Personal and professional legal counseling, delivered efficiently


Each of our Partners conducts his mandates personally with the support of the broad knowledge and combined experience of the whole partnership.


We offer professional advice to both Swiss and foreign companies and to private persons within the framework of our own special areas. A complete solution to the problem on hand is the target. We represent our clients and look after their interests in courts and at government authorities. The long-standing relationships that we enjoy with proprietors and entrepreneurs of middle-sized companies means that we fully understand their needs and concerns.


Timely and cost-conscious execution of our clients` affairs is our constant goal.


Dr. Thomas Staehelin

Attorney. Born 1947, licensed since 1975
T +41 61 278 99 55

Core areas
Company law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Tax law; Contracts and commercial law; Bank and Stock Exchange law

German, English, French, Italian

  • Executive Board Member and President of a number of shareholder companies and trusts
  • President of the Tax and Finance Committee of the Association “economiesuisse”

Christoph Megert

Attorney. Born 1944, licensed since 1969
T +41 61 278 99 55

Core areas
Commercial law; Contract law; International law; Tax and Duties law; Intellectual Property (IP) law, Company and Corporation law; Concession and Licence law; Cartel and Competition law

German, English, French

  • Executive Board Member and President of a number of shareholder companies and trusts

Peter Andreas Zahn

lic. iur.; Attorney. Born 1951, licensed since 1983
T +41 61 278 99 55

Core areas
Company law; Corporate Governance; Contract and commercial law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Tax and Duties law; Inheritance law; Agricultural leasing law; Farming land and inheritance law; Asset law; Litigation

German, English, French

  • Executive Board Member and President of a number of shareholder companies and trusts
  • Managing Director of the Association of Private Shareholder Companies

Dr. Christophe Sarasin

Attorney. Born 1964, licensed since 1993
T +41 61 278 99 55

Core areas
Company law; Tax law; Contract and commercial law; Stock exchange law; Inheritance law; Debt enforcement and Bankruptcy law

German, English, French

  • Member of the Board of various shareholder companies und Member of diverse trust steering committees
  • Member of the Tax Recourse Commission of the City Canton of Basel
  • Deputy Managing Director of the Association of Private Shareholder Companies

Dr. Frank Heini

Attorney. Born 1964, licensed since 1993
T +41 61 278 99 55

Core areas
Company law; Contract and commercial law; Bank law; Information Technology (IT) law; Inheritance law; Litigation; Due Diligences

German, English, French

  • Member of the Board of various shareholder companies
  • Member of various trust steering committees and club management committees
  • Judge of the Criminal District Court of Basel

Christoph Daniel Maier, LL.M.

Attorney, Notary of the Canton Solothurn, Master of Law (Edinburgh).
Born 1964, licensed as lawyer and as notary since 1995
T +41 61 278 99 55

Core areas
Commercial law; Company law; Licence law; Information Technology (IT) law; Intellectual Property (IP) law; Cartel and competition law; European law

German, English

• Board of the Swiss Pharma Licensing Group

Dr. Christian Haas

Attorney. Born 1962, licensed since 1992
T +41 61 278 99 55

Core areas
Accounting and auditing law; Company law; Contract and commercial law; Liability law; Insolvency law; Inheritance law; Expert’s opinions; Due Diligences

German, English

  • Member of the Accounting Committee of EXPERTsuisse (former Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants)
  • Speaker and chairman of seminar activities

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Mathias Kuster

Attorney at law and Civil Law Notary, born 1977, admitted to the bar since 2005, admitted as a Civil Law Notary since 2013
T +41 61 278 99 55

Core areas
Notarial Services. Real Estate Transactions, Succession and Estate Planning. Purchasing Law, Tenancy Law, Construction Law, Administrative Law, Tax Law, Company Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Matrimonial Property and Inheritance Law, Execution of Last Wills.

German, English, French, Italian

  • Secretary of the board of Theatergenossenschaft Basel.
  • Member of the Cantonal Commission for the Valuation of Real Estate (Bewertungskommission des Kantons Basel-Stadt).

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Gili Fridland Svensson, LL.M.

Attorney at Law, Certified Specialist SBA Employment Law, Master of Law 2009 (University of Sydney) Admission to Bar 2003
T +41 61 278 99 55

Advice and representation of Swiss companies, international groups and individuals in all aspects of labor and employment law, incl. related legal areas, such as privacy law and business immigration.

German, English, Hebrew

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Family Office

Felix Gaehwiler

Head of Administration and Family Office Services
lic. oec. HSG, certified Public Accountant, born 1959
T +41 61 278 99 55

Core areas
Family Office Services

German, English, Spanish, French

  • Board Member of a number of shareholder companies

Main focal points of our counselling activities

Employment Law
Drafting of employment contracts, compensation models and regulations. Advice and representation in negotiations and disputes vis-à-vis employees, employee representatives, authorities and courts. Support in restructuring and reorganization. Assistance in obtaining work permits for employees.

Asset Management
Administration of bequests and other discrete assets; Formation and administration of companies for the protection of assets.

Bank Contract Law
General bank contracts; Credit contracts; Credit safeguarding; Re-structuring and reorganisation.

Company Law
Founding of companies; Trust and Association contracts; Statutes; Increases of share capital; Going Public; Mergers & Acquisitions; Obligation contracts for shareholders; Corporate Governance.

Inspection of company mergers and other competitive law inquiries; Client representation in front of cartel or competition law bodies.

Contract Law
Drawing up of contracts especially for licences, research and development contracts and for other forms of cooperation between companies in the Life Sciences area.

Debt Chasing and Bankruptcy
Representation or proxy for creditors; Counselling for bankruptcy managers; Assistance in creditor panels.

Divorce and Separation Law
Estate counselling; Divorce conventions; Client representation in court especially for business proprietors operating under complex commercial circumstances.

Family Law
Marriage contracts; Wills and testaments.

Inheritance and Testament Law
Layout and editing of testaments; Mandates as will executors; Inheritance divestiture.

Information Technology Law
IT- und Telecommunications law; Licence and concession law; Technology transfers. Property contracts and purchasing contracts; Counselling for purchase and rental contracts; Counselling in lease law.

Intellectual Property Law
Patent licences; Copyrights; Counselling in branding issues.

Process Law
Client representation in courts and in administration actions before Swiss courts and authorities; Execution of foreign verdicts and receivables.

Notary Public
Drawing up of all kinds of original documents required by law for the public registration such legal acts as company formation; changing of statutes; building land purchasing contracts; mortgages; wills and testaments; notarisation of inheritances; marriage and inheritance contracts; preparation and execution of all kinds of land title and commercial registry activities (including when registration is not compulsory); confirmation of authenticity; registration of business quota assignments and similar deals for German companies according to German law.

Property Law and Purchasing Contracts
Contract counselling for purchasing and rentals, Rental law counselling.

Tax Law
Counselling of companies and private persons; Questions of domicile; Negotiation with and representation at tax authorities.

Our fees

Normally we calculate the fees for our services according to the time spent on any one project. The hourly rate of your personal counsellor varies according to his professional experience and specific expert knowledge.

For the Notary services we use the tariff of the Canton of Basel-City.
For litigation matters, we use the fee tariff of the respective Canton, unless an agreement has been previously made to charge by time spent.

Our History

We at Fromer Attorney and Notary Offices are proud of our long history, resulting as we do from the amalgamation in 2011 of the two long and well-established offices, Fromer, Schultheiss & Staehelin (originally founded in 1941 by Dr. Leo Fromer) and Fischer & Megert (originally founded in 1973).


FROMER Advokatur und Notariat


T +41 (0)61 278 99 55
F +41 (0)61 272 71 35


St. Jakobs-Strasse 7
Postfach 2879
4002 Basel

How to reach us

By car
Take the motorway Exit No. 10 (Basel City / Basel Süd). At the traffic light turn right onto St. Jakobs-Strasse. Reserved parking is available to clients in the courtyard of our office building.

By public transport
From the main Swiss Railway Station (Bahnhof SBB) take Tram No. 8, 10 or 11 to the stop Aeschenplatz (first stop after leaving the SBB); alternatively 10 minutes on foot.

From the Airport Basel Mulhouse (BSL)
you can take a taxi – the journey usually takes around 20 minutes.

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