Borel & Barbey, established in 1907, is one of the leading law firms in Switzerland.
The firm’s practice is particularly renowned for dispute resolution, company commercial work, banking and finance, and private client matters (trusts and estate planning). It has also developed a strong expertise in tax, corporate, finance and securities regulatory matters. The firm advises major domestic and international clients as well as small successful companies and entrepreneurs for which it has the capability of leading complex transactions or of advising in day-to-day operations.
Borel & Barbey has an expertise in advisory and dispute resolution work on all aspects related to works of art and cultural property. Familiar with the mechanisms of the art market, we advise artists, collectors, museums, sellers, galleries, auction houses, brokers, restorers, experts and other actors active in the art market, including banks, insurers and transport companies. We are frequently asked to assist our clients in transactions, import and export, loans, taxes, insurance and transport, authentication and valuation of art, in the protection of artists, and in the creation of cultural institutions. Our expertise also covers the fields of publishing, entertainment and performances, advising authors, composers, performers, producers, directors and other actors active in this field.
Borel & Barbey’s legal team includes more than 40 lawyers and tax experts. Its offices are located in Geneva.