Switzerland: Against the flow
Swiss law firms were reluctant to expand outside their national borders even before the economic downturn rattled confidence in the global model. But despite continuing uncertainty in its home market, one firm has opted to swim against the tide. Sophie Evans reports
In a year in which the majority of Switzerland’s law firms bunkered down to weather the economic downturn, Froriep Renggli seemed determined to buck the trend. In December last year, the firm opened an office in Madrid – the first Swiss firm to do so. The firm is in the habit of setting precedents, the opening of its London office being another Swiss first back in the late 1980s.
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