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HMP Hartmann Müller Partner

Firm Details

Hartmann Müller Partner Rechtsanwälte (HMP) was founded in Zürich in 1983. As a well-established firm, we assist Swiss and foreign clients with challenging cases in all key areas of business law. Our clients include both small and midsize firms as well as larger publicly-listed companies and corporate groups, and we also advise and represent private persons, particularly entrepreneurs.

HMP’s lawyers will provide you with a wealth of expertise acquired in prestigious international corporations and law firms and wide-ranging experience in the legal profession. Together, they form a longstanding, well-coordinated and successful team.

Contract and Commercial Law

Our core activities include comprehensive legal support for clients in the formation and structuring of contractual and commercial law relationships with other companies or private individuals, as well as dealings with regulatory authorities, primarily in the following areas:

  • Distribution structures, franchising, joint ventures, collaborations
  • Service agreements, project agreements, outsourcing and financing agreements
  • Insurance contract law and insurance supervision lawLiability law, particularly D&O liability, product liability, and physician liability
  • IP: trademark and copyright law, patent law, domains, unfair competition law
  • Competition and antitrust law
  • Labor law, posting of workers, social insurance law
  • Banking law


Corporate Law / Transactions

Another of our specialties is advice on all corporate legal issues and comprehensive legal counselling for companies in the implementation of M&A transactions involving third parties and government authorities in the following areas:

  • Planning, structuring and formation of companies
  • Corporate Governance, particularly compensation and independent shareholder representation
  • Compliance, particularly codes of conduct, data privacy, etc.Financing and capital market transactions
  • M&A transactions
  • Stock exchange and capital market law
  • Defensive measures
  • Succession solutions for companies
  • Restructuring, reorganisation and dissolution of companies
  • Antitrust Law
  • Tax law


Litigation / Arbitration

Within its areas of specialization, we represent our clients before all Swiss courts and government authorities, as well as in domestic and foreign arbitral tribunals. The following areas are a permanent part of our litigation and arbitration work:

  • Civil proceedings, particularly for disputes involving commercial and corporate law
  • Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • Enforcement measures and freezing orders
  • International mutual administrative and legal assistance
  • Administrative proceedings
  • Representation in national and international arbitration proceedings
  • Arbitrator appointments


Construction and Real Estate Law

Our services in the fields of construction and real estate law include all legal aspects in the planning, construction, financing, transaction and administration of real estate. These comprise the following in particular:

  • Project development agreements and planner agreements, including architectural and engineering contracts
  • Construction contracts, turnkey agreements and general contractor agreements
  • Purchase agreements
  • Liability for defects, claims for compensatory damages, contractor liens
  • Lease and leasehold agreements, particularly for commercial properties
  • SIA standards, particularly 102, 103, 108, 118 etc.
  • Areas of public law, including contaminated sites, bidding procedures, appeal procedures for complaints relating to construction


Private Clients / Entrepreneurs

We support private individuals, particularly entrepreneurs, mainly in connection with business activities and investments. This includes the following:

  • Comprehensive advice for investment projects
  • Advice to boards of directors and executives regarding corporate governance and liablility issues
  • Corporate succession and estate planning, including prenuptial agreements and contracts of inheritance
  • Division of estate and execution of wills
  • Relocation, work and residency permits
  • Tax advice


Valuable support from an international network

We are the Swiss member of Multilaw, one of the world's biggest international networks of independent law firms. This gives us personal contacts with some ninety leading firms, employing around 9,000 attorneys in 100 countries. It enables us to provide clients with fast, professional support in international matters.

Firm Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trade Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wealth Management Practice

Office Locations



Zürich, Switzerland

Zürichbergstrasse 66

Zürich 8044


41 43 268 83 00

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