BRIDGE between cultures / jurisdictions (Transacting
business abroad as if at home). Multi-cultural
background and international contacts enable us
to be your bridge between:
- Zurich (German part of Switzerland) and
Geneva (its French part),
- Civil law jurisdictions and Common
- Switzerland (as European headquarters
and the world.
CONFIDENCE with clients through personal
contact (If you want a friend, be one). We like
to become friends with our clients and are happy
that our friends become clients.
CORPORATE INSIDE AWARENESS (A good
business attorney is a businessman with legal
skills). Most of us have spent many years as
In-house and/or as General Counsel. This have
granted us invaluable experience and taught us
legal modesty: Law is only one dimension of any
INDEPENDENCE (Our interest is yours; we
have to render account to no one else).
Unlike in medium-size or in large law firms,
boutique "solo"-practitioners like us are geared
to be entirely dedicated to you, the client,
without taking anyone else into consideration.
KEEP IT SIMPLE (Streamlining complexity).
Let us together be deal-makers, not deal-breakers.
MULTIPLE LEGAL EDUCATION (If you want
to win, you have to know the playing field) In a
global world, it is a must to be knowledgeable
of the different legal systems encountered. As
the Common Law system, especially the one of the
United States of America, has become THE world
legal system, we have spent years to gain the
- academic education in USA Law ('LL.M.' at U.C.
Berkeley and at University of Virginia, MBA at
University of Chicago Business School and at
GOLDEN GATE University);
- professional licence to practice law in the
USA (member of the California Bar);
- professional experience in the USA (practice
as junior attorney and of counsel in San
Francisco and Chicago, followed by extensive
practical exposure (mostly contract negotiations)
in the USA markets.
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE (Book-smarts AND
Academic knowledge alone is of no use in the
PREVENTIVE THINKING-PERFORMANCE (Ounce of
Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure). Our goal is to
avoid problems by anticipating them.
SPECIALISED as GENERALIST (Thinking 'Outside
the Box' to See the Big Picture).
Only a trained generalist can spot issues and
choose the proper way to integrate different
fields of law in different jurisdictions. Then,
the proper solutions may be facilitated.