Umbricht Attorneys advises and represents international and national businesses in all areas of private law, tax law and public law.
Our clients consist of cross-border or regionally active small-to-medium size businesses (SMEs), listed companies and their legal departments, single or multi-family offices as well as start-ups.We always keep economic viability in mind, think entrepreneurially and aspire to achieve a long-term relationship with our clients, so that mandates you can benefit from instructions already given to us and our knowledge of your internal organization and processes.
For example, we form and structure all types of companies and groups of companies, consider place of incorporation and domicile, obtain tax rulings, advise on acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring companies and their holding structures, mergers, de-mergers, management buyouts, liquidations and capital transfers.
Perhaps you recognise your business in one of the following situations we briefly describe below followed by our suggested potential solutions and how we might be able to help you.
You would like to implement a business idea, regulate existing projects, enlarge your business, sell it or liquidate it.
Changes in legislation and new regulatory provisions force your business to reassess and adapt your (internal) regulations or market conduct.
When launching new projects your business requires an analysis of the tax situation, regulatory framework conditions or complete Due Diligence.
Your business wants to have its corporate or holding structure analysed also with a view to tax aspects and tax optimisation
For example, in contract negotiations and drafting forms of contracts, in corporate governance and compliance questions as well as corporate housekeeping (including administration and book-keeping), transactions, drafting statutes, internal rules, employee training schemes, tax questions and reports, trade mark and investment protection.
Perhaps you recognise your business in one of the following situations we briefly describe below followed by our suggested potential solutions and how we might be able to help.
Your business wants to employ a new member of management or requires a uniform and transparent tailor-made regulation of its employment conditions.
Your business wishes to terminate someone’s employment.
Your business wishes to ensure that all current regulations as well as compliance requirements are adhered to, in particular relating to money laundering, bribery and corruption and economic crime.
Your business requires competent support with internal or external investigations.
In order to improve efficiency your business wishes to outsource certain administrative tasks (corporate housekeeping).
Your business wishes to acquire property, rent out or enter into a lease or sub-lease agreement, or transfer a lease to a third party (including checking all matters relating tokey money) or is considering a building or real estate project.
Payment and liquidity difficulties hamper your cash-flow and commercial freedom, or that of your business partners. You have to avert insolvency and require a financial restructuring plan.
Your foreign business wishes to enter into a cross-border contract with a Swiss party (such as a financing arrangement with a Swiss lender; property financing).
Your business has to apply for national permits or a concession or an application for such permit or concession has been rejected.
Your business has suffered loss due to an official act. You want to know if the state is liable.
Additionally, our team has wide experience obtaining injunctions, securing assets, in particular sequestration of goods by way of a freezing order, the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments as well as judicial and administrative assistance in tax and criminal matters. Perhaps you recognize your enterprise in one of the following situations we briefly describe below followed by our suggested potential solutions and how we might be able to help you.
Your company is confronted with claims by employees, trading partners, contractual parties, shareholders, customers or competitors and also wishes to present counter-claims.
Your company disagrees with a tax assessment or the decision of an administrative body (e.g. Customs) and wants to contest such tax or administration decision.
Your business is embroiled in a criminal investigation.
Your business has obtained a judgment abroad against a debtor with residence/seat or assets in Switzerland and wishes to enforce the judgment and seize the assets.
Within the framework of foreign insolvency proceedings the liquidator or administrator has learned of Swiss assets or claims against debtors in Switzerland belonging to the insolvent person or entity.
Foreign authorities start or threaten to start judicial or administrative assistance measures against your business in Switzerland (request for information, seizure, freezing bank accounts).
Your company’s rights are infringed by a normative act ora decision or your business activities are substantially hindered by new permit conditions.