Welcome to H&B Law

H&B Law is a mid-size firm focusing on all areas of business law and dedicated to the highest standards of quality in the profession. Our multi-disciplinary, service-oriented and responsive approach to our domestic and international clients’ needs allows us to achieve the best possible results at all times.

H&B Law is located in Morges on Lake Geneva in the heart of the Health Valley with its expanding life sciences industry and amidst the cluster of trading and technology companies surrounding the world-renowned Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), which is within 10 minutes’ driving distance from Morges.

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OUR HIGHLY EXPERIENCED LAWYERS ARE SPECIALIZED IN SELECTED AREAS OF PRACTICE, WHILE WE ALWAYS PLACE OUR EMPHASIS ON TEAMWORK AND COOPERATION TO ENSURE THE SUCCESS OF OUR CLIENTS.

CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW

Our multilingual lawyers provide extensive advice in all aspects of corporate law to both Swiss and multinational companies, ranging from the incorporation of legal entities, corporate and business restructurings to liquidations and insolvencies. We also focus on compliance and risk management. Our specialists further counsel on company acquisitions and sales, takeovers and mergers, joint ventures and investment transactions. We also specialize in private equity and venture capital deals for start-ups in the industry and health sector. We have a large expertise in drafting, negotiating and enforcing complex commercial contracts in various fields, including distribution, cooperation, agency and franchise agreements.

LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

Our expertise in litigation covers civil and commercial disputes, as well as criminal cases before the Swiss federal courts, including the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. Our focus is always to provide to our national and foreign clients from all business sectors a cost-effective, goal-oriented service, aiming at achieving top-quality results. Our attorneys have also been involved in complex arbitrations conducted under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution  and the Court of Arbitration of Sport.

LIFE SCIENCES AND HEALTH

Our lawyers are proficient at delivering an array of legal services to companies active in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical devices business, including licensing, research & development, supply & manufacturing agreements as well as product liability & regulatory aspects.

ENERGY & TRADING

H&B Law has an extensive expertise in the energy sector, mainly advising clients in oil & gas and commodities trading, allowing us to represent clients regularly in cutting edge, multi-jurisdictional energy disputes, both by means of litigation and arbitration.

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Our clients are international and national federations, clubs and sport organizations, athletes, event organizers, sponsors and media dealing with sport matters, as well as clients active in the entertainment and art business, which we advise in all legal issues based on our wealth of experience in these fields.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Our labor law practice provides support to employers and executives across a large spectrum of issues including drafting and amending work contracts, termination and severance agreements, mass redundancies, social security matters and work permits. We also represent clients in judicial disputes before the dedicated labor courts.

PRIVATE CLIENTS

Our highly skilled team of experts advises high net worth individuals and corporate clients on wealth management and inheritance law issues, including immigration law, residence and nationality, as well as family office services.

Our Team
Marc Haesler
Partner

mh@hnblaw.ch
Tel  +41 (0)21 804 71 00

Languages

French, German, English

Professional Associations

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Vaud Bar Association
  • Swiss Franchise Association
  • Representative for the French-speaking part
  • Swiss-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Practice Areas

Business and corporate law, contract law and franchising, banking regulation and finance, asset management, international assignment and expatriation and protection, fiscal agreements, insurance law.

Expertise

Marc Haesler advises Swiss and foreign companies in their development in local and international markets, with particular emphasis on trade and distribution, creation of legal structures, joint ventures and economic partnerships.

Marc Haesler also has an area of expertise focusing on new technologies and start-ups, in particular biotechnology and life sciences and internet. He also represents individuals in matters of transmission and protection of property during international assignments and expatriation.

Claude-Alain Boillat
Partner

cab@hnblaw.ch
Tel  +41 (0)21 804 71 00

Languages

French, English

Professional Associations

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Vaud Bar Association
  • Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA)
  • Union of Chambers of Commerce (Russia, Ukraine and former CIS countries)
  • Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC)

Practice Areas

Corporate and commercial law, international trade, asset recovery, private client services (PCS), white collar and money laundering crime.

Expertise

Claude-Alain Boillat advises Swiss and foreign companies, especially in the fields of energy, trading and raw materials. His expertise concerns in particular the countries of the CIS and China. He also assists companies in commercial disputes before State or Arbitration courts.

Moreover, he counsels foreigners when establishing in Switzerland and represents individuals, as well as foreign states, in cases of white collar crime and money laundering.

Olivier Buttet
Partner

obs@hnblaw.ch
Tel  +41 (0)21 804 71 00

Languages

French, English

Professional Associations

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Vaud Bar Association

Practice Areas

Intellectual property, corporate and contract law, distribution law (licensing and franchising), various legal proceedings.

Expertise

Olivier Buttet advises Swiss and foreign companies focusing on start-ups in their legal needs. He is also active in criminal law and other legal proceedings.

Kieu-Oanh Nguyen Oberhaensli
Attorney-at-law

kno@hnblaw.ch
Tel  +41 (0)21 804 71 00

Languages

French, English, Vietnamese

Professional Associations

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Vaud Bar Association

Practice Areas

Contract law, immigration law, criminal law, family law, debt and bankruptcy proceedings, social insurance law.

Expertise

Kieu-Oanh Nguyen Oberhaensli has a deep knowledge in immigration law, as she served as Associated Justice of the Geneva Administrative Court for eight years. She also advises individuals in private and public law, in particular in cases of labour, mandate, criminal and civil issues.

Pascal V Cabanel
Of counsel

pc@hnblaw.ch
Tel  +41 (0)21 804 71 00

Languages

French, English

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Paris Bar
  • Registered – Geneva Bar EU/EFTA
  • Member of Association of International Business Lawyers

Practice Areas

Business law covering, contracts, distribution and commercial matters, competition, intellectual property/licensing, compliance and business ethics, data protection, corporate, litigation and arbitration, negotiation and closing of complex international business transactions.

Expertise

With an extensive international legal and compliance experience, including senior in-house positions in leading global Life Sciences and FMCG corporations, Pascal Cabanel is supporting SME to global industrial and distribution groups in the Healthcare, MedTech and Biotech industry across the whole business value chain. He provides highly responsive and innovative legal advices and support on commercial matters covering the negotiation and drafting of R&D, Licensing, Clinical Studies, Manufacturing, Supply, Quality, MSA, Distribution, Sales Agency, Promotion and PV agreements.

Besides, with a wealth of experience and insights, Pascal Cabanel is a trusted advisor for leaders of the Life Sciences Industry on compliance, business ethics, data protection and implementation of related programs and policies.

Vincent Glauser
Paralegal

vg@hnblaw.ch
Tel  +41 (0)21 804 71 00

Languages

French, German, English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin)

Professional Associations

  • Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC)

Practice Areas

New technologies, corporate law and private clients.

Expertise

Vincent Glauser has completed his Bachelor of Arts in Law & Economics at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in 2019. He has been active at the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Beijing from August 2019 through May 2020 as assistant to the General Manager and Events Manager. As Paralegal he specialises on the Chinese market as well as on legaltech, artificial intelligence and blockchain besides his studies at HSG to complete a Master of Arts in Law & Economics.

Contact

H&B LAW

Rue des Vignerons 1B
P.O. Box 359
CH - 1110 Morges

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Tel  +41 (0)21 804 71 00
Fax +41 (0)21 804 71 01

contact@hnblaw.ch

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