The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Wenger Plattner

Work +41 61 279 70 00
Fax +41 61 279 70 01
Basel, Bern, Geneva, Zurich

Werner Wenger

Work +41 61 279 70 00
Wenger Plattner


Werner Wenger is a founding partner of Wenger Plattner, since 2012 practising as of counsel. Increasingly focusing his practice on international commercial arbitration, Werner Wenger has been serving as chairman or sole arbitrator under numerous institutional rules and in ad hoc-proceedings. His arbitration experience includes disputes relating to long-term supply, joint venture, distribution, agency, licensing and financing agreements as well as to M&A transactions with regard to a broad range of industries (media, telecommunication, insurance, banking, industrial equipment, engineering and construction, pharmaceutical and chemical products, military equipment). Werner Wenger advises clients involved in negotiating complex commercial contracts and in corporate law matters. He is also acting as board member of various companies and as executor of last wills and testaments.


Bar admission (1967); Establishment Wenger Plattner (1980), Counsel Wenger Plattner (2012)


German, French, English, Italian


University of Basel (Dr. iur. 1966)


Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

The client base of Zurich- and Basel-based firm Wenger Plattner features companies, public-law entities and private persons who require legal assistance in corporate, commercial and insolvency-related disputes, as well as banking, transport, insurance, intellectual property and real estate litigation. Team lead Stephan Kesselbach is involved in contentious proceedings concerning the insolvencies of clients Banque Hottinger & Cie, Petroplus Marketing and SwissAir. The team also includes of counsel Werner Wenger and commercial litigator Roland Bachmann, who joined from Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG in November 2018.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Wenger Plattner

  • Restructuring and Insolvency 2010/11 Switzerland

    SECURITY AND PRIORITIES 1. What are the most common forms of security granted in relation to immovable and movable property? Are any specific formalities required for their creation and perfection (that is, made valid and enforceable)
    - Wenger Plattner

Legal Developments in Switzerland

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to