Carrard & Associes
Carrard & Associés is one of the leading independant law firms in Lausanne, Switzerland. It benefits from a firmly established reputation and recognized expertise since 1885. This acknowledgement relies especially on highly personalized services to private and institutional clients, individuals, families, executives and other decision makers.We want to maintain a culture of trust and to promote a better understanding of our clients’ needs and fields of activity in order to provide them with most realistic advice and solutions. We constantly aim to ensure a high level of client loyalty that is imperative in an increasingly competitive marketplace.Our core activities cover all aspects of business law. We also have a special expertise in all areas of sports law. The respective background, individual experience and specific areas of specialization of our attorneys allow our firm to offer additional and complementary competences to address most legal issues in an effective manner, tailored to every client’s needs in terms of time, strategy and costs. We also have an extensive experience in dealing with legal action, which we consider as an essential complement to our counsel activity. Our attorneys are able to work and negotiate in a variety of languages, in particular French, English, Italian, German and Spanish.Thanks to our integrated organization, we are able to allocate the appropriate resources to assist each of our clients in the best possible way. Our attorneys are used to working in teams, each of them contributing to the resolution of complex issues with his or her personal skills and knowledge.Our clients are active in various branches of industry and services. We offer them a large range of quality, personal and creative services and advice.Traditionally, the practice of our firm is internationally oriented. Throughout the years, we have developed a large experience of cross-border transactions and resolution of transnational disputes (in particular through arbitration), which allows us to meet the requirements of our international clients. We have an extensive network of correspondents outside Switzerland, and we regularly work with them in international transactions.Our attorneys regularly represent clients before the courts of both the Canton of Vaud and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, as well as in administrative proceedings at cantonal and federal levels. We maintain regular close relationships with a number of other independent law firms with a profile similar to ours in Zurich, Geneva, Berne and Basel.Our transactional practice benefits from our experienced understanding of the global economic and commercial issues, as well as from our local and international contacts, acquired in particular through membership of boards of financial, commercial or industrial companies, professional organizations and various foundations.

practice areas

Administrative LawAntitrust and Trade RegulationArbitrationBusiness LawConstruction LawCorporate LawEnergyEnergy RegulationFamily LawFinanceFinancial Services LawInformation TechnologyInsuranceIntellectual PropertyIntellectual Property LicensingInternational LawLabor and EmploymentLitigationReal EstateSports LawTaxationUnfair CompetitionWhite Collar Crime

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