Clients

Disputes

Umbricht Attorneys has wide-ranging know-how in public law proceedings before all court instances and international tribunals,

extending from internal conflict management, handling disputes between government bodies, to defending claims of state liability or supervisory complaints. Below you will find examples of public institutions involved in dispute situations, followed by the principles we apply to find solutions.

Your Situation

Our Solution

Your Situation

Disputes have arisen arising out of a cooperation agreement between your municipality and other public bodies.

Our Solution

  • We analyse the mutual claims.
  • We seek to find an amicable solution.
  • We represent you in proceedings.

Your Situation

The work of your office or individual officers has been severely criticized in public, and deficits denounced; or your authority has been criticised for not having carried out a project properly or for massively exceeding costs budgets.

Our Solution

  • We analyse the internal situation within the authority and relevant financial questions.
  • We recommend immediate measures.
  • We adapt regulations and contracts.
  • We carry out or support you in an investigation.
  • We prepare a legal opinion on internal procedures, where required with recommendations for improvement.

Your Situation

Your authority or state entity has to defend or make claims in administrative proceedings.

Our Solution

  • We support and represent you in proceedings.
  • We advise in public procedural law.

Your Siutation

Your authority is confronted by a supervisory complaint.

Our Solution

  • We provide legal advice and support.
  • We draft consultations.

Your Situation

Your authority is faced with claims arising out of State liability or wishes to make such claims.

Our Solution

  • We prepare a legal opinion on the liability claims.
  • We support and represent you in proceedings.

Your Situation

Your municipality complains that a cantonal decision or normative act affects your local autonomy.

Our Solution

  • We examine the question whether your municipality has such autonomy.
  • We analyse and legally evaluate the claim that local autonomy has been infringed.
  • We represent you in court.

Your Situation

A police officer is accused of having used confidential internal information in return for favours.

Our Solution

  • We analyse criminal law aspects relating to persons in public positions.
  • We support and represent you in administrative and criminal proceedings and questions.