Transferring a business is a complex operation requiring the expertise of a specialist lawyer.
According to a recent study published in August 2021 in AGEFI, 91,360 out of the 603,602 Swiss companies with fewer than 250 employees, that is over 15%, are looking for a successor to their owner aged over 60.
And businesses need to plan ahead for a transfer rather than rushing into it at the last minute. The transfer price is far from being the only factor to consider. Transferring a business is a very emotional process which has an impact at every level: legal, financial, accounting, taxation and communication.
The lawyer is a crucial protagonist, playing a cross-cutting role the full length of this process. They do not just check through the final contract; they provide assistance and support during the various stages of the transfer, working alongside the owner/transferor or the purchaser. The lawyer offers objective advice to help the latter to determine what their intentions are and their proposed objectives. The lawyer draws on their own expertise, experience and network to enable these objectives to be achieved.
Transferring a business is a complex and specialised process. Our firm has the expertise, network and experience to ensure the transfer can be completed without unnecessary expense or complication and within the framework of an individual, independent, dedicated relationship.