LUCERNE SUMMIT 2022
Lucerne welcomed the highest U.S. representation in Switzerland for the LUCERNE SUMMIT. U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Scott C. Miller, was welcomed by host Susanna Auf der Maur-Quinn, US Desk Director and Partner of Kaufmann Rüedi Attorneys at Law Ltd, Adrian Derungs of Industrie- und Handelskammer Zentralschweiz IHZ, Ivan Buck of Lucerne Business and over 25 CEOs and prominent guests. The Lucerne Summit provides a discussion platform for American companies here in Switzerland, as well as Swiss companies with a presence in the US. Ambassador Miller emphasized the importance of robust economic ties between the two great countries, his readiness for dialogue with companies and his commitment to diversity in the workplace. The Lucerne Summit is sponsored by the Central Switzerland Chamber of Commerce IHZ, Lucerne Business and Kaufmann Rüedi Attorneys at Law.
Photos by Christoph Arnet
4th of July celebrations
Susanna Auf der Maur (US Desk) and Raffael Steger were honored to celebrate US Independence Day with US Ambassador Scott Miller, his spouse Tim Gill, Deputy Chief of Mission Dana M. Brown and other guests at the Ambassador’s Villa in Bern.
International Bundesbrief Society awards coveted Memento to US Embassy, Deputy Chief of Mission in Bern, Eva Weigold Schultz
Eva Weigold Schultz, US Embassy's former Chargé d'Affaires in Switzerland, was gifted by Susanna Auf der Maur-Quinn (VP International Bundesbrief Society) with a copy of the Bundesbrief for her dedication to democracy at Swiss Biotech Day during an international reception. Kaufmann Rüedi Attorneys at law is a proud member of the International Bundesbrief Society committed to international freedom and right of law.
Donation for the Foundation for Severely Disabled Persons Lucerne
This year we are supporting the Foundation for Severely Disabled Persons Lucerne SSBL with a generous donation to ensure that the residents can enjoy the newly developed small animal and recreation park in Rathausen.
LUCERNE SUMMIT 2021
Lucerne welcomed the highest U.S. representation in Switzerland for the Lucerne Summit this week. Chargé d'Affaires Eva Weigold Schultz was welcomed by host Susanna Auf der Maur-Quinn, US Desk Director and Partner of Kaufmann Rüedi Attorneys at Law, and over 25 CEOs and prominent guests from education and politics. The Lucerne Summit provides a discussion platform for American companies here in Switzerland, as well as Swiss companies with a presence in the US. Ms. Weigold Schultz emphasized the far-reaching importance of innovation and collaboration, especially in post-COVID times. She and her consular team in Bern approved over 12,000 National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) during the COVID pandemic to ensure the high standard and important exchange of education and business. In 2020 the Lucerne Summit welcomed US Ambassador Edward McMullen who spoke on important topics including Air 2030 and the Free Trade Agreement. The Lucerne Summit is sponsored by the Central Switzerland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lucerne Business and Kaufmann Rüedi Attorneys at Law.
World Constitution Day 2021
Kaufmann Rüedi Attorneys at law is sponsor of the World Constitution Day. World Constitution Day is a global celebration of one of the world’s greatest human inventions; a "constitution". Susanna Auf der Maur and Magdalena Lottenbach discuss Switzerland‘s purest form of democracy - gatherings and open voting. What are the benefits and challenges of this form and is it viable for the future.
Scouting for All: Supporting scouts with disabilities and special needs
We are proud sponsors of Pfadi Trotz Allem (PTA) and have installed a wooden bench for the scouts and families to relax. PTA designs scouting activities for children and youth with mental, physical or multiple impairments.
Lucerne Summit 2020
Susanna Auf der Maur-Quinn, Kaufmann Rüedi's US Desk Director, welcomed US Ambassador Edward McMullen to the Lucerne Summit 2020. Kaufmann Rüedi’s US Desk together with sponsors Adrian Derungs, IHZ Director, & Ivan Buck, Lucerne Business Director welcomed Swiss and US business leaders for a Q&A with the Ambassador.
Rigi Historic Foundation
We are a platinum sponsor! The official starting signal for the 150-year anniversary of the Rigi Railways was given on 15 September 2020 with the transfer of locomotive 7 from the Swiss Museum of Transport to Vitznau. The legendary locomotive from 1873 was in the air, on the water and finally on the rails.
Lucerne Soccer Club Women 2020-2021
Our law firm is a proud sponsor of the Lucerne Women's Football Club - we support over 200 young female athletes. We have sponsored two match balls for the 2020-2021 season. Roland Heim, Head of Sales/Marketing FCL Women, personally brought a signed ball from the 1st team to Kaufmann Rüedi.
SVB race in Engelberg-Titlis
KR Law as sponsoring partner congratulates VBL on the successful 57th SVB race in Engelberg-Titlis!
Santa Claus is coming to town…
Kaufmann Rüedi Attorneys at Law is pleased to support the Foundation for the Severely Disabled Lucerne through the Kiwanis Club Luzern Seetal "Grittibänz" Initiative 2019. The Foundation is planning a wheelchair accessible fountain as part of a renovation at the Rathausen center in order to promote the interaction of disabled and non-disabled visitors.
Turner. The Sea and the Alps
In 2019 we supported the Art Society, the supporting association of the Kunstmuseum Lucerne. In celebration of their 200th birthday the Art Society organized an exhibition of world-renowned painter J.M.W. Turner from July 7 – October 13, 2019 (Turner. The Sea and the Alps). By sponsoring the painting “The Blue Rigi” painted in 1842 we celebrated this momentous anniversary at the KKL. More than 70'000 visitors enjoyed the successful Turner Exhibit.
International Bundesbrief Society
As a Matterhorn member we support the International Bundesbrief Society. The Society was founded in 2006 when the original Bundesbrief, the founding document of Switzerland, left Switzerland for the first and only time in history to be exhibited in Philidelphia, PA as part of the Sister Republics Exhibit. Partner Susanna Auf der Maur-Quinn is the Vice President of the Society and presented U.S. Ambassador Edward T. McMullen with a copy of this cherished document in October of 2018.
After 30 years the bees returned home to Beehouse Lieli. After a six-month refurbishment the colorful treasure was returned to its previous glory when it was first built in 1912 by Peter Räber. We gladly donated to this historically significant restoration project.
Alpine farmers like Family Gisler are faced with challenges as their aging farms and historically-significant structures struggle to survive in the difficult alpine environment. Donations to renovate their farm buildings on Eggberge were coordinated by the Kiwanis Club.
Zytturm Clock Dial
The extraordinary clock in Lucerne originates from the Rathaus built by Hansen Luter in 1526 and stands atop one of the towers of Lucerne. The clock was restored and now again shows the time and phases of the moon. We were proud to be a part of this historic restoration.
The barrier-free, adventure playground designed for wheelchairs is an important meeting place in Lucerne for local children, with and without disabilities, and their families. We are happy to support such meaningful projects in our city.