Lawyers in Corporate Law

Companies and Start-ups

MWR Avocats in Geneva, specialized in corporate law, helps entrepreneurs, SMEs and start-ups solve their legal problems. With high quality legal advice, MWR Avocats accompanies you towards a sustainable growth.

Creation of companies

Starting a business is the first step of a long adventure. We assist our clients in making the right choices.

Starting a business is an exciting but complex process that requires great attention to detail. This is the time to make the choices that will determine the future success of your business. At MWR Attorneys at Law in Geneva, we are here to help you make the right choices.

We understand that every business is unique and that every client's needs are different. That's why we offer personalized advice for every situation.

Our goal is to help you avoid the legal pitfalls and obstacles that can hinder the development of your business. We advise you on issues related to legal structure, contracts, social obligations, trademark protection, employee management, and many other important matters.

We are also here to support you at every stage of your company's growth. We are reliable partners for complex business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations and more.

When you choose MWR Attorneys at Law, you are assured of superior legal counsel. We put our expertise and professional experience to work for you. We believe in the growth of your business and we are here to help you achieve it.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your business legal advice needs. We look forward to helping you make the right choices for your successful business future.

Legal advice

Companies sometimes encounter problems that require the intervention of a lawyer.

  • Dispute with a supplier
  • Creditor who refuses to pay
  • Dispute with an employee
  • Problem with a joint committee?

In these situations, you need a competent lawyer to help you make the right choices.

At MWR Lawyers, we believe that the best solution is often an out-of-court settlement that limits legal costs. We help our clients find negotiated solutions that minimize costs and risks to their business.

If an amicable solution is not possible, we are here to support you in the legal and judicial process. We have extensive experience in resolving commercial disputes, and we are determined to defend your interests with diligence and determination.

Our team of qualified lawyers offers corporate law advice to help you make the best choices for your business.

Contact us today to discuss your situation.






Help for start-ups

Sometimes it can seem complex to create a start-up and develop a project within the legal framework.

 Our Geneva law firm will assist you step by step in the process. 

  • Contracts with employees
  • Rental leases
  • Social insurance
  • Brand protection
  • Patents
  • Contracts and general conditions with customers

There are many points to address so that you can develop your business with peace of mind.

Our Geneva-based law firm helps startups succeed. We understand the unique challenges startups face and are prepared to provide tailored legal support to help them overcome these obstacles. We help startups negotiate complex contracts, structure their business operations, and manage employee-related issues, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

We pride ourselves on our ability to anticipate potential problems and offer innovative solutions to legal challenges. We work closely with our clients to understand their goals and ensure that we help them reach their full potential. Contact us to learn more about the startup law services we offer in Geneva.

With young companies, we offer packages by task in order to know in advance the cost of our services.

Contact us for a quote!

corporate and business law

Lawyers specializing in corporate law

Consulting for companies

At MWR Lawyers, we are experts in advising companies, SMEs and start-ups. We assist you through a rigorous study of each case and an excellent treatment of the client.

Advice to startups

Startups face different issues because of their business model. Rapid growth and successive financings must be thought out in advance in order to structure the company perfectly. A shareholder agreement must very often be put in place. The creation of a holding company is often judicious in order to clearly distinguish the investors from the operational company. The question of intellectual property must not be omitted.

Experience and confidence

Our solid experience in this field has led us to the conviction that trust between client and lawyer is necessary. That is why we are fully involved with you.

Our corporate lawyers are experts in the following areas

Sale of goodwill

Business Financing

Capital increase

Foundation of companies

Company law

Shareholder agreements

Offences against honour

Acquisition of companies

Capital increase


Corporate law issues

There are between 5 and 10 steps to creating a business.

  1. Do a market study
  2. Drawing up a business plan
  3. Find a space or an office
  4. Choose the legal form of your business
  5. Protect your company name or brand
  6. Found your company if you have opted for a corporation (SA or Sàrl)

MWR Avocats' lawyers are at your side throughout this process.

Acquiring a business is often an important step in the life of an entrepreneur.

There are a number of steps that must be followed for a successful acquisition:

  1. Conduct a quick economic analysis. There is no point in embarking on a relatively lengthy process only to find out later that the target company is unattractive. The key is to make an effective judgment to eliminate the deals that should not be pursued as soon as possible.
  2. Contact and negotiation with the sellers. This is where the drafting of the sales contract can begin.
  3. Letter of intent. It clarifies the important elements for the buyer.
  4. Audits and due diligence. It is necessary to delve into the company's accounts and contracts to ensure that the company is in line with the buyer's expectations.
  5. Business plan and financing. If this has not yet been done, the financing of the acquisition must be secured.
  6. The closing or signing. This is the signing of the contracts. It is also necessary to instruct the bank to proceed with the payment of the purchase price and to finalize the purchase.

In order to judge the usefulness of a shareholders' agreement, one must first analyze a few key elements.

  • Number of shareholders.
  • Future of the company. Is it intended to operate a family business for the long term or is the goal to sell the company eventually.
  • Are investors likely to enter the capital?
  • etc...

There are many factors that must be analyzed to answer this question.

What is certain is that if a shareholders' agreement is desired, it should be concluded as soon as possible.

We will be happy to assist you in this matter.

The most appropriate legal form depends on the objectives, the number of founders and the type of business activity. Common legal forms in Switzerland include limited liability companies (LLC), corporations (AG) and simple companies.

Our study can help you in this choice thanks to our knowledge in this field.

There is also a dedicated portal of the confederation that helps entrepreneurs in the process of creating a company or a start-up. You will find information on this link: SME portal of the Confederation

To protect your start-up's intellectual property rights, it is important to register patents for inventions, trademarks, designs and possibly topographical models with the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. It is also important to conclude confidentiality agreements with employees and business partners.

It is important to deal with these questions without delay because the patent application may be refused if you have already spoken to third parties (website, conference, business partners).

Financing for start-ups can come from sources such as investment funds, banks, business angels and loans. It is important to be aware of the different financing options and to choose the one that best suits the company's needs.

Our lawyers specialized in corporate law

Lawyer in Geneva

Damien Menut

Corporate Lawyer
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