The Attorneys-at-Law at Wicki Partners offer entrepreneurs and companies in growth, crises and change phases extensive knowledge and experience and a new way to access a global network of company law expertise.

About us

We, the experts at Wicki Partners have comprehensive expertise, high availability and an approach based on a wealth of practical experience.

The preservation of freedom of action, a long-term perspective and the creation of robust and practicable solutions are the guidelines of our consulting. This practice-oriented approach gives our clients the necessary security at all times in the turbulences of everyday life, in times of profound changes as well as in crises.

We support and advise you in our fields of activity both nationally and internationally. And when there is no other way, we support our clients as experienced litigators.

What you can expect from us

  • We offer you our expert knowledge and our many years of experience for a new, globally networked approach to solving your legal issues in normal, but also in phases of growth, crisis and change.
  • We are all solution-oriented specialists with sound professional experience in our respective fields of law.
  • We create added value for you as a customer through the conscious use of your resources.
  • We consider future scenarios and thereby create stability and predictability for our clients.
  • We are part of international networks. Our experts work in international teams on a daily basis.
  • We offer professional advice and processing of your concerns using modern techniques and aids.
  • You receive added value at fair conditions.
  • We offer economically viable solutions.
  • As clients, you are the focus of our attention.

Our fields of activity

Contract law

  • Commercial contract law
  • Contracts in the advertising environment
  • Contracts in sales and distribution
  • Outsourcing contracts
  • Contracts in the IT environment

Corporate law

  • National and cross-border corporate structures
  • Financing, investments and other topics of the ownership strategy
  • Capital structuring and capitalization issues
  • Transactions, cooperations and joint ventures
  • Representation of investors, entrepreneurs, board members, executives and founders
  • Special experience with fast-growing companies in the technology sector
  • Company sales and succession processes

Tax law

  • Corporate tax law
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Corporate structuring

Outsourcing your cases

  • Outsourcing of your legal department under pre-defined conditions
  • Handling your daily questions as if you had your own legal department
  • You have an always available legal sparring partner
  • In-house support combined with a high level of expertise and cost control

Litigation/Mediation

  • Receivables and commercial lawsuits
  • Debt collection and bankruptcy law (SchKG) and detention
  • Arbitration proceedings
  • Construction lawsuits
  • Conducting negotiations, settlement negotiations

Reorganization law

  • Practical experience in managing companies at critical points in their life cycle
  • Advising entrepreneurs and companies in the event of liquidity bottlenecks or indebtedness, also in international group structures
  • Bankruptcy and indebtedness scenarios, debt-restructuring moratorium
  • Interim and crisis management

Construction law

  • Tailor-made work and general contractor contracts

IT law

  • Contract law in the information technology environment (SaaS, application service providing, outsourcing, etc.)
  • E-Commerce
  • Data privacy (national and international) in the IT environment
  • Intellectual property rights

Data protection law

  • Protection of your customer and employee data
  • Data protection contracts

Outsourcing contracts

  • Payroll outsourcing
  • Application outsourcing
  • Provider contracts
  • Data protection
  • IT law
  • Software contracts
  • Licensing agreements

Advertising law

  • Agency agreements
  • Media buying contracts
  • Online advertising
  • Social media
  • Classic advertising

Competition and distribution law

  • Distribution channels and agreements
  • Agency or commercial agency contracts
  • Set-up of the sales system

Experts

The partners and associates at Wicki Partners are experts in corporate law, litigation, IP-/IT-law and in general business and tax advice

  • Balthasar Wicki

    Balthasar Wicki

    Attorney-at-Law, Mediator SBA/SCCM, Executive MBA (UZH), CM&AA | Partner

    After his admittance to the Bar in 1993, Balthasar Wicki worked with Hilti Group as a Corporate Legal Couns... Read more

  • Sergio Leemann

    Sergio Leemann

    Attorney-at-Law | Partner

    Sergio Leemann was admitted to the Bar in 2009. He is an expert in international and national contract law, IT law, data protection law, advertising and competition law, distribution law, corpor... Read more

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    Hilary L. von Arx

    Attorney-at-Law | Partner

    Hilary L. von Arx was admitted to the Bar in 2012. She is an expert in civil and commercial litigation as well as contract, corporate and civil law and has working experience in Switzerland and the... Read more

  • Dr.iur. Men Rauch

    Men Rauch

    Attorney-at-Law | Partner

    Men Rauch practices primarily in the areas of corporate law, tax planning, M&A and commerce law. Furthermore, he specializes in contractual law and handles civil law mandates such as service, c... Read more

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    Cheyenne Durrer

    Attorney-at-Law

    Cheyenne Durrer was admitted to the Bar in 2017. She speaks and writes in German, English, French and Italian.... Read more

The Team of Wicki Partners are experienced Paralegals and other specialists.

Global Reach

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Wicki Partners is the exclusive Swiss member firm of ALFA International, one of the the premier networks of independent law firms globally. Founded in 1980, ALFA International was the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks with 150 members firms throughout the world.  The 80 U.S. member firms maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas, and 70 international firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America.

 

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Balthasar Wicki, Hilary von Arx and Sergio Leemann are members of IR Global. Via this network, we are able to provide our clients with the highest quality advice and support around the world. Each member of the group passes a strict selection procedure upon joining ensuring only the finest firms are accepted. IR Global is a fast growing professional service firm network in the world, providing legal, accountancy and financial advice to companies and individuals across 150 jurisdictions.

Expertise

The experts at Wicki Partners have solid expertise in business management, and they adopt an approach based on a wealth of practical experience. The preservation of entrepreneurial freedom, a long-term perspective and the creation of robust solutions are the guiding principles in our advice and attitude towards crisis management. This practical, unassuming and in-depth approach offers entrepreneurs, executives and companies the assurance they require during the turmoils and changes caused by accelerated growth or in times of crisis.

Having solid expertise as executives, we pride ourselves of adopting a real-world approach. The preservation of entrepreneurial freedom, a long-term perspective and the creation of robust solutions are the guiding principles in our advice and attitude towards crisis management. This practical, unassuming and in-depth approach offers entrepreneurs, executives and companies the assurance they require during the turmoil and changes caused by rapid growth or in times of crisis.

We assist and support national and international clients in all matters of corporate development, transactions (M&A), tax, contract negotiations, company restructuring and succession planning. We do offer support in crises, such as shareholder disputes, over-indebtedness or liquidity problems, also as experienced commercial mediators. Moreover, we are assertive commercial litigators in cases where there is no other solution than to go to court.

 

27. January 2019, General

1. Wicki Partners supports Capacity Zurich

Wicki Partners is proud to become the official legal advisory partner of Capacity Zurich, starting from 2019. As other major corporate partners already do in their own field of business, our lawyers will provide to Capacity Zurich and its participants pro-bono legal advisory services in all legal matters which might arise in a life of a start-up entrepreneur.... Read more

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Capacity Zurich is a non-profit start-up incubator in Zurich. Founded by Selina Benke-Bruderer, Emily Elsner-Adams and Valentina S. Velandia in 2015, it supports entrepreneurs with a migration or refugee background in the realization of their business ideas and start-up projects. The founders say: “We firmly believe in the democratisation of entrepreneurial education and the creation of economic opportunities for all. Therefore, we envision a society that is open to new entrepreneurial ideas, in which everyone can contribute their skills and potential, and which values diversity as a strength, regardless of gender, nationality, religion, race or socio-economic background.

In the Capacity Launch and Boost Program – a formation and mentoring program specially tailored to this very diverse group of participants – a large group of seasoned experts engage on a voluntary basis in promoting integration and in fostering economic independence of the participants, and, as a consequence, in strengthening the economy in Switzerland. Since the inception of the program, more than hundred entrepreneurs have passed the program, so far, and continue to contribute to Capacity Zurich as alumni.

Wicki Partners is the official legal advisory partner of Capacity Zurich. As other major corporate partners already do in their own field of business, our lawyers will provide to Capacity Zurich and its participants pro-bono legal advisory services in all legal matters which might arise in a life of a start-up entrepreneur. Also, we will actively engage in the Capacity Launch and Boost Program.

In this partnership, we want to actively contribute to a culturally diversified economy, to the accessibility of legal and economic formation and to the creation of opportunities in Switzerland. We do this shoulder to shoulder with the energetic and inspiring team of Capacity Zurich.

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