schaller.law is a boutique law firm with focus on contracts, finance, liability and criminal law. We advise, support and litigate the matters of our customers in a sophisticated, time- and cost-effient manner.
We mainly practice in the three areas contracts and finance, liability and criminal law, disputes and litigation.
Contracts and Finance
Contracts of any kind are one of our core compentences. -- We draw up, negotiate and enforce them for you. For more than a decade, we have gathered profound experience in banking and finance as well as real estate legal matters, not only with regard to contracts and breaches of contract, but also with regard to regulatory and criminal matters of law.
Current Case (selection): After having purchased several "hypercars", a customer faces various legal issues. We have been supporting the customer in safeguarding and enforcing his rights and remedies towards the seller and the manufacturer of his "hypercars".
Closed Cases (selection): Representation and support of industry-, real estate-companies, pension funds and further Institutional and private clients in contact negotiations, settlement discussions as well as many contentious litigation cases.
Liability and Criminal Law
Has one of your businesses gone south? -- We support and advice entrepreneurs, service providers and individuals and defend them in liability and criminal cases. We also protect your interests if you are affected by a criminal offence. Further, we conduct investigations. For prevention purposes, we also advise decision-makers (such as board members and directors).
Current Case (selection):
- A Family-Office has been sued by former foreign clients by means of a claim on information and damages. We defend the Family-Office at the Commercial Court.
- We defend a lawyer in liability proceedings regarding alleged breaches of (risk) information duties.
Closed Cases (selection):
- Acting as a defense counsel representing a lawyer in a criminal investigation regarding the (alleged) infringement of the Swiss Bank Act (the investigation was closed without prosecution).
- Advising a member of the board of a real estate company (the board member was held harmless).
Disputes and Litigation
Do you have a claim, but the counterparty is not willing to give in? -- We are happy to take over. We support you in the enforcement of your claim: first, if appropriate, in an out-of-court dialogue; second, if need be, at the court. We assist and represent you during the whole court proceedings.
Current Cases (selection):
- Upon advice of his investment advisor, a customer invested in a structured product which in turn caused a financial loss. We represent the customer in the liability proceedings against the bank.
- A lot of borrowers with libor-mortgages and/or interest rate swaps claim repayment of overcharged interests and/or interest damages from their lenders. We represent the borrowers in Court.
Closed Cases (selection): (far) more than -100- successfully enforced claw back-, damages- and further claims against financial institutions (bank customer damages, credit interests, negativ interest rates, inducements, kick-backs and finders fees, bank fees etc).
Jean-Marc Schaller Prof. Dr. iur. Attorney
since 1 Jan 22: lawyer/managing partner 2022: law firm "schaller.law" 2017: commercial banking law blog "finblog.ch" 2016: Associate Professor (University of Zurich) 2015: Partner (Law Firm in Zurich) 2010: Senior Lecturer (University of Zurich) 2009: Lawyer (Law Firm in Zurich) 2005: Law Clerk (District Court Zurich) 2004: PhD (University of Zurich/magna-cum-laude) 2002: Master of Law (University of Zurich/magna-cum-laude)
CV and publication list available on request
Jean-Marc Schaller, also known under the acronym "JMS", is one of the most experienced Swiss financial litigation lawyers. Besides, he is associate professor for Private Law and Banking Law at University of Zurich. His know-how is based on several hundreds of cases where he has anticipated essential legal issues and has therefore been able to successfully advise, negotiate and litigate. JMS fully commits to his clients' matters whilst providing support and advice in a time- and cost-efficient manner. In his function as associate professor, he strives for a practice-related teaching. Jean-Marc inter alia speaks German, English and French.
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