Schweizer Kobras

Company Profile

Schweizer Kobras is a commercial law firm founded by Norbert Schweizer in 1978. Michael Kobras joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 1998.


Generally the firm practices commercial and business law, particularly for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as for individuals. Both Norbert Schweizer and Michael Kobras are accredited specialists in business law and are public notaries. Michael is also a registered migration agent.


Commercial & Business Law Specialists

The firm's areas of practice include corporate, business and personal law as well as civil law and commercial law. The firm conducts litigation in most courts in Australia. The practice also includes property and property development, deceased estates, succession planning and business related migration.


In addition, the firm specialises in foreign law, particularly in the area of inheritance law under German, Swiss and Austrian jurisdictions.

Australian lawyers admitted in Australia, Germany and Switzerland

After more than 30 years of successful legal practice, the firm delivers comprehensive legal services in the areas of:

  • corporate law;
  • business and commercial law;
  • commercial litigation;
  • mergers and acquisitions of private companies;
  • business purchases and sales;
  • employment law and industrial relations;
  • intellectual property;
  • business structures;
  • insolvency;
  • corporate succession planning;
  • business migration;
  • real property;
  • commercial leases;
  • wills and estates;
  • estate planning; and
  • estate litigation.


Lawyers in the firm are also qualified in:

  • German law; and
  • Swiss law.

Schweizer Kobras is the only commercial legal firm in Sydney, and probably in Australia with lawyers admitted in Australia, Germany and Switzerland.


Many of the lawyers and para-legals at Schweizer Kobras and a number of support staff are also fluent in German so that the firm operates completely bi-lingually in English and German. As a result, the firm acts for a number of companies and individuals from Germany, Switzerland and Austria and also for the local subsidiaries of companies from those countries.