BUSINESS LAW ONLY

Investment structuring and investment protection

Zurich I Zug I Bern

ABOUT US

Rihm Attorneys at law is a Swiss law, tax and public notary practice with an international outlook and counseling focus around all aspects of entrepreneurship.

For more than 30 years, the firm has advised and represented companies and entrepreneurs in complex transactions and restructurings, including technology transfer as well as in state court, arbitration and insolvency proceedings including mediation proceedings.

Rihm Attorneys at law can draw upon a well-established global network of correspondent law firms in all major business centers. Through one of its partners, Prof. Dr. Karl Pilny, the firm has a longstanding Asian practise. Our working languages are German, English, French, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese and Croatian.

According to Chambers, Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal, Rihm Attorneys at law is leading in the fields of M&A, insolvency and employment & compensation benefits laws.

 

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

LEGAL ADVICE ON INVESTMENT

Forming and managing corporations. Designing contract and tax structures as well as financing concepts and cross-border sales organisations. Obtaining regulatory approvals from the authorities from the federal, cantonal and local Governments.

LEGAL COUNSEL FOR SMEs

Supporting medium and small entreprises in their business operations including special situations. Counseling on employment law. Planning and implementing employee compensation plans and fat cat regulations. Advising C-level management on immigration, tax and social security issues.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION / MEDIATION

Enforcing private and public client interests before state and arbitration courts as well as administrative federal and cantonal administrative bodies. Representing clients in international judicial assistance cases before federal tax authorities and administrative and criminal courts. 

Longstanding experience in the conduct of and representation in mediation proceedings.

HR CONSULTING 

Leadership & executive coachings, team- & organisational development. Management consulting including mentoring and conflict management. 

FINTECH, DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY / BLOCKCHAIN AND VIRTUAL ASSETS

Structuring and implementation of business models based on artificial intelligence, machine learning, distributed ledger technology, blockchain and cloud computing. Advice re payment services and Initial Coin Offerings including Token Generating Events. Consulting on primary and secondary market activities related to virtual assets. Pertaining regulatory advice.   

INSOLVENCY

Advising and representing clients in international insolvencies and restructurings. Assuming mandates as a member of creditors committees in insolvencies.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TAXES

National and international tax counselling including tax representation towards Swiss federal and state tax authorities.

 

ESTATE PLANNING

Planning and implementation of national and international estate and trust structures for entrepreneurs and their companies including individuals.

PUBLIC NOTARY PRACTICE

Provision of public notary services via offices in Zug with focus on corporate affairs.

COMPLIANCE | REGULATORY 

Comprehensive and experienced compliance practice dealing with legal, regulatory, antitrust and unfair competition, employment and benefits, and anti-bribing requirements applicable to Swiss and international financial intermediaries. Client representation in investigations and enforcement proceedings by Swiss regulatory agencies including civil and criminal litigation.

REAL ESTATE

Comprehensive legal and tax advise re acquisition and holding of real estate in Switzerland including project lead and project management. 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

31.10.20

Unser Partner, Prof. Dr. Karl Pilny, publiziert im November 2020 beim Hanser Verlag sein neues Buch "Praxiswissen China"

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16.07.20

Thomas Rihm is a very engaged and passionate" lawyer who "always seeks solutions" and is credited with "deep expertise in bankruptcy proceedings": WWL continues to award us for 2020 in the fields of employment & compensation including restructuring and insolvency"

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30.06.20

LAWGATE, a leading Swiss online broker on legal services, publishes an interview with Dr. Thomas Rihm amongst others on being a lawyer in private practice for more than 25 years

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21.06.20

Handelsblatt in Deutschland und Best Lawyers führen uns seit geraumer Zeit in der Kategorie Mergers & Acquisitions, so auch wieder in 2020 - unser Dank geht an Mandanten und Kollegen auf allen Seiten, die dazu beigetragen haben.

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TEAM

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Dr. Georges Bindschedler

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Prof. Dr. Karl Pilny

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Dr. Urs Jaisli

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Dr. Thomas Rihm

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Christian Schweingruber

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Roland Wild 

COO / Head Digital

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Patrick Wild

patrick.wild@rihm-law.ch

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Natalija Seelhofer

Swiss Master of Law natalija.seelhofer@rihm-law.ch

Valeria Gumuchdjian

Swiss Master of Law

valeria.gumuchdjian@rihm-law.ch

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Moritz Jenner 

Trainee Lawyer 

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Sara Wild

Office Management 

sara.wild@rihm-law.ch

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CONTACT

Zürich

Brandschenkestrasse 4

8001 Zurich

Dr. Thomas Rihm
P   +41 44 377 77 20

F  +41 44 377 77 29

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Zug 

Rigistrasse 3

6300 Zug

Christian Schweingruber

Bern

Worbstrasse 46

3074 Muri bei Bern

Dr. Georges Bindschedler