Commercial and contract law is one of the strongholds of our practice. We have a wide range of experience in all related matters, such as setting up and structuring business operations in Switzerland, and provide advice on the full range of commercial activities that such operations entail. We advise domestic and international companies and individuals on all aspects of contract law and support them with the drafting, reviewing and negotiating of complex contracts, including sales contracts, manufacturing contracts, contracts for the supply of work and materials, distribution agreements, agency agreements, license agreements, consortium agreements as well as service agreements.

valfor has also acquired vast and unique know-how in domestic and international public procurement projects, including aspects of procedural and public sector law, the negotiation of supply agreements, related maintenance agreements, leasing structures (set up and implementation) and financing agreements. We further advise our clients on transfer restrictions and customs requirements, obtaining permits for the import, export, commercial transit and brokerage of dual use goods.

Core Expertise

  • Contract law
  • Business organisation
  • Establishment of business operations
  • Public procurement
  • Domestic and cross-border supply and distribution arrangements
  • Commercial and contract related litigation and arbitration

Main contacts

Zurich Marc Metzger Attorney-at-Law, LL.M. University of London
Lausanne Benoît Lambercy

Team leaders

Bern Markus Brülhart Attorney-at-law, LL.M.
Zurich Stefan Scherrer Dr. iur.
Zurich Thomas Schmid Attorney-at-Law, lic. iur. LL.M. Cornell University Law School Admitted to the Zurich and New York Bars
Lausanne Thomas Steinmann Prof. Dr. iur | Geneva Bar (1990)

To the team Commercial and Contracts

We are now valfor

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the merger of BianchiSchwald, GHR Rechtsanwälte and PYTHON.

From July 1, 2024, we will operate as valfor. valfor stands for our continued commitment and our joint endeavor to offer our clients real added value – value beyond legal advice.

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