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burckhardt Ltd

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Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 19
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Swedish

Firm Overview:
burckhardt Ltd is a boutique law firm founded in October 2010. The firm offers first-class services by a dedicated and personal team. Its members work together to provide comprehensive advice on legal and tax matters, both domestic and international. All of burckhardt Ltd’s partners previously worked for high-ranking law firms in Switzerland and abroad (Amsterdam, London, New York, Paris; Basel, Zurich) and have a sound understanding of major non-Swiss jurisdictions, international experience and excellent language skills.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

4 partners, 3 fee earners
burckhardt Ltd regularly represents financial institutions and companies on domestic and cross-border financing transactions and is one of the few firms in Switzerland with specialists in the field of asset financing through leasing (mainly aircraft and shipping). The team also offers advice to early-stage companies and venture capital and private equity firms in financing transactions and has a rich experience in advising lenders and borrowers on guarantees and securities and in drafting related documentation.
Key Contact: Stéphane Konkoly
Email: [email protected]
Key Contact: Janusz Marty
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
5 partners, 5 fee earners
The corporate team’s lawyers and tax experts provide to-the-point advice on domestic and crossborder M&A and private equity transactions, mergers and spin-offs. They assist individuals as well as companies for the establishment of companies/branches, joint ventures and for the drafting of shareholders’ agreements and various other commercial contracts. burckhardt Ltd also handles general legal matters for companies’ activities in Switzerland.
Key Contact: Stéphane Konkoly
Email: [email protected]

3 partners, 3 fee earners
burckhardt Ltd’s highly specialised employment team advises in all matters of private and public employment law, including contract drafting, work time regulations, international assignments, bonus and equity plans, collective agreements, employment law of the public sector, restructurings, data protection as well as work permit matters. Furthermore, it represents its clients in employment disputes. burckhardt Ltd’s clients range from global companies to private individuals both in Switzerland and abroad.
Key Contact: Regula Hinderling
Email: [email protected]
Key Contact: Gudrun Österreicher
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
4 partners, 3 fee earners
A highly responsive team of successful litigation lawyers focusing on complex, often transnational litigation before state courts and arbitral tribunals. The team’s main areas of practice include: commercial disputes, employment disputes, banking and finance disputes, trust and estate disputes, clinical disputes (always acting for the defendant) and professional negligence disputes (solicitors, state authorities, always acting for the defendant). The members of the team also act as arbitrators.
Key Contact: Piera Beretta
Email: [email protected]

Private Clients:
2 partners, 2 fee earners
burckhardt Ltd provides assistance in estate planning and wealth structuring, including structuring of family businesses, for high net worth individuals and families with a multijurisdictional background, with a focus on French, British, Spanish and US connections. The team’s members represent clients on the board of family-owned businesses and act as executors, respectively support executors in complex estates, including multi-jurisdictional estates. Members also offer legal, strategic and organisational advice to national and international philanthropic organisations.
Key Contact: Jacqueline Burckhardt
Email: [email protected]

1 partner, 2 fee earners
burckhardt Ltd regularly advises private companies and public institutions in procurement matters. The team members have broad experience in drafting procurement contracts for private companies and public institutions. They also specialise in public procurement law (Swiss laws, WTO Government Procurement Agreement GPA). They draft calls for tenders for public institutions and assist them throughout the process. The team regularly represents procurers and providers in court proceedings.
Key Contact: Anina Kuoni
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Notarial Services:
3 partners, 2 fee earners
Through its three notaries the firm provides comprehensive legal and notarial advice for all real estate transactions in the Cantons of Basel-Stadt. This includes assistance in, and fiduciary services for, real estate transactions. burckhardt Ltd also offers the full range of notarial services to companies based in Switzerland.
Key Contact: Mark Eichner
Email: [email protected]

1 partner, 6 fee earners
The tax team is highly specialised in corporate tax law and displays extensive experience in cross-border restructuring and M&A transactions. It focuses on rendering long-term tax advice (tax planning) to and assisting in international transactions of multinational groups, whereby fundamental know how in domestic laws and international tax law serves as a basis for support in complex cross-border issues. The tax team supports international groups in administrative procedures on the exchange of information between Swiss and non-Swiss tax authorities as well as individuals in voluntary disclosure procedures. All lawyers have long international experience and a well-established network of contacts in law firms abroad.
Key Contact: Rolf Wüthrich
Email: [email protected]
Key Contact: Noëmi Kunz-Schenk
Email: [email protected]