In 1944 Dr. Hugo A. Frey and later Dr. Max Schucan and Dr. Erich Gayler joined Niederer Kraft Frey. Professional qualifications and an international approach have been core values from the very beginning. Werner Niederer qualified as a university lecturer in private and public international law at the University of Zurich. Hugo Frey’s visits to USA had a lasting impact, informing the firm’s international mindset. He published works on international currency law at a time when the subject was known only to a few insiders.