Rankings and Awards

Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa

Froriep has been recommended as a leading firm for both French and German-speaking Switzerland. The Froriep London office has additionally been recognised as a leading European firm in London.

9 of our lawyers are specifically recommended for Switzerland:

Jean-Luc Herbez and Jérôme de Montmollin for the practice area Banking and finance Geneva, Catrina Luchsinger for Banking and Finance and Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Isabelle Romy and Marcel Steinegger for Dispute resolution – Litigation, Sabina Schellenberg for Insolvency and corporate recovery, Nicola Benz for TMT and IP and Dunja Koch for the practice area Transport. Read more about it.

Chambers & Partners Global and Europe for 2017

While FRORIEP's expertise encompasses many varying areas of law, FRORIEP has been ranked in the following areas in each Chambers publication, respectively:

Chambers Europe 2017

Banking & Finance
Dispute Resolution: Litigation
Intellectual Property

Nicola Benz, for her work in the areas of intellectual property and life science
Franz X. Stirnimann Fuentes, for his expertise in dispute resolution as arbitration counsel

Chambers Global 2017

Banking & Finance
Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Bruno Boesch, for his work in dispute resolution
Dunja Koch, for her expertise in banking & finance
Franz X. Stirnimann Fuentes, for his expertise in dispute resolution as arbitration counsel
Jean-Marie Vulliemin, for his work in dispute resolution

Chambers High Net Worth Individuals

Froriep has received a Band 2 ranking in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2017 for the practice area of Private Wealth Law. Oliver Arter has been especially mentioned as a notable practitioner in Private Wealth Law as one of the "Leaders in their Fields" for his advice to private clients, foundations and banks on domestic and international wealth planning and asset structuring, regulatory issues and trusts and estate planning matters.

WTR 1000 Guide

FRORIEP has been ranked as a recommended firm in "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2018". FRORIEP is praised for its trademark practice, more specifically for its work in the luxury goods and financial services sectors. Additionally, partner Nicola Benz has been named as a leading trademark lawyer, described as being a "superb prosecution strategist" and as a "leading transactional lawyer who knows all the intricacies and nuances involved in brand-heavy licensing agreements." 

In April 2017, FRORIEP and one of the leading Swiss patent and IP law firms, Rentsch Partner, entered into a close cooperation, creating a top competence centre for Swiss commercial and technology law. This cooperation extends the reach of services that FRORIEP provides to its clients to include patent litigation and prosecution and provides clients with a great breadth and depth of expertise in all fields of intellectual property law. We are delighted that Rentsch Partner has also been ranked in "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2018" and has received wide recognition for its global trademark protection work along with its notable prosecution and enforcement mandates. Our trademark team, in ongoing cooperation with Rentsch Partner, looks forward to continuing to offer businesses and individuals support in maintaining their brands and achieving their wider business goals.

IP Stars

FRORIEP Partner Nicola Benz has been named as an "IP Star" and one of the "Top 250 Women in IP 2017" in a global survey conducted by "Managing Intellectual Property", involving several months of independent research. This recognition is an acknowledgement of Nicola's capabilities in IP matters at an international level. Nicola is one of only two ranked women in Switzerland.

IFLR 1000

Zurich Partner Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler has been recognised as a leading lawyer in the practice areas of Financial Services Regulatory and M&A.

Who is Who Legal 2017

After a rigorous and independent research process, WWL has determined that several Froriep lawyers qualify to be highlighted as experts in their respective practice areas. Isabelle Romy figures as the most highly regarded lawyer in the practice area "Environment". WWL says: "According to sources, Isabelle Romy "is one of the best practitioners in Switzerland on environmental legal issues".

Jean Marguerat, Franz Stirnimann Fuentes and Jean–Marie Vulliemin have been ranked for the practice area "Arbitration", Jean Marguerat and Jérôme de Montmollin for "Asset Recovery", and Oliver Arter, Bruno Boesch and Eric Haymann for "Private Client". Lucien Valloni is ranked in "Sports and Entertainment", Nicola Benz for "TMT" and "Trademarks", and Felix Mathis for "Transportation". Read more about it.