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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Employment Law (Corporate) , Employment Law (Individuals) and Trusts & Estates in Switzerland since 2018

Monika Naef

+41-61-205 03 03


«Only the combination of expertise, experience and competence leads to sustainable solutions.»

Main Practice Areas
– Employment Law (Corporate, International, Expats)
– Contract, Trade and Company Law
– Negotiation (management and tactics)
– Mergers & Acquisitions (M & A)
– Dispute Resolution (Litigation and Arbitration)
– Public and Private Employment Law
– Life Sciences
– Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and Licenses
– School and Education Law

– Partner (since 2005)
– Head Section Law of an International Chemicals Group
– Legal Advisor to Human Resources and Pension Fund of an International Pharmaceutical and Chemicals Group (1997-2000)
– Legal Advisor Pharmaceuticals Division (1991-1995)
– Legal Advisor Industrial Divisions (1989-1991)
– Member of the Board of several SMEs
– 14 years of living abroad on three continents (USA, Europe and Japan)

– IN-BOARD (Insead Alumni Association Board Training) 2016/2017
– Certified Global Negotiator, HSG (2013)
– Insead IEP F/S (2002)
– Bar Examination Basel-Landschaft (1990)
– University of Basel (lic. iur. 1987)

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About DUFOUR – Advokatur

DUFOUR - Advokatur

DUFOUR was founded in 1991 and is now a prestigious and successful boutique law firm in Switzerland. From the beginning, we wanted to offer more to our clients than just legal advice. We created a quite unique consulting culture – with unconventional ideas, an excellent team spirit and a concept of competence that extends beyond the legal view to include the social and emotional aspects of a mandate.

Today DUFOUR successfully advises a large number of private individuals, companies, foundations, non-profit organisations and pension funds. In the field of pension funds, charitable funds, foundations and NPOs, DUFOUR has established itself as THE specialist in Switzerland. We offer comprehensive legal advice and have a team of recognised experts with core skills in corporate law, matrimonial property and inheritance law and employment law. In addition, Dufour has excellent knowledge in the fields of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, medical technology, trade & logistics, construction and the art market.

Our Services

Provide advice on all aspects of commercial law (establishing companies in Switzerland, successfully and skilfully negotiating contacts)

Support employers in all matters of public or private employment law (employment contracts, termination of an employment relationship, applications for work permits, etc.)

Provide advice on and draft last wills, inheritance contracts and matrimonial contracts (with a particular focus on cross-border matters)

Outsource your legal department or rely on additional resources

Successfully resolve a dispute or litigation

We listen to your concerns carefully. As a business law firm, we comprehensively advise and represent your company and you as an entrepreneur in all matters concerning business and commercial law. Due to our broad industry experience you will obtain strategic and tactical advice. A smooth operational implementation of your strategies enabled by our solution-oriented approach. Where needed, our experience in negotiations and litigation will support your goals.

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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Employment Law (Corporate) , Employment Law (Individuals) and Trusts & Estates in Switzerland

Dufourstrasse 49 4010 Basel Basel