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Our Services

Private law

Private law covers all the rules governing relations between private individuals and corporate entities. It encompasses a wide range of disciplines, such as family law (marriage contracts, divorce), civil liability law, in which we defend your rights in the event of an accident or claim, or contract law, which includes, for example, the drafting of lease agreements or company contracts.

  • Litigation in the event of separation, defending your rights
  • Inheritance disputes, analysis and advice (wills, inheritance agreements)
  • Estate planning
  • Real estate acquisitions and sales, mortgage notes
  • Assessing and defending your rights in the event of an accident or claim
  • Contracts of sale, business, mandate, loan, lease, etc.
  • International contracts
  • Restructuring
  • Advice on bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings
  • Employment law disputes and advice

Public and criminal law

In contrast to private law, public law governs legal relations between the State and private individuals or legal entities. Public law establishes the rules and principles governing the structure, functions and powers of public authorities, as well as the rights and obligations of citizens and entities subject to Swiss jurisdiction. More specifically, the term “criminal law” encompasses all the laws and regulations governing the commission and punishment of criminal offences in Switzerland.

  • Complaints and denunciations

  • Defense

  • Contravention, licence withdrawal, damage compensation, liability
  • Checking that a construction project complies with the law, representation in legal proceedings
  • Review of disability pension decisions and representation
  • Instrumentation of notarial deeds

Commercial law and business consulting

Commercial law, also known as business law or corporate law, is a branch of private law that governs commercial activities and business-related transactions. This covers many of the legal disciplines needed to run a business. Our expertise in this field, and more specifically in supporting SMEs and family businesses, enables us to offer comprehensive or specific consultancy services that meet the current needs of companies and entrepreneurs.

  • Contracts of sale, business, mandate, loan, lease, etc.
  • International contracts
  • Engagement and leave
  • Employee profit-sharing plans
  • Restructuring and insolvency proceedings
  • Patent and trademark registration
  • Copyright
  • Trade secrets
  • Sale of businesses or parts of businesses
  • Business acquisition or equity stake
  • Changes in legal structure, transformation
  • Merger, demerger, transfer of assets
  • Business succession
  • Capital increase, capital reduction
  • Restructuring
  • Advice on bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings
  • Company formation
  • Corporate taxation
  • International relations, setting up companies
  • Corporate governance consulting
  • Code of conduct and internal regulations
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Advice on competition law, prevention of illicit agreements and abuse of dominant positions
  • Advice and representation in arbitration proceedings

Banking and finance law

These are the regulations applicable to banking, financial institutions and financial services. The aim is to regulate and supervise the players in the financial system to ensure its smooth operation, protect investors’ interests and guarantee the system’s stability.

  • Application for authorisation for banks, securities dealers, managers, distributors and representatives of collective investment schemes or any other institution subject to prudential supervision
  • Advice to asset managers (private and institutional clients)
  • Preparation or review of internal directives or contracts)
  • Registration of Swiss and foreign collective investment schemes
  • Advice on financial products and services
  • Preparing prudential audits
  • Advice on Qualified Intermediaries
  • Mutual administrative assistance
  • Advice on listing and delisting, including structured products and ETFs
  • Advice on capital increases (ordinary, authorized or conditional capital)
  • Advice on reporting to the Swiss stock exchange
  • Disclosure of shareholdings

Our services developed under the F&P brand

Our law firm offers you the complementary skills of general practitioners and lawyers specializing in various areas of law, supporting professionals, businesses and individuals.

Our extensive network of partners and the pooling of our skills with those of Dynafisc Frôté and Schoeb Frôté SA, with whom we offer global services under the F&P brand, enable us to extend our range of services to the following areas:

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