Firm Profile > Eversheds Sutherland AG > Bern, Switzerland

Eversheds Sutherland AG
3001 BERNE

Transport Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland AG is known for its 'innovative service delivery' and 'sector know-how'. The group is jointly led by Oliver Beldi, who focuses primarily on commercial cases, and Bruno Schoch, who is a specialist in public transport law matters, particularly those concerning railway-related administrative law and regulation. Recent work includes representing Airbus Helicopters in a dispute relating to engine supply, while the team has also consulted on matters for the International Air Transport Association and Turkish Airlines. Others clients include domestic railway companies, where the firm is sought out to assist with procurement projects, planning, redevelopments and mergers, and international transport manufacturers.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Beldi, Bruno Schoch


The law firm Eversheds Sutherland has a very broad practice in the transport sector: public procurement law, commercial matters, litigation, and 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. The practice has gained a high profile over the years which sets them apart from the competitors. The top rankings in the last years were justified. Eversheds is highly recommended to my peers.’

The team is very flexible and has a fantastic know-how.’

Key clients


Turkish Airlines

Employment Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland AG, which has offices in the French- and German-speaking regions of Switzerland, fields a team that is 'results- and client needs-oriented'. It is a popular choice for handling high-level dispute resolution or personnel terminations, management compensation schemes, social security queries and HR outsourcing. The 'very professional and reactive' Olivier Dunant specialises in global mobility as well as restructurings, and jointly leads the team with social insurance expert Peter Haas.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Dunant, Peter Haas


Very professional team. Results and client needs-oriented.

Olivier Dunant is always willing to cooperate with other firms.

Attentive staff.

Mr Dunant is very professional and reactive.

Key clients

Martifer, Construcoes Metalomecanicas SA

Federation des Entreprises Romandes Geneve

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland AG is noted for its activity in corporate restructurings as well as M&A transactions in the mid- and high-end market. The team is regularly instructed by clients from the banking, healthcare, TMT, engineering and transport sectors, and is involved in cross-border deals where it is able leverage its network. Practice head Marc Nufer divides his time between Bern and Zurich, and is recommended alongside Oliver Beldi and Daniel Bachmann in Bern, and Geneva-based Olivier Dunant.

Practice head(s):

Marc Nufer


The Eversheds team is excellent. It possesses a deep legal understanding of complex issues, and has incredible business acumen. The lawyers on this team have a broad level of experience in all aspects of commercial property transactions. Its ability to think strategically in order to analyse and solve legal challenges is phenomenal.’

Oliver Beldi has an in-depth experience of the commercial property market in Switzerland. Oliver has great negotiation skills and articulates his views in a manner that can be interpreted and understood extremely well.

Daniel Bachmann is an outstanding lawyer, pragmatic, creative and very experienced.’

Key clients

Iron Mountain

Omya Management AG


Sensortec AG

Pall Schweiz AG

Air Liquide Group


Leonardo Hotel Group

Eaton Corp.


Honegger Holding AG

Schweizer Zucker AG

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

The team at Eversheds Sutherland AG has experience in a variety of sectors, including banking and finance, telecoms, and construction, among others. The group has a strong practice across Switzerland and is able to draw in its international network for cross-practice disputes. Peter Haas in Bern is particularly active in the insurance area as well as in contract disputes. Zurich-based Barbara Klett handles insurance disputes, as well as transport and logistics-related cases. Patrick Eberhardt is the key contact in Geneva; he specialises in international trade and trade finance proceedings. Haas, Klett and Eberhardt jointly head the practice, which has notable strength at associate level, including Michel Verde in Zurich.

Practice head(s):

Peter Haas; Barbara Klett; Patrick Eberhardt


The team is being appreciated for the quick and efficient answers as well as  the depth of knowledge which comes from being an international law firm.’

Barbara Klett is an excellent trial lawyer for liability cases.’

Patrick Eberhardt is quick to respond to questions and gives clear advice, which is generally accurate and well-founded.’

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, 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 Bruno Schoch
Transport Oliver Beldi
Commercial, Compliance Oliver Beldi
Corporate, M&A Marc Nufer
Dispute Resolution Peter Haas
Human Resources Olivier Dunant
Human Resources Peter Haas
Data Protection Markus Naef
Real Estate Oliver Beldi
Real Estate Marc Nufer
Tax Andrea Baetscher
Photo Name Position Profile
 Daniel Bachmann  photo Daniel Bachmann Partner
 Oliver Beldi  photo Oliver Beldi Partner
 Sandra Boegli  photo Sandra Boegli Legal Director
 Peter Haas  photo Peter Haas Managing Partner
 Christa Leuenberger  photo Christa Leuenberger Office Manager
 Marc Nufer  photo Marc Nufer Partner
 Lorenz Raess  photo Lorenz Raess Associate
 Alexander Schütz  photo Alexander Schütz Senior Associate
 Bruno Schoch  photo Bruno Schoch Partner
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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