Fields of Activity

Employment and Labor Law

We advise on all aspects of employment law and represent our clients before Swiss courts, arbitral tribunals and administrative agencies. We offer advice and assistance in particular on:

  • Employment agreements for senior and regular employees
  • Special employment contracts (part-time employment, freelance etc.)
  • Non-compete covenants
  • posting employees abroad
  • Employment regulations (employee handbooks, expense policies etc.)
  • Termination of employment relationships (Dismissal with and without notice, summary dismissal)
  • Termination agreements and garden leave
  • Mass dismissals and shutdown
  • Hiring-out of employees
  • Conflicts at workplace (mobbing, sexual harassment)

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Inheritance Law, Trusts and Estates

  • General Advice
  • Estate planning and processing (national and international)
  • Last Will and Testaments and Inheritance Agreements (Advice, Preparation and Notarization)
  • Division of Estates
  • Executorships
  • Law suits in inheritance matters
  • Consulting in tax aspects

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Family Law

  • Separation and Divorce law: advice and representation in proceedings
  • Marital agreements (advice and preparation)
  • Marital law (marriage dissolutions, alimony and support calculations, separation agree-ments)
  • Alimony law
  • Advice regarding marital property issues
  • Marital agreements (advice, preparation and notarization)
  • Concubinage/Life Partners agreements (advice and preparation)

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Company and Commercial Law

  • General advice
  • Notarizations pursuant to Swiss and German law
  • Establishment of companies
  • Restructurings (mergers, splits, conversions)
  • Acting as Board of Director members in domestic and foreign companies
  • Advice regarding business succession
  • Advice regarding the purchase/sale of businesses/asset transfers
  • Shareholders Agreements and Partnership Agreements
  • Liquidations
  • Fiduciary mandates (Board memberships, Managing Director)

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International Private Law and Civil Procedure

  • Advice in international matters
  • Determination of the competent court for the international circumstances
  • Determination of applicable law
  • Advice in the recognition and enforcement of foreign court decisions and implementation of foreign decisions by the Swiss authorities

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Child Rights, Child Protection and Child Representatives

  • Representation of children and adolescents in civil proceedings
  • Representation of children and adolescents in criminal proceedings
  • Representation of children and adolescents in child protection measures

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Mediation

  • Mediation is a voluntary out of court procedure to settle conflicts.
  • The mediator is neutral and without the authority to decide; he/she supports the conflicting parties in developing legally binding solutions.
  • Mediation makes individual solutions possible. The objective not only to settle the current conflict but also to maintain the chances for future cooperation between the parties.
  • The mediator does his/her best to enable the conflict partners to meet as partners and not as opponents in finding a solution.
  • Mediation is normally faster and cheaper than a court proceedings and solutions found by the parties with the assistance of the mediator are typically more sustainable than a court decision because the solution is prepared by the parties and they are responsible for them.
  • Mediation is suitable in various areas, for example for labour disputes, for famliy conflicts (divorce, separation), for inheritance conflicts and disputes between neighbors. Mediation may be applied before, during or after a court proceedings.

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Public Notaries

  • Marital agreements
  • Advance care directive (Vorsorgeauftrag)
  • Inheritance agreements, last wills and testaments
  • Guarentees, notarization of conditions, Affidavits
  • Incorporations, capital increases, capital reductions, dissolution, modification of articles of association for corporations and limited liability companies (GmbHs)
  • Founding and modification of documents for foundations
  • Mergers, splits, conversions, asset transfers
  • Purchase and gift contracts for real estate in Basel-City
  • Letters of Intent for real estate property in Basel-City and Basel-Land
  • Establishment, modification and removal of limited real property rights (servitudes, property security rights) as well as condominium rights for real estate in Basel-City
  • Notarizations pursuant to German law

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Litigation

  • in all our fields of activity
  • to enforce your claims
  • based on an analysis of chances and costs
  • if an amicable arrangement is out of reach

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Property Law

  • Advice, execution and notarization of purchase and gift contracts for real estate in the Canton of Basel-City
  • Notarization, modification and cancellation of limited real property rights (property security rights, servitudes)
  • Advice in inquiries regarding condominium ownership, implementation of contribution claims for condominium associations
  • Assertion and implementation or defense of construction workers security rights
  • Neighborhood rights

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Debt Collection and Bankruptcy

  • Advice in insolvency situations
  • Negotiation and preparation of confidentiality and estate agreements
  • Implementation of claims in enforcement proceedings

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Criminal and Juvenile Criminal Law

  • Criminal proceedings
  • Juvenile criminal proceedings
  • Attorney of the first hour (on-call attorney)

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Contract Law

  • General advice, in particular in the area of purchase, rental, employment, mandate and work project contracts
  • Negotiation, preparation and examination of contracts
  • Work project contracts and architectural agreements
  • Employment law
  • Fiduciary, asset management and brokerage agreements
  • Industrial, cooperation and distribution agreements
  • Securing credits
  • Innominate agreements
  • Out of court and judicial implementation of contractual claims as well as compensation claims

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