Practice Areas

Swiss and European Corporate Law. Stock Exchange Law, M&A

Swiss and European Corporate Law. Stock Exchange Law, M&A

One of the core competences of NOBEL BAUDENBACHER is advising and representing companies in matters of Swiss and European corporate and stock exchange law as well as in M&A. We also represent shareholders and individuals in their relationships with these firms. We assist companies and shareholders in all legal matters before authorities and courts, especially in the foundation of companies, in navigating authorisation procedures, in national and international transactions, in day-to-day business as well as regarding corporate governance, due diligence, and compliance. We also advise on corporate management and in M&A transactions, reorganisations, bankruptcies, and liquidations.
Swiss and European Corporate Law. Stock Exchange Law, M&A

Banking, Financial Market, and Capital Markets Law

Banking, Financial Market, and Capital Markets Law

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER advises national and international banks, financial companies, insurance companies, and other financial services providers on all aspects of banking, financial market, and capital market law, including regulatory requirements. Our founding partner, Peter Nobel, has been the editor of the standard reference on “Financial Market Law” for many years.
Banking, Financial Market, and Capital Markets Law

European Internal Market Law, Switzerland-EU Relations

European Internal Market Law, Switzerland-EU Relations

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER has extensive experience in EU and EEA internal market law—the heart of European law—as well as in the law governing Switzerland-EU relations. Our founding counsel, Carl Baudenbacher, was a judge of the EFTA Court for 22 years, 15 of which as President. The focus of our European law activities is on advising and representing international clients in proceedings before European authorities and courts.
European Internal Market Law, Switzerland-EU Relations

Swiss and European Competition and State Aid Law

Swiss and European Competition and State Aid Law

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER has substantial experience in handling proceedings before Swiss and European authorities and courts in the areas of competition and state aid law. Our founding partner, Laura Melusine Baudenbacher, has represented clients in large-scale cartel investigations before the EU Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. She has also represented international clients in merger proceedings before the European Commission and numerous national competition authorities. Our founding counsel, Carl Baudenbacher, was an expert for the Swiss Federal Administration and the Parliament in several revisions of the Cartel Act. Thanks to our in-depth experience, we offer our clients close support that anticipates the complexity of the proceedings and seeks practicable solutions.
Swiss and European Competition and State Aid Law

Swiss and European Unfair Competition and Intellectual Property Law

Swiss and European Unfair Competition and Intellectual Property Law

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER advises clients on unfair competition law and all areas of intellectual property law (trademark, design, patent, copyright, and art law). A particular focus lies on the structuring and protection of rights to products and services, especially concerning hardware and software, music, film, publishing, multimedia, and other productions, on the establishment, licensing, and enforcement of national and international title and trademark rights, and on the defence against unjustified claims.
Swiss and European Unfair Competition and Intellectual Property Law

Fundamental Economic Rights (ECHR, EU-Charta, Federal Constitution)

Fundamental Economic Rights (ECHR, EU-Charta, Federal Constitution)

Fundamental economic rights have become of paramount importance in commercial law proceedings before national and European authorities and courts, e.g., in antitrust, tax, unfair competition, trademark and collective labour law. They apply on national, EU, and European level through national constitutions, the European Convention on Human Rights and the EU-Charter of Fundamental Rights. NOBEL BAUDENBACHER has extensive experience and a high level of expertise in this area.
Fundamental Economic Rights (ECHR, EU-Charta, Federal Constitution)

Contract and Liability Law, including Product Liability

Contract and Liability Law, including Product Liability

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER advises companies and individuals on the drafting of contracts and on the review and enforcement of contractual claims. We also assist clients in liability law cases including product liability.
Contract and Liability Law, including Product Liability

Media and Communications Law

Media and Communications Law

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER represents clients in all matters of press, photography, and advertising law. Our advice is particularly directed at publishers, photographers, photo agencies, archives, associations, and other media companies. We also represent clients who are confronted with potentially unlawful publications in the media. Furthermore, we advise on contract drafting, remuneration, and claims for damages, and represent the interests of advertising agencies and associations. Our founding partner, Peter Nobel, has for many years been the co-author of the standard work “Media Law”.
Media and Communications Law

Art Law

Art Law

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER has in-depth experience in the area of art law. Our founding partner, Peter Nobel, is an avid collector and has built up the extensive "Press Art" collection with his wife, Annette. We represent art dealers, larger and smaller galleries, museums, and art collectors in all matters of art law. In addition, we advise private individuals in the field of art trade as well as on questions of cultural property transfer, cultural property protection, and on any customs regulations when purchasing or selling works of art.
Art Law

Sports Law

Sports Law

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER advises clients on all questions of sports law, including employment, contract, corporate, association, competition, copyright, personality, and media law. We represent the interests of top athletes, officials, sponsors, clubs and their governing bodies, associations, and agencies in all legal matters.
Sports Law

Aviation Law

Aviation Law

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER combines years of experience in advising on aviation law with profound technical knowledge. Our partner, Philipp Perren, is a professional pilot with instrument rating and has for many years been President of the Safety Commission of the Aero Club Switzerland. This combination of technical aviation knowledge with legal expertise allows us to cover the full range of aviation law advice.
Aviation Law

Criminal Law. International Administrative and Legal Assistance

Criminal Law. International Administrative and Legal Assistance

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER has extensive experience in all areas of national and international white-collar crime, including administrative and legal assistance as well as litigation in criminal and administrative proceedings, e.g., regarding insider trading, price manipulation, and money laundering.
Criminal Law. International Administrative and Legal Assistance

Financial Market Criminal Law

Financial Market Criminal Law

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER advises on all aspects of criminal proceedings and supports clients in mounting an efficient defence in all areas of financial market criminal law. We represent companies and executives in criminal and administrative proceedings ranging from insider trading to price manipulation to money laundering. We also support clients preventively by conducting targeted risk analyses and establishing and implementing tailor-made compliance programmes.
Financial Market Criminal Law

Proceedings before Swiss and European Authorities and Courts

Proceedings before Swiss and European Authorities and Courts

The lawyers of NOBEL BAUDENBACHER are admitted to practice in both Switzerland and the EU and represent clients before Swiss and European authorities and courts, notably in infringement proceedings, nullity proceedings, preliminary ruling proceedings, and actions for damages. Our founding counsel, Carl Baudenbacher, was a judge of the EFTA Court for 22 years, 15 of which as President.
Proceedings before Swiss and European Authorities and Courts

Litigation

Litigation

A love of litigation is a state of mind. NOBEL BAUDENBACHER’s lawyers are used to fighting for their clients and not just representing them. We have many years of experience in national and international litigation and arbitration (on both sides of the bar) and work with great dedication towards finding the best solutions even in complex situations.
Litigation

Arbitration

Arbitration

Arbitration tribunals have come to play a central role in deciding commercial law conflicts. Arbitration clauses can be found in contracts and statutes. NOBEL BAUDENBACHER is one of the leading Swiss law firms in representing clients in arbitration proceedings. Lawyers from our firm are also regularly appointed as arbitrators.
Arbitration

Foundation Law. Charities

Foundation Law. Charities

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER assists clients in the establishment and management of foundations, in particular family foundations, investment foundations or staff welfare foundations, family offices, and trusts. In addition, our lawyers sit on foundation boards and help achieve the foundation’s purpose.
Foundation Law. Charities

Estate Planning. Inheritance Law. Execution of Wills

Estate Planning. Inheritance Law. Execution of Wills

NOBEL BAUDENBACHER advises and assists clients in estate planning and the preparation of succession plans in companies as well as in private inheritance matters. This includes the drafting of inheritance contracts, contracts on the division of inheritance, wills and other testamentary dispositions, and related litigation. We also assist in the appointment of executors.
Estate Planning. Inheritance Law. Execution of Wills

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