Legal services for startups, growing businesses and investors under Swiss and U.S. law

Financing rounds, expansion or everyday legal matters – we help you master any legal challenges you may encounter while launching, running or investing in a startup.

Our Services

We counsel startups in all stages of development to help them overcome their legal challenges under Swiss and U.S. law. We also assist angels, venture capitalists and corporate venture funds, and advise them on their legal setup and portfolio investments.

To help you navigate the wide range of our services and find the relevant information faster, tell us: Are you a startup founder or an investor?

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About Us

We are a small tech-savvy team with a big network of local and international partners.

With our in-depth know-how in industries such as FinTech, IT, drones, blockchain, real estate and clean energy, we help startups and investors from Switzerland and the USA master their legal challenges.

There’s one thing we don’t do, though: Speak legalese. We’ll explain the documents and the legal matters to you in plain language and will always keep you in the loop.

Need to move fast? We can keep up! We are based in Switzerland, but we are wherever you are. We use video calls to keep the communication fast and flexible and hold most of our meetings remotely. If getting together in person feels like a better option, we are also happy to meet you at your Swiss office or at another convenient location.

Michel Kertai

Startup Attorney
Co-Founder of EMBARK.LAW AG
Attorney-at-law, admitted to practice in Switzerland and California

LL.M, UC Berkeley School of Law, California, USA
MLaw, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

German, English, French, Hungarian

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Barbara Nägeli

Legal Advisor, Head of Operations
Co-Founder of EMBARK.LAW AG

MLaw summa cum laude (with highest distinction), University of Fribourg, Switzerland

German, English, French

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Nadia Allenbach


Commercial Employee (“Kauffrau EFZ”), Specialization: Law firms
Student of Business Law, ZHAW, Switzerland (since 2017)

German, English, French

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Matthias Steinlin

Startup Attorney, IP Lawyer
Attorney-at-law, admitted to practice in Switzerland

PhD in Law, University of Bern (Switzerland)
MLaw, Universities of Bern (Switzerland) and Paris-Descartes (France)

German, English, French

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Get in touch

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We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your goals and how we can help you achieve them.