Updated 24.06.2024

Master services agreement for Switzerland

This contract governs any legal or auxiliary issues for brief project assignments to be entered into with reference to it.

Use this contract: 

  • To settle the legal, financial and technical issues that will apply to projects to be agreed from time to time.
  • If several projects or stages are planned in the future within a particular framework of services, on similar or identical terms.
  • To carry out services of any kind, such as development, design, layout, works or even consultancy.
  • That any projects are invoiced at the hourly rate or according to budgets agreed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Whether the customer is located in Switzerland or abroad, and whether he is a private individual or a company.




This contract is governed by Swiss law and complies with the Code of Obligations

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Protect yourself legally as a supplier with the following options: 

  • Invoicing of fees according to staff grade, and advance guarantee deposit. 
  • Indication of costs to be invoiced in addition, effectively, at a flat rate or as a percentage of fees. 
  • Limitation of liability to the amount of fees paid and imposition of a short claims period by the customer. 
  • Authorisation to delegate, represent and sign on behalf of the client. 
  • Reservation of the intellectual property created and the right to use it, even by assigning it to the client. 

Safeguard your interests as a customer by using the following clauses: 

  • Clear indication of how fees are calculated, billing period and due dates. 
  • Capping of costs that may be invoiced in addition to fees, and clear indication of the VAT to be invoiced. 
  • Firm prohibition on subcontracting, non-disclosure, non-solicitation and non-competition, even after the end of the contract. 
  • Unambiguous treatment of the transfer and use of intellectual property created and protection of confidential information. 
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