Michèle Forster

Attorney at Law  
Areas of Practice:
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Company and Corporate Law

  • Advice in all areas of corporate and commercial law
  • Establishment of companies (e.g. Ltd., GmbH, Foundation)
  • Preparation of corporate documents (e.g. shareholders agreements, management regulations of companies)
  • Restructuring of companies (e.g. increase and reduction of corporate capital, fusion, liquidation)
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Contract Law

  • Advice and assistance in evaluation, preparation, and closing of all kinds, particularly in commercial, corporate, rental and inheritance law
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Labour Law

  • Advice for employers and employees in all questions of labour law (e.g. dismissal, illness, certificate, overtime, prohibition of competition, social contributions)
  • Preparation and checking of employment contracts and codes of personal conduct, bonus schemes and employee share plans
  • Obtaining work permits
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Property and Tenacy Law

  • Advice and supervision of landlords and tenants, contractors and architects as well as of buyers and sellers of properties
  • Preparation of rental, sale, service and other contracts with regard to real estate
  • Advice regarding floor ownership associations
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Inheritance Law

  • Advice regarding inheritance law
  • Preparation of testament and last will
  • Accomplishment of settlement of an estate
  • Execution of a will
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Family Law

  • Advice in separations and divorces
  • Preparation of contracts in concubinage and marriage
  • Preparation of conventions in separation and divorce
  • Controversy of matrimonial property regime
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Litigation and Arbitration

  • Any kind of legal proceedings in all Swiss courts and public authorities as well as national and international arbitrations
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • University of St.Gallen (HSG), lic.iur. 1996
  • Associate with McKinsey & Company, Zurich, 1996-1999
  • Legal trainee with Nobel & Hug, Zurich, 2000
  • Law clerk at the District Court of Zurich, 2001
  • Law clerk and Presiding Judge at the Mediation Agency in Tenacy Concerns of the District Court of Zurich, 2001-2002
  • Bar admission 2003
  • Executive MBA University of St.Gallen (HSG), 2008-2010
  • Attorney with Nobel & Hug, Zurich, 2003-2015
  • Partner with Frick Nafz Bieri, since December 2015
Teaching Activity:
  • Guest lecturer at ZHAW School of Management and Law in Civil Procedure
Professional Memberships:
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Professional Group Employment Law (ZAV)
  • HSG Alumni Association
  • HSG EMBA Alumni Association