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Lenz & Staehelin


While Lenz & Staehelin is acknowledged by most as Switzerland’s leading law firm, its connections and expertise span the globe. With over 200 lawyers, its ability to innovate and adapt to the ever-changing complexities of legal and regulatory environments in Switzerland and beyond, has attracted many of the world’s top corporations as well as private individuals.

Continuity, stability and a pragmatic understanding of the big picture have all played a significant part in the firm’s development and success – and in its ability to attract the best young talent. Swiss-orientated but globally attuned, Lenz & Staehelin is rightly recognised in Switzerland and abroad as ‘The world’s Swiss law firm’.

Offices: Geneva, Zurich, Lausanne
Contact: Guy Vermeil, managing partner, Geneva and Lausanne,
Stefan Breitenstein, managing partner, Zurich,
Number of partners worldwide: 44
Number of other lawyers worldwide: Over 200
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Banking and finance, commercial and contracts, competition, corporate and M&A, employment, pensions and immigration, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, investigations, litigation and arbitration, private clients, real estate, tax, technology, media and telecoms (TMT) and outsourcing.
Art, construction, infrastructure projects, consumer goods, data protection and privacy, energy, financial services, foundations and philanthropy, healthcare and life sciences, industrial, insurance, media, public sector, sports, telecoms.

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