Swiss corporate and commercial legal advice | Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

The Corporate/M&A practice group provides domestic and foreign clients with a full range of Swiss corporate and commercial legal advisory services (contract law, corporate law, corporate services, M&A as well as capital market law).

Our expertise

For more than a century, Pestalozzi’s Corporate/M&A practice group has been providing domestic and foreign companies, shareholders, investors and executives with commercial and corporate law advice and solutions. We regularly represent and advise clients on corporate transactions and projects as well as matters in their day-to-day business. Our specialists have in-depth knowledge and expertise across a broad range of key industries. Where appropriate, our team draws on the assistance of our specialists in other practice groups, such as financial services, tax, competition and trade, IP/IT, pensions, employment and real estate.

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Our services

We offer clients first-class advice in all areas of corporate, commercial and contractual law.

Corporate law

Our corporate specialists cover all fields of Swiss corporate law.

  • Shareholders' rights
  • Advice to companies and their boards on corporate governance and environmental, social & governance (ESG) topics
  • Directors' and officers' liability
  • Setup and reorganisation of corporate entities and groups
  • Legal support for private and public companies
  • Corporate housekeeping
  • Shareholders' agreements

Mergers and acquisitions

Pestalozzi advises on the structuring and implementation of corporate transactions. Our services are targeted at private and public companies, boards of directors and executives, investors as well as owners and shareholders. Our core competences include:

  • Representation of strategic and financial buyers, sellers, and target companies in all kinds of cross-border and domestic M&A transactions
  • Advice to bidders and target companies in public takeovers and on matters of shareholder activism
  • Structuring and implementation of joint ventures, spin-offs and carve-out transactions.

Commercial and contractual law

Our commercial law specialists advise clients along the entire value chain on all commercial and contract law issues such as:

  • Supply, sourcing and procurement
  • Research and development (R&D agreements, licensing, contract manufacturing)
  • Sales and distribution
  • Regulatory aspects (governmental licenses, compliance)
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