Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: litigation

5Gambit Disputes Ltd combines its regulatory and commercial litigation expertise to assist clients with a diverse array of matters. Key contacts in the practice are Tamir Livschitz and Anja Vogt.
Beretta Kuoni is a boutique litigation firm established in late 2020 by Piera Beretta and Anina Kuoni, which focuses on professional negligence, public procurement employment and inheritance disputes.
Blum & Grob Attorneys at Law Ltd‘s practice recruited Hans-Ulrich Kupsch as new team lead in early 2022. Kupsch joined from disputes boutique Rüd Winkler Partner AG, and has broad experience across contentious work.
Established in late 2020, Faerus is a boutique dispute resolution and white-collar crime firm, which has notable expertise representing private clients in investigations and criminal proceedings.

Dispute resolution: litigation in Switzerland

Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Regarded as a team of ‘highly responsive strategic thinkers’, Bär & Karrer Ltd. represents clients across a broad scope of litigation, ranging from insurance and employment law litigation, to disputes involving trusts and estates and bankruptcy-related proceedings. Alongside this, the practice demonstrates considerable proficiency across financial services, healthcare, energy and sports sectors, among others. The practice is jointly led by Matthew Reiter, Aurélie Conrad Hari and Cesare Jermini. Reiter’s particular expertise lies in the remit of complex domestic and international commercial disputes, while Conrad Hari bolsters the practice with her capabilities across financial, banking and commercial disputes. Jermini’s wide-ranging experience encompasses commercial law, private international law and real estate, to name a few. Nadja Jaisli Kull is especially active in the banking and finance, pharma and transport fields, with Andreas Länzlinger possessing a wealth of experience in handling large scale internal investigations at global enterprises. Andrew Garbarski and Saverio Lembo are also key members of the practice. Claudia Götz Staehelin and Oliver M. Brupbacher both joined from Kellerhals Carrard in April 2023, adding significant life sciences capabilities to the team.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Reiter; Aurélie Conrad Hari; Cesare Jermini

Other key lawyers:

Nadja Jaisli Kull; Andreas Länzlinger; Andrew Garbarski; Saverio Lembo; Claudia Götz Staehelin; Oliver M. Brupbacher; Cinzia Catelli; Pascal Hachem


‘Highly responsive; meticulous and efficient preparation for both client interviews and court hearings.’

‘Aurélie Conrad Hari demonstrates a high level of professionalism and mastery of her cases.’

‘A highly strategic team of litigators who immediately see the core of the issue.’

‘Highly responsive strategic thinkers.’

‘The team is capable of managing any litigation topic at light speed.’

‘Extremely professional and hard working team with an excellent attention to detail, excellent knowledge of the Swiss proceedings and legal environment and players.’

‘They give straightforward advice and they are very reassuring to have by one’s side.’

‘Saverio Lembo is an extremely efficient partner, precise, clear and reassuring. He has a razor sharp attention to the task at hand and a deep knowledge of the legal environment. He has also a deep sense of integrity.’

Key clients



Work highlights

  • Represents Sotheby’s in a significative dispute between Dimitri Rybolovlev and Yves Bouvier in connection with the creation of the art collection of the former.


Routinely engaged by domestic and international blue-chip clients, Homburger‘s prowess spans the pharma, insurance, telecoms and nutrition sectors. Praised as a ‘bright, astute team of lawyers’, they are recommended for being ‘committed to the workflows’ and their ‘top-notch professionalism and service’. The practice is jointly helmed by Balz Gross, who is well-positioned to advise clients on corporate disputes and civil proceedings with an element of criminal law, and Roman Baechler, who is well-versed in banking and insurance litigation, jointly helm the practice. Mariella Orelli and Gabrielle Nater-Bass are both noted for their capabilities in cross-border litigation, while Felix Dasser enhances the practice with his wealth of experience in investment disputes. Stefanie Pfisterer demonstrates a strong grounding in ESG related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Balz Gross; Roman Baechler

Other key lawyers:

Mariella Orelli; Gabrielle Nater-Bass; Felix Dasser ; Stefanie Pfisterer


‘Gabrielle Nater-Bass is extremely competent and responsive, a thing which makes the difference. Her analytical skills are second to none.’

‘I view Homburger as the go-to business law firm in Zurich. They have a very bright, astute team of lawyers with stellar credentials.’

‘Balz Gross is very impressive, well known and well connected. Felix Dasser brings strong academic credentials and incisive thinking to his matters.’

‘Homburger are excellent across the board and provide a full service experience where we can feel that they are part of the broader team. They are committed to the workflows they are involved with and I can always count on them to jump on matters and not drop the ball. I’ve always been impressed by how seamless the transition is between different team members.’

‘In high stakes matters, I know we can count on Balz Gross to quickly process all the necessary information and have an initial opinion. That opinion is always followed up by thoughtful and rigorous analysis on which we can count on. In the context of stressful cross-border litigation, Balz is a professional, diligent and reliable partner on which the company can rely.’

‘The team is composed of highly skilled professionals, each in his respective field of expertise.’

‘Availability, responsiveness, broad spectrum and diligence.’

‘Homburger has an exceptionally strong litigation team, comprised of very talented partners and associates. They display top-notch professionalism and service. In the most complex litigations their clients enjoy Homburger’s knowledge, sophistication and experience.’

Work highlights

Lenz & Staehelin

‘Outstanding’ Lenz & Staehelin enjoys a strong reputation within banking and finance litigation, representing a variety of Swiss financial institutions in relation to money laundering and investment fraud schemes. The team also demonstrates considerable capabilities across the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Switzerland, company law disputes and employment disputes. Notable corporate and M&A disputes expert Harold Frey, who is noted for his ‘great advocacy skills’, and commercial litigator Daniel Tunik spearhead the practice. Martin Burkhardt‘s wealth of experience extends from handling financial services and joint ventures to general corporate matters, while Xavier Favre-Bulle bolsters the team’s commercial disputes expertise. ‘Excellent advocate’ Dominique Müller leads the investigations practice, and Hikmat Maleh advises on the full gamut of criminal and commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Harold Frey; Daniel Tunik

Other key lawyers:

Martin Burkhardt; Xavier Favre-Bulle; Dominique Müller; Miguel Oural


‘Very high quality work. Excellent reachability. Reliable and practical legal advice.’

‘The team is very experienced and acts super professionally.’

‘Harold Frey is an expert in this field based on his substantial experience. He managed the case very well and could successfully complete it. The cooperation with him was very professional.’

‘Very competent team, which will study the entire file and possibilities. This leads to very well-prepared cases, which makes the difference when at the Court.’

‘Xavier Favre-Bulle is an outstanding partner, who knows to find the balance between efficacy and preparation of the case.’

‘Harold Frey has great advocacy skills and an ability to deal with complexity. Dominique Müller is quick, smart and an excellent advocate.’

‘The overall collaboration in terms of on-boarding, communication and joint dispute resolution tactics was outstanding. The procedure was pushed forward by the firm with reasonable pressure, in order to achieve results within a desired timeframe.’

‘What makes people stand out at the firm is their utmost professionalism, dedication to the case, selection of experts, and their reputation when working with them in an international environment. I would like to mention in particular Harold Frey who has lead the team with thoughtful tactics and great communication.’

Key clients

Sika AG

Bank BTG Pactual S.A.

Sunrise Communications AG

Implenia Schweiz AG

The Geneva Opera, the Grand Théatre de Genève

Niederer Kraft Frey AG

‘Excellent, efficient and creative litigator’ Daniel Eisele leads the ‘very reliable’ Niederer Kraft Frey AG practice group, which is active across a variety of courts, from the cantonal and federal courts, to FINMA and the Swiss Competition Commission. Eisele’s prowess lies in cross-border litigation, while Lukas Beeler primarily focuses on the financial market, as well as administrative and regulatory litigation. Valerie Meyer Bahar is particularly adept in corporate, commercial and employment litigation, with Juerg Bloch frequently handles matters pertaining to white-collar crime. Frank Spoorenberg, who joined the firm in January 2023, is established in the firm’s new Geneva office, bringing Nicolas Kuonen with him.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Eisele

Other key lawyers:

Lukas Beeler; Valerie Meyer Bahar; Juerg Bloch; Frank Spoorenberg; Nicolas Kuonen


‘Very knowledgeable, professional, always accessible.’

‘NKF has an outstanding litigation team and it is always a pleasure to cooperate with them on important high-end cases.’

‘Lukas Beeler is always extremely available with great litigation skills to define the most accurate litigation strategy.’

‘Daniel Eisele is an excellent, efficient and creative litigator who knows the tactics inside out and never misses a point. He is very clever and concise, calm under pressure and an excellent advocate.’

‘Very reliable team with skilled and seasoned litigation lawyers.’

‘An excellent and highly regarded Swiss firm with the breadth of ability and expertise both in Zurich and Switzerland.’

‘Overall positive experience, good blend and good coverage for diversified topics, in addition to being familiar with the best practices.’

‘Availability for urgent matters in short time if required and flexibility.’

Key clients


Black Diamond Equipment

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

BSI Bank



Credit Suisse AG

EFG International AG


International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)

Prada Group

UBS Group

EMIX Trading AG

Work highlights

  • Represent parties to fraud and embezzlement-related claims brought against the founder of a DAO and his holding company. Thus far, three lawsuits have been filed in Switzerland. Parallel litigation was also started in the US.
  • Represent a US business intelligence company in defamation claims against the largest Swiss media outlets in the context of services performed related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
  • Representing a minority shareholder of a Swiss professional football club in a shareholder dispute against a Swiss billionaire, who claims to be the majority shareholder.


Whilst fielding a particularly strong banking and finance, commodity trading, life sciences and construction litigation practice, Pestalozzi is capable of advising clients across a broad range of sectors. The team, regarded as ‘creative and full of insight’, is routinely entrusted by major Swiss banks, trading, commercial and other companies in high-profile and cross-border banking disputes. Christophe Emonet, who focuses on banking and commercial disputes as well as regulatory and white-collar crime matters, and Thomas Rohner, who is notably proficient in commercial disputes and asset tracing, jointly steer the practice. Laurent Killias’s experience encompasses civil engineering, R&D and distribution matters, while Nicolas Herren strengthens the practice with his extensive contractual and regulatory knowledge. Lukas Rusch’s wide-ranging expertise includes construction, energy and post-M&A disputes.

Practice head(s):

Christophe Emonet; Thomas Rohner

Other key lawyers:

Laurent Killas; Nicolas Herren; Lukas Rusch


‘Creative and full of insight into the difficulties that their clients face. Always concerned to consider all the options and difficulties that a case raises.’

‘Christophe Emonet is a superstar who thinks through all the issues and leaves no stone unturned in finding an answer.’

‘Collaborates with the client using the latest software and tools. ’

‘Laurent Killias is an astute individual and a team leader. He is very business-focused. Judges like him and his reasonable approach.’

‘Reliability, focus on detail, practical solutions.’

‘Michael Kramer has an acute legal mind; he is able to navigate complex cases providing efficient tactical advice and practical solutions.’

‘The Pestalozzi team is notable for the quality of the lawyers, at all levels, and their ability to coordinate and manage complex cross border issues.’

‘The firm has exceptional academic and strategic capability and consistently produces impressive results in difficult cases.’

Key clients

Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. and Conde Nast Publications SA

Bank of America

Banque Cantonale de Genève

City of Almaty


Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank


Johnson & Johnson

National Oil Corporation of Libya

Swiss Life AG


Work highlights

  • Representing the estate of Fahad Al Rajaan in on cross-border investigations and civil claims in Switzerland and in England and Wales related to his work as CEO of the Public Institution of Social Security of Kuwait.
  • Representing Johnson & Johnson in a Swiss court brought by a leading Saudi company for alleged breach of contracts in connection with the delivery of medical goods to hospitals in Saudi Arabia.
  • Representing the City of Almaty in a very large cross-border investigation and recovery claims against the Khrapunov family.

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Counting blue-chip corporations in its client roster, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is active across a diverse scope of fields, from energy and transport to pharmaceuticals and consumer goods. Peter Burckhardt, Louis Burrus and Clara Poglia jointly spearhead the group. Burckhardt is well-regarded for his work in complex financial, commercial and criminal litigation, with ‘pragmatic’ and ‘precise’ Burrus principally focusing on cross-border commercial litigation. Poglia’s expansive experience incorporates white-collar crime, asset tracing and internal corporate investigations knowledge. Stefan Leimgruber frequently handles banking, post-M&A and corporate litigation, while Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny contributes his banking litigation capabilities to the practice. Katherine Bell is noted for her ability in handling disputes arising out of complex construction, engineering and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Peter Burckhardt; Louis Burrus; Clara Poglia

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Leimgruber; Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny; Katherine Bell; Christian Girod


‘Very strong experience in criminal investigations.’

‘Their team remains strong, with a new generation that is very capable and dynamic.’

‘Louis Burrus is pragmatic, but sharp and precise.’

Key clients

An International Trading Company

Sunrise Communications AG

Foreign Trading Company

Credit Suisse AG

UBS AG/UBS Switzerland AG


Doosan Heavy Industries

Fondazione Enasarco

Hetronic International Inc.

Quark Pharmaceuticals

Odebrecht & Braskem

Work highlights

  • Acted as Swiss counsel in relation to a shareholder class action filed in New York, supporting a successful a forum non-convenience defense, and in defence of future potential claims elsewhere.
  • Acting as lead counsel to Sunrise Communications AG in the first large civil cartel damages case in Switzerland which arises from an alleged abuse of a dominant market position by former monopolist Swisscom in the ADSL broadband internet market between 2002 and 2007.
  • Representing a foreign trading company as a private claimant in criminal proceedings for fraud and misappropriation against a former trustee.

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd.

‘Superb’ CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd. possesses a strong grounding across commercial, corporate and contractual disputes, with a prominent presence in the field of construction. Its strengths extend from automotive and insurance to IT and employment sectors. Co-lead Philipp Dickenmann is routinely entrusted by large banks, auditing and advisory companies to manage disputes, and fellow co-lead Daniel Kinzer has recently handled a significant real estate dispute alongside a host of white-collar, commercial and financial disputes. Christian Lüscher is adept in sports-related matters. Reto Hunsperger specialises in commercial and enforcement disputes. Jodok Wicki is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Philipp Dickenmann; Daniel Kinzer

Other key lawyers:

Christian Luscher; Reto Hunsperger; Jodok Wicki; Marjolaine Jakob


‘Business acumen, availability, pragmatism and hands-on approach are some key features of the team.’

‘Creativeness, dedication, and a profound knowledge of the market and trends.’

‘Superb. They produced excellent work with very limited time available to them.’

‘Jodok Wicki and Marjolaine Jakob are both excellent. Smart, hard working and savvy.’

‘The department has shown excellent skills for complex contractual disputes including subsequent collection issues.’

‘They are highly qualified and proactive; they think strategically and always consider the future options and knock on effects.’

‘Jodok Wicki goes every extra mile needed until the best solution is found. His vast experience is great for setting strategy. But he can just as easily switch between a helicopter view and a close look at the details.’

‘We appreciate Jodok Wicki’s availability, good communication and his ability to create a team spirit between the client’s team and his team.’

Key clients

AIG Europe

BSV Association

CBH Compagnie Bancaire Helvétique

China Development Bank

Credit Suisse/Credit Suisse (Schweiz)

GT Thommen Watch


Swiss ancillary insolvency estate of Manfred Schmider


Weng Fine Art


‘Exceptional’ LALIVE regularly represents Swiss-based multinational corporations, international organisations, wealth services providers and trust companies across an extensive variety of commercial, banking, private client and commercial disputes. The team possesses notable expertise in enforcing foreign judgments and arbitral awards before Swiss courts. André Brunschweiler, who holds high esteem for his shareholders’ disputes expertise, and tri-lingual Nicolas Ollivier, who is adept in advising clients on complex banking litigation issues, co-helm the practice. Alexander Troller’s arsenal of experience incorporates financial matters, white-collar crime and employment issues, among others. Transnational and domestic litigation expert Marc Henzelin and Simone Nadelhofer, who possesses a wealth of experience in white-collar crime and regulatory and internal investigations are other key names to note.

Practice head(s):

André Brunschweiler; Nicolas Ollivier

Other key lawyers:

‘Simone Nadelhofer; Sandrine Giroud; Matthias Gstoehl; Daniel Bühr


‘The team at this law firm is exceptional. Each member possesses unique and profound legal expertise across various fields. They collaborate seamlessly, leveraging their individual strengths to provide tailored solutions for complex issues.’

‘Their unwavering dedication to client success, coupled with their remarkable abilities, solidifies their position as trusted allies in the legal field.’

‘Simone Nadelhofer has a lot of experience and is a pleasure to work with. ’

‘Pragmatic and effective advice’.

‘Excellent team work and coordination across all the firm, from partners to associates and assistants. Fluid and efficient operations no matter what the case is.’

‘Nicolas Ollivier is an outstanding partner with a total dedication to his clients. He has a true strategic approach to litigation which is rare. With his associates the team is always available to handle situations arising in a case, truly a 24/7 operation.’

‘LALIVE’s team is extremely efficient. They are exceptionally pragmatic and are always thinking two moves ahead.’

‘Alexander Troller is incredibly bright and excellent in virtually all aspects of his work.’

Work highlights

  • Acting for several institutional AT1 investors executing a multi-jurisdictional litigation strategy to secure compensation and redress of over $3bn in connection with the write-down of AT1-Notes by Credit Suisse Group as part of its collapse and acquisition by UBS.
  • Acting for several major institutional and private ultra-high net worth investors on potential major losses of over $1bn incurred in connection with the Greensill collapse.
  • Representing a private client in Swiss civil and criminal proceedings for the recovery of more than $1.2 billion in assets over several jurisdictions in connection with fraudulent artwork transactions.

Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG

Roberto Dallafior, Maria Walter Burkhardt, Mathis Berger, Benjamin Schumacher and Patrik Salzmann lead the ‘rock solid and professional’ Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG, a specialised disputes firm that covers financial services, insurance, and white-collar crime, among others. Dallafior is an expert in commercial, insurance and banking litigation, and Berger specialises in commercial transactions and contract law matters. Walter heads the firm’s banking and financial services litigation practice, boasting extensive experience before the Swiss Federal Administrative Court and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. Salzmann demonstrates prowess across complex domestic and cross-border dispute resolution, while Schumacher advises on the full gamut of commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Roberto Dallafior; Maria Walter Burkhardt; Mathis Berger; Benjamin Schumacher; Patrik Salzmann

Other key lawyers:

Mladen Stojiljkovic; Nino Sievi; Zoe De Santis


‘The law firm is known as rock solid and professional. I experienced a practice which is efficient and effective.’

‘Maria Walter Burkhardt impressed with her deep legal knowledge and know-how, and also her own practical experience. In a very efficient way we worked closely together, in an atmosphere of professionalism and trust.’

‘Maria Walter Burkhardt is characterised by a profound knowledge of the subject matter relevant to us. Her work is extremely precise and the chains of argumentation are sound, understandable and comprehensible. ’

‘The team seems very organised, qualified and client focused. Clear definition of expectations and managing these in terms or quantity, specifics and fees. ’

‘Very well informed in his business segment, timely delivery and very good and open communication. ’

‘Highly professional. Outstanding quality across the board.’

‘Roberto Dallafior is a calming presence with broad knowledge, excellent judgment and a practical perspective.’

‘The professionals of Nater Dallafior take time to carefully structure the legal case, followed by an evaluation with respect to the strength of the legal position, timing, risks and costs.’

Key clients

AB Bankas Snoras


‘High-quality’ VISCHER possesses a wealth of experience in the enforcement of foreign judgments, banking disputes, and insurance litigation. Zurich-based ‘service-oriented’ commercial litigator Daniele Favalli, Basel-based Thomas Weibel and Geneva-based Gerald Virieux steer the practice. Weibel’s arsenal of capabilities includes matters arising from the financial services, defence and aviation sectors, and Virieux’s strengths lie in cross-border disputes, including handling foreign court decisions and enforcing arbitral awards. Karin Graf  frequently handles matters pertaining to corporate, commercial trade and banking matters. Managing partner Christian Oetiker is a key name to note, with Felix C Meier-Dieterle enjoying a strong reputation in attachment law. Lorenz Ehrler and Raphael Butz are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Daniele Favalli; Thomas Weibel; Gérald Virieux

Other key lawyers:

Karin Graf; Christian Oetiker; Felix C Meier-Dieterle; Lorenz Ehrler; Raphael Butz


‘The team’s strength lies in its availability and great understanding of the customer’s needs. Their pragmatism and good knowledge of court proceedings is very much appreciated. ’

‘VISCHER’s litigation team performs high-quality, thorough work with a high success rate. ’

‘Thomas Weibel is very well known in the market. It is great work with him. He is extremely smart and a very good tactician. ’

‘Thomas Weibel is highly competent and professional subject matter expert and lawyer with an ability to inject strategic thinking and business acumen into discussions coupled with a mindset to find practical solutions to challenges. ’

‘The team has highly technical skills, coupled with the ability to communicate effectively and a problem-solving attitude’

‘Thomas Weibel is a highly responsive and dedicated professional. He combines excellent technical skills with the ability to provide sound, practical advice to clients in a clear and effective manner’

‘The team work is exceptional. Only one main contact is appointed for each case. All research, analysis and further work relating to the case is done by cooperation between the in-house experts under the lead of the responsible lawyer. No need for the involvement of the client into the coordination of the process. ’

‘Karin Graf – excellent professional. Exceptional analytical and litigation skills. Very experienced professional with negotiation skills. Highly appreciated knowledge of the legal practice and understanding of the weaknesses/strength of each of the litigation parties. ’

Key clients

MCH Group, Art Basel Hong Kong / Art Basel Miami Beach


EBT swiss engineering AG




Sakto Corporation

T-Systems (Deutsche Telekom)

Work highlights

  • Advising Sakto in defamation litigation against a Swiss NGO concerning allegations of money laundering and corruption.
  • Advising PricewaterhouseCoopers for many years as liquidator of Lehman Brothers Finance SA, including defending an action from the Italian pension fund Enasarco. The case is currently before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
  • Advising MCH in the enforcement of claims against Lloyds under a cancellation policy. Currently, MCH filed an appeal to the Swiss Federal Court to obtain evidence regarding the members of the syndicates under the policy.

Walder Wyss Ltd.

Leveraging its six-office national network, ‘available, solution-oriented and very pragmatic’ Walder Wyss Ltd. is a notable figure on the landscape in the spheres of commercial and white-collar crime disputes, and notably in respect to injunctive relief matters. Practice head Dieter Hofmann primarily focuses on construction, joint venture, shareholders and post M&A disputes, while Micha Bühler is particularly active in the Zurich Commercial Court. Maurice Courvoisier’s expertise in engineering and construction matters is notable, with Rodolphe Gautier further bolstering the practice in the white-collar crime arena. Andrea Meier possesses considerable experience handling large-scale industrial and infrastructure matters.

Practice head(s):

Dieter Hofmann

Other key lawyers:

Micha Bühler; Maurice Courvoisier; Rodolphe Gautier; Andrea Meier; Oliver Kunz; Antonio Carbonara


‘Very detailed and diligent work. Highest clarity on how arguments are presented. Strategic and tactical thinking on how to prepare for a trial, on what submissions need to be done ahead of the trial and what submissions and arguments must be presented at the trial.’

‘Very hard working, diligent, very pleasant to interact with and very nice human beings.’

‘The firm always strive to get the best, more efficient result including a benefit/cost analysis’

‘Rodolphe Gautier is sharp, quick and always reachable. Same for his team.’

‘Available, solution-oriented and very pragmatic.’

‘Rodolphe Gaultier is a truly valued partner for our business.’

‘Excellent strategic advice and preparation for tactical points in dispute resolution.’

‘They attribute lot of value towards their clients’ preferences.’

Key clients



Credit Suisse


Hitachi Zosen Inova AG

University Hospital Zurich

Hinduja Automotive Limited

Eurobank Ergasias (fka Proton Bank)

Ernst & Young


Bergos Bank

Ralph Lauren






Work highlights

Baker McKenzie Switzerland AG

‘Very knowledgeable and reactive’ Baker McKenzie is regularly engaged by clients to assist with multifaceted infrastructural matters, energy and sports law disputes. Alongside this, the team is well-versed in contentious trust matters and director liability disputes. Zurich based Urs Zenhäusern and Joachim Frick , and Geneva-based Luca Beffa and Simon Ntah lead the group. Christoph Kurth‘s expertise lies in compliance, regulatory and investigation matters.

Practice head(s):

Urs Zenhäusern; Luca Beffa; Joachim Frick; Simon Ntah

Other key lawyers:

Christoph Kurth


‘Luca Beffa is excellent, as well as Simon Ntah. Great team in particular in international dispute.’

‘Very knowledgeable and reactive. Great advocacy skills.’

Key clients

Swiss Luxury Hotel Group

Work highlights

Charles Russell Speechlys AG

Pierre Bydzovsky and Bruno Ledrappier jointly helm Charles Russell Speechlys AG‘s litigation practice. Bydzovsky and Ledrappier demonstrate vast expertise on white collar crime cases and mutual assistance proceedings. The group covers disputes arising from acquisitions, shareholder arrangements and corporate finance transactions, as well as a range of private wealth disputes. Furthermore, the team has recently been involved in sanctions related work, trusts and sport law, among other issues.

Practice head(s):

Pierre Bydzovsky; Bruno Ledrappier

Other key lawyers:

Robert Avis

Work highlights

MLL Legal

MLL Legal is noted for its experience advising clients on the recovery of sovereign debts and a full suite of criminal matters. Marcel C. Steinegger, who is well-positioned to manage international commercial litigation, and Jean Marguerat, who demonstrates proficiencies in commodity, M&A and joint venture disputes, jointly lead the ‘extremely effective’ team. Geneva-based Alain Gros is another key name to note in the practice. Zurich-based Sabina Schellenberg, Urs Boller, Léonard Stoyanov and Renato Bucher are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Steinegger; Jean Marguerat

Other key lawyers:

Alain Gros; Sabina Schellenberg; Urs Boller; Léonard Stoyanov; Renato Bucher


‘We find MLL Legal to be extremely effective with regards to handling complex litigation matters – due to a dedicated professional team, excellent timing and deadlines, and an ability to understand foreign jurisdictions laws and regulations.’

‘We see a high level of commitment, excellent cross-cultural collaboration with understanding of different legal environment.’

‘We appreciate having the use of IT and modern software allowing quick access to invoice and billing details, immediate translation of legal documents and general effectiveness of the back office team, supporting an excellent and highly professional team of legal professionals.’

‘Marcel Steinegger has and excellent track record of cooperating with our law firm over many years and has the know-how, ability and experience to quickly and efficiently assist on complex multi-jurisdiction litigation matters.’

‘Marcel Steinegger’s expertise in Swiss Courts procedures is second to none and we have had the pleasure to cooperate with Marcel on multiple high-profile cases with excellent results.’

‘Very experienced in IP litigation, in particular patents. Mostly young team, which is extremely responsive. Very good in advising clients taking their financial situation into account.’

‘High level of experience and expertise and long established in the Swiss legal marketplace.’

‘In-depth understanding of the Swiss courts and will contest points with vigour and determination and is not intimidated.’

Key clients

Bank of America


Bonatti SpA, Milan


Jabil Healthcare


Zurich Insurance

Allianz Insurance

Work highlights

Niedermann Rechtsanwälte

With a particular focus on the financial services, real estate, manufacturing and energy sectors, ‘savvy’ and ‘efficient’ Niedermann Rechtsanwälte also demonstrates capabilities across corporate and commercial disputes, asset recovery and proceedings in administrative matters. Practice head Robin Grand is active in a broad range of areas including public law litigation. Nicolas Herzog is well-versed in financial, commercial lease and fraud litigations, often on an international scale, while Niccolo Gozzi strengthens the team with his commercial dispute resolution knowledge. Jonas Oggier is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Robin Grand

Other key lawyers:

Nicolas Herzog; Niccolò Gozzi; Jonas Oggier


‘It is a small team of highly motivated and top-quality lawyers. Boutique law firm that focuses on the client and its needs, but well connected in the legal world.’

‘Jonas Oggier has a top legal background and excellent analytical skills. Assesses quickly the situation and comes up with a strategy and an approach pretty quickly. He listens to the clients needs and concerns and takes them up without compromising the final goal.’

‘Their strategic sense is excellent, and they always add huge value to every case.’

‘Niccolo Gozzi and Nicolas Herzog are particularly excellent. They are exactly who you want fighting your corner.’

‘Robin Grand and Jonas Oggier are well-recognised litigators with particular experience in banking and corporate litigation’

‘A great team, very technical and top-level.’

‘Efficient and excellent value for money.’

‘Straightforward, to the point and savvy. Robin Grand and Nicolas Herzog are outstanding.’

Work highlights

  • Representing 250-300 former shareholders of Credit Suisse in an unprecedented lawsuit against UBS Group AG (into which Credit Suisse merged) asking the court to order UBS Group AG to make a compensation payment to all former shareholders of Credit Suisse equal to the difference between the value attributed to Credit Suisse in the merger (roughly CHF 3bn) and the intrinsic fair value of Credit Suisse (a multiple thereof).
  • Representing a high-profile German businessman in legal actions against his former partner to regain control over his group of companies and, alternatively, claim damages in the amount of over $300m.
  • Represented a leading Austrian insurance company in a claim for damages against a leading global insurance broker in a total amount of over €10m.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Schweiz) GmbH

Providing a ‘polished’ full-service offering, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Schweiz) GmbH routinely represents Swiss and international clients in a multitude of fields, including financial services, telecoms and media, and pharma and life sciences. Managing partner and financial expert Thomas Werlen and insolvency expert Simon Vorburger jointly lead the practice. Pierre-Yves Marro and Jonas Hertner contribute their multijurisdictional expertise to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Werlen; Simon Vorburger

Other key lawyers:

Pierre-Yves Marro; Jonas Hertner; Remo Decurtins


‘The team provides a very polished and expert legal service.’

‘They have proven to be very responsive and able to adapt in a difficult and changing litigation landscape and circumstances.’

‘Thomas Werlen has masterfully led on a very challenging case.’

Key clients

Lion Point

Mubadala Investment Company

EFG International

Salt SA



Schenker-Winkler Holding

Tennor Holding

Ferrexpo AG





Asia League



Berenberg Bank

Burkard Urs


FC Basel


Gerald Metals

Highlight Communications

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Lonza Ltd.

M.M. Warburg


Merion Investment Management

Monaco Increase Management


Nidwaldner Kantonalbank

NMC Healthcare

Quintet Private Bank

Quirin Privatbank

Rantum Capital / Cedarlake

Rashidian Reza

Roivant Sciences

Romanello Financial Corp.

SIG Combibloc Group

Sphaira Innovation AG

STA Travel Holding AG

Stadler Rail Group



TEAM Marketing

Vexavit AG

Windrose SPS Shipping and Trading

World Boxing Super Series

Work highlights

  • Representing the largest group of bondholders (holding an aggregate nominal amount of AT1 bonds of Credit Suisse of over USD 6bn) to challenge the write-down of Credit Suisse AT1 bonds.
  • Representing Salt Mobile SA against Sunrise Communications AG and Liberty Global Plc in the wake of a take-over in the Swiss telecom sector and a violation of an agreement between Salt and Sunrise.
  • Representing Lion Point Capital and its Swiss-based special purpose vehicle Piodina SA in a dispute against Ernst & Young in connection with a claim arising out of the insolvency of Zeromax GmbH.

Wartmann Merker Ltd.

‘Very experienced’ Peter Reichart steers the ‘commercially minded’ Wartmann Merker Ltd. litigation practice, which is often entrusted by construction, manufacturing and trading sector clients, as well as some notable names in the financial industry, to handle commercial disputes, including post-M&A matters, as well as contentious regulatory work. Reichart contributes his banking and finance knowledge to the team, while Hafner possesses a wealth of experience across civil procedure, bankruptcy and employment law. Reto Strittmatter is well-versed in the remits of commercial and financial disputes, with Giovanna Montanaro bolstering the team with her capabilities in handling aviation and shipping cases. Former co-head Peter Hafner joined Wenger Vieli Ltd in January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Peter Reichart

Other key lawyers:

Reto Strittmatter; Giovanna Montanaro; Anne-Catherine Hahn; Andrea Roth


‘Personable, commercially minded lawyers who are goal-focused.’

‘Dominic is a rising star in the team and a valued co-counsel on the matter on which we have worked. ’

‘Peter Reichhart is a very experienced litigator.’

Work highlights

Wenger Vieli Ltd

Wenger Vieli Ltd frequently operates across the financial services, insurance, TMT and life sciences sectors, frequently handling matters pertaining to injunctive relief, asset-tracing and recovery proceedings as well as the enforcement of domestic and foreign judgments. ‘Outstanding’ Nicolas Bracher leads the team with his strengths in financial services related mandates. Philipp Lindenmayer is another key contact. Michael Mráz leads the white collar crime team, with Meltem Steudler being another key name to note in the practice. Peter Hafner joined from Wartmann Merker Ltd. in January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Nicolas Bracher

Other key lawyers:

Philipp Lindenmayer; Michael Mráz; Meltem Steudler; Peter Hafner


‘Nicolas Bracher is a known name in the area of litigation in Switzerland. He is highly knowledgeable and very committed to his clients. The work products he delivers are excellent. He is clearly an outstanding lawyer, not only in his field of practice.’

Work highlights

  • Representinga  group of minority shareholders of blockchain company in enforcing their rights in USD 7bn post-transaction litigation.
  • Representing a client as international lead counsel before Swiss Federal Supreme Court in EUR 80m landmark case concerning the enforcement of a foreign judgment.


‘Dedicated and responsive’ Archipel’s arsenal of experience includes fraud, white-collar crime, asset tracing and cryptocurrency disputes. Guillaume Tattevin, Lezgin Polater and Laurence Ponty jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Guillaume Tattevin; Lezgin Polater; Laurence Ponty


‘They are incredibly responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘Stand out partners are Guillaume Tattevin (a formidable intellect) and Lezgin Polater (pragmatic, user friendly).

‘Joanna Didisheim is a very bright and responsive associate – one to watch.’

Key clients

1MDB – Brazen Sky – SRC International (Malaysia) Limited

Orphée SA

Work highlights

BianchiSchwald LLC

‘Efficient and knowledgeable’ BianchiSchwald LLC is particularly active in the civil dispute resolution field, also demonstrating experience within the white-collar defence realm. Jean-Marc Carnicé, who strengthens the team with his proficiency in handling white-collar crime issues, and Cyrill Süess, who possesses a wealth of experience in civil and commercial matters, co-lead the group. ‘Excellent’ white-collar crime expert Philippe Vladimir Boss is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Marc Carnicé; Cyrill Süess

Other key lawyers:

Christoph Gasser; Philippe Vladimir Boss; Dominique Ritter


‘Efficient and knowledgeable team.’

‘Philippe Boss is an excellent practitioner.’

‘It is highly skilled in the following areas – cross border jurisdiction, complex fraud (both civil and criminal) and has good relationships with prosecutors. The team is able to manage complex cases.’

‘Philippe Boss is a pleasure to deal with – always responsive, has an exceptional knowledge of criminal and civil procedure in Switzerland and a good understanding of English law issues.’

‘They are very experienced in court and and true litigators with a high degree of specialisation and able to anticipate any possible counter arguments in advance.’

‘This firm always finds pragmatic solutions.’

‘Enquiries are answered very quickly and very competently. ’

‘Very solution-oriented way of working. Furthermore, the employees convince with very short response times and excellent accessibility. Friendly and competent advice.’

Key clients

Thommen-Furler AG

Swiss Confederation; Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research SE

Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG, Neckarsulm, Germany

Maestrani Schweizer Schokoladen AG

WorkMotion Software GmbH

Work highlights

Bratschi Ltd

Tort, employment, construction and real estate are key sectors in which Bratschi Ltd’s litigation practice operates, and the team is noted for its ability to provide ‘accurate advice’. Daniel Glasl, who leads the practice alongside Mirco Ceregato, possesses exceptional knowledge around media-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Mirco Ceregato; Daniel Glasl

Other key lawyers:

Marco Colombini


‘They provide accurate advice, and are very helpful in business and corporate disputes.’

‘Mirco Ceregato responds quickly, provides accurate and reliable legal advice as well as recommendations regarding litigation strategy and tactical questions.’

Key clients

DPR Construction

Spitalregion Fürstenland-Toggenburg

BP Europe SE, Hamburg, Zweigniederlassung BP (Switzerland)

Schweizerische Rettungsflugwacht Rega

St. Galler Kantonalbank AG

Meier Tobler AG

Spar Group

Work highlights

  • Representation of Credit Suisse in a libel and reputation litigation against the financial Blog Inside Paradeplatz.
  • Representation of the Spitalanlagengesellschaft of the Spitalregion Fürstenland-Toggenburg (SAGes.-SRFT) in a dispute regarding the new building for an extension to the hospital in the city of Wil.
  • Representation of Schweizer Rettungsflugwacht Rega against a competitor in front of the Zurich Commercial Court for contractually agreed fees.

Eversheds Sutherland AG

Managing partner Peter Haas spearheads the Eversheds Sutherland AG litigation practice, contributing his extensive experience in liability law to the team. The practice covers a diverse scope of sectors, including insurance, international trade and telecoms, to name a few, utilising its international network to attract international and high-profile clients. Barbara Klett is another key member of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Peter Haas

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Klett; Patrick Eberhardt; Sarah Leutwiler; Ludovic Duarte; Manuel Arroyo

Kellerhals Carrard

Applauded for putting ‘the needs and goals of their clients first’, Kellerhals Carrard frequently assists clients with litigation arising from healthcare, insurance, sports and real estate sectors, among others. Notably, the team is adept at advising on cross-border litigation and is increasingly involved in ESG disputes. Basel-based Lukas Bopp, Lausanne-based Nicolas Gillard and Bern-based Michael Daphinoff jointly lead the practice, alongside Ivan Paparelli, Peter Schatz and Andrea Fioravanti who steer the group from the firm’s Lugano, Zurich and Geneva offices respectively.

Practice head(s):

Lukas Bopp; Nicolas Gillard; Michael Daphinoff; Ivan Paparelli; Peter Schatz; Annemarie Streuli


‘The team has extensive expertise and experience in the relevant areas of law. They team always put the needs and goals of their clients first and offer customized solutions.’

The fee structure is transparent and fair and is communicated in advance.’

‘The team offers a good combination of legal excellence, client focus and ethical conduct.’

‘The individuals I work with are very dedicated and professional. They are passionate about the interests of their clients. They also communicate very effectively and work well in a team.’

‘They are easily accessible and respond quickly to inquiries and concerns.’

‘The firm covers various areas of law with specialized focus teams, as well as all the language regions of Switzerland, which constitute a strength point for foreign and Italian clients. The teams are composed of numerous professionals with specific skills, who are able to face urgent and extemporaneous situations.’

‘I recomand Kellerhals Carrard to all my clients that have the need of legal assistance in Geneva. The services rendered by François Micheli have been entirely professional, with full satisfaction for the clients in what concerns competence and final results.’

Key clients

Banque Privée Espiritó Santo SA in Liq.

Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft Ost-Süd, Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft Mitte, Cautionnement Romand, Bürgschaftsgenossenschaft SAFFA

CSL Behring AG


Portuguese entrepreneur

Work highlights

  • Acting as counsel of the bankrupt estate of Banque Privée Espirito Santo in a voidance action in the amount of CHF 1.5m in relation to payments of restructuring services just before insolvency.
  • Assists the consortium CIB with the substantiation of several claims for extension of time and additional payment and in view of potential proceedings in front of the Panel of Adjudicators.

Loyens & Loeff

The ‘young, hungry and very motivated’ Loyens & Loeff team regularly operates across commercial, corporate and white-collar crime litigation, as well as demonstrating considerable proficiency in handling insolvency and tax issues, often crossing over with the firm's Benelux centre of gravity. ‘Precise, efficient and clear’ practice head Robin Moser is entrusted by banks, funds, multinationals and high-net-worth individuals, while Johanna Haedinger engages with contractual and commercial mandates. Beat Baumgartner and Nadine Spahni are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Robin Moser

Other key lawyers:

Johanna Haedinger; Beat Baumgartner; Nadine Spahni


‘Robin Moser is extremely dedicated, focused on the case and very nice to work with’

‘Young and dynamic team working across the offices abroad.’

‘Robin Moser is a resourceful lawyer and very committed to the case.’

‘Loyens & Loeff has a well-sized team that is very efficient. The invoicing is well positioned, in line with the quality of the work done. The team is responsive and always meets the agreed deadline. The relationship is easy and very pleasant, in addition to being goal oriented.’

‘Robin Moser has outstanding writing skills; he is always precise, efficient and clear which is much appreciated. He also has exceptional synthesis skills. In addition, he quickly understands technical and business situations and constraints. He is a real asset when it comes to assisting with legal matters in complex situations.’

‘A young firm with a young, hungry and very motivated team that will always go the extra mile.’

‘Loyens’ Swiss litigation practice has again deeply impressed both ourselves as well as clients we referred to Loyens. Clients very much value the pragmatic approach which is yet combined with extremely thorough researched legal knowledge.’

‘Robin Moser shows an incredible breadth of knowledge in different industries and areas of commercial law. His very swift and pragmatic approach is combined with outstanding legal assessments.’

Work highlights

  • Representing a UHNWI who has personally and via companies granted loans to an individual residing in Monaco in loan recovery proceedings, successfully attaching a luxury car park, luxury goods, real estate as well as claims against Trusts and Establishments in various jurisdictions.
  • Represents a listed industrial group in a dispute with a contractor relating to deliveries and installations in a large commercial real estate complex in Zurich and an incident and construction delay allegedly caused by faulty goods.
  • Represents the editor of two major German daily newspapers in a dispute arising out of a distributorship and marketing agreement with a Swiss based company.

Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC

Noted for its ‘solution-oriented approaching of issues’, Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC’s expertise lies in commercial, banking and finance and financial crime, as well as a diverse range of multi-jurisdictional issues. Steering the practice is founding partner Grégoire Mangeat, Fanny Margairaz and Joël Chevallaz.

Practice head(s):

Grégoire Mangeat; Fanny Margairaz; Joël Chevallaz

Other key lawyers:

Diego Leis


Understanding of the specific business, fast turn-around times, and solution oriented approaching of issues. Very pleasant to collaborate with, both from a professional but also a personal perspective. ’

‘Grégoire Mangeat is very experienced and exhibits all required capabilities to be an outstanding litigator and strategic thinker. The results that he achieves are very impressive. In addition to his professional skills, he is a very pleasant person to work with. ’

‘This practice’s key strength is ethics. A boutique law firm with highly qualified partners and associates, who give attention and focus on every case instead of having a similar pattern and plan for all. Billing is transparent and stated in the beginning of the relationship without hidden costs.’

Key clients

MITC Mobility SA

Work highlights

  • Representing the daughter of the former, now deceased, President of Uzbekistan in criminal proceedings opened by the OAG for suspected money laundering in relation to alleged bribes paid by foreign companies to her to operate in Uzbekistan.
  • Defended Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, chairman of beIN Media Group LLC (beIN) and of Paris Saint-Germain in criminal proceedings opened in March 2017 by the Federal Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for suspicion of active private bribery in a successful crimional appeal.

Prager Dreifuss AG

‘Excellent strategist’ Urs Feller helms the Prager Dreifuss AG litigation team, which covers civil and commercial mandates, such as asset recovery and administrative assistance procedures. Feller’s expertise includes contractual and commercial issues, with a notably strong presence in the area of banking, insurance, sanctions and compliance. Daniel Hayek, Christian Casanova and Marcel Frey are other key names to note in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Urs Feller

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Hayek; Christian Casanova; Marcel Frey; Gion Jegher


‘Urs Feller is an excellent strategist and keeps a calm head in a crisis.’

‘Marcel Frey is dedicated, hard working and an assured and capable advisor.’

‘I have been working with Gion Jegher for many years. He is an excellent lawyer and has helped me many times with client matters that required assistance in Switzerland. He is extremely knowledgable and experienced, always has a practical solution, takes business requirements into account and is very professional.’

‘Gion Jegher is a very kind and friendly person and it is very convenient to work with him. His availability and responsiveness is exceptional and his invoices are always appropriate and adequate in relation to the high quality and value of his work.’


Work highlights

  • Advised  Bouchoms & Braesch (Luxembourg) in its capacity as representative of the holders of the FRESH 2008 bonds, Trinity Investments DAC, Bybrook Capital LLP, Whitebox Advisors LLC.
  • Advised Attestor Value Master Fund / Trinity Investments Limited on recovery of capital and interest under sovereign bonds.


Praised for its ‘personal touch with a great overall service experience’, SKANDAMIS AVOCATS is well-positioned to advise clients on an array of corporate and commercial mandates, possessing considerable expertise in assisting corporate and private clients with multi-jurisdictional matters. ‘Extremely helpful’ practice head Romanos Skandamis counts corporate clients and wealthy individuals and families in his client roster.

Practice head(s):

Romanos Skandamis


‘I am very impressed by Romanos Skandamis. His performance in terms of intelligence and strategy is far superior to his counterparts in Geneva. Generally speaking, the work provided by Mr. Skandamis and his team is excellent.’

‘Friendly professional team.’

‘ Romanos Skandamis has always been extremely helpful and willing to do the extra mile. He is very professional with great presentation and attention to detail.’

‘Personal touch with a great overall service experience.’

‘Close-knit team with excellent internal collaboration, regular and sustained external communication and follow-up Diversity in cultures and spoken languages Up-to-date technology Transparent billing’

‘Careful selection of associates by the partners to fit in the family-made practice, innovative approach and solution driven.’

‘Impeccable responsiveness and well-versed in the mechanisms of institutions and public authorities internationally.’

Work highlights

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd

‘Fantastic’ Jonas Stüssi and ‘seasoned practitioner’ Philipp Känzig lead the ‘attentive and knowledgeable’ Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd litigation practice, which is adept at handling disputes arising from regulated sectors, such as energy, banking and insurance. The department also routinely manages insolvency, asset tracing and employment litigation for its clients. Känzig’s handles the full gamut of civil and criminal mandates and Stüssi is noted for his insolvency, criminal and professional negligence expertise.

Practice head(s):

Jonas Stüssi; Phillip Känzig

Other key lawyers:

Philipp Haymann


‘Extremely impressed with the service provided, the professionalism and the attention to detail of their lawyers.’

‘Attentive and knowledgeable Swiss practice, which achieves goals set by the client in an efficient and understandable way.’

‘Philipp Kaenzig is a seasoned practitioner with excellent knowledge of Swiss litigation and arbitration. Jonas Stuessi is a younger generation lawyer focusing on corporate and litigation, who has excellent contacts and creative approach.’

‘Staiger is a well know and well respected law firm. They are young and dynamic and go the extra mile for their clients.’

‘Jonas Stüssi is a fantastic litigator who is very good at tactics and finds solutions even for the most complicated problems. He does not crack under pressure and is very assertive.’

‘Philipp Känzig is highly regarded, very experienced and practical in his advice.’

‘They are innovative and responsive, and the quality of their work is undisputedly first rate.’

‘Staiger appears to have all the latest technology and our arbitration proceeded with no technical issues. The attorneys collaborated well with our team and exhibited knowledge of Swiss law on the legal issues and knowledge of the arbitrators’ background and sensibilities. ’

Work highlights

  • Representing a Cyprus trust company in $71m cross-border case related to alleged misappropriation of funds.
  • Representing a Swiss consulting company against European procurement unit in €65 m cross-border litigation related to COVID-19.
  • Representing global consulting company in cross-border liability litigation related to an employee’s skiing accident.

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte

Boutique dispute resolution firm Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte possesses considerable strength across a varied scope of banking and estate litigation, as well as enhancing their practice with further capabilities in commercial and corporate litigation. Patrick Rohn steers the team, bolstering the practice with his post M&A and joint venture dispute expertise, while Daniel Stoll focuses on trust and estate matters, alongside commercial fraud.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Rohn

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Stoll; Michael Bösch

Work highlights

Wenger Plattner

Counting corporations, public law entities and private clients in its varied client roster, ‘excellent’ Wenger Plattner fields a wide-ranging litigation practice, advising on liability, banking and inheritance law disputes to name a few. The team operates across its Zurich and Basel offices, the latter of which being notable experienced in pharma industry mandates. Zurich-based team leader Stephan Kesselbach principally focuses on corporate, contract and insolvency law litigation. Other key names to note include Zurich-based Roland Bachmann, as well as Dieter Gränicher and Yannick Hostettler, who operate in the firm’s Basel office.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Kesselbach


‘Very fast response times, high reliability and customer friendliness.’

‘Very high legal competence. Roland Bachmann was also able to empathise very well with my particular situation and at all times found the right mix of representing my legitimate interests and providing honest feedback in the event of excessive expectations on my part.’

‘Stephan Kesselbach and his team not only go the extra mile – they run it!’

‘They are an excellent team of very client focused lawyers.’

‘Wenger Plattner has a a unique team of specialists for any problem I had. They have extensive knowledge and do never give fluffy recommendations. They always dig deep and based on outstanding experience of their lawyers give solution oriented legal guidance.’

‘Roland Bachmann is a calm but very clever advisor that guides the way to solving complex insurance matters and claims.’

‘Meetings could always be held on short notice and online, generating short processing times.’

‘The cooperation with Yannick Hostettler is always reliable, courteous and of high quality. He knows how to advise clients pragmatically and to the highest legal standards. ’

Key clients

Publicitas AG


Petroplus Group

Former Swissmetal Group

Banque Hottinger & Cie Ltd

EBT swiss engineering Ltd.

Bosniaken Institut; Stiftung Adil Zulfikarpasic, Zurich

Bringhen Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting with corporate liability claims for mismanagement against the former president of the board of directors and the Auditing Company of the SPVs of the former SCL / SCT / Enzian Shipping AG.
  • Advising on liability claims for mismanagement against four former executives/members of the board of Banque Hottinger & Cie Ltd.
  • Defending the schedule of claims of Swissair against an action of the estate of former Belgian Airline Sabena.