Established in 1982, today Nobel & Hug is a middle-sized law firm engaged in both national and international work. Most of our attorneys speaks at least three European languages; next to the working languages of German and English, in particular French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are spoken as well.
Nobel & Hug provides advice and assistance, principally in the following areas of law: corporate law; stock and capital market law; banking and finance market law; transaction related commercial law; insurance law; civil and contract law; competition law; intellectual property, technology and data protection law; EU law; media and communication law; civil liability law (including product liability); employment law; criminal law; judicial and administrative assistance law; and debtor and bankruptcy law.
Regarding international cooperation with foreign law firms, we feel that our clients' needs are best served by Nobel & Hug choosing, on a case-by-case basis and for each individual client, the local (often academically active) foreign attorney that best suits such client's specific needs. We have established a longterm relationship with a number of foreign law firms and a network of foreign specialists. At the same time, lawyers who are admitted to practice abroad (particularly in Germany and the US) are also part of our team in Zurich.
Our circle of clients include, in particular, listed companies and family-owned businesses engaged in the manufacturing and service areas, banks, investment houses, stock exchanges, insurance companies, airlines, advertising and public relations companies, construction firms, real estate companies and foundations. We also represent, in a broader framework, individual entrepreneurs with regard to commercial matters.
Our objective is to fashion creative, cost-effective solutions to complex business problems. Regular and direct communication with our clients is highly important to us: we are of the opinion that a close working relationship with clients brings about a favorable result for all.
When problems or disputes arise, we counsel our clients on ways to avoid litigation or minimize litigation risks, where possible. We regularly and promptly settle and resolve such disputes by negotiation or mediation. However, we also proceed with a substantial number of lawsuits.