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
Bettina Kopta-Stutz (born 1976) studied at the University of Zurich from which she graduated as licentiatus iuris in 2001and at the Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy. From 2005 to 2006 she was Visiting Scholar at the Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut USA.
After finishing her studies, Bettina Kopta-Stutz worked as research assistant with Professor Hans Caspar von der Crone at the University of Zurich and as law clerk in an international law firm in Zurich. In September 2018 she joined von der Crone attorneys as law clerk.
Bettina Kopta’s practice focuses on Corporate, Commercial, and Contracts Law. She is especially interested in Cooperative Society Law and Insolvency Proceedings. The latter was subject of her doctoral thesis («Gerichtliche Sanierungsverfahren für Schweizer Aktiengesellschaften – Unter Berücksichtigung des aktienrechtlichen Konzepts zur Auslösung von Sanierungsmassnahmen») which was published in 2019. Further areas of work include Debt Collection and Bankruptcy Law and Rental Law.
Bettina Kopta-Stutz works in German (mother tongue), English, French and Italian.
Lara Müller (born 1997) graduated from the Kantonsschule Hottingen in Zurich. Currently she is studying law at the University of Zurich. She joined von der Crone Rechtsanwälte AG in January 2019. Lara Müller supports the lawyers and contributes to efficiency of the company. She clarifies legal questions, verifies legal sources and helps in the drafting of documents and general administrational tasks.