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Bratschi Ltd

Work +41 58 258 10 00
Fax +41 58 258 10 99
Basel, Bern, Lausanne, St Gallen, Zug, Zurich

Kurt Blickenstorfer

Work +41 58 258 10 00
Bratschi Ltd

Work Department

Company and contract law M&A and business transactions Inheritance and estate planning Banking law


Practice Groups Arbitration Corporate and Transactions Family and Inheritance Law Litigation and Debt Collection Industry Groups Financial Services Private Clients


Kurt Blickenstorfer studied at the University of Zurich where he completed his licentiate in 1981 and was awarded his PhD in 1986. At the University of Miami he was awarded the Master of Laws in 1989. After work experience at a public court (1982/83) and in government administration (1984/85) he worked as an associate in law firms in Zurich (1986-88 and 1989-91) and New York (1989) before he was made partner in 1992. As attorney-at-law he has successfully represented clients in various court cases and legal aid proceedings and is a respected arbitrator in international arbitration. He has restructured cross-border company groups, directed international transactions, settled questions on complex estates and served as executor to divide up inheritances.


German, English


International Bar Association - ASA Swiss Arbitration Association


Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the University of Miami (1989) - Dr. iur., University of Zurich (1986) - lic. iur., University of Zurich (1981) - School leaving exam (1976)


Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

The 'vastly experienced' team at Bratschi Ltd is 'very committed' and impresses with its 'team player spirit and innovative approach to finding solutions'. Daniel Glasl handles commercial and media litigation, while his practice co-lead Mirco Ceregato specialises in banking and cross-border disputes. Recent highlights include the representation of an entrepreneur in his libel claim against a media house. 'Smart and accessible' Sandra De Vito Bieri is recommended alongside 'straightforward and focused' Kurt Blickenstorfer.

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Private client

Within: Private client

'Solid and well established mid-market firm' Bratschi Ltd has 'a good international reach', 'a full-service approach' and houses 'a knowledgeable, accessible and responsive' private client practice. It is best known for handling matters relating to trusts and foundations, tax, estate planning and the structuring of assets and commodities. Clients particularly recommend 'level-headed and strategic thinker' Kurt Blickenstorfer and 'unique international tax lawyer' Walter Boss, who 'consistently delivers excellent and timely work'. Trust expert Ingmar Snijders, who also serves as Honorary Consul to Iceland in Switzerland, and tax partner Michael Barrot are other names to note.

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