PRACTICE AREAS

DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION

The firm’s partners assist and represent their clients in civil, commercial and administrative litigation. They appear before all cantonal and federal courts in Switzerland as well as before the French courts.

The firm is renowned for its expertise in cross-border litigation. It works alongside a network of law firms across the world in complex litigation matters involving a number of parallel proceedings associating class actions, criminal proceedings, administrative proceedings, commercial and investment arbitrations, emergency proceedings and enforcement measures. The firm is also regularly involved in the context of OHADA litigation related to post-acquisition disputes.

Commercial & Investment Arbitration

The firm’s partners regularly assist and represent their clients in the context of international commercial and investment arbitrations (ICC, SCAI, CIRDI, LCIA, CAM). Some of the partners also act as arbitrators in ad hoc and institutional cases.

CRIMINAL LAW & CRIMINAL BUSINESS LAW

The firm’s partners defend corporations and their directors as well as private clients in all areas of criminal law, in particular in the field of white-collar defence, before the cantonal and federal authorities and courts as well as before the French courts. In Geneva, the firm is regularly involved in international assistance proceedings.

COMPLIANCE & INVESTIGATIONS

The firm provides institutional clients with its recognized litigation experience in the context of strategic reflection regarding legal risk prevention: audits, internal investigations, codes of conduct, risk mapping, reporting measures, evaluation of commercial partners, establishing anti-corruption programs.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The firm is renowned for its practice regarding the protection and defence of intangible property rights. It is involved not only in implementing commercial strategies covering the diffusion and exploitation of protected rights but also in the context of lawsuits in the relation to counterfeiting, unfair competition, parasitism and name protection.

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION LAW

The firm has solid experience in real estate and construction law. It regularly advises institutional investors in the context of real estate development projects. The firm also deals with matters relating to leases and rents for both landlords and tenants.

INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS

The firm’s lawyers advise and assist their clients in drafting and negotiating international contracts pertaining to investment projects, construction, infrastructure, sales and distribution, franchise networks and commercial partnerships.

CRIMINAL LAW & CRIMINAL BUSINESS LAW

The firm’s partners defend corporations and their directors as well as private clients in all areas of criminal law, in particular in the field of white-collar defence, before the cantonal and federal authorities and courts as well as before the French courts. In Geneva, the firm is regularly involved in international assistance proceedings.

ENFORCEMENT & ASSET RECOVERY

The firm’s partners assist their clients in the scope of foreign decision and arbitration awards enforcement proceedings. They have a solid experience in asset recovery both in Switzerland and in France.

BANKRUPTCY LAW

The firm has a recognized expertise in bankruptcy law and regularly assists creditors or debtors that are undergoing judicial supervision in Switzerland and France.

GOVERNANCE

The firm provides institutional clients with its recognized litigation experience in the context of strategic reflection regarding legal risk prevention: audits, internal investigations, codes of conduct, risk mapping, reporting measures, evaluation of commercial partners, establishing anti-corruption programs.

SANCTIONS

The firm defends and advises its clients on national and international sanctions mechanisms (UN, OFAC, EU, France and Switzerland).

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

The firm’s partners advise and assist local authorities, foundations and other contracting authorities in developing, monitoring and performing public contracts as well as in the context of any litigation that may arise as a result of their performance or non-performance.

SUCCESSIONS

The firm handles complex international successions. It thus advises its clients in the context of their estate planning operations and is involved in the context of liquidation always seeking to find effective and pragmatic solutions.

INDUSTRIES & SECTORS

ENERGY

HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES

BANK & FINANCE

RETAIL & CONSUMER GOODS

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE

ART, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

HOSPITALITY & LEISURES