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More than 60 legal and tax professionals are providing the full range of legal and tax services to you from our office in Zurich, which is the headquarter of CMS in Switzerland.

Zurich 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 Zurich and Geneva.

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 Zurich, 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 Zurich 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

From Zurich Airport
The airport is located 12km from the city.

  • By train: Trains to Zurich main station "Zürich HB" depart every 12 minutes from the airport train station in the shopping area. From Zurich HB you take train no. S10 from platform 22 to "Zürich Binz". From Zurich Binz you walk northwest into direction of Binzstrasse and then turn left into Binzstrasse. Walk straight for 220 m and then turn right into Räffelstrasse. You find us at no. 26. Duration: around 30 minutes.
  • By taxi: Duration: 30 min.

From Zurich main station

  • By tram: Take tram no. 14 from "Bahnhofquai/HB" in the direction of "Triemli". Get off at "Schmiede Wiedikon" station and take bus no. 76 from there in the direction of "Binz Center". Get off at "Grubenstrasse". Stay on Räffelstrasse. You find us at no. 26.
  • By train: From "Zürich HB" take the train S10 on track no. 22 to "Zürich Binz". From "Zürich Binz" cross the railway crossing and follow the Binzstrasse. Do not turn left. Follow the Binzstrasse for 220 m and then turn right into Räffelstrasse. You will find us at no. 26.
  • By taxi: Duration: 10 min.

Arrival by car

  • Coming from Berne/Basel: Exit the A3 highway at Zurich City and follow the transit signs "Chur/Luzern/Westring-Zürich". At the motorway junction 53-Birrfeld follow the signs to "Zurich/Baden". At the motorway junction 32-Zürich-City use the left lane and follow the signs to "Zurich-City/Brunau". Take the exit "Brunau". Follow Allmendstrasse, Uetlibergstrasse and Binzstrasse, then Binzstrasse runs to the right and becomes Räffelstrasse. You find as at no. 26.
  • Coming from Chur/Lucerne: Exit the A13 highway and take the A3 highway and follow the signs "City/Rapperswil/See". Use the left lane and follow the signs to "Zurich-City/Brunau". Take the exit "Brunau". Follow Allmendstrasse, Uetlibergstrasse and Binzstrasse, then Binzstrasse runs to the right and becomes Räffelstrasse. You find as at no. 26.

Parking

  • The entrance to the garage is located between the house numbers Räffelstrasse 20 and 24 and is indicated.
  • At the barrier, operate the rotary wheel and select CMS, press the bell button. Our reception will contact you via intercom and open the barrier.
  • You can park in one of our visitor parking spaces (no. 78 and 79).
  • Please use the door in the light green sector marked "C" and take the lift to the 4th floor to CMS.

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Location

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Räffelstrasse 26
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Switzerland
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