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Wenger & Vieli

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Zug, Zurich

Dr iur Peter Altorfer

Work +41 58 958 58 58
Wenger & Vieli

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Banking Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, Inheritance Law.


Peter Altorfer’s practice is focused on general banking law, estate planning and bank supervisory law. He regularly represents banks and their customers before courts and Swiss supervisory authorities. His practice also includes larger cases in the area of inheritance and the execution of estates.


2000-present, Partner with Wenger & Vieli; 1990-2000, Partner with Belser Altorfer & Partner; 1988-90, Associate of a law firm in Zurich; 1986-88, Vice President of a listed Swiss Bank; 1984, Internship in a law firm in New York; 1983-85, Collaborator in the Legal Department of a listed Swiss Bank.


German, English and French.


International Bar Association (IBA); Swiss Bar Association (SAV); Zurich Bar Association (ZAV); IMD International (IMD).


1987, IMD Lausanne (PED); 1982, Admission to the Bar; 1980, University of Zurich (Dr. iur.).

Switzerland: Dispute resolution


Within: Litigation

Wenger & Vielihas a very pragmatic, cost-sensitive approach’ and ‘provides high-value services’. The group predominantly focuses on litigious banking, commercial and white-collar crime matters, but the service offering also includes expertise in contentious liability, employment and private client matters. Head of litigation Marco Cereghettiworks fast and exact’. Peter Altorfer, Michael Huber and Michael Mráz are other notable practitioners.

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  • 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.
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