Advestra > Zurich, Switzerland > Firm Profile


Switzerland > Capital markets Tier 2

Transaction specialist boutique Advestra hit the ground running since opening its doors at the beginning of 2020. The group has a track record of advising on equity and debt capital market transactions on matters such as IPOs, rights issues, PIPEs, accelerated book-buildings (ABBs) and other structures. Hybrid bonds, covered bonds, high-yield bonds and convertible bonds are also handled. The group’s client portfolio includes listed companies, Swiss and global investment banks, private equity sponsors, sovereign wealth funds and other domestic and foreign financial and strategic investors. Thomas Reutter enjoys an excellent reputation in the market. He is supported by the up-and-coming Annette Weber, Alexander von Jeinsen and Sandro Fehlmann.


‘Very knowledgeable and dynamic team, very client-focused.’

‘Very client-focused and adaptive, broad and relevant knowledge (Alexander von Jeinsen, Thomas Reutter).’

‘Highly competent and experienced, young and talented crowd, great firm reputation built in a very short time frame.’

‘Thomas Reutter: highly skilled and experienced lawyer.’

‘Alexander von Jeinsen and Annette Weber have high potential.’

‘Annette Weber is very hardworking, responsive and experienced in relevant transaction types.’

‘Alexander von Jeinsen: very good transactional experience, very good responsiveness, performs exceptionally well under pressure and within tight deadlines, gives sufficient exposure to his associates, is talented at handling large groups of stakeholders.’

Key clients

Jacobs Holding

SIG Combibloc

Credit Suisse

Swiss Re

Ares Management

JP Morgan


Goldman Sachs

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA)


ZKB (Zürcher Kantonalbank)

J.P. Morgan


Work highlights

  • Advised the banking syndicate on Molecular Partners AG’s Initial Public Offering in the United States and its listing on NASDAQ raising gross proceeds of approximately $63.8m.
  • Acted as legal counsel to Goldman Sachs, Jefferies and ZKB with regard to the successful placement by Meyer Burger of newly issued shares raising gross proceeds of CHF80m and €145m green guaranteed senior unsecured convertible bonds.
  • Acted as legal counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse AG and Goldman Sachs International as the joint bookrunner in connection with the placement of CHF600m senior unsecured convertible bonds due 2028 by Idorsia AG.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Newly opened transaction specialist boutique Advestra offers support in all phases of M&A and other corporate transactions since the beginning of 2021. The team advises on acquisition and divestment transactions (including corporate auctions), public takeovers, mergers, demergers, joint ventures and financing rounds. Its ‘great combination of legal expertise with commercial understanding‘ is often sought after by clients from the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, the financial services industry, consumer goods and retail industries. Thomas Reutter, Rashid Bahar, Daniel Raun and Alexander von Jeinsen are the key contacts.

Other key lawyers:


‘Great combination of legal expertise with commercial understanding. No detours or hour-billing. Excellent response time & very good interpersonal service.’

‘Alex von Jeinsen moved into trusted advisor position straight away. He’s quick, to the point, with honest assessments coming straight to conclusions & not ‘repeating the law.

‘Annina Hammer: very good response time, very diligent & reliable, very good counsel.’

‘Advestra combines the flexibility and responsiveness of a small law firm with knowledge and experience of a big law firm.’

‘Rashid Bahar is an outstanding, extremely intelligent, extremely knowledgeable, very experienced, very wise lawyer. He is an absolute expert in commercial and corporate Swiss law and M&A. Furthermore, he is very friendly and professional at all times. Finally, he always delivered excellent services, even under a very high workload and stress burden.’

‘Great service, best legal advice, goes the extra mile.’

‘Highly competent corporate lawyers with excellent English language skills.’

‘Thomas Reutter is an excellent strategist. He is very responsive, caring and competent.’

Key clients

Mubadala Investment Company/Falcon Private AG

Swiss Re

SIG Combibloc


One Equity Partners

Zurich Insurance Company

XP Inc.

Orascom Development Holding

Unifiedpost Group

H.I.G. Capital

Bob Finance



Work highlights

  • Advised One Equity Partners on the acquisition of a 29% stake in Cicor Technologies Ltd.
  • Advised XP Inc. on the sale of its Swiss private investment and wealth management private investment and wealth management.
  • Advised SIG Combibloc on the acquisition of its joint venture companies in the Middle East.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

The boutique Advestra specialises in the full range of corporate, capital market and financing transactions, and is sought after by national and international banks and financial institutions.

Advestra was founded in 2020 by passionate lawyers on a shared vision: our clients deserve sophisticated advice by dynamic and approachable professionals with a deep commercial understanding.

We created a corporate law firm combining the power of a big law firm with the personal and lean approach of a small firm. We are a team of experienced lawyers with outstanding legal and transactional expertise.

Our clients seek out our advice on all matters related to corporate | M&A, capital markets, finance, financial services and tax. For practice areas we do not cover ourselves, we team up with specialist law firms leading in their field to deliver comprehensive services to our clients.

Corporate, M&A Daniel 58 5100200
Capital Markets Annette 58 5109200
Finance Alexander von 58 5109200
Financial Services Sandro 58 5109200
Rashid Bahar photoProf Dr Rashid BaharPartner Rahsid Bahar is an expert on corporate law and financial market…
Sandro Fehlmann photo Sandro FehlmannPartner Sandro Fehlmann’s practice focuses on capital market transactions (equity and debt)…
Beda Kaufmann photo Beda KaufmannPartner Beda Kaufman­n’s prac­tice focuses on M&A trans­ac­tions. He also advises cli­ents…
Daniel Raun photo Daniel RaunPartner Daniel Raun’s practice focuses on M&A and capital market transactions. He…
Thomas Reutter photoDr Thomas ReutterPartner Thomas Reut­ter advises cli­ents with their cap­it­al mar­ket and M&A trans­ac­tions.…
Roland Truffer photo Roland TrufferPartner Roland Truffer chiefly advises in the fields of financial services and…
Annette Weber photo Annette WeberPartner Annette Weber focuses on cap­it­al mar­ket trans­ac­tions as well as M&A…
Alexander von Jeinsen photoDr Alexander von JeinsenPartner Alex­an­der von Jein­sen’s broad prac­tice cov­ers cap­it­al mar­kets and fin­an­cing trans­ac­tions,…
Partners : 11
Total fee earners : 22
Other Staff : 7
Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations
IBA (International Bar Association)