Python Law Firm was founded in Geneva in 1981. The first offices were set up at Rue François-Bellot where more than half of the facilities are still located. In order to handle a rapidly growing volume of activity, additional premises became necessary and were found only a few blocks away, in the historic and elegant area of the "Quartier de l'Eglise russe" near the Old Town of Geneva.

Realising the growing importance of the economic area around the Lake of Geneva, Python & Peter has opened branches in Lausanne and Pully (Canton of Vaud) and also recently in Sion (Canton of Valais). The firm has further an office in Switzerland's bilingual capital of Berne, seat of most of the Federal authorities. In addition, the firm has recently established a small office in Zug.

In 1998, Python & Peter accentuated its already close links to Asia by opening in Tokyo the first Swiss law firm to be accredited by the Tokyo Bar. In order to have a link to the European Community, a liaison office was established in Brussels.

Python & Peter is one of the major Swiss firms in terms of size and resources, having the know-how and facilities to enable it to play a significant role on the Swiss and international scene.

High quality, efficiency, responsiveness and flexibility are our guiding principles. Clients also appreciate our independence, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Within this professional framework, a personal and confidential relationship with our clients remains one of our highest priorities.

We strive to be at the forefront of modernity and efficiency. It is in this regard significant that the firm was instrumental in launching and developing the first Swiss legal database which has since evolved into an autonomous company under the name of Swisslex.

Our firm has more than 65 attorneys. They are all highly qualified and fluent in several languages (like French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Farsi). Many of them have gained experience in another professional environment or have worked abroad. Their theoretical background and their practical approach make them particularly suited for corporate and private clients seeking specific legal advice for matters where cross-border and interdisciplinary expertise is a necessity.

The firm offers services in all areas of the law, with particular emphasis on business law. The firm's goal is to offer nationwide and global legal services of high quality to both private and institutional clients in Switzerland and abroad.

The main fields of activities are:
- Arbitration
- Banking and Finance
- Competition law
- Corporate Law
- Insolvency
- Intellectual Property, IT and Internet
- International Transactions
- Litigation
- Marine & Transport
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Mutual Legal Assistance
- Private Clients
- Real Estate, Construction and Environment
- Tax
- Telecom and Data Protection
- Venture Capital

For larger cases, Python & Peter is able to set up teams of partners, senior associates and other lawyers elaborating the best suitable solution for our clients. This is increasingly important in cross-border matters, in particular in arbitration, tax and M&A.

practice areas

ArbitrationBanking LawCommercial LawConstruction LawCorporate Commercial LawCorporate LawCriminal LawE-CommerceEmployee BenefitsEmployment ContractsEnvironmental LawEnvironmental PermittingFinanceImmigrationInformation TechnologyInheritanceIntellectual PropertyIntellectual Property LicensingInternational LawInternational TradeLabor and EmploymentLitigationMergers and Acquisitions and DivestituresReal EstateTaxationTelecommunications LawTransportationUnfair CompetitionVenture Capital

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