Creating value beyond legal advice
There is more to GHR Rechtsanwälte AG than legal advice. Legal advice must be creative and solution-oriented. Our dedication is to provide added value, not just legal advice. Your needs, expectations and goals are therefore at the center of all we do. That is what we mean by ‘value beyond legal advice’.
Leadership is not a matter of size
Many of our competitors are larger than we are, but size is not the measure for all things. Our focus is on competence, quality, efficiency and value, not on size. Our leadership is driven by the passion of our dynamic workforce. Building on our core values of teamwork, focus and dedication, our lawyers are committed to delivering exceptional performances. That is why we are among Switzerland’s leading corporate law firms.
Trust is the basis for success
For almost twenty years, we have been advising local and global clients, small, medium and large corporations and business enterprises, public sector organisations and private individuals in our key areas of business law. We have been rewarded with our clients’ continued trust. Trust is the basis for our mutual success.
Success is the result of competence and experience
Trust and success should not be taken for granted. They do not come about on their own. They are earned through the professional competence of our lawyers, combined with many years of experience, and our passion for our work.
A clear focus on key areas
Our competence and experience is the result of our deliberate choice to focus on selected key sectors of business law. We offer particular expertise in the following areas:
- Capital Markets and Listed Companies
- Competition and Antitrust
- Corporate and Commercial Law
- Energy and Natural Resources
- Insolvency and Restructuring
- Intellectual Property and Technology
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Private Clients
- Real Estate
Learning about our clients’ business
Specialist knowledge on its own is not a sufficient basis for sound professional advice. The lawyer who does not understand the environment in which his client operates cannot offer competent and effective services. Continuous professional development and international experience are therefore indispensable and a matter of course for our lawyers. Most have studied abroad, worked in business corporations or are members of company supervisory boards in both Switzerland and other countries. Only when we understand our clients’ needs, can we translate them into appropriate advice and help our clients in achieving their goals.
We embrace challenge and innovation
Increased competition in globalised and increasingly regulated markets is something that nobody can ignore today. Good advice therefore requires, in addition to specialist knowledge, interdisciplinary cooperation between specialists. We develop strategies and solutions in flexible multi-disciplinary groups and are therefore the law firm of choice for clients facing particularly challenging issues.
Cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit
We can only offer our clients added value if we, too, have motivated staff and a clear management structure. We attract talented personalities from a vast range of sectors and positively promote entrepreneurship by motivating our lawyers to work independently and take responsibility. At the same time, every client has access to a partner in the firm, who is available at all times as their direct point of contact.
A local law firm with an international footprint
Crossborder transactions require the cooperation of specialists from different countries. Whilst regionally based, we are networked worldwide. For many years we have been involved in privileged relationships with leading law firms operating in the most important economic and financial centres around the world. This network is at your disposal.
About GHR Rechtsanwälte AG
GHR Rechtsanwälte AG is a law firm registered as a Swiss stock corporation with offices in Bern and Zurich.
It enjoys international recognition as a prominent Swiss law firm, inter alia, in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, tax, insolvency and corporate recovery, intellectual property, energy, and dispute resolution (Legal500).
All lawyers at GHR Rechtsanwälte AG are listed in the Swiss Register of Lawyers. They are also members of the Bern, Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations and various international law and professional associations, including the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA), the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Insolvency Association (INSOL) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).
GHR Rechtsanwälte AG is a member of LAW (Lawyers Associated Worldwide) and of the Energy Law Group (ELG).
GHR Rechtsanwälte AG is a recognized representative for the listing of securities on the SIX Swiss Exchange pursuant to Art. 43 of the Listing Rules.
Stephan A. Hofer