1996. Four lawyers from a highly respected international law firm join together to create their own firm – BMG Attorneys – specializing in business law. Today, eight partners are managing the main office in Geneva and its subsidiary in Lausanne. 20 lawyers and other fee-earners are employed. All members of the law firm are highly qualified. The attorneys hold post-graduate diplomas from renowned academic institutions, and many of them have gained professional experience abroad. Some are also associated with universities. Most of BMG Attorneys’ clients are notorious companies and institutions located in Switzerland and abroad. BMG represents their interests in all areas of business law and assists companies wishing to set up in the Lake Geneva region. BMG provides all legal services needed to support the business operations of clients in various industrial and service sectors, in Switzerland and internationally.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
The firm is recognized for its expertise and experience in the following areas:
Banking and capital markets
Regulatory issues (compliance, etc.), trade financing, loan structuring, dispute resolution, mutual legal assistance, securities and exchange regulation, acquisitions and takeovers.
Commercial and contract?All local and international transactions : cooperation agreements, distribution agreements, agency and franchising agreements, research and development agreements, licensing agreements.
European and Swiss competition and antitrust law.
Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, shareholder agreements, capital restructuring.
Mediation, litigation, international and domestic arbitration, debt collection, bankruptcy.
Trademarks, designs, copyright, licensing, research and development, domain name disputes, trade secrets, anti-counterfeiting, registration and enforcement of IP rights in Switzerland and abroad, data protection, marketing, unfair competition, product liability.
Employment and labor
General advice, employment contracts, litigation, enterprise transfer, collective redundancies, strike prevention and management.
Government and regulatory
Constitutional and administrative law, building codes, zoning and land use, procurement and public markets, immigration, environmental.
Sports and entertainment
Sponsoring, endorsements and character licensing.
OverviewAvenue de Champel 8C
P.O. Box 385
Number of fee earners: 20
Number of lawyers: 16
Number of partners: 8
Number of female partners: 2