Issue 6 2019

Acquisition International - Issue 6 2019 41 May19390 “...we serve non-stock quoted SMEs with a good industry spectrum.” Rihm Attorneys is a Swiss law practice with an international outlook and counselling focus around all aspects of entrepreneurship. Recently, Dr. Thomas Rihm’s found success in AI’s Leading Adviser 2019 where he was selected as the Leading Bankruptcy and Insolvency Lawyer of the Year, Switzerland. On the back of this win profiled Thomas and caught up with him as we discover more about the award-winning services the firm provides to their clients. ince their inception, Rihm Attorneys has contracted and restructured numerous transactions and restructurings, including technology transfer and insolvency proceedings such as mediation proceedings. Working alongside a vast amount of Swiss SMEs who require Rihm Attorneys’ award-winning advice in their regular business, the firm also specialises in the employment and benefit are in which they regularly advise on the C-level. Thomas begins by going into further detail about the clients the firm serves, as well as informing us of how the team is able to maintain success within, at times, a competitive industry. “Here at RihmAttorneys, we serve non-stock quoted SMEs with a good industry spectrum. This can be from small and medium companies in their daily legal needs to help them operate their businesses, all the way through to large corporates in specific projects. 150 Years Of Dealing in Business Law Matters on a Global Scale S “We are able to provide this level of service due to our combined professional experience of all partners within the firm, accumulating together more than a 150 years of dealing in business law matters on a global scale.” Leading the firm to deliver these tailored services, is Dr. Thomas Rihm, who has more than an impressive 30 years of experience in comprehensive advise of foreign investments into Switzerland, to one of the largest bankruptcy cases in Switzerland since Swissair where Thomas takes a leading role since 2010 amongst others due to his longstanding experience in international judicial assistance and money-laundering matters. Recently, Thomas was recognised in Acquisition Intl.’s Leading Adviser 2019 where he was righteously awarded the accolade Leading Bankruptcy and Insolvency Lawyer of the Year, Switzerland. Working alongside Thomas is the talented, hard-working and committed team which forms the backbone of Rihm Attorneys. When discussing the internal culture, Thomas is keen to highlight how the firm like to attract young talent at an early stage in their career. “Our team of young trainee lawyers will be the future of the firm. As such, we can only win the famous war for talents against larger law firms by hiring individuals at an early stage.” Looking ahead to what the future holds for the firm, the team at Rihm Attorneys will continue to deliver an impeccable service to their clients, ensuring that they not only fulfil the requirements which have been set, but also surpasses their expectations. Bringing the interview to a close, Thomas signs off by revealing the exciting plans which lie in the pipeline for the firm, noting how the team are currently working towards further expanding the business. “Moving forward, we are in the process of attempting to further expand our presence into the French part of Switzerland in order to become a nation-wide law firm.” Company: Rihm Attorneys Web Address: