FRIEDLI & SCHNIDRIG offers legal advice and representation in various fields of law. We provide you with legal advice and represent you in court as well as in dealings with authorities, institutions and private individuals.
You want to establish, buy or sell a company?
Are you looking for a suitable succession solution for your company?
Do you want to terminate a business lease?
Do you have questions about a contract?
We accompany you from the formation, organization, management, restructuring to the dissolution or sale of your company and advise you on all related legal aspects, such as:
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA)
Share Purchase Agreements (SPA)
Shareholder Agreements and joint ventures
General terms and conditions (GTC)
Distribution, supply and license agreements
Purchase agreements, contracts for work and services
Your spouse has left the family home and wants a divorce?
You cannot agree on a care arrangement with the other parent?
You would like to entrust a close person with your legal affairs in the event of your incapacity?
You have been given a will with which you do not agree?
Do you want to make provisions for your children?
We have many years of experience in all family matters and can therefore advise and represent you competently in all family and inheritance law matters, such as:
Separation and marital protection measures
Custody, visitation and contact rights
Precautionary order and living wills
Advice on inheritance law and estate planning
Maximum benefit for the surviving spouse or partner
Inheritance contracts and wills
Foundations and trusts
Division of estates
Inheritance actions (invalidity, equalization, reduction, division)
International estate planning
You want to buy a house or an apartment?
Defects occurred during construction?
A customer does not pay?
The municipality wants to change the zoning plan?
You do not agree with the decision of the condominium owners' association?
We have profound knowledge and many years of experience in all matters of public and private construction, zoning, submission and expropriation law. As specialists with practical experience, we advise and represent entrepreneurs as well as building owners, be they private individuals or public corporations. Our team has practical construction expertise and we work closely with external experts when necessary. Our competencies include:
Review and drafting of contracts for work and services (incl. SIA standards)
Architecture and planning contracts
Building permit procedures or objections thereto
Enforcement and defense of warranty claims
Construction police proceedings, in particular restoration of the lawful state of affairs
Building outside the construction zone
Local planning revisions
Submission of bids and review of decisions of awarding authorities, including filing of appeals
Real estate transactions
Disputes between condominium owners
Acquisition of real estate by foreign nationals
You would like to give notice to someone or you have received a notice?
The landlord has increased the rent?
You want to terminate a tenancy or subtenancy?
Your neighbour disturbs you in the use of your property, be it with noise or plants?
We advise employers as well as employees, landlords as well as tenants and support you in defending unjustified claims in court or help you to enforce your claims. Our field of activity in employment law includes both private employment law and public employment law. Our competences include among others:
Review and drafting of employment contracts and regulations
Correct accounting of overtime, overtime and vacation credits
Correct termination of employment or tenancy agreements
Claims arising from abusive or unjustified dismissal
Examination and drafting of tenancy agreements
Enforcement and defense of tenancy law claims for defects, rent deposits and rent reductions
Enforcement and defense of termination challenges / extension requests
Enforcement and defense of claims resulting from abusive rent payments
Service charge settlements
Neighbour disputes regarding distance and height regulations in connection with walls, enclosures, hedges as well as trees and shrubs
Enforcement and defense of claims arising from excessive emissions
Are you accused of a criminal offense?
Have you received a penalty order?
Your driver's license is to be revoked?
You have become a victim of a criminal act?
We advise and represent individuals and companies involved in national or international criminal proceedings, whether as defendants, private plaintiffs or victims. In addition to traditional criminal law, our field of activity also includes administrative law and white-collar crime, namely:
Criminal defense (official and solicited)
Criminal order proceedings and appeals
Road traffic law (criminal and administrative proceedings)
Drafting of requests for release from custody and appeals against pre-trial detention orders
Participation in interrogations, reconstruction of crimes and other evidence gathering
Representation before courts
Filing motions for evidence
Communicating with law enforcement agencies and victim assistance agencies
Filing of criminal complaints
Representation in civil and administrative proceedings parallel to criminal proceedings
Administrative criminal procedure law
Commercial criminal law
Prohibited acts for a foreign state (Art. 271 StGB)
Economic intelligence (Art. 273 StGB)
Violation of banking secrecy (Art. 47 BankG)
For more than 30 years our firm has been providing the legal secretariat of the CDB Supervisory Board (CDB = Agreement on the Swiss banks’ code of conduct with regard to the exercise of due diligence).
Therefore, we have many years of practical experience in banking and financial market law, in particular in the following areas:
Due diligence obligations of banks
Protection of secrets (banking secrecy)
As different as our competences and personalities are, our understanding of the support of your mandate is common: careful, persistent and solution-oriented.