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English Speaking Lawyers in Switzerland: Canton of Zürich

AFP Advokatur Fischer & Partner; FISCHER, Daniel David; Freigutstrasse 7, 8002 Zurich, telephone: 044/ 482 70 20  Fax: 044/ 286 20 49, email: Born: Bern, BE, Switzerland, 1953. University of Bern; licentiate jur., attorney 1980. 1/2 year practice in New York. Handles commercial and civil cases. Languages: English, German, French.

ARPAGAUS, RETO: Bahnhofstrasse 106, P.O. Box 1130, 8021 Zurich; Tel: +41 58 258 11 00; Fax: +41 58 258 11 99. e-mail: internet: Member of law firm of Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob. Swiss citizen. Born in Zurich, Switzerland. Georgetown University Law Center, L.L.M., 1997, with distinction. University of Zurich, Doctorate, 1995. University of Zurich, Bachelors, 1989.  Offers legal counsel and representation of corporations before state courts and arbitration tribunals. Specializes in contracts and corporate law; Intellectual Property law (trademark and competition law, distributorship and licensing); estate matters. Office in Bern acts as a notary public. Languages: English, German, French.

ERNI, LORENZ: Ankerstrasse 61, Postfach, 8026 Zurich; Tel: 044 296 88 99; Fax: 044 296 88 90. Member of law firm ESCHMANN & ERNI. Born 1950 in Switzerland.  University of Zurich, University of Hamburg; Doctor of Law 1974. Specialized in criminal law. Does not act as a notary public. Languages: German, English French, Italian, Dutch.

FREY, MARKUS A.: Bahnhofstrasse 13, 8001 Zurich; Tel: +41 58 800 8000 . Fax: +41 58 800 8080 . email: Member of law firm of NIEDERER, KRAFT & FREY.  Swiss citizen. Born 1956 in Switzerland.  University of Geneva, 1978, University of Zurich, Doctor of Law, 1986.  University of Miami, School of law, LL.M 1988. Fiscal, corporate, financial, banking and commercial law; business and trade disputes; real estate ventures. Specialized in international tax and estate planning. Does not handle collection cases. Does not act as a notary public. Languages: English, German, French.

GUERRA, PATRICIA: Forchstrasse 452, P.O. Box 1432, 8032 Zurich; Tel: +41 44 396 91 91;  Fax: +41 44 396 91 92. E-mail: Partner with Meyerlustenberger Lachenal. Swiss citizen. Born 1959 in Ecuador. Specialized in general corporate and contract law, international private law, matrimonial property law and inheritance law, wealth transfer, estate planning and charitable organizations. Languages: English, German, French, Spanish.

JÖRG, FLORIAN S.: Bahnhofstrasse 46, P.O. Box 1130, 8021 Zurich; Tel: +41 58 258 10 00; Fax: +41 58 258 10 99. e-mail:, internet:, partner of the law firm of Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob. Swiss citizen, born 1966. Admitted to the New York Bar (not practising), lecturer for private law at the University of St. Gallen. Member of the Swiss Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. New York University (NYU) School of Law, MCJ, 1997. University of St. Gallen, Doctorate, 1997. Admitted to the Swiss Bars 1994. University of St. Gallen, Bachelors (lic.iur.), 1992. Offers legal counsel and representation before state courts and arbitration tribunals. Specializes in contracts and corporate law; mergers & acquisitions, banking law, international private law. Other offices of the firm offer notarial services. Languages: English, German, French.

RUTSCHI, FEDERICO M. : Tödistrasse 18, 8027 Zürich; Tel: 043 222 41 41; Fax: 043 222 41 49.  E-mail: URL: Attorney-at-Law, LL.M., NY Bar. The law office of Dr. F. M. Rutschi mainly concentrates on contract law, commercial and corporate law, debt collection and bankruptcy law, liability law, labor law, inheritance law, law of property, real estate law, tenancy law, administrative law and international law.

SOMARY, TOBIAS: Dreikönigstrasse 7, 8022 Zurich; Tel. 044 285 11 11; Fax: 044 285 11 22;; Partner of law firm CMS VON ERLACH HENRICI AG. Swiss-Irish double citizen. Born 1971 in Switzerland. University of Zurich 1998. Swiss Bar 2000, with distinction. Certified specialist SBA inheritance law. Stanford University, Law School, LL.M. 2004. Foreign associate with FENWICK & WEST LLP. Practice areas: commercial law, general corporate and contract law, private clients (inheritance law, matrimonial property law, estate planning), private international law (conflict of laws), life sciences, intellectual property law, as well as dispute resolution in the aforementioned areas. Languages: English, German, French.

STURGEON, JOHN C.:  Wiesenstrasse 10, 8032 Zürich.  Telephone: 044 387 1930 Fax: 044 387 4523 Email: Born 1950. Member Maryland/US Bar. Admitted as Foreign Legal Advisor in Germany. U.S. Military Academy, BS;  University of Baltimore, MS; University of Akron, Juris Doctor. International private practice, company and commercial law, contracts and cross-border transactions, finance and investment, trusts and estates, tax, shipping law, intellectual property law. Offices also in Germany, Austria, United Kingdom. Languages: English, German.

WILDHABER, Christoph: Stockerstrasse 38, 8002 Zürich, Phone 044 208 25 25; Fax 044 205 25 26. Partner with Streichenberg Rechtsanwälte. Swiss citizen. Born 1964. University of St. Gall (Dr. iur. HSG 1991). Commercial and Corporate Law, National and International Distribution Law, especially Franchising, Licensing and Tax Law. Legal advice to national and international franchisors, particularly on legal organization, planning and negotiation of franchise and related agreements. Languages: German English, French.

CAGIANUT, Thierry: Zeltweg 44, 8032 Zurich, Phone 044 250 25 25, Fax 044 250 25 00.  Email -  Founded in 1977. This firm provides advice on Swiss law, with emphasis on international content, commercial and corporate law, banking law, taxation, fraud, employment laws and estate planning.  Languages: German, English, French and Italian.

URBACH Simon, TRACHSLER Attorneys at law, Seefeldstrasse 283, 8034 Zürich, Phone 044 250 42 00, Fax 044 250 42 19, e-mail . Advises Swiss and international clients in all aspects of corporate law, commercial law and general contract law. Particular focus on all legal matters related to employment law, tenancy law and real estate law including real estate transactions as well as white-collar crime.