We regularly help clients set up companies, especially start-ups, with transactions relating to corporate capital (including in particular transferring a company’s share capital, mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, shareholder agreements, etc.), capital risk operations, and restructuring companies or groups. If necessary, we also sit on company boards and provide domiciliation services.


Slide BESSELEGAL has worked on a large number of cases, for example: • Acquisition and development of land, including construction and sale of buildings in the Lake Geneva region • Real estate deal worth several tens of millions of Swiss francs in Geneva old town • Dispute between a contractor and a property developer involving a major real estate project in the Lake Geneva region • Setting up a worldwide cosmetics franchise, including negotiations and contracts • Founding a non-governmental organization • Structuring the capital and funding for a medical start-up Slide BESSELEGAL has worked on a large number of cases, for example: • Transferring a foreign IT company's headquarters to Switzerland • Founding a holding company in Switzerland on behalf of a worldwide IT group • Multi-jurisdictional dispute about the terms and conditions for buying shares in a listed company by a competitor • Establishing the legal structure needed to hold the intellectual property of a multinational owner of many trademarks and patents in the luxury goods sector • Dispute about counterfeit plant varieties in the agricultural sector • Dispute about the validity of a three-dimensional trademark Slide BESSELEGAL has worked on a large number of cases, for example: • Legal proceedings against a counterfeit brand on behalf of a luxury goods multinational • Legal proceedings for patent infringement on behalf of a watch company • Dispute about the infringements of designs belonging to a luxury goods company by a competitor • Negotiations and contracts for patent licences and know-how on behalf of a medical company • Proceedings in several countries in Europe and the USA for patents in the coffee sector