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Wenger & Vieli LTD

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Dr iur Peter Altorfer

Work +41 58 958 58 58
Wenger & Vieli

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Banks & Financial Services Providers; Corporate & Commercial Law, Inheritance Law & Estate Planning


Peter Altorfer specializes in general banking law and estate planning. He regularly represents banks and their clients before courts and supervisory authorities and handles major cases in the area of estate planning and executorship.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of several Swiss companies, including listed industrial and private holding companies as well as foreign and private banks.

Peter Altorfer attended the Executive Development Program at IMD, Lausanne. In 1988, he left a major Swiss Bank as "Senior Vice President", to work as an independent lawyer.


2000-present, Partner at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; 1990-2000, Partner at Belser Altorfer & Partner; 1988-1990, Lawyer at a law firm in Zurich; 1986-1988, Vice President at a listed Swiss Bank; 1984, Internship at a law firm in New York; 1983-1985, 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.).


Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

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.

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