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Switzerland: Qualified Lawyers with advanced certificate in English language

Introduction

The globalization of trade and finance, science and technology, and the widening diversity of the workforce have magnified the significance of English language usage in Switzerland.

Apart from being a hub for excellent education, science, technology and innovation, Switzerland has outstanding universities with all-encompassing programs, many world-class public research institutions, and a thriving private sector which encourages research and development and conducts its own cutting-edge research.

Swiss Corporate Lawyers

The presence of the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters in Switzerland, as well as other renowned financial and technology driven institutions, life science, biotech, giant banking and insurance companies have proven the need for highly professional law firms to meet the growing demands of international clients, particularly in the areas of dispute resolution, free trade agreements, intellectual property-related (trademark & patent) international arbitration, transport, aviation, shipping and maritime disputes.

An increasing number of clients from the United States, Canada and the British Commonwealth of Nations, as well as people who speak English as a second language, such as affluent Russians, Brazilians, Indonesians, Chinese, etc., are looking for a Swiss lawyer who is fluent and confident in English to represent their case before the authorities or, if necessary, before any court within the frontiers of Switzerland. Another area in which the search for legal representation for international clients has greatly increased is asset management involving powers of attorney to perform commercial activities on behalf of a foreign business institution.

Swiss Immigration and Employment Lawyers
Inheritance Law, Divorce and Family Lawyers

Another group that relies on English-speaking lawyers for legal advice are highly skilled expatriates who live and work for foreign companies, most of which are headquartered in Switzerland. One example is Internet giant Google, with its second largest office outside the United States. Google Zurich employs well over 5000 multi-talented Data Scientists, Senior Managers as well as Technology Developers working on various Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects.

In fact, many of these highly skilled expatriates, especially those with little knowledge of German or French, find it difficult to protect their interests and rights when dealing with authorities, e.g. regarding social security, family matters, divorce and separation issues, inheritance law, immigration and employment matters. It is not uncommon for an English-speaking client to have difficulty communicating with a Swiss lawyer who is not fluent in English. Sometimes misunderstandings can further burden the case and increase costs.

Find a lawyer who understands you !

Whether you are a resident of Switzerland or happen to be a person outside of Switzerland and are looking for a competent English-speaking lawyer, Our Featured Lawyers are swiss educated with many years of practical experience and possess additional academic degree or accredition from either British, Canadian or American University.