Regional Desk Italy and Italian-speaking Switzerland

Regional Desk Italy and Italian-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer's Italy and Italian-speaking Switzerland Regional Desk advises and assists corporate clients and individuals from Italy with interests and activities in Switzerland on transactional, regulatory and dispute matters. It also assists Swiss clients with interests and legal issues in Italy in close collaboration with our extensive network of Italian law firms.



Schellenberg Wittmer has a strong experience in advising Italian and Italian speaking clients across our multiple areas of practice, including corporate and tax issues, private clients, real estate acquisitions and litigation proceedings.

The firm advises Italian investors in regards to the implementation of business in Switzerland, providing both corporate, regulatory and tax 

advice. Schellenberg Wittmer additionally regularly assists Italian residents on the Swiss aspects of voluntary disclosure processes.

Our litigation team has regularly acted on behalf of Italian and Italian speaking clients in the frame of civil and criminal proceedings pending in Switzerland by providing advice and representation before courts and local authorities. 

It also provides advice in relation with international criminal, administrative and civil assistance proceedings.

Schellenberg Wittmer often works on matters with counsel in Italian speaking Switzerland (Ticino) across banking and finance, corporate, and criminal matters.

  • Assistance and advice to Italian residents on the Swiss aspects of voluntary disclosure proceedings
  • Assistance and advice to Swiss residents in their relocation to Italy (including cross-border situations in the event of executives living in one country and spending the week in another one)
  • Representation and assistance to Italian clients in regards to assets unduly held by Swiss based trustees
  • Assistance and advice to a large Italian shipping company based in Switzerland on all corporate matters
  • Representation of a well-known Swiss individual who is facing criminal proceedings in Italy in a highly publicized, high profile case
  • Representation of a Swiss subsidiary of a large Italian construction group in the frame of civil proceedings related to outstanding invoices
  • Representation of a an Italian construction company in a dispute over the construction of a resort village
  • Representation and assistance of a Ticino based trading company in relation to Geneva based criminal proceedings against a former employee



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Awards & Recognitions

  • Chambers & Partners
  • Legal 500
  • Who's Who Legal
  • The IFLR


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