An international organisation
providing seamless services

unyer reshapes the standards of international professional services. While supporting our clients, unyer combines global expertise and local insight to help them make their goals a reality. The members of unyer are cutting-edge firms, capable of providing high-quality, value-added services in complex matters. We are “one team” forming an exclusive organisation. Fidal, KWR, Luther and Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati are just the beginning of unyer. Other leading independent professional firms will join the organisation.


From inception to completion, we work alongside our clients to adapt to their market, operations and businesses. More than 2,550 professionals help clients to stand out, providing sustainable and agile services. unyer sets new standards for delivering global solutions to a global business community. unyer is redesigning the future of global professional services and thereby driving our clients international success.

driven experts

unyer - the new synergy. Clients benefit from highly respected teams of lawyers and consultants. We combine our capabilities with an extensive understanding of the industrial sector in which our clients operate. We anticipate our clients´needs and cooperate across multiple jurisdictions and markets. In the end, their goals and challenges are ours.

Welcome to unyer – we combine global expertise and local insight to help you make your goals a reality.

Unyer’s Team




unyer an international
organisation providing
seamless services worldwide

unyer is inspired by a shared vision and ambition: to be a leading global organisation of independent and locally rooted professional services firms. unyer is founded on genuine understanding of every client’s institutional context, industry trends and dynamics, and economic and digital environment.

Leading independent law and professional services firms join unyer, established under the legal structure of a Swiss Verein. Member firms cooperate exclusively within unyer.

We study markets, trends, and emerging best practices in major industries and regions, both locally and globally.
Ongoing investment in learning, knowledge development and capability building is key.

By combining our expertise, passion and values, we strive to provide our clients with an extensive range of services and a reputation for outstanding quality, always adapted to the country in which they operate.

Unyer’s Team

Our Approach

We are curious, we continually improve our methods in order to perfectly serve our clients in a fast-shifting environment. We invest in new talents and develop new capabilities, such as legal design, analytics and digital tools.

We move forward with our clients, guiding them through their projects, anticipating future challenges to give them a competitive edge. We implement an overall concept and deliver balanced solutions.

We seamlessly combine different areas of expertise in order to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Even though we are independent professional services firms, we cooperate as one firm.

About Us

unyer, founded in 2021, is a global organisation of leading international professional services firms. Besides law firms, unyer is also open to other related professional services, especially from the legal tech sector. unyer is based in Zurich as a Swiss Verein. unyer is globally connected but has strong local roots in their respective markets.

unyer has an exclusive approach and only accepts one member firm from each market. unyer members offer its clients full services across all jurisdictions with a compelling industry focus. The organisation has an annual turnover of more than EUR 650 million and includes over 2,550 lawyers and advisors in more than 14 countries in Europe and Asia.

Dr. Thomas Frad

Chair of the Managing and Senior Partners Committee at unyer Managing Partner of KWR

Jean-Godefroy Desmazières

Member of the Managing and Senior Partners Committee at unyer Chief Operating Officer of Fidal

Elisabeth Lepique

Member of the Managing and Senior Partners Committee at unyer Managing Partner of Luther

Massimo Di Terlizzi

Member of the Managing and Senior Partners Committee at unyer Chairman at Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati

Member firms

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  • Fidal is the largest leading independent business law firm in France. As strategic partners of businesses, institutions and organizations, Fidal strives to use the law as a driving force to enhance their performance and growth in France and internationally. As experts in their practice area using a transversal approach, Fidals talents speak the same language as their clients and understand their issues.

    Fidal encourages the sharing of knowledge and experience. It is Fidals way of offering to its clients – whatever their size, business, geographical location or specific situation – insightful, reliable and sound advice. Practical advice that protects them and plays an active role in their strategic and business development.

  • KWR is one of the leading law firms in Austria and have been advising clients in all legal fields of business law for more than 18 years. Our well-​coordinated teams have broad expertise in their respective fields, always standing ready to create tailor-​made solutions for our clients.

    KWR specializes in particular in providing comprehensive advice to companies and has many years of extensive experience in this area. As a full-service law firm, KWR has specialized teams that always cooperate closely with each other and cover all important areas of corporate and commercial law.

    • 12 partners
    • 2 locations
    • 90 people
  • Luther is a leading German commercial law firm that offers comprehensive legal and tax advice. The full-service law firm employs over 420 lawyers and tax advisors and is represented in 10 German economic hubs as well as with 11 of its own international offices in key investment locations and financial centers in Europe and Asia. Luther has been named « Law Firm of the Year: Germany 2021 » and also « European Law Firm of the Year 2021 » by The Lawyer, one of the most well-known legal magazines worldwide.

    • 20 LOCATIONS
    • +1000 PEOPLE
    • 150 PARTNERS
  • Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati is a leading Italian independent legal and tax advisory firm. The Firm boasts more than 600 professionals (10 offices in Italy and 4 abroad) with technical and specialist skills, who provide a wide range of legal, tax and company law services in Italy and abroad. In assisting its clients, the Firm uses advanced methodologies and a multidisciplinary approach through its lawyers and accountants who, with a focus on the most diverse sectors, offer services and customised solutions, ensuring maximum efficiency, thanks notably to constant upgrading and internal exchanges.

Press 14/06/2024
unyer advised on De Dietrich Process Systems` cross border strategic acquisition of HEINKEL Dryin...
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Articles 27/05/2024
Violation of the pharmacy reservation pursuant to Section 59 of the Austrian Medicines Act (AMG) ...
Barbara Kuchar , Beatrice Blümel
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Articles 27/05/2024
REMIT II enters into force: Important changes for energy trading
Lilith Boos , Dr Holger Stappert Manuel Tomas
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Press 16/05/2024
unyer members Fidal and Luther advised Click&Boat on a cross-border merger
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Articles 30/04/2024
Product liability of medtech companies on the German market: International regulations vs. nation...
Dr. Christoph von Burgsdorff, LL.M. Luisa Kramer
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Articles 27/03/2024
Payback on sales of medical devices
Ermanno Vaglio
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Articles 28/02/2024
Proposed EU AI Act’s application to medical devices
Jean-Baptiste Chanial , Ruslan Churches
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Articles 30/01/2024
Revolutionising Healthcare and Life Science Supply Chains with Metaverse Technology
Dr. Christoph von Burgsdorff, LL.M. , Luisa Kramer
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Events 06/02/2024
unyer Webinar Whistleblowing and internal enquiries – how well are you prepared?
Caroline Ferte , Antoine Jouhet Anna Mertinz Hans-Christian Ackermann Marco Di Liberto , Ottavio Sangiorgio
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Events 04/10/2023
Meet our team at the EXPO REAL in Munich 2023 from 4 to 6 October 2023
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Events 01/11/2023
unyer Breakfast Reception at the IBA Annual Conference in Paris 2023
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Events 30/10/2023
unyer Cocktail Reception at the IBA Annual Conference in Paris 2023
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Events 29/10/2023
Meet our team at the IBA Annual Conference in Paris 2023 from 29 October to 3 November 2023
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Events 14/03/2023
Meet the unyer team at INTA, in one of the most scenic locations in Singapore, Sands Expo and Con...
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Press 14/03/2023
KWR from Austria: unyer organisation welcomes fourth member
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Events 23/08/2022
unyer: the new international and interprofessional network created by Fidal and Luther
Christian deriv , Tom clevreli
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