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Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers™.

It is our honor to announce the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Switzerland. For the 12th Edition, Best Lawyers honored 664 lawyers in 47 practice areas, approximately 5%* of practicing lawyers in Switzerland.

Best Lawyers is also pleased to celebrate 56 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients across Switzerland in five metropolitan areas, including Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne and Zürich. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

Switzerland Publication Statistics

Publication Statistics

Here are highlights from the 2022 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Switzerland:

  • 664 Lawyers Recognized
  • 160 Firms with Listed Lawyers
  • 47 Practice Area

Top Metro Area in Switzerland by Lawyer Count:

  • Zürich

Top 10 Practice Areas by Number of Recognized Lawyers:

  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Tax Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Wealth Management Practice

Top 10 Most Searched Practice Areas in Switzerland in 2020 on bestlawyers.com:

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Tax Law
  • Criminal Defense

Law Firm of the Year

“Law Firm of the Year” awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, materials submitted by firms, and the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

We are honored to present the following 12 “Law Firm of the Year” recipients in Switzerland for 2022:

  • Antitrust/Competition Law
    • Homburger
  • Arbitration and Mediation
    • Schellenberg Wittmer
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
    • Niederer Kraft Frey
  • Criminal Defense
    • Bär & Karrer
  • Intellectual Property Law
    • FMP Fuhrer Marbach & Partner
  • Labor and Employment Law
    • Streiff von Kaenel
  • Litigation
    • Homburger
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Bär & Karrer
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Wealth Management Practice
    • burckhardt

     

*Based on information published by The Swizz Bar Association.

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