The Swiss Bar Association (SBA) has created the title of SBA Specialist Lawyer to meet the ever-increasing demand from clients seeking legal advice and representation in specific areas from accredited specialist lawyers.
The SBA thus awards accreditation to specialists with extensive experience in a particular field of law and who have undergone a solid training identical throughout Switzerland. Even after receiving accreditation, specialist lawyers are required to update their knowledge constantly and are regularly monitored in this respect.
Due to their expert knowledge, specialist lawyers can often respond more quickly and efficiently to the expectations of clients in their areas of specialisation. Nevertheless, specialist lawyers continue to carry out mandates that are not specific to their specialisation in other, more general, areas of law. Indeed, specialisation in a particular field does not in any way affect their experience or mastery of other branches of law, so that specialist lawyers can still advise their clients effectively in all areas of law.
Four of our firm’s partners have been awarded the title of SBA specialist lawyer:
- Christian Bruchez, SBA specialist in labour law and lecturer for the SBA specialisation courses in labour law;
- Giuseppe Donatiello, SBA specialist in labour law;
- Eric Maugué, SBA specialist in civil liability and insurance law;
- Emilie Conti Morel, SBA specialist in civil liability and insurance law.
According to league tables published by Le Temps and Bilanz in 2017 and 2018, based on a survey of over 7000 lawyers, some 450 in-house lawyers and the heads of legal services of the 500 largest companies in Switzerland, our law firm was one of the most highly recommended in the specialist areas listed above.