valfor has extensive expertise in representing both creditors and debtors in domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency proceedings. This includes advice on the drafting of standstill and settlement agreements, financial negotiations as well as reorganizations and restructuring of companies.

The collective experience of the entire valfor team is available to advise our clients. Team members from the insolvency, corporate and M&A, capital markets and employment, as well as real estate and commercial and contracts practice areas work together closely. Our insolvency, asset recovery and restructuring team also includes tax advisors.

Core expertise

  • In court and out of court representation of creditors in Swiss bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings (incl. attachments of assets);
  • Advising companies, members of the management and/or shareholders in restructuring proceedings, incl. composition proceedings and moratorium and composition agreements;
  • Assisting both creditors and debtors in the implementation of domestic and cross-border restructuring schemes;
  • Advising management of companies in need of reorganization and financial restructuring;
  • Representing purchasers and sellers of distressed debts;
  • Advising investors and insolvency administrators on purchase and sale of distressed companies;
  • Litigation in the context of insolvency.

Main contacts

Bern Markus Brülhart Attorney-at-law, LL.M.
Geneva Nicolas de Gottrau Dr. iur., LL.M. (Duke), Attorney-at-law / Partner
Sion Christophe de Kalbermatten

Team leaders

Zurich Thomas Schmid Attorney-at-Law, lic. iur. LL.M. Cornell University Law School Admitted to the Zurich and New York Bars
Geneva Mathieu Granges Dr.

To the team Insolvency, Asset Recovery and Restructuring

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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