Alisa Burkhard

Founder, Legal Expert

Alisa Burkhard

I help my clients find their way through the legal maze so that they can concentrate on building their business.

What makes me a LAWYER+?

  • Proven expertise in corporate, commercial and immigration law 
  • Solution-oriented approach 
  • Agility
  • Persistence
  • Positive attitude 

Expertise

Alisa advises companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs on questions of Swiss and international corporate and commercial law, including M&A transactions. She is also an experienced contract drafter, reviewer and negotiator. She finds watching her clients’ businesses grow as they avoid legal risks to be the most rewarding part of her job.  

As an expert in corporate and commercial law, Alisa has extensive experience working as an extended legal team member – supporting clients’ existing legal and business teams on a variety of legal topics – for clients as varied as multinational listed companies, tech start-ups, leading manufacturers and charitable foundations. She embraces the challenge of managing a variety of legal tasks and is skilled at identifying legal risks through in-depth knowledge of her clients’ business. 

Alisa also assists clients with relocation advisory and immigration law. She helps corporate and private clients obtain all types of work and residence permits in Switzerland and supports them with family reunification and immigration dispute resolution. She enjoys the life-changing quality of such work.

Professional experience

  • Since 2023: Founder and Legal Expert, Vectra Advisors, Zurich 
  • 2021 – 2023: Founder and Attorney at Law, FlyingLawyers, Zurich 
  • 2019 – 2021: Senior Associate at Altenburger Ltd legal + tax, Zurich 
  • 2016 – 2018: Associate at Altenburger Ltd legal + tax, Zurich 

Education

  • CAS FH International Individual Taxation, Kalaidos Institute Zurich, summa cum laude (2020) 
  • Bar exam* (best result in the canton Berne) (2016) (*currently not admitted to the Bar) 
  • MLaw, University of Fribourg i.Ue., summa cum laude (2014) 
  • BLaw, University of Fribourg i.Ue., summa cum laude (2012) (Delete the following text which appears next by mistake: “BLaw and MLaw, summa cum laude)”  
  • M.A. in Political Science, New York University (2009)
  • B.A. in Political Science, New York University (2007)

Language skills

  • English (fluent)
  • German (fluent) 
  • Russian (fluent) 
  • French (working proficiency) 
  • Spanish (basic) 

Activities

In her free time, Alisa volunteers as a board member and co-founder of Swiss Aid to Ukraine Association. She loves to travel for adventure and new perspectives and spend as much time as possible outdoors practicing various sports.