About us

Rickenbach & Partner was founded in Zurich in 1955.

Our clients are companies, entrepreneurs and private individuals in Switzerland and abroad.

We offer our clients a comprehensive service that includes legal advice, representation in court and towards authorities.

We work with an extensive network of specialists in Switzerland and abroad with whom we coordinate to ensure that the goals of our clients are met.

We offer our services in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

 

Attorneys

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  • Dr. Andreas M. Rickenbach

     
    admitted to all courts in Switzerland since 1953

    Education
    University of Zurich (Dr. iur., 1951)
    University of Paris, La Sorbonne

    Memberships
    Zurich Bar Association
    Swiss Bar Association

    Publications
    "Switzerland", in: International Financial Centres Yearbook, London, 1996/1997
    "Das Vorkaufsrecht beim Erwerb von Wasserrechtskonzessionen", Thesis, Zurich, 1951
    Various contributions and articles on environmental law

    Languages
    German, English, French, Italian and Spanish

  • Dr. Matthias W. Rickenbach

    LL.M.

    admitted to all courts in Switzerland since 1996

    Education
    University of Zurich (Dr. iur., 1999)
    University of San Diego (LL.M., 1999)
    University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1993)

    Memberships
    Zurich Bar Association
    Swiss Bar Association
    Association "Pikett Strafverteidigung"

    Publications
    "Die Nachwirkungen des Arbeitsverhältnisses", SSA 44, Thesis, Bern, 2000
    "Immaterialgüterrechtliche Nachwirkungen des Arbeitsverhältnisses", in: UFITA Archiv für Urheber- Film- Funk- und Theaterrecht, Bern/Munich, 1999
    "Forming Companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein", in: International Chief Financial Officers Reference Book, London, 1995/1996

    Languages
    German, English, French and Spanish

  • Sinan Odok

    MLaw, MAE, CAS Civil Litigation

    admitted to all courts in Switzerland since 1998

    Education
    University of St. Gallen (HSG) / University of Lucerne (CAS Civil Litigation, 2016)
    University of Zurich (MAE - Master of Applied Ethics, 2009)
    Institute for International Law and Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Zurich (research fellow to Prof. Thürer, 1993-1995)
    University of Zurich (MLaw, 1992)

    Memberships
    Zurich Bar Association
    Swiss Bar Association
    American Society of International Law
    Swiss Section of the International Commission of Jurists
    Association Suisse de Droit du Sport

    Publications
    "Sorgfaltspflichten für Unternehmen – und für den Gesetzgeber", together with Prof. Markus Huppenbauer, in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, November 20, 2018
    Chapter "Switzerland - B. Civil Law", in: International Estate Planning Handbook, DFK International (www.dfk.com), Munich, 2016
    "Sind proportionale Steuern ungerecht?" (Master Thesis, Zurich, 2009)
    "Facility Management - juristisch betrachtet (Le "facility management" - aspects juridiques)", in: Der Treuhandexperte, Zurich, 2002

    Languages
    German, English und French

  • Dr. Christian Sager

    VR-CAS HSG

    admitted to all courts in Switzerland since 1999

    Education
    University of St. Gallen (HSG) / University of Lucerne (CAS for Board Effectiveness, 2019)
    University of Bern (Dr. iur., 2001)
    University of Fribourg (lic. iur., 1995)

    Memberships
    Zurich Bar Association
    Swiss Bar Association
    Italian Chamber of Commerce for Switzerland
    Swiss Institute of Directors

    Publications
    "Kein Anfechtungsrecht für nationale Sportverbände bei Dopingstrafen?", in: Causa Sport 1/04
    "Direktmarketingmethoden - Eine Darstellung unter lauterkeitsrechtlichen Aspekten", ASR 653, Bern, 2001 (Thesis, Bern, 2001)
    "Direktmarketing - Rechtliche Grenzen analysiert", in: Marketing & Kommunikation, Zurich, 2001
    "Ugandas neue Verfassung", in: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - Auslandsinformationen 1/96, St. Augustin/Bonn 1996 (co-author)

    Languages
    German, English, French and Italian

  • Anne-Marie Solari Bozzi

    MLaw

    admitted to all courts in Switzerland since 1996

    Education
    University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1992)

    Memberships
    Zurich Bar Association
    Swiss Bar Association

    Languages
    German, English, French and Italian

  • Dr. Andrea Perhofer

     
    admitted to all courts in Switzerland since 2016

    Education
    Department for Private Law at the University of Zurich (research fellow to Prof. Arnet, 2011 - 2013)
    Karl-Franzens-University of Graz (Dr. iur., 2010)
    Karl-Franzens-University of Graz (Mag. iur., 2005)

    Memberships
    Zurich Bar Association
    Swiss Bar Association

    Publications
    "Immissionen ≠ Immissionen", in: Loacker/Zellweger-Gutknecht (Hrsg.), Differenzierungen als Legitimationsfrage, Zurich/St. Gallen, 2012, pp. 81 et seq.
    "Die Grenzen der privatautonomen Gestaltung und der gerichtlichen Durchsetzung von ehelichen Rechten und Pflichten außerhalb des Ehegüterrechts im Rechtsvergleich Österreich - Deutschland" (Thesis, Graz, 2010)

    Languages
    German and English

Areas of Practice

For private individuals

general legal advice
labor law
residence and work permits
banking law
law of succession and execution of wills
collection and defense of receivables
real estate law
tenancy law
personality and data protection law
sports law
criminal law and criminal procedure
insurance law
contract law
civil litigation

For entrepreneurs

mergers and acquisitions
purchase and sale of company shares
due diligence
company foundation
company succession
negotiations with banks, insurance companies and authorities

For companies

general contract law
general terms and conditions
labor law
real estate and tenancy law
joint ventures
purchase and sale of companies and company shares
production contracts
distribution right
advertisement law
data protection law
intellectual property, trademark law
distribution contract law
civil litigation
arbitration
debt collection and bankruptcy law, receivership
inheritance law
competition law
aviation law
banking law
corporate governance and corporate responsibility
human rights due diligence
duties of members of the board and executive officers
insurance law, public and private
securities law

Network and Memberships

Our attorneys are members of the Zurich Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association.

Our national and international network comprises numerous specialists.

Rickenbach & Partner is a member of  DFK International, a major international association of independent accounting, tax and business advisory firms. DFK International has more than 400 member offices worldwide. Get more information about DFK International on YouTube.

Contact

Rickenbach & Partner
Schlossbergstrasse 22
8702 Zollikon / Zurich
Schweiz / Switzerland

Tel.: +41 44 391 44 77
Fax: +41 44 391 77 35
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Geneva Office
Rickenbach & Partner
Rue du Conseil-Général 10
1205 Genève
Suisse / Switzerland

Tel.: +41 22 510 55 77
Fax: +41 22 510 55 88
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