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Dr iur René Bösch

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Banking and Finance, Capital Markets.


René Bösch is a partner in both the Banking and Finance and the Capital Markets teams. An expert in capital market transactions and financial markets regulation, he is particularly focused on debt capital market transactions and the structuring of equity-linked and regulatory capital instruments. He also specializes in advising clients on banking law and financial services regulation, including recovery and resolution planning.

René Bösch regularly advises Swiss and international financial institutions with respect to financing transactions and regulatory matters. In addition, he is experienced in assisting clients with internal investigations and representing them before Swiss authorities.

Over the years, René Bösch has been and still is consistently ranked top tier by leading law directories with respect to his expertise.

René Bösch regularly publishes and lectures on banking and financial market matters.


Qualified in 1990, registered in the Bar Register of the Canton of Zurich. Joined Homburger in 1989, Partner since 1998. He is a member of the editorial board of CapLaw, an electronic newsletter on Swiss capital markets law as well as a member of the Cross-Border Resolution Working Group of the Institute of International Finance.


German, English.


Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, International Bar Association (former member of the LPD Council and past co-chair of the Securities Law Committee and of the Capital Markets Forum).


Graduated as Dr iur from the University of Zurich in 1987 and received a Masters Degree (LLM) from the University of Chicago in 1991.


Banking and finance: Zurich

Within: Leading individuals

René Bösch - Homburger

Within: Banking and finance: Zurich

Homburger's range of services covers "too big to fail" regulations and fintech-related regulatory advice for banks, investment firms and insurers, as well as financing transactions, securitisation and financial restructuring matters. Jürg Frick handled an up to $150m senior multi-currency revolving credit facility financing transaction between client SR Technics Switzerland, lender Credit Suisse and a consortium consisting of three banks. Other highlights include Daniel Haeberli advising funds managed by Apollo Global Management on an additional facility granted to Airopack Technology by Coöperatieve Rabobank, as well as René Bösch's recovery and resolution-related regulatory advice to Credit Suisse and UBS. Practic head Benedikt Maurenbrecher and Benjamin Leisinger are also key partners.

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Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

René Bösch - Homburger

Within: Capital markets

Homburger is 'valued for its strong client focus, market intelligence, competence and high-quality work products'. With considerable expertise in equity, hybrid and debt transactions, the team is also well known for advising on IPOs, equity raisings, capital and debt issuances, as well as traded investment products. Recent highlights include advising on the updating of UBS Group's senior debt programme, work which was led by Stefan Kramer, who has 'strong knowledge of banking regulations', and the 'skilled and client-oriented' Benedikt Maurenbrecher. Other core practitioners are René Bösch, a key counsel for Credit Suisse, and Daniel Daeniker, who acted for Sensirion on the listing of over eight million shares in connection with its IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange. 'Outstanding legal adviser' Hansjürg Appenzeller and 'solution-driven' counsel Lee Saladino are also recommended.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

As one of the best firms in Zurich, Homburger delivers superb work on banking and finance, corporate, M&A and capital markets law. René Bösch, Benedikt Maurenbrecher and Daniel Daeniker are the key contacts. Other prominent areas include Franz Hoffet's and Marcel Dietrich's competition practice, the dispute resolution work of Felix Dasser and Balz Gross, as well as the IP and TMT departments, led by Georg Rauber and David Rosenthal. Dieter Grünblatt and Peter Riedweg are recognised for their tax expertise.

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