In Berne, Oliver Beldi, who has extensive expertise in corporate commercial matters, and Bruno Schoch, whose practice covers railway-related administrative law and regulatory affairs, co-head the team. Zurich Practice head Barbara Klett has a special focus on liability and insurance law, domestic and international logistics, and transport law. The team is supported by dispute resolution expert Peter Haas.

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‘Eversheds Sutherland is a leading law firm in the transport sector due to their sector know how and specialist expertise in a broad range of legal areas. The advice is always practical and to the point and they are very nice to work with. Diversity and inclusion is high on the agenda of the firm.’

‘Oliver Beldi is the head of the practice, very professional and always available with a hands-on approach. He ensures that client expectations are fulfilled or exceeded. Bruno Schoch (procurement law specialist) and Barbara Klett (litigation, liability and transport law specialist) both are experts in their fields, very solution oriented and highly trusted advisors for our company.’

‘It is a leading law firm in the transport sector due to their sector know how and specialist expertise in a broad range of legal areas. The advice is always practical and to the point and they are very nice to work with. Diversity and inclusion is high on the agenda of the firm.’

‘Open minded, quick in understanding the problems and our needs.’

‘Big knowledge and experience in solving legal problems.’


Key clients


Signature Aviation

Eaton Corp

Parker Hannifin

Work highlights

  • Advised a major railway company in Switzerland in several procurements (CHF3bn) and in dispute resolutions (over CHF9m).
  • Advised a Swiss public transport provider in procurement, contract and construction law in regards to the reconstruction of a major railway station (over CHF1.5bn).

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Capable of advising clients on multi-jurisdictional deals, Eversheds Sutherland AG maintains a varied corporate offering that includes private equity and venture capital transactions and corporate restructurings. Marc Nufer, the founding partner of the Swiss office, possesses a wealth of experience in multi-jurisdictional transactions and restructurings; he helms the team with deputy head Oliver Beldi, who is particularly active on the transport and energy side of the practice. Daniel Bachmann is particularly well versed in M&A, succession planning and restructuring transactions, while Michael Mosimann is accomplished in venture capital financing and private M&A. Alexander Schütz is also recommended.

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‘A top team with a lot of experience and a high level of competence.’

‘An experienced team for M&A transactions.’

‘Marc Nufer is a very experienced M&A lawyer with a very good understanding of the needs of his clients.’

Key clients

European Investment Bank and European Innovation Council

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Eaton Corp


Rockwell Automation


Post Switzerland

Megger Group

Parker Hannifin


Iron Mountain

Aspen Pharma


Axpo Group

Arklyz Group

Honegger Holding


Work highlights

  • Supported the European Innovation Council Fund and its investment advisor, the European Investment Bank, as legal partner for the investment component of the entire EIC Accelerator programme.
  • Representing Swisscom, the largest Swiss telecoms provider and one of the largest IT companies in Switzerland, in the acquisition of Axept Business Software AG.
  • Advising KERING group on all its Swiss-related corporate and commercial matters, including the corporate housekeeping of some 20 group companies.

Switzerland > Fintech Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland AG maintains a strong practice in advising innovative start-ups involved in the blockchain and crypto business. Michael Mosimann leads the practice with his vast expertise in financial market regulations related to digital applications. Ludovic Duarte’s wide-ranging experience includes enforcement proceedings and regulatory matters, while Andrea Bätscher possesses considerable cross-border capabilities.

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Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 4

Zurich-based Manuel Arroyo and Geneva-based Patrick Eberhardt spearhead the Eversheds Sutherland AG arbitration practice. ‘Outstanding’ Arroyo is noted for his extensive abilities in the commercial sphere as well as his strength in handling complex contractual disputes, while Eberhardt significantly strengthens the practice with his vast experience in international trade and trade finance. Peter Haas further enhances the practice with his coverage claims expertise and multifaceted work for a host of insurers. The team is also expanding its investor-state arbitration practice.

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‘As part of a global network with offices in over 35 countries, the firm has a truly international practice with access to top-notch practitioners both in Switzerland and outside.’

‘The Zurich practice is particularly renowned and has recognised expertise in construction, oil & gas, and pharmaceutical disputes.’

‘Manuel Arroyo (partner) is a reference in international arbitration in Switzerland who impresses with his solid knowledge of procedural and substantive law. As arbitrator he is mindful of the parties’ expectations and interests and actively promotes constructive solutions.

‘International full service law firm with international network and local practice. There are not many of this kind of firms in Switzerland. ’

‘Manuel Arroyo is my to-go-partner in arbitration. Outstanding lawyer who knows the needs of his clients. He is also well regarded as arbitrator. ’

‘Manuel Arroyo stands out as an arbitrator in international complex cases.’

‘Very focused and very experienced in what they do’

Key clients

Ferrexpo AG

Work highlights

  • Advising Ferrexpo AG on the enforcement of a UNCITRAL ad hoc Vienna arbitral award in Switzerland.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Managing partner Peter Haas spearheads the Eversheds Sutherland AG litigation practice, contributing his extensive experience in liability law to the team. The practice covers a diverse scope of sectors, including insurance, international trade and telecoms, to name a few, utilising its international network to attract international and high-profile clients. Barbara Klett is another key member of the practice.

Switzerland > Tax Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland AG advises prominent Swiss and international businesses, as well as wealthy families and family offices, on an array of domestic and cross-border tax matters. Practice head Andrea Bätscher has particular strength in the life sciences, industrial, and consumer goods sectors, with experience in tax compliance and audit matters. René Schreiber has expertise in questions relating to double taxation and international tax law. Marcel Fuchs supports both private and corporate clients on issues relating to criminal tax matters.

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Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland AG has strengths in cross-border regulatory matters, enforcement proceedings, internal investigation, anti-money laundering, and classic banking law. The team regularly advises banks, securities dealers, collective investment schemes, asset managers, and financial market infrastructures on various issues such as establishment, licensing, and compliance. Team co-head Ludovic Duarte advises financial institutions on regulatory, contractual issues, enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. Sibil Melliger, who also co-heads the team, has a special focus on the intersection of traditional finance and emerging technologies, such as cryptocurrency and blockchain.

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Key clients

Barclays Bank PLC

Mobilize Financial Services (ex RCI Finance)

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

Eversheds Sutherland AG‘s international banking and finance team, overseen by Patrick Eberhardt, has particular strengths in structuring trade finance loans, international trade sanction advice, and the drafting and negotiation of documentation.

Switzerland > TMT

Eversheds Sutherland AG‘s TMT team, co-led by Markus Naef in Zurich and Oliver Beldi in Berne, advises domestic and international clients on information technology, outsourcing, service and operating models, and licensing agreements. The team has seen notable expansion with the joining of one partner and two associates in Spring 2023.

Eversheds Sutherland is a global brand with over 70 offices across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the United States. In Switzerland, Eversheds Sutherland maintains offices in Zurich, Zug, Geneva and Berne.

Driven by passion we provide our clients specialized guidance in the complexities of national and international law and deliver innovative and pragmatic solutions.

Legal expertise, a commercial way of thinking and specific sector know-how are the cornerstones of our legal practice. Together with our global reach we are an ideal partner for legal services, wherever a business is located and whatever a business needs may be.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration Manuel Arroyo
Tax Andrea Baetscher
Intellectual Property Oliver Beldi
Energy Oliver Beldi
Real Estate Oliver Beldi
Real Estate and Planning Oliver Beldi
Strategic Commercial Projects Oliver Beldi
Technology, Media and Telecoms Oliver Beldi
Banking and Finance Ludovic Duarte
Corporate Crime Ludovic Duarte
Pensions Ludovic Duarte
Private Clients Ludovic Duarte
Charities and Not For Profit Olivier Dunant
Banking and Finance Patrick Eberhardt
Energy Patrick Eberhardt
Financial services Patrick Eberhardt
International Trade Patrick Eberhardt
Consumer Peter Haas
Construction and Engineering Peter Haas
Corporate Crime Peter Haas
Employment Labor Peter Haas
Life Sciences and Healthcare Peter Haas
Litigation Peter Haas
Insurance Barbara Klett
Blockchain Dr Michael Mosimann
Crypto Dr Michael Mosimann
Data Privacy and Security Markus Naef
Government and Infrastructure Markus Naef
Strategic Commercial Projects Markus Naef
Technology, Media and Telecoms Markus Naef
Corporate and M&A Marc Nufer
Industrials Marc Nufer
Real Estate Marc Nufer
Real Estate and Planning Marc Nufer
Sports Law Alex Schütz
Employment Labor Carol Tissot
Photo Name Position Profile
Manuel Arroyo photo Dr Manuel Arroyo Partner Attorney-at-law, LL.M., MCIArb
Daniel Bachmann photo Daniel Bachmann Partner
Andrea Bätscher photo Andrea Bätscher Partner
Oliver Beldi photo Oliver Beldi Partner
Renate Bigler-Heiniger photo Renate Bigler-Heiniger Legal Director
Yasmina Charaf photo Yasmina Charaf Associate
Ludovic Duarte photo Ludovic Duarte Partner
Olivier Dunant photo Olivier Dunant Partner
Patrick Eberhardt photo Patrick Eberhardt Partner
Samuel Fortuzi photo Samuel Fortuzi Associate
Sonia Franquet photo Sonia Franquet Paralegal
Martina Frick photo Martina Frick Senior Associate
Marcel Fuchs photo Marcel Fuchs Associate
Peter Haas photo Peter Haas Partner
Sabine Hauenstein-Wannheden photo Sabine Hauenstein-Wannheden Corporate Secretarial Unit Manager
Nathalie Kaufmann photo Nathalie Kaufmann Associate
Barbara Klett photo Barbara Klett Partner
Michael Lepper photo Michael Lepper Legal Director
Sarah Leutwiler photo Sarah Leutwiler Legal Director
Sibil Melliger photo Sibil Melliger Partner
Michael Mosimann photo Dr Michael Mosimann Managing Partner
Markus Naef photo Markus Naef Partner
Marc Nufer photo Marc Nufer Partner
Michael Pötzi photo Michael Pötzi Associate
Lorenz Raess photo Dr Lorenz Raess Senior Associate
Claudia Y. Roth photo Claudia Y. Roth Associate
Thomas Roullet photo Thomas Roullet Senior Associate
Roland Ruprecht photo Roland Ruprecht Of Counsel
Oliver Scharp photo Oliver Scharp Associate
René Schreiber photo René Schreiber Partner
Alexander Schütz photo Alexander Schütz Partner
Tigran Serobyan photo Tigran Serobyan Legal Director
Leonid Shmatenko photo Leonid Shmatenko Senior Associate
Carol Tissot photo Carol Tissot Partner
Cyril Troyanov photo Cyril Troyanov Partner
Lukas Zangger photo Lukas Zangger Senior Associate
Isolda Zobrist photo Isolda Zobrist Associate
Number of lawyers : 2,000+
in this country : 40+
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