The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Wenger & Vieli LTD

DUFOURSTRASSE 56, 8008 ZĂśRICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 958 58 58
Email:
Web:
www.wengervieli.ch
Zug, Zurich

Switzerland

Banking and finance: Zurich
Banking and finance: Zurich - ranked: tier 3

Wenger & Vieli LTD

Wenger & Vieli LTD provides regulatory and FINMA-related advice, as well as assisting with fintech projects including currencies and founding trade venues, and handling syndicated loans, lending and security issues and defending banks against contentious claims. In a recent highlight, Martin Hess advised Utrust Switzerland on setting up a payment system in digital currencies, involving its ICO and regulatory aspects. Bank supervisory lawyer Bignia Vieli, transaction partner Andreas Hünerwadel and litigator Georg Zondler form the core team.

[back to top]

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Wenger & Vieli LTD

The team at Wenger & Vieli LTD receives praise for its 'excellent project dedication, availability and legal competence'. Equity and debt capital markets, fintech work and transactions are core strengths. Wolfgang Zürcher assisted MacxRed with the creation of structured products and liaising with FINMA concerning some of the first non-regulated products publicly available to third-party investors, and Martin Hess acted for start-up Sonect on the Swiss and EU regulatory aspects regarding the realisation of a cash withdrawal app.

[back to top]

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Wenger & Vieli LTD

Wenger & Vieli LTD's 'down-to-earth, fast-thinking and interdisciplinary' team 'gives clear and efficient advice' while applying 'an honest and transparent' approach to business. With strength in the energy and manufacturing industries, it focuses specifically on private equity and venture capital, as well as mid-market M&A transactions. Zug-based Beat Speck assisted an international consortium of investors with the CHF700m structured sale of a Swiss utility out of a hydro power-plants portfolio, and also advised the company behind the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project on a CHF400m EU fundraising. Pascal Honold is another key partner in the team.

[back to top]

Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 4

Wenger & Vieli LTD

The 'very hands-on and experienced' competition team at Wenger & Vieli LTD 'has a very good standing in Switzerland' and 'great understanding of clients' business needs', especially in the healthcare and life sciences sector. The range of services includes cartel law advice, contract negotiation, compliance programmes and merger control notifications, as well as assistance during investigations and court proceedings. Senior associate Michael Tschudin, who provides 'swift and yet precise' advice, is advising Axa Insurance on the merger control aspects concerning its joint venture with Tamedia. Urs Weber-Stecher is representing Oberholzer Bauleistungen in an appeal related to a bid-rigging investigation, while Frank Scherrer is defending an air cargo company in an appeal concerning the publication of the sanction decision.

Next Generation Partners

Michael Tschudin - Wenger & Vieli LTD

[back to top]

Dispute resolution: arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Wenger & Vieli LTD

Wenger & Vieli LTD is 'an excellent shop for arbitration', especially regarding contractual, commercial, intellectual property, post-M&A, energy and construction disputes. The 'very experienced, reliable and respected' practice lead Urs Weber-Stecher is recommended alongside 'outstanding arbitrators' Daniel Girsberger and Michael Mráz, who have 'a friendly, down-to-earth attitude'.

[back to top]

Dispute resolution: litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Wenger & Vieli LTD

Wenger & Vieli LTD's team includes 'excellent litigators handling high-profile cases', such as liability, pharmaceutical, banking, insurance, private client and employment disputes. Marco Cereghetti leads the team, while 'diligent and detail-oriented' Nicolas Bracher is also noted. The practice also includes banking litigator Peter Altorfer, as well as corporate and financial specialists Bignia Vieli and Philipp Lindenmayer.

[back to top]

Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Wenger & Vieli LTD

Wenger & Vieli LTD acts for clients including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, hospitals and telemedicine businesses, which it frequently advises on pricing and reimbursement, data protection, intellectual property, advertising, competition and product liability, transactions, and corporate and commercial matters. Frank Scherrer represented several pharmaceutical companies in appeal proceedings challenging price decrease decisions made by the Federal Office of Public Health. Corporate lawyer Beat Speck regularly acts for private equity funds on transactions in the life sciences space.

[back to top]

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 4

Wenger & Vieli LTD

The insolvency department at Wenger & Vieli LTD focuses on contentious matters for creditors, debtors and banks, as well as international restructuring actions. Pascal Honold assists P & R Equipment & Finance Corp with the restructuring of its business in Switzerland as a consequence of the insolvency of the German group companies. Georg Zondler represents a Swiss supplier in the insolvency proceedings of kitchen manufacturer Bruno Piatti. Financial services expert Martin Hess is also noted.

[back to top]

Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland - ranked: tier 3

Wenger & Vieli LTD

With offices in Zurich and Zug, Wenger & Vieli LTD has strength in fintech and capital markets matters, corporate and M&A, as well as competition, healthcare and life sciences law. Wolfgang Zürcher, Martin Hess, Urs Weber-Stecher, Michael Tschudin, Frank Scherrer and Pascal Honold are the names to note.

[back to top]

Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Wenger & Vieli LTD

The 'strong team of professionals' at Wenger & Vieli LTD is recommended for its 'productive exchange of knowledge, proactive approach and ability to handle non-standard transactional tax cases', such as public takeovers and share-buybacks. Other services include international corporate taxation, tax advice for high-net-worth individuals and major tax appeals. Private client specialist Bruno Bächli and tax transactions partner Barbara Brauchli Rohrer, both certified tax experts, are the main practitioners. 'Diligent and practical' senior associate Marc Gerber is particularly noted for tax controversy matters.

[back to top]


Further information on Wenger & Vieli LTD

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about Wenger & Vieli LTD in other jurisdictions.

Switzerland

Offices in Zurich and Zug

Legal Developments by:
Wenger & Vieli LTD

  • Swiss Capital Contribution Principle

    As per 1 January 2011 a new regulation in the Swiss tax law concerning the tax treatment of the repayment of capital contributions enters into force. According to the new rules the repayment of capital contributions is exempt from Swiss income tax (if the shares are owned as private means) and Swiss withholding tax.
    - Wenger & Vieli

Legal Developments in Switzerland

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to