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Pestalozzi

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Firm Details

Chairman: Christoph Lang
Managing Partner: Christophe Emonet, Florian Mohs, Christian Leuenberger, Severin Roelli
Number of partners: 33
Number of lawyers: >70
Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Croatian, Hebrew, Persian, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Pestalozzi is a multicultural Swiss business law firm focusing on high-end work for domestic and international clients since 1911. Pestalozzi lawyers are strong and empathic personalities, known for their truly independent approach to advising and representing their clients. The firm guides and supports its clients in their strategic business decisions, anticipates their future challenges and helps them solve their critical issues. Being fully integrated, Pestalozzi encounters no internal limits in shaping the most competent and efficient teams for the clients’ needs. With over 100 professionals in Zurich and Geneva, the firm is at home in Switzerland’s two main commercial hubs – and has developed a wealth of experience in its key industries of Banking, Life Sciences, Commodity Trading and Insurance. While being locally embedded, Pestalozzi has also developed sought-after expertise in dealing with multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (www.pestalozzilaw.com/corporate-m-and-a):
Pestalozzi has provided commercial and corporate law solutions to domestic and foreign companies for over a century. It advises a diverse range of international and domestic companies on all aspects of commercial and corporate law (e.g. corporate governance, corporate control, director and officer liability, shareholder relations, group internal reorganisations, restructurings, executive compensation, and corporate compliance). The group represents buyers, sellers, and their respective financial advisors in all fields of cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, in addition to other corporate control transactions. Corporate / M&A at Pestalozzi includes also:

  • Capital Markets
  • Competition & Trade
  • Employment & Pensions
  • Energy
  • Environment, Social, Government (ESG)
  • Insurance
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Real Estate & Environment

Financial Services (www.pestalozzilaw.com/financial-services):
Pestalozzi provides advice and assistance on all legal issues in relation to financial services and in particular the banking industry and capital markets. Among others, the banking & finance practice is recognised for its comprehensive support in bank regulatory matters. The group advises Swiss and international clients on complex domestic and cross-border regulatory issues (e.g. licensing, compliance, and supervision). It represents and advises clients in complex debt, equity and equity-linked offerings, syndicated loans, structured and hybrid debt financings, securitisations and other alternative risk transfer transactions. Financial Services at Pestalozzi includes also:

  • Banking
  • Blockchain & Crypto Assets
  • Capital Markets
  • Environment, Social, Government (ESG)
  • Fintech
  • Insurance

Intellectual Property & TMT (www.pestalozzilaw.com/ip-tmt):
Pestalozzi provides solutions for all aspects of IP, unfair competition and data protection law, as well as telecommunications, media, and technology law. The group has extensive experience and know-how in advising and representing Swiss and foreign clients in patent trademark, copyright and related matters, as well as licensing, R&D and outsourcing legal and regulatory issues before regulatory authorities, national penal and civil courts, and arbitral tribunals. IP & TMT at Pestalozzi includes also Life Sciences.

Litigation & Arbitration (www.pestalozzilaw.com/litigation-and-arbitration):
Pestalozzi has a long-standing reputation for excellence in advising and representing clients in complex national and international commercial disputes before state courts and arbitral tribunals. Members have extensive practical dispute resolution experience and have gained additional experience in international commercial litigation and arbitration during postgraduate studies in common law countries. In addition to acting in commercial disputes, the practice group is also well known for its expertise in insolvency matters, asset tracing, international judicial assistance in civil and criminal matters as well as matters involving white-collar crimes. Litigation & Arbitration at Pestalozzi includes also:

  • Compliance
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • White Collar Crime

Tax (www.pestalozzilaw.com/tax):
Pestalozzi advises clients in Switzerland and abroad on the complete range of corporate and individual taxation, withholding and stamp taxes as well as VAT. The tax practice group offers in-depth knowledge and expertise in the fields of international tax advice/planning, tax compliance and tax litigation services. The firm’s tax experts are able to render all tax services as integrated services across any combination of legal areas.

Practice Areas and Offices: 

Practice Areas: 

  • Blockchain & Crypto Assets
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition & Trade
  • Compliance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Employment & Pensions
  • Energy
  • Environment, Social, Government (ESG)
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • IP & TMT
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Real Estate & Environment
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Tax
  • White Collar Crime

Offices: 

  • Loewenstrasse 1, CH-8001 Zurich | T +41 44 217 91 11 | [email protected] | pestalozzilaw.com
  • Cours de Rive 13, CH-1204 Genève | T +41 22 999 96 00 | [email protected] | pestalozzilaw.com

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Pestalozzi rankings

Global Guide 2023
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Band
Switzerland
Arbitration
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Arbitration
2
Arbitration
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Florian Mohs
F
Florian Mohs
F
Foreign expert for Germany
Arbitration Counsel
3 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Laurent Killias
3
Laurent Killias
3
Band 3
Michael Kramer
3
Michael Kramer
3
Band 3
Alexandra Johnson
4
Alexandra Johnson
4
Band 4
Arbitrators
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Laurent Killias
4
Laurent Killias
4
Band 4
Banking & Finance
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
2
Banking & Finance
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Oliver Widmer
3
Oliver Widmer
3
Band 3
Sébastien Roy
3
Sébastien Roy
3
Band 3
Urs Klöti
4
Urs Klöti
4
Band 4
Capital Markets
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Capital Markets
3
Capital Markets
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Christian Leuenberger
4
Christian Leuenberger
4
Band 4
Oliver Widmer
4
Oliver Widmer
4
Band 4
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A
3
Corporate/M&A
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Christoph G Lang
3
Christoph G Lang
Head of Corporate/M&A
3
Band 3
Sébastien Roy
4
Sébastien Roy
4
Band 4
Beat Schwarz
5
Beat Schwarz
5
Band 5
Petra Hanselmann
U
Petra Hanselmann
U
Up and Coming
International & Cross-Border Transactions
1 Department
Department
International & Cross-Border Transactions
3
International & Cross-Border Transactions
3
Band 3
Investment Funds
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Oliver Widmer
3
Oliver Widmer
3
Band 3
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