Legal 500 EMEA 2019 rankes five Practise Areas of Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte – two more than last year
In its 2019 EMEA edition Legal 500, one of the world’s leading legal market analyst, recommends in total five practice areas of Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte – two more than in its 2018 edition, namely employment and insurance. In addition, our TMT practice has increased its ranking from tier 4 to tier 3 with Katia Favre being again ranked as Next Generation Lawyer.
Legal 500 praises the five practice areas as follows:
Corporate, commercial and M&A (tier 3): Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte’s national and international M&A clients mostly come from the manufacturing, healthcare and technology industries. Other areas of expertise include corporate advice, commercial leasing and distribution issues, as well as structuring financial investments. Microsoft, EOS Group, Hexagon and Leica Geosystems are among its clients. The team comprises of cross-border specialist Arlette Pfister, Markus Alder, who focuses on mid-sized M&A transactions, corporate and insurance specialist Martin Bürkle and commercial lawyer Michael Bösch.
Dispute resolution – litigation (tier 4): Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte is ‘well-established’ in the space and provides an ‘excellent and timely service for clients in the banking industry’ and further handles estate, tax and commercial disputes. ‘Exceptional analyst and tactician’ Patrick Rohn represents a British hospitality company in a commercial dispute concerning the control over a Swiss holding company against its former joint venture partners, while ‘excellent succession planning and family governance lawyer’ Daniel Stoll acted for three members of a Swiss ultra-high-net-worth family in a dispute concerning the division of their late father’s estate.
Employment (tier 3): Clients appreciate the ‘highly professional and solution-oriented’ team at Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte for its ‘outstanding mix of competent legal advice and personal collaboration’, resulting in ‘prompt communication during each process’. Well known for its specialism in advising C-level executives on hiring and termination packages, the team also handles transactions and employment transfers, including work and residence permits for secondments. Key practitioner Thomas Loher assisted VTG Europe with the employment aspects (including mass redundancies) of its restructuring in Switzerland. Senior associates Katia Favre and Nicola Neth are other names to note.
Insurance (tier 3): The team at Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte mainly advises insurance companies on contractual liability, D&O, social security and private insurance law, while also handling claims management, coverage issues and the drafting of policies. Common areas of liability disputes include professional, product, medical negligence, transport and travel claims. Martin Bürkle is the key contact.
TMT (tier 3): ‘Multi-skilled’ firm Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte ‘understands client needs and acts at a very high professional level, with an excellent view for the big picture’. The focus areas include litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, contracts, as well as fintech products. The ‘outstanding and very experienced’ practice lead Katia Favre advises Microsoft on Swiss telecoms law and compliance topics. The team also comprises fintech specialist Michael Bosch and litigator Patrick Rohn.