Insolvency & Restructuring
The legal steps involved in securing our clients’ financial interests in restructuring, debt collection, bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings are often time-critical. The Insolvency & Restructuring team is able to offer high level “one stop shop” services for all restructuring and insolvency requirements of our clients within very short time frames.
We have a strong reputation in handling complex cross-border matters. Our Insolvency & Restructuring team comprises corporate and finance lawyers and specialists covering all procedural matters and insolvency related litigations. Depending on your needs and the relevant industry, we will join forces with our specialists from other areas such as tax, banking and financial market laws, as well as real estate and employment law.
Areas of expertise
- Corporate restructuring and reorganisation
- Spin-offs and de-mergers
- Rescue companies
- Moratorium and composition agreements
- Bankruptcy proceedings
- Debt enforcement proceedings
- Recognition of foreign insolvency decrees
- Representation of foreign insolvency administrators in Switzerland
- Seizure of assets
- Realisation of pledged assets
- Actions against the schedule of claims
- Claw back claims
- Claims for director’s liability
- Mandates as trustee, liquidator, member of a creditors’ committee
- Urs Boller
- Sergio Bortolani
- Florian Müller
- Karin Oberlin
- Christian Schilly
- Daniel Schoch
- Andrea Sieber
- Alexander Vogel
- Nadine von Büren-Maier
- Alain Le Fort
- Guy-Philippe Rubeli
- Daniel Bloch
- Gabriel Meier
- Thomas Nietlispach
- Maeve Romano
- Grégoire Schafroth
- Mimoza Ademaj
- Xenia V. Pisarewski
- Kathrin Waditschatka
Knowledge across all areas.
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As 2020 comes to an end FRORIEP looks forward to 2021 and wonders what it holds. Listen to our specialists from across our offices in London, Zurich, Madrid, Geneva and Zug talking about what they see on FRORIEP’s horizon, what they look forward to and what legal questions they hope will be clarified in the coming year.More
Measures to Assist Swiss Companies During COVID-19: A New Temporary Insolvency and Restructuring Regime
On 16 April 2020, the Federal Council passed a special ordinance in relation to the Swiss insolvency and restructuring regime to protect companies who ran into financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (the COVID-19 Insolvency Ordinance). The COVID-19 Insolvency Ordinance entered into force on 20 April 2020 and will remain effective for a period of six months.More
Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law in the Corona Crisis: Questions and Answers
In view of the extraordinary situation with regard to the corona pandemic, the Federal Council has ordered a temporary stay of debt enforcement. This stay of enforcement is valid from 19 March 2020 until 4 April 2020, and will be immediately followed by the statutory enforcement holidays, which last from 5 April until 19 April 2020. Below, we will answer some practical questions on debt enforcement and bankruptcy law in times of the corona crisis.More
The New Swiss International Insolvency Law – How Does It Affect Foreign Insolvency Practitioners?
On 1 January 2019, the revised Section of the Swiss Private International Law Act (PILA) regarding cross-border insolvencies entered into force. The revision became necessary as the previous regulation was criticised in particular for its protectionist elements, which also were a recurring topic in discussions with foreign colleagues and insolvency practitioners. Particularly compared to other European countries, Switzerland had apparent modernisation potential.More
Cross-Border Insolvency in Switzerland: Amendments to the Law as of 1 January 2019
Within the European Union, cross-border insolvency is governed by the Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings. Since Switzerland is not a member state of the EU, the EU Regulation does not directly apply to cross-border insolvency matters that are related to Switzerland, which significantly complicated the conducting of such proceedings. On 1 January 2019, however, amendments to the Federal Act on Private International Law (PILA) entered into force, which lead to a simplified administration of cross-border insolvency proceedings.
The most relevant changes are the following.