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Geneva

Switzerland

More than 30 legal and tax professionals are providing the full range of legal and tax services to you from our office in Geneva.

Geneva office is a part of our firm which was founded in 1936 and strengthened by two mergers over the last years. The latest merger in 2014 of CMS von Erlach Henrici AG and ZPG Avocats SA brought together two prominent law firms based in Geneva and Zurich.

In addition to our strong local roots and excellent reputation in the Swiss market, we are part of an organisation with over 5,000 legal and tax professionals in 43 countries.

We know that the rules governing your business are constantly changing. So we are always up-to-date with all new laws and regulation in both Swiss and in international markets. When you work with CMS in Geneva, you will benefit from our hands-on approach of working, including strong partner involvement, to guide you through the complexities of the legislation that applies to you.

If you do business in Geneva and are looking for legal support, please reach out to us via our online contact form or give us a call.

We structure our business in practice area and industry sector groups. This enables us to develop a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ businesses and markets and to deliver sound and commercially relevant advice. Our goal is to be not just technical lawyers, but to understand your business and its challenges.

Our experts offer sound experience in all areas of commercial law and provide first-class legal advice to companies, institutions and individuals at both national and international level.

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Directions

The Geneva office is located only five minutes from the Geneva main Station.

From Geneva Airport
The airport is located 8km from the city.

  • By train: Trains to Geneva train station. Departure every 15 minutes from the airport train station in the shopping area. Duration: Approx. 10 min.
  • By taxi: Duration: 15 min.

From Geneva train station

  • By tram: Tram no. 15 to Cirque (direction Palettes), departure every 4 to 5 minutes. Duration: 7 min. From the tram station Cirque, it is a 30-second walk. At the traffic light, cross the main street (with tram rails), you will see the restaurant "Les Trois Verres". Our offices – located on 4 floors – are above the restaurant and the entrance is on the left of the building.
  • By taxi: Duration: 5 min.

Arrival by car
Coming from Zurich/Lausanne (A1 highway): Exit A1 and follow "Genève-Lac/Evian". Enter Geneva and follow Route de Lausanne for about 1km. You will see the Cornavin train station on the right. At the crossroads, after the station, turn right onto Rue de Chantepoulet and after 50m, turn left onto Boulevard James Fazy. Follow it for 500m. Turn left onto Place de la Synagogue. Turn right onto Rue du Général Dufour and then turn right onto Rue Bovy-Lysberg. Our offices are at number 2.

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Location

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Rue Bovy-Lysberg 2
PO Box
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
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12/01/2022
CMS ad­vises share­hold­ers on their sale of Swis­sQ Con­sult­ing AG to Xebia
Xebia, a port­fo­lio com­pany of the private equity firm Wa­ter­land, entered in­to a share pur­chase agree­ment con­cern­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of Swis­sQ.The part­ner­ship with Swis­sQ will ex­tend Xebi­a's geo­graph­ic­al reach in­to Switzer­land, while Swis­sQ will gain off­shore and nearshore cap­ab­il­it­ies. Over­all, the trans­ac­tion will res­ult in ac­cess to a com­bined 4'000 tech­nic­al ex­perts world­wide in the areas of data, AI, cloud, De­vOps, SRE as well as soft­ware de­vel­op­ment for of­fer­ing ser­vices to a joint cus­tom­er base.Foun­ded in 2006, Swis­sQ Con­sult­ing AG is an IT con­sult­ing and train­ing com­pany, which also or­gan­izes renowned tech­no­logy con­fer­ences in Switzer­land. Swis­sQ Con­sult­ing AG em­ploys more than 120 ex­perts at of­fices in Zurich and Bern and of­fers ser­vices to a num­ber of renowned cus­tom­ers.Xebia is a glob­ally lead­ing di­git­al full-ser­vice con­sult­ing en­ter­prise with its head of­fice in the Neth­er­lands. Xebia em­ploys more than 4'000 ex­perts glob­ally.A CMS team led by Dr Daniel Jenny ad­vised the share­hold­ers of Swis­sQ Con­sult­ing AG on all leg­al and tax mat­ters in con­nec­tion with the trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax­Chris­ti­an Gers­bach, Part­ner, Em­ploy­ment­Dr Ferdin­and Blezinger, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AFlori­an Jung, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AJens Lehmann, As­so­ci­ate, Tax­Tarik Salkim, At­tor­ney Train­eeCMS Am­s­ter­damPi­eter van Duijven­voorde, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&A
10/01/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
10/01/2022
In­vest­ing in new tech­no­lo­gies
CMS Chile ad­vised KKR on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in the ex­ist­ing fiber op­tic net­work of Tele­fon­ica Chile, the largest in the coun­try. The aim is to cre­ate the first in­de­pend­ent and open ac­cess whole­sale fiber op­tic in­fra­struc­ture net­work avail­able to all cur­rent and fu­ture tele­com op­er­at­ors in the coun­try.The deal will bring great­er broad­band ac­cess, cre­at­ing a com­pet­it­ive mar­ket­place that be­ne­fits con­sumers and busi­nesses across the coun­try. Fiber-to-the-home con­nectiv­ity is con­sidered a ma­jor tech­no­logy up­grade as it is a ne­ces­sary step for next-gen­er­a­tion ap­plic­a­tions such as 5G de­ploy­ment, HDTV stream­ing and sym­met­ric­al ser­vices.The com­pany plans to ex­pand broad­band cov­er­age in Chile from 2 mil­lion homes today to a min­im­um of 3.5 mil­lion homes by 2023, and provide whole­sale ser­vice to more than 40,000 busi­nesses, tele­com towers and small cells. The trans­ac­tion is val­ued at ap­prox­im­ately USD 1bn. It was signed on 22 Feb­ru­ary 2021 and closed in Ju­ly 2021.The CMS Chile team that ad­vised KKR was led by part­ner Jorge Al­lende D. and in­cluded part­ner Ig­nacio Er­razquin, seni­or as­so­ci­ates En­rique Ver­gara and Se­bastián Bar­ros, and as­so­ci­ates Ri­cardo Celedón, Tomás Bar­ros and Pedro Al­lende. 
03/01/2022
Ap­point­ment as part­ner | Mar­jolaine Jakob
Zurich | 1 Janu­ary 2022We are de­lighted to an­nounce the elec­tion of Dr Mar­jolaine Jakob to the firm­'s part­ner­ship with ef­fect from 1 Janu­ary 2022.Mar­jolaine Jakob is the head of our in­solv­ency and re­struc­tur­ing team. Her prac­tice fo­cuses on na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al in­solv­ency law and re­lated lit­ig­a­tion. She ad­vises cli­ents in con­nec­tion with in­solv­ency pro­ceed­ings and rep­res­ents their in­terests in re­lated pro­ceed­ings be­fore the com­pet­ent courts and au­thor­it­ies. Mar­jolaine Jakob has broad ex­per­i­ence in ad­vising com­pan­ies in re­struc­tur­ing pro­ceed­ings. Fur­ther, she is a proven spe­cial­ist in in­ter­na­tion­al in­solv­ency law and reg­u­larly ad­vises for­eign in­solv­ency ad­min­is­trat­ors in cross-bor­der in­solv­ency pro­ceed­ings.
03/01/2022
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the trans­par­ency re­gister in AML dir­ect­ive
In 2015, the Fourth Money Laun­der­ing Dir­ect­ive (Dir­ect­ive EU 2015/849) re­quired EU mem­ber states to set up re­gisters of the ul­ti­mate be­ne­fi­cial own­ers of leg­al en­tit­ies. That Dir­ect­ive has re­cently been...
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29/12/2021
CMS ad­vised Thomas Re­ister on the sale of his ma­jor­ity stake in the emo­drom...
Thomas Re­ister has sold his ma­jor­ity stake in the emo­drom Group to his co-share­hold­ers.The emo­drom Group is in­volved in the mar­ket­ing and stra­tegic de­vel­op­ment of the Hock­en­heim­ring ra­cing cir­cuit in Hock­en­heim, Baden-Württem­berg (Ger­many). The emo­drom Group sup­ports the loc­a­tion of com­pan­ies (in­clud­ing Porsche) on the ra­cing cir­cuit, es­tab­lishes its own mo­bil­ity-re­lated busi­nesses there and oth­er­wise mar­kets the ra­cing cir­cuit for events.Un­der the lead­er­ship of Thomas Re­ister, the emo­drom Group has suc­cess­fully eman­cip­ated the Hock­en­heim­ring from pure ra­cing (formerly For­mula 1) in the last 10 years, des­pite dif­fi­cult start­ing con­di­tions. In­stead of ex­clus­ively ra­cing, the Hock­en­heim­ring now of­fers a wide range of ser­vices and ex­per­i­ences re­lated to mo­bil­ity. A CMS team led by Dr Daniel Jenny provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al ad­vice to Thomas Re­ister in con­nec­tion with the trans­ac­tion. Team­Dr Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxDr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty­Dr Ferdin­and Blezinger, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AFlori­an Jung, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AT­arik Salkim, Train­ee
26/01/2022
What hap­pens now? Nav­ig­at­ing the new COV­ID em­ploy­ment land­scape
Des­pite a suc­cess­ful vac­cine roll-out, the world con­tin­ues to con­tend with new vari­ants of COV­ID-19. As coun­tries scramble to ad­apt to on­go­ing in­fec­tion risks, it is clear that work­ing life isn’t go­ing...
12/2021
CMS - Where to find us
For a com­pact over­view of all CMS of­fices and con­tact de­tails, please down­load the bro­chure be­low. For more in­form­a­tion on our ser­vices, please refer to the coun­tries pan­el at the top of the page. We...
12/2021
CMS - Facts & Fig­ures
To have a sneak pre­view on our firm, please view our latest facts & fig­ure bro­chure. If you would like to learn more about our ser­vices in the coun­tries we are loc­ated, please open our coun­tries pan­el...
23/12/2021
Min­im­um tax­a­tion of groups and shell en­tit­ies: two new draft dir­ect­ives...
On Decem­ber 22, 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished two draft dir­ect­ives: the first one is the European ad­apt­a­tion of the mod­el rules pub­lished two days earli­er by the OECD in or­der to guar­an­tee a...
16/12/2021
Car­bon mar­kets and COP26
After six years of ne­go­ti­ation, COP26 re­solved one of the out­stand­ing is­sues of the Par­is Rule­book when it reached a con­sensus on a glob­al car­bon mar­ket mech­an­ism. Art­icle 6 of the Par­is Agree­ment set...
15/12/2021
A role for coal?
The Glas­gow Cli­mate Pact is the first COP de­cision to men­tion coal. This has been widely viewed as a real achieve­ment. Even cam­paign­ers who slam the word­ing of the Pact tend to see the in­clu­sion of coal...