Trade & Distribution

Products & experience

Our key areas of activity are:

  • Drafting contracts (distribution, licensing, franchising, leasing, and joint venture agreements, etc.) and advising clients on all contractual matters
  • Advising domestic and foreign companies on all issues relating to antitrust law, performing and coordinating international merger control notifications, and supporting clients in compliance programmes under competition law
  • Providing advice in all tax-relevant areas of national and international distribution systems, and developing and setting up business and corporate structures that are as tax efficient as possible
  • Negotiating and obtaining decisions and rulings in connection with distribution structures from the Swiss Federal Tax Administration
  • Setting up national and international distribution systems and providing advice with regard to all aspects of the business distribution plan, as well as providing advice and support on all regulatory aspects in connection with the distribution of products and services
  • Advising on all matters relating to the acquisition and integration of distribution systems
  • Advising on export control issues
  • Representing clients in all proceedings and disputes relating to distribution law before state courts and in international arbitration proceedings in Switzerland and abroad
  • Representing clients in dealings with the Swiss supervisory authorities, and federal and cantonal authorities, on all sector-specific regulatory issues
  • Advising clients on the consultative and legislative processes of the federal and cantonal governments