Corporate Governance and Counseling

Niederer Kraft Frey advises public and private companies, management, boards of directors and board committees on a full range of corporate governance matters and fiduciary duties.

A core focus of our practice is representing companies in connection with their executive compensa-tion planning and disclosure as well as governance and compliance with the Swiss say on pay frame-work. Our attorneys assist companies with devising short- and long-term incentive plans, responding to shareholder proposals, dealing with Institutional Shareholder Services and other proxy advisory firms, and preparing annual meeting processes and best practices. NKF regularly counsels companies in connection with takeover preparedness and other corporate matters that do not involve any pending transaction. We provide advice in a broad range of areas, including directors’ duties and responsibilities, board and committee structures, corporate preparedness and contingency planning, modifications of Articles of Association, director and management indemnification and termination arrangements.