Corporate and Commercial Law
Incorporation and organization of business activities in Switzerland, including the establishment of corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, and non-profit organizations; Business succession planning; Joint Ventures; shareholders' agreements; Stock Participation Plans; Corporate Governance issues
Transactions, new Swiss Merger Act
Mergers and Acquisitions (domestic and international); Corporate restructurings, corporate reorganizations; Expertise in the new Swiss Merger Act (see our website fusg.ch) providing information regarding mergers, spin-offs, changes of corporate form as well as transfers of assets, including their implementation based on the new Swiss Merger Act which came into force by July 1, 2004.
Banking and Capital Markets
Banking Law and Regulation, Stock Exchange Law and Regulation, Takeover Law and Regulation, Compliance with Reporting and Disclosure Duties
Legal advice and litigation for issuers, banks, central securities depositories, and investors
Purchase Agreements, Cooperation- and Consultant-Agreements, Distributorship Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Labour Agreements, Insurance contracts
Real Estate Law
Rental Matters, Construction Law, Property Law, especially purchase and financing of real estate
Further Civil Law
Matrimonial Property Law, Inheritance Matters (Estate Planning, Wills, Inheritance Contracts and Partitions)
Competition Law, Intellectual Property, Media Law
Competition and Cartel Law; domestic Merger Control, Unfair Competition Law, Media and Advertising Law, Product Testing Law
Litigation and Arbitration
Representation in commercial and civil litigation before all Swiss Courts including the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (in cooperation with local counsel in some cantons), Representation in arbitration proceedings, Service as members and chairpersons of arbitration panels, Representation in pre-trial attachment, enforcement and insolvency proceedings
Brigitte von der Crone
Brigitte von der Crone (born 1957) was admitted to the Zurich bar in 1986. From the beginning of 1987 until March 1988, she worked in the legal department of a major Swiss bank. From 1 April 1988 to the end of 1992, she was an associate in one of the largest law firms in Zurich, with a branch office in Geneva. On January the 1st 1993, she became a partner in this firm. Starting 1st November 2002, she opened her own law firm in the very heart of Zurich. As per 1st January 2008 she merged her firm with the von der Crone attorneys, where she continues to work as a partner.
Brigitte von der Crone studied at the University of Zurich where she graduated in 1982 as licentiatus iuris. From 1982 to 1984, she worked in the securities section of a major Swiss bank, where she started to write her thesis which she finished in 1986. From 1984 to 1986 she worked as a clerk with the District Court of Zurich.
Brigitte von der Crones practice focuses on trade and business law, corporate law, banking and securities law, as well as contracts and distribution law. Another field of her activity comprises competition law (especially antitrust law).
Brigitte von der Crone works in German (mother tongue), English and French.
Manuela Shirine Imoberdorf
Manuela Shirine Imoberdorf (born 1972) joined von der Crone Attorneys at Law in July 2016. She is responsible for the accounting. S.M. Imoberdorf studied at the University of Zurich from which she graduated in 2004 as licentiata philosophiae (communication science, business administration, constitutional law). She has gained her professional experience in accounting and audit at both multinational companies such as Ernst & Young and at small and medium enterprises such as OBT or Manres.
Philipp Krebs (born 1993) made a commercial apprenticeship at an insurance company after he promoted from Highschool. Currently he’s studying law at the University of Zürich and joined von der Crone Attorneys at Law in August 2018. He supports the lawyers by clarifying legal questions, verifying legal sources, drafting documents and doing general administrational tasks.