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Brief profile

AXA-ARAG Rechtsschutz AG
As of 31.12.2016

Incorporation: 1972
Legal form: Joint-stock company
Employees: 189
Premiums: 97 million EUR
Business focus:
Legal protection for individuals (includes cover for employment, traffic, tenant and property issues)
Corporate legal expenses for small, medium-sized companies, associations, non-profit-organizations and municipalities (includes cover for commercial contract law with suppliers, customers, clients and subcontractors)

Collective contracts for medical practitioners and other medical professionals

Tailor-made legal protection for specific occupations and companies

Legal expenses for managers

Contact data

Mailing address headquarter
AXA-ARAG Rechtsschutz AG
Affolternstraße 42
8050 Zurich
Point of contact
Alfred Widmer
Chief Executive Officer
+41 848 11 11 00


The first step: Following the acquisition of a small insurance company in Switzerland, ARAG acquired Schutz AG in Zurich. Schutz AG became ARAG Switzerland just one year later.

Growth and development
Over the course of the following years, ARAG Switzerland not only expanded its insurance portfolio but changed its name as well. Majority interest in ARAG Switzerland was transferred to the ARAG Group in 1992. In 1998, ARAG transferred the majority interest in the Swiss company to Winterthur-Rechtsschutz. This merger has created “Winterthur-ARAG“. In 2007, Winterthur-ARAG then merged with “Juridica", the legal insurance division of “Axa Schweiz”. In 2010, AXA-ARAG Rechtsschutz AG was incorporated in Switzerland.

AXA-ARAG in Switzerland today
The ARAG Group holds a minority interest in AXA-ARAG Rechtsschutz AG with AXA-Winterthur as majority stakeholder. AXA-ARAG Rechtsschutz AG is the leading provider in the Swiss legal insurance market since 2009.