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Dreikönigstrasse 7
Zürich 8022
41 44 285 11 11

Firm Details

CMS Switzerland

With 32 partners, more than 100 lawyers, a total staff exceeding 170 employees working from our two offices in Geneva and Zurich and covering all language regions of Switzerland, CMS Switzerland is recognised as one of the top multi-disciplinary business law firms in Switzerland with a solid reputation in the market for legal and tax services. With a history going back more than 80 years, we have steadily grown, not only in manpower but, more importantly, in the range and level of advice and services we offer. We cater sound local legal expertise coupled with the global capabilities of the CMS network, of which we are an integral part.  

Our Expertise

CMS Switzerland is a leading full-service law firm, advising and representing clients in a broad range of practice and sector areas. We do not simply advertise a broad range of practice and sector areas, but live up to the promise to deliver, and have experienced specialists for every one of those areas, many of whom enjoy distinct visibility in their field. We are also recognised as thought leaders in our respective areas of practice. Our attorneys regularly lecture, write articles and speak on legal trends and topics of relevance to our clients. We publish newsletters, expert guides and legal alerts, provide training and guidance to companies to bring them up to speed on developments and prepare them to face legislative and regulatory challenges affecting their core business interests.  

Our Global Network

CMS Switzerland is part of CMS, the largest legal services organisation in Europe and the world’s fifth-largest law firm by headcount with more than 1,100 partners and 4,800 lawyers in 76 offices across 43 countries. CMS has the most extensive European presence currently available. Each CMS office is tailored to the local market in which the firm operates, ensuring that clients benefit from personal service and market know-how while working together under a shared mission, values and governance structure. As part of the global CMS organisation, our law and tax practitioners are capable of providing advice in various jurisdictions on a multitude of issues. We are one of the few international law firms that offer a combination of both domestic and cross-border advice within all major European jurisdictions.


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)


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  • 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

Geneva 1211


41 22 311 00 10

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Zürich, Switzerland

Dreikönigstrasse 7

Zürich 8022


41 44 285 11 11

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