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Dr. Ralph Wyss, Attorney-at-Law

Business, Finance, and Technology Law Firm in Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Ralph Wyss, Attorney-at-Law

Main Office
Loewenstrasse 42
Zurich 8022

Phone+41 (44) 248-3710
Fax +41 (44) 248-3711

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Law Firm Overview

We are a small Swiss law firm based in the heart of Zurich, Switzerland. Our long term clients consist mainly of small and medium sized companies in the area of finance (private and regional banks and asset managers), IT (system integrators and software developers) and technology (industrial production).

Year this Office was Established: 2001

Languages: German, English, French

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading; Collective Investment Schemes Act; Federal Law on Banks and Savings Banks; IT Outsourcing Agreements; Recapitalization; Liquidations; Employee Stock Ownership Plans; Incorporations.

Areas of Law Description

We believe that specialization is the prerequisite for excellent legal counseling and the successful conduct of negotiations and court trials. That is why we are focusing on the following commercial and corporate areas of practice:

- Business Law

• Incorporations
• Private equity and venture capital transactions
• Corporate governance (incl. D&O liability claims) and corporate housekeeping
• Mergers and acquisitions, LBOs and MBOs, joint ventures, restructurings and reorganizations
• Recapitalization and liquidations
• Commercial contracts (in particular purchase, labor, rental, leasing, license, distribution and agency agreements, general terms and conditions)
• Employee stock ownership plans
• Competition and trust law

- Finance

• Regulatory issues of financial intermediaries (banks, securities dealers, stock exchanges, collective investment schemes, in particular investment funds, asset managers, investment advisors) and persons charged with the management and the administration with regard to admission, supervision etc.
• Support of banks and other companies with regard to all laws regulating the capital and the financial markets (in particular Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading, Collective Investment Schemes Act, Federal Law on Banks and Savings Banks)
• Consulting (and in selected cases also criminal defense) regarding the requirements of the Money Laundering Act, the international standards of money laundering control (AML) and financing of terrorism (CFT) and corruption

- Technology Law

• IT outsourcing agreements and service level agreements (including outsourcing in the financial sector)
• All types of license and IP agreements
• Work, development, maintenance and support agreements, escrow agreements for technology products (software, hardware, equipment and industrial products)
• Legal coordination of technology projects
• Know how protection and transfer agreements
• Data protection aspects

- Other Areas of Law

Our firm provides legal advice in cooperation with experienced national and international law firms and specialists with a similar focus than ours.


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  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Swiss Bankers Association

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