Our areas of expertise

Family law

We support our clients in all their personal projects related to their family in terms of planning (advice for the conclusion of a marriage contract, marriage planning, marriage contract, cohabitation contract, agreement relating to children, family reunification) . We also represent and assist our clients in the event of any litigation (separation / divorce between married spouses, separation of cohabiting partners, rights and duties towards children).
We advise and intervene in the defense of the interests of our clients and those of their families before Swiss courts. Thanks to our extensive network of specialists, we are able to advise our clients on an international level. Our areas are in particular: separation / divorce, liquidation of matrimonial regime, end of cohabitation, maintenance contribution, division of property, debts and assets, sharing of occupational pension plans, disputes concerning children, in particular issues relating to parental authority , custody rights, visitation rights and alimony, child protection measures.

Fiscal law

We support and advise our clients in all their tax issues, whether in Swiss and international tax planning or in tax litigation before Swiss cantonal and federal authorities. Thanks to our international experience, we are able to provide innovative and pragmatic solutions.
In particular, we advise our clients on the holding of their assets in Switzerland and abroad, for example in the context of the ownership of real estate, investment in the stock market, ownership of companies, processing tax of a trust or in the context of estate planning. We have an international network of lawyers, trustees and accountants with whom we work regularly to provide the best advice around the world. Our areas include: tax planning; ruling negotiation; defense in the context of tax recovery; spontaneous declaration; management of spontaneous tax declarations; domicile in Switzerland; representation in the exchange of information; company establishment in Switzerland; VAT ; stock options plans; employee shareholding plan; crowfunding; representation in tax proceedings; tax planning for property ownership.

Public procurement law

Responsible lawyer:
David Contini

We support our clients in all issues related to public procurement law. We put our skills and experience at the service of a clientele made up of both individuals and private companies (contractors or interested third parties), as well as public authorities and public establishments (contracting authorities).
We provide advice to contracting authorities on the drafting of tender documents, as well as on related contracts. For all players in public procurement law, we intervene both for service contracts (services of engineers and architects, IT, insurance), supplies (rental, acquisition of equipment) and construction (structural work and secondary work, craftsmanship). We write legal opinions or carry out the development or legal review of tender documents. During procedures, we assist you in disputes or appeals against adjudication, interruption or exclusion decisions.

Real estate law

Responsible lawyer:
David Contini

We support our clients in all issues related to real estate law. We put our skills and experience at the service of a clientele made up of individuals and private companies as well as public communities and public establishments.
We intervene at all stages of the procedure, including before any dispute. We advise on the drafting of contracts (in particular architect, lease, brokerage, company, engineer, easement, sale), and we render legal opinions. We also assist our clients with construction projects (analysis of federal, cantonal and communal land use planning rules, opposition to projects), during expropriation proceedings, or during neighborhood disputes. We represent our clients before municipal, cantonal or federal authorities. Our areas of expertise are in particular: land use planning, lease including farm and agricultural, rural and land code, neighborhood conflicts, brokerage contract , business contract, real estate sales contract, mandate contract (architect, engineer), co-ownership, including ownership by floor (PPE), environmental and energy law, real rights (easements, right of area), expropriation, legal mortgages of craftsmen and entrepreneurs.

Private clients

VB Avocats - Anna Vladau
VB Avocats - Cléo Buchheim
VB Avocats - David Contini

Responsible lawyer:
Anna D. Vladau
David Contini
Cléo Buchheim

We support our clients in all issues related to labor law, whether in private law or civil service law. We put our skills and experience at the service of a clientele made up of individuals and private companies as well as communities and public establishments. We draft contracts and notices of rights or intervene in legal proceedings, this for all aspects related to conflicts arising from labor law, for example the right to leave and vacations, contesting a dismissal, proofreading, l ‘analysis and drafting of staff regulations, application of the federal labor law, as well as the federal law on equality between women and men.

Collaborative and judicial law

VB Avocats - Cléo Buchheim
VB Avocats - Anna Vladau
VB Avocats - David Contini

Responsible lawyer:
Anna D. Vladau
David Contini
Cléo Buchheim

With experience in both counseling and the judiciary, we are able to support and advise our clients with judicial and administrative authorities. We support our clients in trying to resolve their disputes through other means than litigation, in particular through collaborative law. The collaborative process allows people in conflict, with the help of their lawyer trained in this method, to find a comprehensive and lasting agreement, without going through the judge. Trained in collaborative law, we are competent to assist our clients in trying to resolve their disputes amicably, if they so wish. Also benefiting from a solid experience in legal litigation, we assist and represent our clients in court, throughout French-speaking Switzerland but also internationally thanks to our network of specialists.