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Switzerland: Corporate Immigration 2017

Fourteen leading practitioners are highlighted for their exceptional work handling matters concerning the legal immigration and naturalisation of skilled workers, and their dependants, on behalf of large corporate entities.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Urs Haegi Vischer Ltd, Zurich
2. Rayan Houdrouge Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva
3. Caterina Nägeli Bürgi Nägeli Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
4. André Gruber DGE Avocats – Attorneys-at-Law, Geneva

At BÜRGI NÄGELI RECHTSANWÄLTE, senior partner Catarina Nägeli is very active in the field of corporate immigration, and is well known among peers as an “excellent” and “responsive” practitioner.  

At DGE AVOCATS in Geneva, founding partner André Gruber boasts a full-service practice in the area that encompasses the whole gamut of immigration and citizenship matters. Sources are quick to praise his “friendly, proactive and smart mindset”.

Rayan Houdrouge at LENZ & STAEHELIN heads the firm’s employment, pensions and immigration practice and is a well-regarded specialist in the area. He is known for handling a broad array of work, including collective dismissals and business transfers, for both international and domestic clients.

At VISCHER, the “excellent” Urs Haegi is internationally renowned as a world-class immigration lawyer and is highly sought after by clients seeking to establish a business presence in the country.

Manuel Isler at BMG is valued by clients for his extensive experience handling Swiss immigration law matters. Peers highlight him for his “great relationships with clients and his strong network”.  

MME LEGAL’s Michèle Stutz runs a first-rate employment and immigration practice. She wins praise for “her ability to grasp the key issues” of a matter.

At FRAGOMEN, head of the Zurich office Dirk Nuyts delivers high-quality advice to both Swiss and international clients on a wide array of immigration matters. He possesses particular expertise in immigration law in relation to Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Christine Beusch-Liggenstorfer at SCHELLENBERG WITTMER regularly advises clients on immigration law and work permits, and is considered by clients to be “a diligent, efficient and professional lawyer”.

Ueli Sommer at WALDER WYSS leads the firm’s employment law group and is a highly nominated practitioner in this field. His practice covers an array of Swiss immigration law matters including complex corporate moves and choice of domicile issues.

At BOURGEOIS AVOCATS, Antoine Campiche delivers top-tier counsel to both private and corporate clients on Swiss regulations in relation to establishing a presence in the country. 

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