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Matthias Gstoehl

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Litigation - Domestic and Cross Border, White Collar Crime, Investigations, Regulatory and Compliance


Partner. His practice areas are complex, often multi-jurisdictional, proceedings, including asset recovery, fraud and white collar crime, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards, international mutual assistance, FINMA enforcement proceedings and bank insolvency. Matthias Gstoehl’s activity strongly focuses on banking and finance disputes. With first-hand experience in the financial sector, he handles complex cases requiring specialist knowledge in derivative instruments, hedge funds and other financial products. He also regularly acts for clients in contentious corporate, commercial and private client matters (primarily successions and trusts).


Matthias Gstoehl joined LALIVE in 2017. Partner at Nater Dallafior (2012 – 2017), derivatives structuring at two leading investment banks in London and Zurich (2006 – 2012), associate for Bär & Karrer in Zurich (2001 – 2005), trainee for Froriep in Geneva (1998 – 2000).


German, English, French, Italian.


Member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), the Swiss Bar Association (SAV), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).


Matthias Gstoehl studied law at the Universities of Vienna and Geneva (lic.iur, 1998), and completed postgraduate studies in Finance at London Business School (MSc in Finance, 2006).


Banking and finance: Zurich

Within: Banking and finance: Zurich

LALIVE is renowned for its banking litigation practice, while also covering regulatory and compliance matters, as well as debt structuring and capital market transactions, initial coin offerings and investigation matters. Dr Simone Nadelhofer advised a multinational insurance group on regulatory issues concerning a derivative transaction with a global institution, while Matthias Gstoehl is representing a wealthy individual in a loss claim against the subsidiary of a Swiss bank. Dr Daniel L Buhr, who specialises in investigations and compliance management, is another key name. André Brunschweiler made partner in January 2018.

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Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

'Top international firm' LALIVE is 'very client-oriented, prompt and precise, having a tight grip on the issues involved and offering forward-thinking solutions'. Covering civil and criminal litigation, the ten-partner team focuses especially on commercial, private client, banking and white-collar crime disputes, while also engaging in contentious matters from the employment, real estate and intellectual property fields. In headline work, 'outstanding white-collar crime litigator' Marc Henzelin, 'highly experienced and knowledgeable' Sandrine Giroud, 'good listener' Matthias Gstoehl and Simone Nadelhofer are acting for Latin American government in an asset tracing and recovery investigation worth $1bn, involving over a hundred civil litigation cases against multiple Swiss banks, fiduciaries, companies and individuals. Alexander Troller represents an ultra-high-net-worth individual as defendant against $400m-worth of damages claims brought by a former alleged partner. André Brunschweiler was promoted to the partnership in January 2018.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

LALIVE's Zurich team has a strong position in the dispute resolution space, where  Matthias Gstoehl is a key name. The group also handles banking and intellectual property matters. Simone Nadelhofer is another name to note.

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