Contract and Commercial Law
HMP's core activities include comprehensive legal support for clients in the formation and structuring of contractual and commercial law relationships with other companies or private individuals, as well as dealings with regulatory authorities, primarily in the following areas:
- Distribution structures, franchising, joint ventures, collaborations
- Service agreements, project agreements, outsourcing and financing agreements
- Insurance contract law and insurance supervision law
- Liability law, particularly D&O liability, product liability, and physician liability
- IP: trademark and copyright law, patent law, domains, unfair competition law
- Competition and antitrust law
- Labor law, posting of workers, social insurance law
- Banking law
Some Deals & Cases
Ongoing advice and representation as outsourced legal department for industrial firm involved in the manufacture and sale of consumer goods, primarily on issues of trademark law, advertising law, unfair competition law, distribution contract law, antitrust law, laws on chemicals.
Defense counsel against charges of trademark infringement and development of a brand strategy for a retail firm (silver, jewelry, watches, etc.).
Drafting of a joint venture agreement for a company in the transportation industry.
Ongoing advice as outsourced legal department for a major telecommunications company, particularly on labor law, data privacy, outsourcing, ICT contract law, and public procurement law.
Advice on renegotiation and redrafting of petrol station maintenance agreements for all of Switzerland for the Swiss subsidiary of one of the worlds largest multinational oil corporations.
Ongoing advice as outsourced legal department for Swiss branch office of one of the world’s largest oil companies, particularly on all issues of contract law and commercial law.
Successful representation of a publicly listed, international corporate group in the construction sector (construction chemicals) before a labor court against an employee in a case involving termination without notice.
Drafting of technology cooperation agreements in the field of materials manufacturing.
Setup of distribution system and distribution agreements in Europe for publicly listed Swiss chemical company.
Formation and subsequent dissolution of a joint venture involving downstream activities of two international oil companies in Switzerland.
Preparation/revision of various distribution agreements for an international company in the materials sector.
Drafting and negotiation of an agency agreement for Swiss agents regarding the sale of medicinal products on the Chinese market.
Drafting of IT purchasing terms for a Swiss subsidiary of one of the world’s largest multinational oil corporations.
Drafting of model agreements for management, with consideration of the rules pursuant to the Minder initiative for industrial and trading companies.
Advice and representation for one of the largest local newspapers in greater Zurich, with well-known brand names, on all issues of trademark law and other intellectual property law.
Ongoing advice as outsourced legal department for a company in the ICT sector on issues of labor law, corporate law, contract law involving software development, systems integration and outsourcing, public procurement law.
Outsourcing of entire IT infrastructure (including team) for a midsize Basel-based chemical company to the subsidiary of an international IT service provider, including negotiation of complex IT agreements.
Licensing and distribution agreements for production and Europe-wide trade in air fresheners.
Joint ventures and cooperation agreements between several media companies for shared editing and back office services.
Review and revision of a Swiss pledge agreement for collateral under a facility agreement in the chemicals industry involving accounts in a Swiss bank.
Ongoing advice as outsourced legal department for a company in the ICT sector, particularly on ICT contracts and labor law.
Successful representation of a company in the telecommunications sector before a labor court against an employee in a case involving wage equality and wrongful termination.
Advice and representation for a Swiss university on trademark issues, including coordination and implementation of a global brand strategy.
Advice and representation for one of the most successful wine magazines in Europe, with a well-known brand name, on all issues of trademark law and other intellectual property law.
Ongoing advice for a publicly listed European retail group, particularly on labor law and immigration law.
Revision of general terms and conditions of business and adaptation to Swiss law for the Swiss subsidiary of an English retail group.
Revision of the standard asset management agreement (including affected retrocessions) of an asset management and investment consulting firm.
Joint venture for Internet distribution with participation of leading European retail groups.
Representation of bank traders in an investigation by the SFBC/FINMA.
Advice in contract law for the Swiss subsidiary of a German corporate group in the textile chemicals industry for the implementation of SAP in all operational processes.
Support of posting of skilled workers to Switzerland for an international company specializing in the renovation and refurbishment of luxury boutiques.
Defense counsel for an international corporate group in the construction chemicals industry and for the affected field sales representative in case involving charges of unfair competition related to the advertising and sale of products.
Drafting/revision of distribution contracts, licensing agreements, and technology collaboration agreements for a global materials manufacturer.
Drafting of general terms and conditions of business for a service company in the ICT sector.