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Bratschi Ltd

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Basel, Bern, Lausanne, St Gallen, Zug, Zurich

Christian Stambach

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Bratschi Ltd

Work Department

Practice Groups: Corporate Affairs; Industry Groups: Construction and Real Estate, Pharmaceuticals | Healthcare.


International business matters, in particular relating to the US, UK, EU and EEA; corporate transactions; stock exchange and capital market law; corporate governance; Swiss and European competition law; project and crisis management with a legal background, and support for inhouse corporate legal services.


Delegate of the Director of the Executive Master of European and International Business Law at the University of St. Gallen (Executive M.B.L.-HSG); lecturer at the University of St. Gallen.


German, English, French


College in St. Gallen, Switzerland; San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California, USA; University of St. Gallen Law School, Juris Doctorate (lic.iur. HSG, 1994); Bray, Geiger, Rudquist & Nuss, Attorneys at Law, Stockton, California, USA (1995); Assistant Director of the University of St. Gallen postgraduate program in European and International Business Law, M.B.L.-HSG (1996-1997); European Commission, DG IV, Brussels and EFTA Court in Luxembourg (1998); Junior Associate with Henrici, Wicki & Guggisberg, Attorneys at Law, Zurich, Switzerland (1998-1999); Visiting Lecturer on Competition Law at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta (2000); Bär & Karrer Attorneys at Law, Zurich (2000-2002); DJ Freeman Solicitors, London (2001); Group Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Legal Counsel, Company Secretary, Member of the Executive Committee, Centerpulse Ltd. (2002-2003); Head of Task Force Audit 2003 and Group General Counsel at Adecco SA (2004-2006).


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Bratschi Ltd handles mid-sized capital market transactions, as well as debt and structured finance matters. St. Gallen-based practice lead Christian Stambach advised Adecco Group during the issue of $300m-worth of notes under a €3.5bn medium-term note programme, while Barbara Jecklin assisted the same client with a €600m senior unsecured revolving credit facility. Marco Rizzi also handles domestic rights issues and alternative IPOs.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Bratschi Ltd fields 'a well-established, efficient team' that provides 'expert knowledge, a comprehensive service and sensible advice at reasonable costs'. The range of expertise includes mid-market M&A and international transactions for key clients in the financial sector, among others. Christian Stambach, who 'stands out as an extremely committed and service-minded legal expert', assisted Arbonia with the sale of Forster Profile Systems and related subsidiaries to Belgian Reynaers Group. St. Galler Kartonalbank and Raiffeisen Switzerland are other key clients. Thomas Peter heads the practice.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Bratschi Ltd has four offices in the German-speaking part of Switzerland and a full-service approach. Core practice areas are corporate and M&A, private client and public law, with notable individuals including Marco Rizzi, Barbara Jecklin, Christian Stambach, Mirco Ceregato, Ingmar Snijders and Walter Boss.

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