Switzerland: Corporate Immigration 2019

In this chapter we highlight 15 practitioners in the jurisdiction for their expertise assisting clients on issues including relocations, work permits and employee contracts.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Urs Haegi  Vischer, Zurich
2. Caterina Nägeli  Bürgi Nägeli Rechtsanwälte, Zurich 
3. Rayan Houdrouge  Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva
   

Vischer’s Urs Haegi is one of foremost corporate immigration lawyers in the country. He is recognised by sources as “a really excellent attorney” and“a specialist” when it comes to relocations and residency permit matters.
Beatrice Klaesi has a strong reputation in the Swiss market with peers praising her top-tier work advising clients on issues arising from the tax aspects of corporate immigration.

Bürgi Nägeli Rechtsanwälte’s Caterina Nägeli is widely respected by sources who commend her superb ability on a broad range of international corporate immigration matters.

At Lenz & Staehelin Rayan Houdrouge stands out as one of the leading immigration specialists in the country. He is described by peers as “a great lawyer” who excels on executive transfers and work regulations.

The "excellent" Regula Fehlmann of Homburger is a prominent name in the Swiss market, who is recognised for her expert handling of a range of private client and corporate immigration issues.

At Bourgeois Avocats, Antoine Campiche enjoys a superb reputation in the field where he wins high praise from sources for his experience advising clients on immigration matters and establishing a presence in the country.

Gili Fridland Svensson of Fromer Advokatur und Notariat impresses in our research this year for her deep understanding of corporate immigration issues, with additional insight into employment and contract law.

MME Legal Tax Compliance’s Michèle Stutz commands great respect from peers in the jurisdiction who praise the “outstanding quality of work” she provides to clients, most notably in relation to contentious matters in the immigration space.

At Avocats Ador & Associés, Thierry Ador is a standout practitioner in the field who is recognised for his expertise in estate planning and international labour law.

Manuel Isler at BMG is a go-to name in the market, who is commended by sources for his wide-ranging expertise on issues relating to post-M&A relocations.

At DGE Avocats - Attorneys-at-Law, André Gruber enjoys a great reputation among peers and clients alike for his work handling complex immigration matters for both corporates and high-net-worth individuals.

BianchiSchwald’s Stéphanie Fuld is greatly respected among peers in the country who give praise to her impressive handling of international litigation relating to secondments and transfers.

At Walder Wyss, Ueli Sommer is a well-established figure in the Swiss market who draws widespread commendation for his excellent ability on corporate restructurings and domicile of choice issues.

Karin Bürgi Locatelli of Morad Bürgi & Partners is someone who sources note they “would definitely refer clients to”, particularly when it comes to matters regarding work permits.

Blue Lake Legal’s Nina Perch-Nielsen is a well-known lawyer in the immigration field who frequently acts for an array of clients on issues relating to corporate transfers and family re-groupments.

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