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Rickenbach & Partner was founded in 1955 by Dr. Andreas Rickenbach as a firm specializing in international banking law and in the establishment and administration of Swiss corporations. The firm has since grown into a full-service practice providing corporate and individual legal solutions to Swiss and international clients.

Each of our clients has specific needs which require an innovative, pragmatic and personal approach. It is our commitment to put forward tailor-made solutions and assist our clients in implementing them, efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.
The complexity of today's business environment calls for a single source to unify various fields of law with a broad understanding of current economic issues. In order to optimize the quality of our services, we collaborate with an extensive network of first class Swiss and international professionals such as lawyers, CPAs, tax advisors and property advisors. Our partners are selected according to the highest standards of professional excellence.

We are pleased to offer our services in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.


  • Dr. Andreas M. Rickenbach

    born 1927 in Samaden, Switzerland

    admitted 1953

    University of Zurich (Dr. iur. 1951) and University of Paris, La Sorbonne

    Zurich Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association; International Bar Association

    "Switzerland", in: International Financial Centres Yearbook, London 1996/1997; "Das Vorkaufsrecht beim Erwerb von Wasserrechtskonzessionen", Zurich 1951; various contributions and articles on environmental law

    German, English, French, Italian and Spanish

  • Dr. Matthias W. Rickenbach, LL.M.

    born 1967 in Zurich, Switzerland

    admitted 1996

    University of Zurich (Dr. iur. 1999); University of San Diego (LL.M. 1999); University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1993)

    Zurich Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association; Swiss Forum of Communications Law; Association "Pikett Strafverteidigung"

    "Die Nachwirkungen des Arbeitsverhältnisses", SSA 44, Bern 2000; "Immaterialgüterrechtliche Nachwirkungen des Arbeitsverhältnisses", in: UFITA Archiv für Urheber- Film- Funk- und Theaterrecht, Bern/Munich 1999; "Forming Companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein", in: International Chief Financial Officers Reference Book, London, 1995/1996

    German, English, French and Spanish

  • Sinan Odok, MLaw, MAE

    born 1964 in Los Angeles, California

    admitted 1998

    University of St. Gallen/University of Lucerne (CAS Civil Litigation, 2016); University of Zurich (MAE, 2009); Institute of International Law Zurich (research fellow to Prof. Thuerer, 1993-1995); University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1992)

    Zurich Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association; American Society of International Law; Swiss Section of the International Commission of Jurists; Swiss Association for Sports Law

    "Facility Management - juristisch betrachtet (Le "facility management" - aspects juridiques)", in: Der Treuhandexperte, Zurich 2002

    German, English and French

  • Dr. Christian Sager

    born 1971 in Zurich, Switzerland

    admitted 1999

    University of Bern (Dr. iur. 2001); University of Fribourg (lic. iur. 1995)

    Zurich Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association; Swiss - Italian Chamber of Commerce


    "Kein Anfechtungsrecht für nationale Sportverbände bei Dopingstrafen?", in: Causa Sport 1/04; "Direktmarketingmethoden - Eine Darstellung unter lauterkeitsrechtlichen Aspekten", ASR 653, Bern 2001; "Direktmarketing - Rechtliche Grenzen analysiert", in: Marketing & Kommunikation, Zurich 2001; "Ugandas neue Verfassung", in: Konrad Adenauer Foundation - Auslandsinformationen 1/96, St. Augustin/Bonn 1996 (co-author)

    Speaking Engagements
    Lecturer for sports law at University of Applied Sciences Bern, Federal School of Sports

    German, English, French and Italian

  • Anne-Marie Solari Bozzi, MLaw

    born 1967 in Luxemburg, Luxemburg

    admitted 1996

    University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1992)

    Zurich Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association

    German, English, French and Italian

  • Dr. Andrea Perhofer

    born 1981 in Graz, Austria

    admitted 2016

    Karl-Franzens University Graz (Dr. iur. 2010)

    Zurich Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association


    “Immissionen ≠ Immissionen”, in: LOACKER/ZELLWEGER-GUTKNECHT (Hrsg.), Differenzierungen als Legitimationsfrage, Zürich/St. Gallen 2012, S. 81 ff.

    German and English

Areas of Practice

Advertising and Marketing

  • Advertising Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • Direct Marketing Law
  • Agency and Distributorships

  • Agreements
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • International and National Arbitration
  • International and National Business Mediation
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition

  • Antitrust Law
  • Merger Control Law
  • Unfair Competition Law
  • Aviation

  • Aviation Law
  • Finance and Leasing
  • Bankruptcy

  • Litigation
  • Reconstruction
  • Reorganization
  • Banks and Banking

  • Banking Law
  • Credit Law
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Civil Litigation

    Commerce and Trade

  • Agreements
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Transactions
  • Communications and Media

  • Data Privacy Law
  • Internet Law
  • Media Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Employment Law

    Human Rights

  • Human Rights Due Diligence
  • Human Rights Impact Assessments
  • Human Rights Management Consulting
  • Human Rights Decision Making Process
  • Human Rights Compliance
  • Human Rights Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Responsibility to Respect
  • Insurance

  • Private Insurance Law
  • Social Security Law
  • Intellectual Property

  • Copyrights
  • Design Rights
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Joint Ventures

  • Agreements
  • Structuring
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Agreements
  • Due Diligence
  • Finance
  • Taxation
  • Real Estate

  • Agreements
  • Construction Law
  • Facility Management
  • Securities

  • Private Placements
  • Public Offerings
  • Shareholders Law
  • Sports

  • Agreements
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Taxation

  • Lump Sum Taxation
  • Personal Taxation
  • Tax Planning
  • Wealth Planning
  • Trusts and Estates

  • Estate Planning
  • Executorships
  • Inheritance Agreements
  • Wills
  • Network

    Rickenbach & Partner has developed a global network of contacts since 1955.

    With offices in Zollikon/Zurich and Geneva, Rickenbach & Partner is also represented through correspondent lawyers in all major cities of Switzerland.

    Rickenbach & Partner is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Swiss - Italian Chamber of Commerce.

    Rickenbach & Partner is a member of  DFK International, a major international association of independent accounting, tax and business advisory firms that has been meeting the needs of clients with interests in more than one country for more than 50 years. The association has over 400 offices across the world. Each DFK member is an independent legal entity in its own country. A grouping of members who include DFK in their firm's name are classified as network firms in compliance with EU and IFAC requirements.
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    Rickenbach & Partner
    Schlossbergstrasse 22
    8702 Zollikon/Zurich

    Tel.: +41 44 391 44 77
    Fax: +41 44 391 77 35
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    Geneva Office:
    Rickenbach & Partner

    Rue du Conseil-Général 10
    1205 Genève

    Tel.: +41 22 510 55 77
    Fax: +41 22 510 55 88
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