Switzerland

Overview

REBER is a Swiss boutique law firm focusing on business law. The origin of the firm goes back to 1988 when Dr. Alfred Reber and Markus Hagmann founded the firm. REBER is managed by seven partners, supported by associate attorneys, interns, accountants and other employees.
It advises private individuals, companies and government agencies in Switzerland and abroad. Whenever necessary, the REBER works together with attorneys in Switzerland and abroad with whom it maintains close, long-term relationships. The areas of activity of the individual partners complement each other. It can, therefore, advise its clients in most aspects of the law and represent them before courts and authorities. The focus of its activities is on business law.

Area of Expertise

  • Contract law
  • Commercial and Corporate law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • IT- and intellectual property law
  • Insurance and tort law
  • Matrimonial property and inheritance law, estate planning and company succession
  • Construction and real estate law
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Procurement law
  • Employment and immigration law
  • Banking and capital markets law
  • Education law
  • Taxation and state contribution law
  • Competition and anti-trust law
  • Telecommunications law
  • Advertisement, media and unfair competition law

Key Members

Maja Baumann

Dr. iur., attorney at law, LL.M., Certified Specialist SBA
Construction and Real Estate Law
Swiss citizen
Education
2013 Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
2010 Certificate of Advanced Studies in Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance Law
2007 Admission to New York Bar
2006 LL.M. in Corporate Law, New York University School of Law
2006 Dr. iur. University of Zurich
2005 Admission to Zurich Bar
2002 Lic. iur. University of Zurich
2000 Diplôme de Droit et Politique Communautaires, University of Tours, France
Experience
since 2014 Partner with REBER, Zurich
2007 – 2014 Associate with Lenz & Staehelin, Zurich and Geneva
2006 – 2007 Associate with Covington & Burling LLP, New York
2003 – 2004 Attorney trainee with Lenz & Staehelin, Zurich
Further Activities

  • Lecturer at SVIT Swiss Real Estate School (Code of Obligations, and Construction and Planning Law) and the University of Zurich (LL.M. in Corporate and M&A: Lex Koller)
  • Member of the board of directors of a stock listed Swiss company and two family holding companies
  • Member of the foundation council of a charitable foundation

Languages
German, English, French

Maja Baumann

Partner

Willi Dietschi

Dr. iur., attorney at law, MCJ
Swiss citizen
Education
1973 Bar exam
1972 MCJ, New York University School of Law
1971 Dr. iur. University of Berne
1969 – 1970 University of Paris Law School
1969 Lic. iur. University of Berne
Experience
since 2012 Partner with REBER, Zurich
1992 – 2012 Partner with Reber Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
1978 – 1992 Legal Department of ATAG Ernst & Young AG, Zurich, Vice President and partner
1975 Internship with Miller, Cassidy, Larroca and Lewin, Washington D.C.
1974 – 1978 Associate with Zurich law firms
1971 – 1973 Clerk at District Courts and the Appellate Court of the Canton of Aargau
Further Activities

  • Member of the board of directors of several Swiss subsidiaries of international companies

 

Languages
German, English, French, Italian

Willi Dietschi

Partner

Markus Hagmann

Attorney at law
Swiss citizen
Education
1975 Admission to the Bar
1971 Lic. iur. University of Zurich
Experience
since 2012 Partner with REBER, Zurich
1988 – 2012 Partner with Reber Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
1987 Partner with Henrici Reber & Wicki, Zurich
1975 – 1986 Legal and Tax Counsel (First Vice President) Swiss Auditing Company Revisuisse
(now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Zurich
1973 – 1975 Clerk at the District Court of Zurich
1971 – 1973 Secretary in the Cantonal Administration of Zurich
Languages
German, English, Italian, French

Markus Hagmann

Partner

Roberto Hayer

Lic. iur. attorney at law, MDUE, MCIARB
Swiss and Spanish citizen

Education
2014 MCIArb, Advanced Certificate in Arbitration, CIAMEN University CEU San Pablo,
Madrid / Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
2001 Advanced studies in international copyrights law at the Institute for Information
Law, University of Amsterdam School of Law (IVIR)
1995 Homologation of Swiss law degree in Spain (licenciado en derecho) and member
of the Tarragona Bar (admitted in Spain)
1993 – 1994 Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Master in European Union Law (MDUE)
1993 Admission to the Bar of the Canton of Basel-City and to all Swiss Courts
1989 Lic. iur. University of Basle

Experience (selection)
since 2012 Partner with REBER, Zurich
2003 – 2012 Partner with Korach Simonius Hayer, Zurich and with Gloor & Sieger, Zurich
1999 – 2002 Senior Associate and Partner with Andersen Legal and Ernst & Young AG, Zurich
1994 – 1999 Legal counsel and associate in a Zurich international business law firm
1994 Foreign associate with Monereo Meyer Marinel-lo Abogados, Madrid
1990 – 1993 Clerk at the courts of Sissach and Basel-City

Further Activities (selection)

  • Speaker, Spain-United Nations Vendors Day 2016
  • Lecturer for International Corporate Law at ISDE, Madrid
  • Founder FORO PRIMA, Business-Forum of Spanish Entrepreneurs and Managers
  • Speaker, Club Español de Arbitraje, Madrid, Annual Congress 2014
  • Lecturer at Spanish Chambers of Commerce regarding Swiss corporate and commercial law
  • Serving as board member and managing director in Swiss affiliate companies of foreign publicly listed stock corporations;
  • Member of Barcelona Global International Council
  • Official Swiss – Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Deputy President and Member of Executive Committee (1996-2012)

Languages
German, Spanish, English, French, Italian, Catalan

Roberto Hayer

Partner

Kerstin Heidrich

Lic. rer. pol., Certified Tax Expert
German citizen
Education
2004 Certified Tax Expert
1999 MA (Economics) University of Basel
Experience (selection)
since 2016 Partner with REBER, Zurich
2012 – 2016 Director and (as of 2015) Partner with PrimeTax Ltd., Zurich
2011 – 2012 Senior Manager International Corporate Tax and Representative of the Chinese
Services Group with Deloitte, Zurich
2009 – 2010 Head Corporate Tax with ReviTrust
2009 Head Corporate & International Tax with WTS Schweiz AG
2002 – 2009 Member of the International Tax Services Team (Senior Manager), Head Swiss Desk China (2006 – 2008) as well as Representative of the China Competence
Center (2008 – 2009) with Ernst & Young, Zurich, Beijing and Shanghai
2000 – 2002 Consultant/Senior Consultant Tax Services with Arthur Andersen, Zurich
Languages
German, English, French

Kerstin Heidrich

Partner

Thomas Wyss

Dr. iur., attorney at law
Swiss citizen
Education
1997 University of California Berkeley at Davis
1984 Dr. iur. University of Zurich
1982 Bar exam
1979 Lic. iur. University of Zurich
Experience
since 2012 Partner with REBER, Zurich
1992 – 2012 Partner with Reber Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
1988 – 1992 Partner with Töndury Wyss Uhl, Zurich
1983 – 1987 Associate with Steinbrüchel & Furger, Zurich
1981 – 1983 Civil servant in the Zurich Cantonal Administration
1979 – 1981 Clerk at the District Court of Hinwil (Canton of Zurich)
1977 – 1979 Internship with an auditing firm specializing in bank auditing
Languages
German, English, French, Italian.

Thomas Wyss

Partner