Litigation

We are very proud of our litigation team – it is strong and effective. We help clients avoid disputes and represent them in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings before the Swiss courts and authorities. We also support our clients with litigation abroad.

  • Commercial, construction and employment litigation and proceedings in Swiss courts
  • Advising and representing clients in criminal and international assistance proceedings
  • Comprehensive support with regard to the avoidance of litigation, out-of-court dispute resolution and dispute avoidance through careful contract drafting
  • Planning and strategy advice for domestic and international dispute resolution
  • Support with litigation in other countries and coordination of parallel disputes in multiple jurisdictions
  • International team and industry-specific specialist knowledge
  • Representation Before Courts and Authorities

    We represent our clients before all courts and authorities, as well as all higher instances within Switzerland. In doing so, we focus on using our resources and our know-how efficiently, allowing us to achieve outstanding results even in the most complex cases.
    We have in-depth expertise and long-standing experience especially in the following areas:

    • General commercial disputes, especially those before the four Commercial Courts in Switzerland (Zurich, Aargau, Berne and St. Gallen)
    • Disputes between banks or insurance companies and their customers relating to investment advice, asset management, financing transactions as well as investment and insurance products
    • Disputes in corporate and related matters, including M&A disputes, directors’ liability, special audits, joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements
    • Representation of damaged parties, indicted persons and witnesses in white collar criminal cases
    • Intellectual property and IT-related disputes
    • Disputes in employment matters
    • Disputes in debt collection and bankruptcy matters, including ranking of creditors procedure and fraudulent conveyances, as well as attachment and enforcement of assets
    • Disputes and proceedings before regulatory authorities in the areas of energy, telecommunication, pharmaceuticals, health and data protection
    • International enforcement of judgements and arbitral awards
  • Other Contentious Support

    We offer comprehensive advice to our clients to avoid litigation, settle disputes out of court, and draft contracts in all economic sectors with a view of avoiding litigation. We offer:

    • Tried-and-tested expertise in editing of contracts in all economic areas and editing of clauses on jurisdiction, arbitration venue, and ADR
    • Development and execution of strategies to avoid litigation and assessment as well as mitigation of litigation risks
    • Representation of clients in ADR proceedings, in particular by way of out of court settlement negotiations and mediation
    • Mediation in all commercial disputes, with a particular focus on international disputes
  • International Team and Industry Know-how

    Our litigation team consists of attorneys with special industry knowledge in the areas of banking and financial markets, software industry, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, energy, telecommunications, trade and e-commerce, real estate and sports marketing. We support our clients in complex international disputes and transactions. Our team includes attorneys qualified to practice in other jurisdictions, in particular the USA and European countries.

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Swiss Federal Tribunal denies legal privilege protection to correspondence with non-EU/EFTA/UK lawyers

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The Legal 500 ranks Homburger Tier 1 in 13 categories and selected 4 partners for the Hall of Fame

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Homburger top ranked in Chambers Europe Guide 2021

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Verfahren mit mehreren Parteien im öffentlichen Recht – Von Verfügungsadressatinnen, Streitgenossen, Beigeladenen und anderen Parteien