Firm Profile

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd


Dreikönigstrasse 7
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Zürich 8022
+41 44 285 11 11

Firm Details

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With more than 75 offices in more than 40 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep local market understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what is coming, but to shape it.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, our clear, business-focused advice helps clients of every size to face the future with confidence. We are immersed in your world. Your interests and priorities are at the heart of what we do. Our lawyers are genuine experts in their fields with a grasp of detail that is second to none. Our next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. It means we can anticipate the likely challenges, accelerate our pace and create the space to develop innovative solutions.

We are diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture in which every one of our people can maximise their potential and thrive.

CMS in Switzerland

As part of the global CMS organisation, CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd is a leading full-service law firm in Switzerland with more than 90 lawyers and tax experts and a total staff exceeding 160 employees. We are one of few international law firms in Switzerland that can offer you both domestic and international advice. We are able to put quickly in place diverse, agile, cross-border teams of experts from all disciplines to serve your needs. No matter the size of your company, which jurisdiction you are based in or the legal challenges and issues you face – you always have our full attention. Our clients profit from our in-depth sector knowledge, our global reach and our ability to anticipate challenges.

Our history dates back to more than 80 years, and our reputation in the market for legal and tax services has been strong and established ever since. We serve our clients from our offices in Switzerland's main business centres, Zurich and Geneva.

Our experts advise Swiss and international companies, including multinationals, financial institutions, start-ups, government agencies, public utilities, private investors and individuals across all industries and fields of law.  

Local expertise. Global perspective.

As your business partner, we offer you our local expertise combined with the global reach and capabilities of CMS international, with access to 4,800+ lawyers worldwide in 75+ offices in more than 40 countries.

Serving you well.

We believe that legal advice should represent good value for money. Known for our industry-shaping solutions and our distinctive and innovative personal approach, we focus on strong, agile relationships that are beneficial to our clients. When working with you we consider ourselves not to be just your legal advisers, but your business partners. We understand your unique needs and can anticipate potential challenges you may face now and in the future. We provide innovative, tailor-made solutions that underscore our dedication to quality, excellence and your satisfaction.

Our legal and tax experts across every sector.

Our legal and tax experts are genuine experts in their fields, with a grasp of detail that is second to none. That depth of knowledge gives us the ability to anticipate challenges – and our collective experience allows us to meet them in innovative and sector-shaping ways.

Many of our experts are listed in the leading legal directories and recognised by clients and peers as thought leaders in their fields.


Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
Partner & Global Head of the CMS Corporate/M&A Group
Sarah Busca Bonvin
Partner & Certified Tax Expert
Mark Cagienard, LL.M. VAT
Partner & Certified Tax Expert
Olivier Carrard
Managing Partner
Marquard Christen, LL.M., MAS
Partner & Member of the Steering Committee of the CMS Competition & EU Group
Christian Gersbach, LL.M.
Partner & Certified Specialist SBA Employment Law
Dr Stefan Gerster, LL.M., MRICS
Partner & Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
David Hürlimann
Managing Partner & Certified Tax Expert
Bernhard Lötscher
Partner & Head of White Collar Crime Team
Andrio Orler
Partner & Certified Tax Expert
Dr Sibylle Schnyder, LL.M.
Partner & Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
Tobias Somary, LL.M.
Partner & Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law
Dr Jodok Wicki
Managing Partner

Law Firm of the Year Awards

  • Real Estate Law in Switzerland (2021)


  • ABB Asea Brown Bovery Ltd
  • AIG Europe Limited
  • Atos AG
  • Bayer (Switzerland) Ltd
  • Credit Suisse
  • Lifewatch
  • Merbag
  • Novelis Inc
  • Rieter
  • Schaeffler Schweiz
  • Sunrise
  • Swisscard AECS

About Our Clients

CMS Switzerland advises a wide range of large and mid-sized national and international clients from all major industries.


Dr Jodok Wicki
Managing Partner
+41 44 285 11 11
Olivier Carrard
Managing Partner
+41 22 311 00 10
Marquard Christen
+41 44 285 11 11
Pierre Ducret
+41 22 311 00 10

"Law Firm of the Year"

Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2021 Switzerland
Switzerland's 2021 "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law

Firm Practice Areas

  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Debt and Equity
  • Energy Law
  • Family Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Investment Funds
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Practice
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Regulatory Practice
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wealth Management Practice

Office Locations



Geneva, Switzerland

Rue Bovy-Lysberg 2

P.O. Box 5824

1211 Geneva 11

Geneva 1211


+41 22 311 00 10

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Zürich, Switzerland

Dreikönigstrasse 7

P.O. Box

8022 Zurich

Zürich 8022


+41 44 285 11 11

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