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Bratschi Ltd

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

Marco Rizzi

Work +41 58 258 10 00
Bratschi Ltd

Work Department

IG International Practice


Practice Groups Companies and Transactions Contracts Industry Groups Financial Services International Practice Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Telecom, IT and Energy


–Partner with Bratschi Wiederkehr Buob AG (since 2016) –Partner with Froriep, Zurich and Madrid (2005-2015) –Bär & Karrer, Zurich and Lugano (1999-2004) –Schürmann, Rausch und Rohrer, Zurich and Lugano (1994-1998)


German, Italian, Spanish, English, French


–Swiss Bar Association –Zurich Bar Association –IBA (International Bar Association) –IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, Conference Quality Officer (since 2016) and Conference Co-ordinator (2014-2015) –Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (Madrid Bar) –Foreign expert for Spain in Corporate/M&A, Chambers Global (2015) –AEHS (Asociación Económica Hispano Suiza, Madrid), member of the Board of Directors (since 2010) –Swiss School Madrid (Colegio Suizo Madrid), President of the Board of Directors (2007-2010)


–Master of Laws (LL.M.), King's College London (2000)


Banking and finance: Zurich

Within: Banking and finance: Zurich

Mid-sized banks, major insurance companies, securities dealers and asset managers constitute the client portfolio at Bratschi Ltd, where the team focuses on financial market and fintech regulation, as well as investment structuring and implementation. The 'experienced and very responsive' Barbara Jecklin advised UBS and an international syndicate of banks on a facility agreement for Landis+Gyr. Reto Arpagaus, Marco Rizzi and Marcel Aellen are other names to note.

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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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Within: Employment

Bratschi Ltd stands out for its 'cross-jurisdictional capabilities and understanding of other legal frameworks', and clients also appreciate having 'personal contacts available during projects'. Providing both advisory and contentious services, the team handles contracts, agreements, option plans and benefit packages, policy drafting and working time regulations, as well as advising on a number of business restructuring aspects, including employee representation committees and public sector employment law. Key clients include Swisspower, Hälg Building Services and Securiton. Angela Hensch heads the team, which comprises Marco Rizzi, who 'has a deep understanding of the Spanish legal environment and language', newly promoted partner Stefan Rieder and 'flexible and approachable' Tobias Herren.

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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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