PRACTICE AREAS

PUBLIC SECTOR LAW

Your contact for public commercial law

Today’s public sector is characterised by extraordinary dynamics and the development of new service models. Growing demands shape the relationship between institutions, companies and private individuals. The law firm Public Sector Law answers your questions in the field of public commercial law and guides you unerringly through negotiations and conflicts.

HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES

Personalized medicine, increasing pressure on costs and the informed patient are just a few of the buzzwords that express the dynamics of the healthcare sector. Numerous legal issues arise at the interface between service providers, payers (insurance) and individuals. Public Sector Law informs you about risks and side effects and represents you as a party in legal proceedings.

Selected services:

  • Legal advice for medical and health professionals
  • Therapeutic product and medical device law
  • Health insurance
  • Research cooperation
  • Patient rights
  • Hospital organisation
  • Administrative procedures and litigation
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

The Swiss procurement market comprises an annual volume of around CHF 40 billion. The procurement law framework, which is currently being revised by the Confederation and the cantons, is also extensive. IT contracts and major infrastructure tenders raise complex questions. Must a contract be put out to public tender? How should the criteria be weighted? Does it make sense to challenge the award? These are just a few of the issues for which Public Sector Law can support you with its extensive experience. We provide the necessary legal advice and conduct proceedings at all levels.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS AND LITIGATION

Litigation is another core competence of Public Sector Law. Administrative proceedings are subject to different rules than proceedings under civil law. The deadlines are short, special principles apply to the parties and the judgments are handed down by administrative courts. For this reason, our sound procedural knowledge through many years of experience is essential in litigation.

Selected fields of activity:

  • Litigation forecasts
  • Representation in proceedings, e.g. in objections and complaints
  • Permit applications
  • Administrative investigations
ENERGY AND UTILITIES

With the energy sector and public utilities, an entire industry is undergoing change. From alternative energy sources to certification systems, Public Sector Law has the big picture. We advise public utilities and related companies as well as municipal organisations.

Selected services:

  • Reorganisations and privatisations
  • Licensing and Concessions
  • Public procurement (tenders)
  • Construction and planning projects
  • Data protection
  • State Aid
  • Administrative procedures and litigation
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Selected issues:

  • Research cooperation and networks
  • Accreditation
  • Drafting of internal legislation
  • Public and private law contracts
  • Data protection
  • Public employment law
PUBLIC GOVERNANCE AND MUNICIPALITIES

The governance of public institutions is regulated by law. At the same time, there is an increasing need for more flexible structures. This calls for innovative approaches. Public Sector Law analyses internal processes for you and outlines solutions for future-oriented governance.

Selected fields of expertise:

  • Administrative organizations, spin-offs
  • Fiscal budget rules
  • Procurement organization
  • Local law
  • Administrative and regulatory investigations
ECCLESIASTICAL LAW, RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS

Selected fields of activity:

  • Legal issues in the relationship between church and State, respectively between religious communities and the State
  • Freedom of religion and conscience
  • Data protection
  • Drafting of internal legislation
  • Public and private law contracts and cooperations
  • Subsidies
  • Public employment law
DATA PROTECTION IN A PUBLIC CONTEXT

Selected fields of expertise:

  • GDPR, Swiss federal law and cantonal law
  • Patient and health data
  • Data protection declarations/privacy statements for websites
  • Liaising with cantonal and federal Data Protection Authorities with regard to projects requiring review and/or approval
  • Legal opinions and drafting of legislation relating to data protection
  • External Data Protection Officer (DPO)
OTHER PRACTICE AREAS

Selected areas:

  • Climate change and environmental law
  • Construction and planning law
  • Rules of professional conduct of the legal profession
  • IT Law, particularly in a public context (data protection, tender proceedings, drafting of legislation relating to the use of new technologies)
  • Public employment law and disciplinary law
  • Personality and media law
  • Public foundations
  • Subsidies
  • Constitutional law and ECHR, Human rights, European law
  • Contract law and contract drafting
CONTACT US