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Prager Dreifuss AG

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Bern, Brussels, Zurich

Prof Dr iur Urs Bertschinger

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Prager Dreifuss AG

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Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Corporate & M&A, Competition & Regulatory Matters




Urs Bertschinger has broad experience in Swiss financial market regulation and financial products. He also advises clients on all types of corporate transactions as well as on general corporate and commercial matters. He is a registered Issuers’ Advisor at the SIX Swiss Exchange. Additionally, he is increasingly engaged as an arbitrator in commercial arbitration.


German, English, French, Italian


Zurich and Swiss Bar Association, Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association, Swiss Funds Association


Secondment with Slaughter and May, London (2003)
University of St. Gallen (Extraordinary Professor, from 2002)
University of Zurich (Associate Professor, 1997 to 2002)
University of St. Gallen (Dr. iur., 1991)
University of St. Gallen (lic.iur., 1989)


Banking and finance: Zurich

Within: Banking and finance: Zurich

Prager Dreifuss AG is best known for advising investors and companies on project and transaction financing structures, as well as negotiating credit facilities. In a recent highlight, Andreas Moll advised a foreign insurance company on the accession of several group companies with Swiss branches to an existing facility agreement. Daniel Hayek, Urs Bertschinger and Matthias Bürge are other key names.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

IPO planning, transactions, stock exchange regulation (including ad-hoc disclosure and public tender offers) and advice on financing structures are the key areas of expertise at Prager Dreifuss AG. The team consists of corporate and transactional partners Urs Bertschinger and Andreas Moll, as well as associate Christian Schönfeld.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Prager Dreifuss AG is recommended for providing 'commercially minded, professional advice' and for having 'shrewd business acumen'. M&A, public takeovers, corporate finance, private equity and restructurings form the key areas of expertise. Co-lead Andreas Moll's assistance is 'top-notch'. Fellow co-head Daniel Hayek, the transactions-focused Matthias Bürge and corporate lawyer Urs Bertschinger are also prominent team members.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Prager Dreifuss AG is especially good for insolvency law and tax matters, and also handles banking, capital markets, corporate and M&A, competition law and litigation. Andreas Moll, Daniel Hayek, Urs Bertschinger, Philipp Zurkinden, Roland Böhi and Christian Casanova are some of the notable individuals.

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