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Best-in-class legal services, made in Switzerland

With offices in Zurich and Geneva and specialists with expertise in all areas of business law, we are able to form customized teams to meet the needs of a vast range of international and domestic clients. Drawing on our wide-ranging experience and the total commitment of our people, we help our clients to achieve their goals quickly and efficiently. Our firm is known for diversity, integrity, outstanding quality standards and proven effectiveness.

Our expertise

As our client, you benefit from the know-how of over 150 partners, attorneys and support staff. With practice groups and expertise in all areas of business law, we are able to form customized teams to meet any challenge.

Our contacts with our international network of law firms and lawyers and our membership in Lex Mundi (www.lexmundi.com) give you access to top-quality legal services in jurisdictions worldwide.

Our vision

As one of Switzerland’s most respected law firms, we have a single overarching ambition: to help our clients achieve their goals. In our quest for client satisfaction, we take guidance from three clearly defined values:

  • caring for our clients and giving them effective, realizable and result-oriented solutions;
  • professionalism and integrity, as expressed through responsible action and excellent quality; and
  • our commitment to attracting and retaining skilled and dedicated people.

Our clients

We work primarily with large domestic and foreign corporations but also assist medium-sized companies in the following sectors and industries, among others:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Commodities
  • Electronics
  • Financial services
  • Fintech
  • Food and beverage
  • Government & public sector
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Information technology and software
  • Insurance
  • Life sciences
  • Luxury goods
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Media
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power & utilities
  • Private equity
  • Real estate
  • Shipping and logistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Textiles
  • Trading and retail
  • Travel and entertainment

Our clients, whether corporate or private, are the focus of everything we do. Drawing on the wide-ranging expertise of a diverse group of lawyers and a dynamic company culture, we are able to offer a swift, effective response whatever your needs.


Our history

Founded in 1911 by Dr. Josef Henggeler, our firm is the longest established of all of Switzerland’s major law firms. It subsequently grew and flourished under the management of Dr. Anton Pestalozzi and Dr. Paul Gmür, providing top-flight legal advice and services to a wide range of national and international clients. 

In 1992, we extended our geographical reach and opened offices in Geneva.

Since 2008 the firm has operated under the name Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd.

Our professionals

We pride ourselves on our team of eminently qualified professionals, both women and men, that enables us to handle a vast spectrum of Swiss legal issues.

We consider diversity to be an important factor in our success and were delighted to take the title of “Best law firm in Switzerland” for the third time at the European Women in Business Law Awards held in London on June 17, 2016.

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