Practice Group

Schellenberg Wittmer’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Group advises clients on a broad range of ESG-related issues. Our team features experienced lawyers who are able to provide cross-divisional advice and help clients navigate the fast-changing landscape of ESG legislation, regulation and disputes, across a wide range of industries and sectors.


Our ESG Group advises clients in matters involving:

  • Diversity requirements for boards of directors
  • Corporate governance issues
  • Swiss ESG reporting and disclosure obligations, as well as international reporting and disclosure developments and trends
  • ESG sectoral guidance and soft law requirements
  • Drafting and reviewing ESG policies
  • Data protection related issues regarding diversity matters
  • Setting up ESG-compliant investment products
  • Regulatory risks in connection with ESG-related matters (e.g. in relation to greenwashing) and implementation of FINMA rules and self-regulation of the industry
  • Mapping crisis response strategies to litigation, investigations, investor lobbying, critical campaigns and non-judicial complaints
  • Transactions involving transitioning and renewable technologies and systems
  • Contractual and regulatory matters regarding circular economy
  • Sustainable mobility matters, in particular e-mobility

We also represent clients in disputes with ESG components, including:

  • Climate-related litigations
  • Proceedings before the National Contact Point of Switzerland
  • Administrative proceedings relating to reporting and disclosure obligations
  • Commercial and investment arbitration proceedings dealing with ESG clauses  



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Awards & Recognitions

The group and leading practitioners are highly ranked and recognized among leading law firms in global directories and publications:

  • Chambers Europe and Global
  • Chambers Diversity Awards
  • Women in Business Law Awards
  • Legal 500 
  • WWL
  • IFLR1000
  • Leaders League
  • Expert Guides
  • The Lawyer European Awards

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