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Wenger Plattner

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Karl Wüthrich

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Wenger Plattner


Karl Wüthrich is a partner on the Insolvency and Restructuring team. For more than 30 years, he has advised creditors on national and international enforcement law and assisted debtors in formulating and implementing reorganisation and restructuring plans. He acts as administrator, liquidator, trustee in bankruptcy and member of creditor committees in complex insolvency proceedings. He has been appointed by FINMA as an investigating agent and liquidator for banks and financial institutions. Karl Wüthrich regularly speaks at national and international conferences and at universities in Switzerland. He publishes in the area of insolvency law.


Bar admission (1983); Partner Wenger Plattner (1995)


German, English, French


University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1979)


Insolvency and corporate recovery

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Karl Wüthrich - Wenger Plattner

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Wenger Plattner's 'hugely experienced and hands-on restructuring team combines excellent expertise and high quality with a very high level of responsiveness and a good commercial mindset'. With a major focus on liquidation proceedings and restructuring matters, it is also recommended for its 'outstanding expertise in cross-border insolvency law'. The 'excellent, efficient and creativeBrigitte Umbach-Spahn and 'technically skilled, easy-to-work-withKarl Wüthrich are acting as liquidators in the separate Bank Hottinger & Cie, Petroplus Marketing and Swissair proceedings, while Bern-based Fritz Rothenbühler took on a similar role in the winding-down procedure for Enzian Ship Management and Swiss Chem Tankers. Senior associate Stefan Bossart is another name to note.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Wenger Plattner's stellar record in insolvency and corporate recovery matters is complemented by its corporate and M&A, competition, litigation and real estate expertise. Key partners include Brigitte Umbach-SpahnKarl WüthrichOliver KünzlerFritz RothenbühlerStephan KesselbachThomas Wetzel and Placidus Plattner.

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