Rihm Attorneys at law is a Swiss law 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.
Based in the centre of Zurich nearby Paradeplatz, 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, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese.
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. Conduction of and representation in mediation Proceedings.
Comprehensive support of research and development in the commercial implementation of international products and services.
Advising and representing clients in international insolvencies and restructurings. Assuming mandates as a member of creditors committees in insolvencies.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ESTATE- AND TAX PLANNING
Planning and implementation of national and international estate, tax and trust structures for entrepreneurs and their companies including individuals.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKET LAWS
National and international financial market laws. Incorporation and sale / purchase of Swiss banks and other financial institutions. Planning and implementatin of distribution structures for financial products.
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.
Comprehensive legal and tax advise re acquisition and holding of real estate in Switzerland including project lead and project management.