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    PwC Switzerland – your interdisciplinary and globally linked attorney-at-law

    You might be incorporating a new company, or need to draft employment agreements, or you might intend to acquire a new property: in all of those situations, you usually have to simultaneously take account of a whole host of laws, ordinances and guidelines. For example, if you want to set up a new local business site, issues of public construction and energy law will play a decisive role. 

    For this reason, you need a partner who is able to provide you with comprehensive legal services, going beyond the individual areas of the law. Our attorneys-at-law will support you with your decision-making process, negotiate for you with the authorities and enforce your claims against third parties. 

    However, PwC’s legal services are not only limited to Switzerland. Particularly as regards M&A transactions, issues of intellectual property law and international competition law, what you require is cross-border advice. Thanks to our global network, our attorneys-at-law are also able to support you on a global basis in all legal matters.

    Our legal services offering

    • Financial services regulation
      Regulation in the field of financial services is being given a new, strategic format. In the quest for greater transparency and the merging of supervisory and tax requirements, the complexity in this field is increasing for you as a financial services provider. Let us take on this complex area together.
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    • Legal Compliance 
      Legal violations by companies usually lead to heavy fines and a substantial loss of corporate image. In order to ensure that your company and staff members are always in compliance with the law, it is important that you set up an internal corporate compliance system. Our attorneys-at-law will support you in establishing one.
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    • Intellectual Property
      In an increasingly networked world, the threats to intellectual property rights such as copyright, patents and trademarks are more serious than ever before. Our intellectual property specialists support you domestically and internationally in safeguarding and enforcing your rights.
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    • Legal certainty on M&A transactions
      M&A transactions present opportunities, but they also pose risks. Our transaction attorneys-at-law ensure that you are adequately protected against them.
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    • Contract Law and Commercial Affairs
      We review and draft contracts in different fields of law. These may, for instance, include purchase agreements, distribution agreements as well as licence and leasing agreements. In addition, we will support you in enforcing your contractual claims.
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    • Law on Foreign Nationals and Permits
      Swiss companies like to rely on highly trained and skilled foreign labour force. However, Swiss immigration rules are extremely complex and subject to frequent changes. Together with PwC, you can ensure that your foreign employees will encounter no problems in immigrating.
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    • Employment Law
      On issues ranging from continued payment of salary, termination of employees or drafting of employment agreements: We are there to answer your employment law-related questions. Of course, our attorneys-at-law will also represent you in dealing with the competent authorities.
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    Dr. Günther Dobrauz
    Partner and Leader PwC Legal Services, Zurich
    Tel: +41 58 792 14 97