Fields of law
We review or draw up employment contracts and advise on all questions regarding employment contracts, employee shareholdings, regulations, manuals and instructions. We help with questions about short-time work, company or compulsory holidays, exemptions and terminations. In the event of labour disputes, we advise and represent you as an employee or employer and, if necessary, represent you (client) before the labour court.
We advise on how to comply with and enforce laws and regulations in your organization including how to deal with any violations. In addition, we are happy to support you in the creation of standards and requirements in your organization, whether NGO or GO. A special service is the annual update as a package of the latest laws and regulations affecting the respective client.
As German qualified lawyers, we provide competent advice on questions and concerns regarding German law. We also have a large network of German lawyers in all areas, so that efficient and cost effective representation in front of German courts can be achieved.
We will represent and support you in legal proceedings before national and international courts. We are also happy to assist in the enforcement of foreign judgments in Switzerland or in the service of documents in Switzerland. We are particularly happy to assist in national and international arbitration proceedings in Switzerland and abroad, as arbitrators or party representatives. We will always evaluate the chances of success and communicate them in a timely and transparent way. We accompany you from the preparation of the proceedings to their conclusion and stand by your side.
We represent and support you in legal proceedings before national and international courts. We are also happy to assist in the enforcement of foreign judgments in Switzerland or in the service of documents in Switzerland. We are particularly well suited to assist in national and international arbitration proceedings in Switzerland and abroad as arbitrators or party representatives. We evaluate the chances and communicate them honestly. We accompany you from the preparation of the proceedings to their conclusion and stand by your side.
We advise entrepreneurs on the choice of legal form, the establishment and organisation of the legal structure of their business. We advise on all aspects of their entrepreneurial activities, such as the drafting of contracts, intellectual property protection, competition and antitrust law, public commercial law and serve as point of contact with public authorities. We also advise on restructuring, such as the introduction of a holding structure, mergers, spin-offs of companies or parts of companies, on the establishment of efficient management structures, on company acquisitions and on company succession through the sale or inheritance of the company.
We support and advise you as a creditor or debtor in matters of dunning and accompany you in the proceedings from the first reminder to the enforcement or final defence of the claim both under the SchKG in Switzerland and in European and German dunning proceedings.
We have many years of experience in international law, both private and public. Whether it concerns cross border law, the applicable law (known as conflict of laws or private international law) or truly international law such as the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods, we can assist. We advise on international contracts, court proceedings, arbitrations, negotiations and so on. Our versatile and broad network allows us to cooperate with lawyers from other countries in more complex international cases and thus to get the best possible results for you.
Whether it is a simple trademark application, a trademark or copyright dispute, we advise and represent you and support you. Furthermore, we are also active in international trademark law and can advise you across borders.
Arbitration is a method that may help you and the other party resolve your dispute without going to court. Instead of the expense and stress of a trial with a judge or a jury, arbitration allows you to reach a legal compromise. You can arbitrate a lot of legal disputes, but not all of them. For example, you cannot arbitrate a homicide. If it is a criminal dispute, it is heard in court. You cannot arbitrate whether you are married, but you could settle child custody and financial issues through arbitration. In fact, a married couple can avoid high legal fees if they both agree to arbitration to settle the finer points of their divorce. You can arbitrate other civil law issues, such as contract disputes between a company and a contractor. Click here to find out more information.
Data protection is on everyone's lips. The EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (EU-DSGVO), also known by its English name General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is a tough one. The EU has anchored the so-called marketplace principle in Article 3 (2) EU-DSGVO. This means that EU data protection law always applies when personal data of persons located in the EU are processed.
Swiss online shops serving customers in the EU are therefore particularly affected by the new data protection regulations.
However, Switzerland also has its own data protection law, which must be observed. Pairfact Legal will be happy to advise you.