Pestalozzi is a multicultural Swiss business law firm focusing on high-end work for domestic and international clients since 1911.

Pestalozzi lawyers are strong and empathic personalities, known for their truly independent approach to advising and representing their clients. The firm guides and supports its clients in their strategic business decisions, anticipates their future challenges and helps them solve their critical issues. Being fully integrated, Pestalozzi encounters no internal limits in shaping the most competent and efficient teams for the clients’ needs.

With over 100 professionals in Zurich and Geneva, the firm is at home in Switzerland’s two main commercial hubs – and has developed a wealth of experience in its key industries of Banking, Life Sciences, Commodity Trading and Insurance. While being locally embedded, Pestalozzi has also developed sought-after expertise in dealing with multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes.

Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions
Advice to Swiss and foreign clients on mergers, takeovers, joint ventures, spin-offs and other transactions, as well as all types of commercial agreements.

Litigation & Arbitration
Long-standing reputation for excellence in advising and representing clients in complex national and international commercial disputes before state courts and arbitral tribunals.

Financial Services
Advice on all legal issues in relation to the banking industry and capital markets. Recognized for comprehensive support on domestic and cross-border regulatory issues (e.g., licensing, compliance, and supervision).

Intellectual Property & TMT
Advice on all aspects of intellectual property (IP), unfair competition and data protection law, as well as telecommunications, media, and technology law (TMT).

Advice to international groups, corporations and individuals on the complete range of corporate and individual taxation, withholding and stamp taxes as well as value-added tax (VAT).

Additional Practice Areas 

  • White Collar Crime
  • Capital Markets
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Life Sciences, Private Clients
  • Blockchain & Crypto Assets
  • Competition & Trade
  • Employment
  • Executive Compensation & Pension
  • Real Estate & Environment
  • Energy


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  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Swedish