Best practices booklets for commercial, professional and family relationships available for Switzerland, Belgium and France

The International Conciliation and Arbitration Board (ICAB)’s analysis suggests that a large number of conflicts arise due to informal, oral agreements, and that many of these conflicts could be avoided if written agreements were in place. This corresponds to Mawlana Hazar Imam’s encouragement to ensure members of the Jamat have an exit plan in place prior to entering a commitment.
Guided by Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Hidayats, the National Conciliation and Arbitration Board (NCAB) and the Legal Matters Portfolio for the France jurisdiction have prepared a guide which outlines best practices related to commercial, professional and family relationships, including estate matters. Members of the Jamat who are starting a business, planning to be married or are determining succession plans may find the tips included in this guide to be particularly helpful.
In addition to following the suggestions outlined in this guide, NCAB recommends members of the Jamat access the services of lawyers, advisors, notaries and other professionals whenever entering these types of arrangements.
The NCAB team is pleased to share this guide has been contextualised for France, Belgium and Switzerland, and is available in French, English and German.

For Switzerland :

Best Practices Guide for Commercial and Family Matters (English)

Best Practices Guide for Commercial and Family Matters (Deutsch)

Nine steps to setting up your business

Comparison of legal structures

A checklist for Self-employment in Switzerland (German only)


Divorce Agreement (Geneva - French)

Divorce Agreement (Zurich - German)

Please note that these booklets and  their annexes are provided for information only and are intended as guides / examples. They are not intended to be used without having previously sought legal advice or consulting an NCAB member (contact: [email protected]). NCAB is not responsible for the use of these documents.