PROFILE

The firm provides advice and legal representation in the conduct of their business or litigation to individual and corporate clients, both Swiss and foreign. The legal training and experience of our partners enables us to offer fully personalised service, adapted to each client’s particular needs and oriented towards practical solutions, looking at your case from different perspectives.

Our firm guarantees each and every client direct and continuing communication with one or more partners with a view to forging a long-term relationship based on accessibility, efficiency and confidentiality. We are not only fully conversant with the latest legal developments but also seek to anticipate the evolution of law in our areas of expertise so as to be able to propose lasting and creatives solutions to our clients.
Rather than belonging to a more or less exclusive international legal alliance, we have built up an extensive international network of prominent correspondents and business contacts and are thus able to freely select among them the one most qualified and best suited for a specific matter.

Imbued with a strong team spirit, our firm provides all its clients with highest-quality services combining diverse areas of expertise, an international orientation and extensive experience of close collaboration with counterparts abroad. This enables us to conduct or coordinate highly complex transactions and litigation within Switzerland and at international level. We enjoy a strong reputation for reliability, professionalism and integrity among our clients, our peers and judicial and administrative authorities.

SERVICES

The firm assists corporate entities and individuals in their personal and professional activities and helps them deal with the vicissitudes of business life. The firm provides a comprehensive range of advice in all fields of Arbitration and Litigation, Criminal and International Criminal Economic Law, Banking and Finance Services, Corporate, Business and Contract Law, Administrative Law, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Inheritance, Persons and Family, Real Estate and Construction and Notarial Services.

Arbitration and Litigation

We represent clients in arbitration proceedings and act as arbitrators (chairman, sole arbitrator or party appointed) in national and international disputes governed by the main procedural rules or organisations (ICC, Swiss Arbitration Rules, etc.). The law firm offer experienced advice and representation in national and international litigation in all areas, such as commercial contracts, corporate disputes, banking, insurance, estates, professional negligence and other torts, intellectual property, real estate, construction, trade, interim measures and enforcement of foreign judgements in Switzerland.

Criminal and International Criminal Economic Law

We can provide our clients with advice and assistance in criminal matters, with particular reference to the areas of money laundering, corruption, due diligence, white-collar crime, financial and customs crime, risk management and international assistance procedures.

Banking and Finance Services

The law firm assists its clients in all aspect related to banks’ activities, financial and asset management companies as well as security dealers, with reference regulatory aspects (both towards authorities and in respect to the drawing up of contracts mandatory for the financial activity), the private law relationships between banking and financial institutions and clients as well as to advise in case of pre-litigation and litigation situations.

Business and Contract law

The law firm has expertise in the field of domestic and international contract law, particularly with reference to the purchase and sale of business, agency and distribution agreements, employment agreements with particular reference to negotiating and drafting employment and service agreements, litigation, as well as insurance and administrative issues related thereto, both in respect of Swiss and transnational matters.

Corporate and commercial

We advise on all corporate and commercial matters, including issues arising from the incorporation of companies, branches or representative offices of Swiss or foreign companies, the drafting of all related documents and, generally, all aspects of M&A transactions also with our notaries’ services.

Administrative Law

We advise on employment law and residence permits for foreigners, social welfare and employee welfare law, insurance law, health law, as well as environmental and construction law. The firm also offers competent advice with respect to governmental subsidies for international companies wishing to establish a presence in the Canton of Ticino, both with respect to taxation exemptions and to public financial contributions.

Medical Malpractice

Medical negligence or carelessness. Medical errors can have devastating emotional and financial impacts on patients and their families, also reputational risk for doctors and hospitals; the assistance of an experienced lawyer can be invaluable.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

The law firm provide comprehensive advice on all issues arising from bankruptcy, insolvency, winding up and reorganisation, in the context of both judicial and extrajudicial procedures, including enforcement of foreign judgements in Switzerland.

Inheritance and Family law

We advise our clients on all aspects related to inheritance law (particularly with reference to litigation) and in the context of estate and related tax planning. We also advise our clients in all family law related fields, including naturalisation procedures, adoption proceedings as well as separation and divorce procedures and related agreements.

Real Estate and Construction

The law firm advise clients on the acquisition and sale of Swiss and foreign property, both residential and commercial, with the necessary support, in the Canton of Ticino and elsewhere in Switzerland, of our notarial services. We advise upon development and investment issues and provide a commercial approach to the acquisition, funding, renting and sale of commercial properties.

Notarial Services

The law firm assists the clients of the law firm any time a notary public requirement arises, especially in incorporations of companies, branches and connected deeds, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, in real estate transfers and related procedures, testamentary provisions, authentication of signatures and papers, drawing up of notarial deeds.

Pro Bono

We believe in giving back to the communities where we work and live. The firm recognises the importance of providing pro bono services to individuals and nonprofit organisations unable to afford quality legal representation, and is committed to providing the same representation to its pro bono clients as it does to any other firm clients. No matter how big or small, how monumental the issues or how routine, every pro bono matter receives the same level of dedication, professionalism, and care.

TEAM

Emanuele Verda

LL.M., lawyer
verda@verda-law.ch

He provides advice to the firm’s clients in litigation, counselling and arbitration, in all areas of business law, mainly in corporate, commercial and contract law, banking and financial law, competition law, criminal law and international mutual legal assistance.

Miscellaneous
Swiss Lawyers Federation (FSA)
Canton Ticino Bar Association (OATi)

Education
LLM Banking and Finance, Geneva (2014)
Admitted to the Canton Ticino Bar (2000)
University of Fribourg, law degree (1996)

Law firms
VERDA Studio legale notarile (2002)
RUSCA & Associati, Lugano (2000)
STUDIO 1896, Lugano (1998)
VELO VILLA & Associés, Geneva (1996)

Languages
Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

Michele Dozio

lawyer and notary public
dozio@verda-law.ch

He practises also as Notary Public and provides advice to the firm’s clients in the field of real estate properties, commercial and corporate law, in particular in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, international company transfers, shareholder pacts and contracts and labour law. He has developed a large experience in the field of corporate successions and inheritance law.

Miscellaneous
Swiss Lawyers Federation (FSA)
Swiss Notaries Federation (FSN)
Canton Ticino Bar Association (OATi)
Canton Ticino Notaries’ Association (ONTi)

Education
Admitted to practice as Notary Public (2002)
Admitted to the Canton Ticino Bar (2001)
University of Fribourg, law degree (1998)

Law firms
VERDA Studio legale notarile (2006)
OTTAVIANI Studio legale notarile, Lugano (2000)
BERNASCONI & RIVA Studio legale notarile, Lugano (1998)

Languages
Italian, English, German, French

Lucio Rusca

lawyer and notary public – consultant
rusca@verda-law.ch

He provides advice in all areas related to civil and commercial law. Thanks to his decades of experience as Public Notary he advises in complex notary, corporate, corporate successions and inheritance cases. Lucio is also member of several board of directors of relevant national and international companies.

Miscellaneous
Swiss Lawyers Federation (FSA)
Swiss Notaries Federation (FSN)
Canton Ticino Bar Association (OATi)
Canton Ticino Notaries’ Association (ONTi)

Education
Admitted to practice as Notary Public (1975)
Admitted to the Canton Ticino Bar (1974)
University of Fribourg, law degree (1971)

Law firms
VERDA Studio legale notarile (2001)
RUSCA Studio legale e notarile, Lugano (1976)
BARCHI JORIO CRESPI PATOCCHI, Lugano (1974)
Canton Ticino Tax Administration Office, Bellinzona (1972)

Languages
Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

Florence Fauth Rota

LL.M., lawyer
rota@verda-law.ch

She provides advice to the firm’s clients mainly in the areas related to civil law, with a particular interest in commercial, corporate and competition law and a specialization in contracts, banking and financial law.

Miscellaneous
Swiss Lawyers Federation (FSA)
Canton Ticino Bar Association (OATi)

Education
Centro studi bancari Vezia, Executive Master in Compliance Management (2006)
Admitted to practice as Notary Public (2002)
University of Warwick UK, LL.M. International Economic Law (1999)
University of Basel, law degree (1998)

Law Firms
VERDA Studio legale notarile (2016)
CEREGHETTI & Partner Studio legale e notarile, Lugano (2011)
BANCA DEL CERESIO, Lugano (2004)
UBS AG, Zurich (2002)
MOSCA Studio legale notarile , Lugano (2001)
SPIESS BRUNONI PEDRAZZINI COTTI, Lugano (2000)

Languages
Italian, English, German, French

Valentina Matteuzzi

lawyer
matteuzzi@verda-law.ch

She provides advice to the firm’s clients in the fields of administrative law, including labour and employment law, residency permits, social security law, insurance law and public health law. She advises our clients in naturalization procedures, family law, including adoptions and divorces procedures and inheritance law.

Miscellaneous
Swiss Lawyers Federation (FSA)
Canton Ticino Bar Association (OATi)

Education
Admitted to practice as Notary Public (2011)
University of Fribourg, Master of Law (2009)
University of Fribourg, Bachelor of Law (2007)

Law firms
VERDA Studio legale notarile (2012)
PESTELACCI Studio legale notarile, Chiasso (2009)

Languages
Italian, English, French, German

Elisa Travella

lawyer
travella@verda-law.ch

Elisa provides advice to the firms clients mainly in the fields of criminal law, economic and financial crimes in particular, and advises the clients in contract law and in bunkruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Miscellaneous
Swiss Lawyers Federation (FSA)
Canton Ticino Bar Association (OATi)

Education
Admitted to the Canton Ticino Bar (2015)
University of Fribourg (Magna cum laude), Master of Law (2013)
University of Fribourg, Bachelor of Law (2011)

Law firms
VERDA Studio legale notarile (2016)
FERRARI & PARTNERS, Studio legale e notarile, Chiasso (2013 -2015)

Languages
Italian, English, French, German

Cornelia Scotto di Vetta

administration
cancelleria@verda-law.ch

She has been our firm’s administration manager for a decade now; with the support of Elisa, Silvia and other cooperators, she is the one to answer all the clients’ accounting, organizational and administrative queries.

Languages
Italian, English, French, German

CONTACT

Verda
Avvocatura & Notariato
Attorneys at Law & Notaries

Via Pretorio 19
Casella Postale 6577
CH – 6901 Lugano
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Tel. +41 91 922 84 72
Fax +41 91 922 95 17
info@verda-law.ch