gbf was established in 2007 in Zurich as a general partnership and opened its Geneva office in 2012. Since 2016 gbf provides its services as an incorporated company. From the beginning, the firm has always focused on the specific industry sectors of insurance and reinsurance, aviation and aerospace, marine and transport as well as trade and distribution. gbf has become a leading Swiss law firm in these sectors. Today, the firm consists of four partners, two associates and one of-counsel.
Through the offices in Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland’s two main business hubs, gbf ensures that its reach is country-wide. All of the legal professionals dedicate most of their practice to transport-related matters. Thus, the transport team has become the largest one among Swiss law firms. gbf’s highly specialised approach, its Swiss-wide reach, and its combination of both contentious and non-contentious (transactions and advice) practices make it a unique law firm in Switzerland.
The insurance practice of gbf provides its insurer clients with a full range of services. gbf works extensively with both primary insurers and reinsurers, assisting them in their transactions, as well as in the handling of their claims. gbf is involved from the beginning with the drafting of business plans in order to obtain licences, and continues to assist with claims handling throughout, including during the run-off period up until the withdrawal of the relevant licence.