Byrne-Sutton Bollen Kern

International Arbitration and Business Law Firm in Geneva, Switzerland

Byrne-Sutton Bollen Kern

Rue de l'Hotel-de-Ville 3
Geneva 1204

Phone+41 22 318 5636
Fax +41 22 318 5630

Law Firm Overview

We are a multi-cultural law firm based in Geneva, Switzerland. As such, we provide services in English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

Our main goal is to offer quality services based on partners personally handling clients’ needs. We endeavour to be timely, practical, cost-effective and, above all, to seek creative solutions.

We represent clients in the following types of courts and procedures:

Arbitral tribunals (ICC, Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, UNCITRAL, Ad Hoc, CAS, etc.)
International administrative tribunals (ILOAT and UNAT)
Appeal boards of international organizations (UN, ILO, WHO, WIPO, IOM, ITU, etc.)
Swiss civil and commercial courts
International judicial assistance pursuant to the Hague Treaties
Service of process in international litigation
Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards (New York Convention) and judgments
Mediation and conciliation

Partners of the Firm have significant experience in handling commercial contractual issues in a broad range of areas - such as licensing, services, sales, distribution, brokerage, joint ventures, construction and employment - as well as in addressing related questions such as conflict of laws and competition law. We also advise clients wishing to establish an operational base in Switzerland.

We notably advise in the following areas:

Negotiation and drafting of domestic and international commercial contracts
Swiss and EU antitrust law
Unfair competition
Establishing commercial entities in Switzerland
Establishing foundations, associations and federations
Purchase of real estate in Switzerland

Partners of the Firm have substantial experience relating to the creation and structuring of non-profit entities in a variety of domains.

We notably advise clients in the following areas:

Choosing the most appropriate form of entity for a non-profit activity according
  to its nature: charitable and philanthropic endeavours, education and research,
  cultural field, development and humanitarian activities, sports activities  
Drafting bylaws for foundations, associations and federations
Obtaining charitable status as a non-profit entity and recognition as an NGO
Tailoring structures for governing and managing non-profit operations
Tailoring structures for governing and managing philanthropic and fund-raising
  activities internationally

Byrne-Sutton Bollen Kern - Providing services in the following areas of law:

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