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Switzerland: Government Contracts 2017

This chapter identifies 13 leading practitioners who have a proven track record of guiding public authorities through the transparency, fairness and competition rules across the public sector from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The individuals identified also act for clients on the other side of the procurement procedure, representing bidders during tenders, through the term of the contracts, as well as in reviews and disputes arising from the tender process.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Claudia Schneider Heusi Schneider Rechtsanwalte, Zurich
2. Hans Rudolf Trüeb Walder Wyss, Zurich
3. Stefan Scherler Scherler + Siegenthaler Rechtsanwälte AG, Zurich

WALDER WYSS is a leading commercial law firm with respected government contracts practice. The firm’s team advises clients on the structuring and execution of invitations to tender, drafts negotiating procurement contracts, provides assistance on the application of public procurement laws and represents parties before various courts. The firm sees two of its lawyers recommended for inclusion.
Hans Rudolf Trüeb is a distinguished player in the market with extensive experience advising corporate clients and public bodies on compliance and governance issues in corporate and technology-related transactions.
Micha Bühler is a disputes specialist known for his longstanding experience representing authorities and contractors in litigation before cantonal administrative courts.

KELLERHALS CARRARD garners two entries in this chapter. The firm has a reputation for excellence, advising clients on a broad range of government contracts matters.
Constitutional and administrative law expert Christoph Jäger comes highly recommended for his public procurement expertise. He regularly advises individuals, companies, organisations, government agencies and other public entities in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
The “superb” Ernst Hauser specialises in public procurement relating to the construction and engineering industry. He is experienced in both front and back-end procurement issues, representing clients in procurement-related litigation and arbitration.

SCHERLER + SIEGENTHALER RECHTSANWÄLTE’s name partner Stefan Scherler is a well-known practitioner with recognised expertise in the public procurement space. He assists clients during the tender procedures, advises on contractual matters and assists public bodies with procurement training.

Claudia Schneider Heusi at her own firm, SCHNEIDER RECHTSANWÄLTE, is a longstanding fixture in the market. She regularly advises a range of private and public clients on tender procedure and documentation issues.

SCHILLER RECHTSANWÄLTE is home to the “excellent” Beat Denzler. He impresses market sources with his strong track record acting for corporate and public authority clients in public procurement disputes, before the Swiss courts and arbitration panels.

ANWALTSKANZLEI MATTHIAS HAUSER’s founder Matthias Hauser is a recognised expert in public and administrative law, with an impressive government contracts practice focusing on technology-related procurement.

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