Corporate and Commercial Law and general business Law

“Corporation, an ingenious way to make money without wearing personal responsibility”

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), American columnist and author of horror stories, The Dictionary of the Devil 1906

This is in fact not true: our liability lawsuits against Corporation’s (former) Board Members board speak for themselves.
Our services in particular include:

  • Incorporations
  • Company purchase/sale (M&A)
  • Capital increases and reductions
  • Mergers, demerges, conversions and transfers of assets and liabilities
  • Group restructuring
  • Private equity and venture capital structures
  • Transfer of company seats (including cross-border)
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Joint Venture Contracts
  • Organizational rules and by-laws
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financing (consolidated loans, grants, etc.)
  • Restructuring
  • Liquidations

Real estate Law

Construction and real estate law from A to Z:

  • Acquisition of Real estate by persons abroad (lex Koller)
  • Architectural law
  • ARGE and consortium agreements
  • Assignment right/public procurement (public procurement)
  • Brokerage law
  • Builders/mechanic’s lien
  • Building permits procedure and Construction appeals
  • Condominiums (incl. STWE-regulations)
  • Conservation, construction defects
  • Construction law and zoning/zone planning
  • Contaminated soil (Legacy of pollution)
  • District planning
  • Easement
  • Engineering contracts
  • Environmental law
  • Expropriation
  • Facility management
  • Financing
  • Insurance
  • Land development issues
  • Land sale contracts
  • Neighboring rights (incl. trees and shrubs)
  • Notariat- and land Registry law
  • Pollution control
  • Private construction contract law (planner and GU and TU-contracts)
  • Private law construction processes
  • Property gains tax
  • Public building law incl. planning law
  • Public private Partnership
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate due diligence
  • SIA standards and SIA-standard contracts
  • Tenancy law (incl. special areas such as hotel and catering contracts)

Contract Law

Remark of an experienced mentor: “Every contract contains some of what it does not contain.”

Otto Weiss (1849 – 1915), Viennese musicians and columnists

Our goal is to assist you in order to recognize this in time and to draft and review especially the following contracts:

  • Purchase/sale contract
  • Employment contract
  • Rental contract
  • Service Agreements
  • Manufacturing Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Service contracts for IT and web design
  • Franchising
  • Agency Agreement
  • Lease agreement
  • Loan Agreement

Process and Insolvency Law

“For a litigation it is of some help if you are in the right”

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MBH Attorneys at Law represents your interests before all state courts and arbitration tribunals. We know the complexities and pitfalls of conducting litigation and understand the hidden language of the counterparty. With competence, perseverance and a good amount of creativity, we help you to enforce your rights.

It is important for us that you avoid any nasty surprises in the process. Therefore, we analyze with you not only the legal position but also turn our gaze from the outset on economically viable solutions. We will inform you in detail and in advance about any possible cost consequences.

We assume process mandates in contractual, disputes, real estate, corporate and bankruptcy proceedings. In corporate restructuring, we advise and represent our clients in all insolvency law issues and support you in the enforcement of claims.

Finally, we advise and represent Joint Commissions, which are composed of representatives of employers and employees and which seek a legal enforcement of the respect of Collective Labor Agreements (CLA) in the German-speaking part of Switzerland as well as in Ticino.