Litigation and Arbitration

The litigation and arbitration group assists its Swiss and foreign clients in the framework of national and international litigations before civil, criminal, administrative and arbitration courts, particularly in the following areas:

Commercial Litigation

  • Representation and assistance with respect to contractual disputes
  • Representation and assistance with respect to company law litigations
  • Liability actions of the Board of Directors
  • Contests over the validity of the General Assembly’s decisions
  • Disputes related to company names
  • Disputes related to company transformations (mergers and acquisitions)
  • Disputes in the field of competition law
  • Coordination of proceedings abroad

Banking and Financial Litigation

  • Representation and assistance in banking contracts
  • Representation and assistance in liability for mismanagement
  • Judicial actions resulting from fraudulent operations
  • Litigation related to the recovery of retrocessions in the field of asset management

Arbitration

  • Representation and assistance within the framework of national and international proceedings
  • Intervention as arbitrator within the framework of national and international arbitration proceedings

Employment Litigation

  • Representing clients within the framework of proceedings before the Labour Courts (juridictions des Prud’hommes)
  • Representation and assistance to employers within collective labour law litigations
  • Representation and assistance in the framework of employers’ and employees’ liability claims
  • Assistance in the transfer of working relationships
  • Drafting of employment agreements, companies’ regulations and collective labour agreements
  • Advice and assistance in negotiations between employers and employees
  • Assistance in the negotiation of collective labour agreements with union partners
  • Assistance in administrative procedures related to labour law

Forced execution (seizure, bankruptcy, concordat, receivership)

  • Recovery of claims
  • Representation in bankruptcy proceedings by way of seizure
  • Representation in bankruptcy proceedings by way of bankruptcy
  • Representation in proceedings for the sale of a pledge
  • Assistance in reaorganisation measures or administrative proceedings
  • Assistance in receivership proceedings

Economic Crime

  • Representation and defence of individuals and corporations in economic crime cases
  • Assistance to persons victim of economic crimes in criminal proceedings

Mutual assistance in Criminal and Administrative matters

  • Representation of foreign States before Swiss judicial or administrative authorities in international mutual assistance proceedings
  • Representation in international mutual assistance proceedings before the FINMA
  • Representation in administrative assistance proceedings and mutual assistance in tax matters