Sidley Austin LLP – Law Firm
Sidley Austin is one of the world’s largest law firms, growing from its roots in Chicago in 1866 to its present size of approximately 1700 lawyers in 17 offices worldwide. As part of its constant effort to provide client service across the ever-changing international landscape, the firm opened offices in Geneva in 2002, where its name has become synonymous with World Trade Organization (WTO) instructions and expertise. Since 2010, Sidley has also expanded its service offerings in Geneva, adding a versatile and experienced international arbitration team to its roster.
Todd Friedbacher – Partner
« ICS consistently provides Sidley with timely, practical advice to help us successfully navigate local regulatory requirements. They are a must-see, cost-effective partner for anyone looking to set up a business in Geneva. »
Julia Tucker – Administration manager
« After over eight years of working together we have never once regretted our choice of salary and related service provider. Gina Empson and her staff are not only more than competent – nothing is ever too much trouble for them. The breadth and depth of Gina’s knowledge is impressive and with The Business Harbour we know we are always getting the right advice.
When Sidley acquired an arbitration practice there was very rapid growth with lots of temporary staff and a mix of nationalities. The Business Harbour helped steer the firm through the myriad complex human resource issues involved, with Gina and her team being ever responsive and helpful. l heartily recommend The Business Harbour. They bring the ‘personal touch’ so vital to good client relations and speedy problem resolution. »
Swiss Land Estates SA - Real Estate
Swiss Land Estates has been an active commercial property owner and developer in the Lac Leman region since 2007 when an important UK private investment group decided to invest in the region.
Resource Group International - Software development society
An Oracle partner chosen by Hewlett Packard to develop their web solution to allow multilingual platform management. Resource Group International grew over 10 years from a start up to a successful medium sized web solution company. ICS, now The Business Harbour, provided financial, administrative and human resources management almost since the Resource Group International was created, and moreover, even when their business grew and they could have insourced the tasks, they chose to continue working in close partnership with The Business Harbour.
World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) - Non-governmental organization
With more than 30 million members, The World Organization of Scout Movement decided in 2013 to transfer its global headquarters from Geneva to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To ensure the continuity of the operations during the transition, WOSM appointed The Business Harbour as an external management team.