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The lawyers, tax consultants and legal practitioners of GRP provide comprehensive advice in all aspects of business law that is based on many years of experience.

Companies

  • company start-ups and reorganisations (restructuring, changes in share capital, dissolution, liquidation)
  • structuring of business activities in Switzerland
  • consultancy in start-up phases and during investments for growth
  • business financing (private equity, corporate finance), representation in dealings with banks and insurance companies
  • shareholder agreements and investment agreements
  • organisation and management of companies (corporate housekeeping), implementation and monitoring of internal company processes (compliance), legal services
  • internal company seminars, presentations and trainings
  • directorship

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • development of ideal transaction structures and suitable negotiating processes
  • national and international sales and purchases of companies
  • mergers, spin-offs, split-offs, auctions
  • private equity and venture capital transactions
  • joint ventures, transfers of business, outsourcing
  • company’s succession planning, including management buyouts
  • due diligence by purchasers and sellers, organisation of the signing and execution of contracts, implementation of transactions

Financial Intermediaries

  • drafting and reviewing of contracts and other documents for financial intermediaries (asset management contracts, investment advisory contracts, client and risk profiles, client information, powers of attorney)
  • legal consultancy for independent asset managers
  • regulatory requirements for financial intermediaries (anti money laundering, due diligence requirements under the Swiss Banks' Code of Conduct, guidelines of the Swiss Bankers Association, codes of conduct of self-regulatory organisations, FATCA/GATCA)
  • legal consultancy regarding internal organisation, risk management and compliance
  • cross-border financial services (cross-border activities)
  • law on collective investment schemes

Contracts

  • national, international and cross-border contract law
  • consultancy, representation and drafting in connection with all types of contracts under business law
  • purchase, production and supply agreements
  • contracts for work, orders (brokerage, service agreements)
  • rental and lease agreements
  • sales, agency, franchise and factoring contracts
  • sponsorship, service, outsourcing, licensing and commission contracts
  • general terms and conditions for all kind of business

Employment Law

  • consultancy, negotiation and drafting of employment contracts and general terms and conditions of employment
  • remuneration and bonus programs as well as incentive and employee share ownership plans (share, option, profit-sharing programs)
  • public employment law
  • social security law
  • migration law (work and residence permits)
  • aspects of employment law in M&A and private equity transactions and in insolvency
  • job placement and recruitment of temporary personnel
  • termination, restructuring and collective redundancies
  • data protection

Energy

  • transactions under company law (restructuring, joint venture) and contract drafting in the energy sector
  • consultancy, support and representation in connection with power plant and pipeline construction and operation, public procurement and compliance with environmental protection requirements
  • preparation of expert legal reports on issues of energy law
  • training of energy company executives in regulations of company and competition law and regulatory requirements

Litigation

  • strategic consultancy in mediation, dispute resolution and litigation
  • representation in national and international court and administrative proceedings, including temporary legal protection
  • representation in arbitration proceedings
  • assumption of mandates as a party-appointed or sole arbitrator
  • representation, safeguarding, assertion and defense of claims in attachment, debt enforcement, bankruptcy and composition proceedings and in international bankruptcy law
  • recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards
  • representation of companies and individuals in matters of business law
  • consultancy and representation in international administrative and mutual assistance procedures in civil, criminal and administrative cases

Germany & Poland

  • cross-border legal consultancy in matters involving Switzerland and Germany as well as Switzerland and Poland
  • outsourcing of company activities, relocations in Switzerland
  • international estate planning
  • expert reports in the application of foreign law
  • legal representation in arbitration proceedings and assumption of mandates as an arbitrator in arbitration cases, especially in connection with Poland

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