Our law firm

OA Legal is a Geneva based law firm driven by an entrepreneurial spirit providing tailor-made legal services. We are committed to provide
the highest level of legal services while having a positive social impact.

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One Firm. One vision.

As businesses undergo significant digital transformation, the legal industry needs to evolve and digitise to connect to its clients.

Clients expect lawyers prepared to lead, differentiate and adapt in a constantly evolving world. We also recognise that our clients face constant pressure to become more efficient and transparent, and we are determined to help them rise to this challenge.

Our strength is our ability to understand this challenge and to adopt a new type of thinking using digital legal technologies and alternative resourcing models.

OA Legal is transforming the way it delivers its services to its clients in the most efficient and effective way.

01 01 Bcorp Certification DETAILS OA Legal is undergoing the Bcorp Certification 01 B Corp Certification We believe business must take a central role in fostering sustainability. Our clients expect from us to play our part as an ethical and responsible business — from fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where we invest in the development and wellbeing of our people, to working to reduce our carbon emissions, and using our skills, creativity and influence to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing the world today. ​

This is the reason why OA Legal has been in the process of obtaining a B Corp certification from leading global sustainability non-profit B Lab, in recognition of its corporate sustainability practices.​

The B Corp certification is one of the world’s most advanced ratings for corporate sustainability. Becoming a ‘B Corp’ involves a rigorous assessment of a company’s environmental and social performance and governance. It measures how companies manage its people, environmental footprint, products, suppliers and the communities with whom they interact.​
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02 02 Paperless DETAILS OA Legal is moving towards paperless practice and e-office law firm 02 Paperless Law Firm
OA Legal has been taken one step ahead to digitalize all its internal processes through the generalization of use of Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) and online communication exclusively. The aim of the law firm is to become a 100 % paperless law firm within the upcoming year.

OA Legal acts as the Registration Authority Agency for Swisscom and is responsible for the identification process of clients in order to provide them with QES under Swiss law. The QES client onboarding and identification can be made on site at OA Legal premises or by video identification.

By using QES, OA Legal ensures legal security and authentication of the signatures, eliminates paperwork overload, reduces costs of registered mail and facilitates for the clients the signature of documents by signing instantly with their mobile phone.
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03 03 Digital access to justice DETAILS OA Legal manages electronic submissions filing with Geneva judicial authorities 03 Digital Access to justice In June 2019, Switzerland has launched the Justitia 4.0 project. The Justitia 4.0 project aims to introduce the electronic file within the Swiss judicial authorities, electronic communication with them and online consultation of the files. All types of proceedings are involved: criminal, civil and administrative proceedings.

As of today, it is possible in Geneva to communicate with most of the important courts and authorities in criminal and civil proceedings, but with the upcoming Justitia 4.0 project, this process will be generalized for all authorities.

OA Legal provides clients with Electronic Qualified Signature and manages for clients electronic submissions to authorities and courts via certified delivery platforms which ease the access to justice.
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04 04 Document Management System DETAILS OA Legal offers to clients a Document Management System with Qualified Electronic Signature 04 Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) with Qualified Electronic Signature (QES)
OA Legal provides to clients an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) and fully compliant with GDRP and Swiss data protection regulations, embedded with Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) able to share live information and documentation with clients to strengthen the communication between us, which contains tools such as:
  • Dedicated portal for clients with private login to easily share digital documents.
  • Notification push on client’s mobile phone.
  • Qualified Electronic Signature Onboarding.
  • Automatic tracks modifications to documents and metadata.
  • Check-in and check-out features ensure information integrity and streamline collaboration.
  • Real-time updates for documentation to be always up-to-date and compliant.
  • Storage and access to information for more efficient use.
  • Virtual room for meetings and conferences with documentation sharing.
  • Accessible from PC, Mac, and on all tablets and smartphones.
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05 05 Digitally Incorporated DETAILS OA Legal is the first Swiss Law Firm fully digitally incorporated 05 1st Swiss Law Firm fully digitally incorporated On March 16 2020, the Swiss Federal Council decided to take measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Switzerland and introduced, in particular a ban to hold public or private events. Such decision had an impact on the holding of general meetings of companies.

Under Swiss law, shareholders have an inherent right to attend the meeting in person. In light of the ban to meet in person, the Swiss government had therefore granted a number of relaxations. The most important one was to allow shareholders to exercise their rights exclusively in writing, electronically or via an independent representative designated by the company for the holding of the general assembly.

OA Legal SA is the first Swiss Law Firm that has been fully digitally incorporated within the Geneva Commercial Register by holding remotely the incorporating meeting via videoconference before the public notary and using electronic qualified signature in accordance with art. 27 of the COVID-2019 Ordinance 3
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OUR GOLDEN CIRCLE

Our core values strengthened by new developments

As business is undergoing a significant digital transformation, the legal industry needs to evolve in order to connect to its clients. Here are some of our key developments.
OUR IMPACT

Using law for positive impact

We believe business must take a central role in fostering sustainability. As a law firm we aim at having a positive impact using law as a force for good.