Corporate and Commercial Law

We advise national and international entities in all aspects concerning their business activities, in particular in the following areas:

  • Assistance in daily business activities
  • Formation and Restructuring (Merger, Demerger, etc.)
  • Branches
  • Purchase and sale of Companies
  • Alteration of Share Capital
  • Going Public
  • Shareholders’ and Partners’ Agreements
  • Succession Planning
Private Client Matters

Wiederkehr Rechtsanwälte has a long-standing tradition in offering private client services. In particular, we provide the following:

  • Trusts and Foundations
  • International Tax Planning for Individuals and Companies
  • Cross-border Structuring of Family Business Participations
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Residence Permits
Inheritance Law and Succession Planning

We advise and litigate on all aspects of Inheritance Law and Succession Planning, in particular in the following areas: 

  • Inheritance Contracts (also combined with prenuptial agreements)
  • Wills
  • Advancement of Inheritance and Gifts
  • Succession in Property Rights
  • Execution of Wills and Administration of Estates
Building Law and Real Estate Law

We advise and litigate on all aspects of Construction Law and Real Estate Law, in particular in the following areas: 

  • Works Contract Law and General Contract Law (including SSEA regulation, fee claims, defect rights, cost overruns)
  • Sale and Purchase of Real Estate
  • Purchase of Real Estate by Foreigners (Lex Koller)
  • Co-ownerships
  • Statutory Mortgage of Workmen and Contractors
  • Appeals
  • Monument Protection
Tenancy Law

We advise and litigate on all aspects of Building Law and Real Estate Law, in particular in the following areas:

  • Negotiation and Drafting of Lease Agreements
  • Increase and Reduction of Rent
  • Contestation of Termination and Extension of Lease
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Brokerage Services
Labour Law

We advise and litigate on all aspects of Labour Law, in particular in the following areas: 

  • Employment Contracts, Regulations and Operator Manuals
  • Wage and Bonus Disputes
  • Employee Involvement and Non-Competition Clauses
  • Termination of Employment Contracts and Restructuring
Intellectual Property Rights
  • Trademark Law
  • Copy Right Law
  • Design Law
  • Law on Company Names
  • Law against Unfair Competition
Litigation

One of our core competences is the representation of our clients in front of all Swiss courts and authorities in domestic or international lawsuits. We develop the strategies for dispute settlement, assist and represent our clients in extrajudicial negotiations and in court. Our specialists litigate on all aspects of private and administrative law, in particular in the following areas:

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Contract Law
  • Inheritance Law
  • Private and administrative Real Estate and Construction Law
  • Tenancy Law
  • Labour Law
  • Banking Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions of Foreign Courts and Arbitration Courts
  • Seizure of Assets and other Precautionary Measures

Some of the Partners of Wiederkehr Rechtsanwälte regularly teach students at the University of Zurich as external lecturers in Civil Procedure Law.

Arbitration

We represent our clients in domestic and foreign arbitration courts. We assist in arbitration proceedings conducted according to all important arbitration rules (ICC, Swiss Rules, LCIA, SIAC, SCC etc.) and in ad-hoc procedures with either Swiss or foreign law applicable. The Partners of Wiederkehr Rechtsanwälte regularly act as party-appointed arbitrator, single arbitrator or chairman of an arbitration court.

Insolvency Law and Restructuring of Companies

We advise and represent companies and individuals on all aspects in regard to the Debt Collection and Bankruptcy Act and Restructurings, in particular in the following areas:

  • Debt Collection
  • Bankruptcy and other Insolvency Proceedings
  • Protection of Rights in the event of Bankruptcy of Business Partners
  • Development of Restructuring Concepts
Commercial Criminal Law

We advise and represent companies and individuals on all aspects of Commercial Law and Administrative Criminal Law, in particular in the following areas:

  • Representation and Defense of Companies and Individuals in Criminal Proceedings
  • Assistance and Protection of Interests of Damaged Parties in Criminal Proceedings
  • International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters
Legal Assistance

We assist our clients in international legal assistance proceedings (civil and criminal proceedings), in particular in the following areas:

  • Serving of Court and other Documents
  • Evidence Collection
  • Extradition