Werner Niederer published his treatise “Einführung in die allgemeinen Lehren des Internationalen Privatrechtes” in 1954 (third edition 1961). The partners decided to work together under the name of “Niederer, Kraft & Frey”. To friends, clients and colleagues, they were known as NIKRA.

With the globalisation of the business world following the Second World War, the firm was a natural first choice as an internationally-minded, highly professional Swiss law firm.