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 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.