Legal services for startups and investors

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For Startups

Legal services for startups in all stages of development. We help you overcome your legal challenges so you can realize your startup’s full potential and do great things.

Be it financing rounds, intellectual property, data protection, employee incentive plans, or other legal matters – we’ll make sure the interests of your company are protected.

For Investors

The Swiss startup ecosystem is growing and getting more sophisticated. As a business angel, venture capitalist or manager of a corporate venture fund, you’re a crucial part of this development. Let’s make sure your legal interests are protected while you’re setting up or growing your investment portfolio.

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About Us

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

We believe in people who are bold enough to explore their full potential and create their own place in this world. People who are willing to venture beyond the obvious and see the countless possibilities at the horizon.

People like you who found, run and invest in startups.

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

With dual qualifications in Swiss and U.S. law and in-depth know-how in industries such as financial services & FinTech, IT, real estate and MedTech as well as the public sector, we are at your side to help you do the great things you’re aiming for.

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’re 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’re also happy to meet you at your Swiss office or at another convenient location.

Michel

Michel Kertai

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

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

Languages:
German, English, French, Hungarian

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Barbara

Barbara Nägeli

Legal Advisor Data Protection and Security
Head of Operations
Co-Founder of EMBARK.LAW AG

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

Languages:
German, English, French

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Barbara

Nadia Allenbach

Paralegal

Education:
Commercial employee (“Kauffrau EFZ”), specialization: law firms
Student of business law, ZHAW, Switzerland (since 2017)

Languages:
German, English

More about Nadia
More about Nadia

Barbara

Matthias Steinlin

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

Education:
PhD in Law, University of Bern, Switzerland
MLaw, Universities of Bern, Switzerland and Paris-Descartes, France

Languages:
German, English, French

More about Matthias
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Barbara

Audrey Benzow

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

Education:
LL.M, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois, USA
MLaw, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Languages:
German, English

More about Audrey
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Barbara

Nermina Haliti

Paralegal

Education:
Commercial Employee (“Kauffrau EFZ”) with vocational baccalaureate (“Berufsmaturität”)
Student of Business Law, ZHAW, Switzerland (since 2019)

Languages:
German, English, Albanian

More about Nermina
More about Nermina

Get in touch

If you’re interested in working with us, please email us at:

hello@embark.law

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