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Bratschi Ltd

Public law Tier 2

Bratschi Ltd's public and administrative law department acts for domestic municipalities, cantonal authorities and private foundations on constitutional, subsidy, health, state organisation, media, traffic and labour law matters. Practice head Isabelle Häner has a significant presence in all Federal public and Cantonal courts.

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Real estate and construction Tier 2

Bratschi Ltd has a solid offering in the real estate sector, with additional expertise in related public law matters. Combined with a presence in six Swiss cities, it has good coverage regionally. It has special expertise in construction law, transactions and advising public bodies on public procurement, zoning and legislative matters. Practice head Ion Eglin in Zug is a specialist in hospitality law. Thomas Schönenberger is a key contact in contractor agreements. Ulrich Keusen in Bern is also noted.

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Bratschi works solution-oriented and pragmatic.’

Ion Eglin has excellent market expertise; he is competent and a good negotiator.’

Thomas Schöneberger – his expertise in real estate law combined with deal experience made him a valuable partner.’

Key clients

Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz

Radisson Hotel Group

Steigenberger Hotels AG

RIMC Schweiz Hotels & Resorts AG

Semtech International AG

PSP Group Services AG

PSP Real Estate AG

Spitalregion Fürstenland-Toggenburg

Säntis Home AG

Fortimo AG

Kantonsspital St. Gallen

Hälg & Co. AG

Arbonia AG

Merck & Cie

Asga Pensionskasse Genossenschaft

CSL Legnau AG

Hochbau Stadt Bern


Capital markets Tier 3

The team at Bratschi Ltd is instructed in capital markets transactions in the mid market, and it also advises on the issuing and trading of investment instruments. Christian Stambach in St. Gallen, and Zurich-based Marco Rizzi and Barbara Jecklin are the key contacts.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Bratschi Ltd is an established player for mid-market domestic M&A transactions. The team is well connected with companies from the finance, IT and telecoms, real estate, energy, hospitality and healthcare sectors. Thomas Peter leads the team and is also well versed in advising on contract law. Christian Stambach in St Gallen is an expert in corporate governance and compliance mandates. Associate Claudio Bazzi is another integral part of the group.

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Great, pragmatic and always on top of things.

Bratschi stands out with its high level of partner attention. The team gives practical and reliable advice, and it shows outstanding availability and commitment.’

Thomas Peter is highly engaged and very pragmatic. His advice is very much to the point. He combines an outstanding level of legal quality with the practical requirements of a dynamic business. He is not afraid of asking critical questions and is capable of thinking “outside the box”.’

Christian Stambach is a super experienced, hands-on partner, who is always looking for pragmatic, fair solutions that advance the process and avoid going down unnecessary rabbit holes.’

Key clients

Frank Matalewski and Lukas Martin

Piquadro SpA

Former shareholders of Namics AG

Christian Fischbacher Co. AG

Nederman Holding AB

Luwa Air Engineering AG

CorFlow Therapeutics Ltd

sanaplasma AG

Vorwerk International Strecker & Co

Omni Ray Holding B.V. and Nimbus

Descartes Systems

Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz (GMOS)

Radisson Hotel Group

Park Inn by Radisson Switzerland AG

RIMC Schweiz Hotels & Resorts AG

Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG

Steigenberger Hotels AG

Semtech (International) AG

Säntis Home AG, St. Gallen

Arbonia Ltd.

Stena (Switzerland) AG

St.Galler Kantonalbank

Adecco Group

Hälg Building Services Group

Employment Tier 3

Bratschi Ltd handles advisory and contentious employment matters, ranging from post-acquisition restructurings and management disputes, to disciplinary accusations and the implementation of new personnel regulations. Recent highlights include acting for Bersan Automotive Switzerland AG on a transfer of employees from the Hyundai Korean Motor Company in Belgium. Contracts and M&A specialist Angela Hensch leads the practice, with Stefan Rieder and Marco Rizzi other names to note.

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Key clients

Berge Automocion

Nederman Group

Private client Tier 3

Bratschi Ltd's key practitioners are Ingmar Snijders and Walter Boss, who have extensive experience in the private client space. They advise clients on trusts and foundations, estate planning and structured assets as well as tax and litigation matters. The client portfolio includes national and international banks, commodity traders and wealthy individuals. Head of the firm's tax team Michael Barrot is also noted.

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Experienced, knowledgeable practitioners who understand the issues and respond with technical precision and practicality in a prompt manner.’

Ingmar Snijders is extremely collaborative, practical and approachable.

Walter Boss is a regarded Swiss tax lawyer. He is gives clear and concise advice.

Sports law Tier 3

Bratschi Ltd's sports law department is led by Reto Arpagaus and Claudio Bazzi. The firm represents individual athletes and clubs alongside events and marketing organisations requiring assistance with transfers, M&A, tax and broadcasting rights. Highlights included assisting IFM International Football Management GmbH and Michael Lang during the player's transfer from FC Basel to Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany, negotiating sponsorship contracts for Swiss national goalkeeper Yann Sommer, and advising Avenir Sports and Entertainment Group on its investment in an ice hockey club.

Key clients

International Football Management GmbH

Swiss Cycling

Yann Sommer

Michael Lang

advancesport AG

ASGI (Association of Swiss independent golfers)

Avenir Sports and Entertainment Group

Paradigm Group

Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 4

Bratschi Ltd's team is an established contact for small and mid-sized banks, insurance companies, securities dealers and asset managers from Switzerland but also abroad. Practice co-head Marcel Aellen covers regulatory and compliance aspects in financial market law, while fellow head Ivo Hungerbühler is noted for his experience in investigations as well as litigation in the banking and finance space, where he is also supported by Mirco CeregatoKurt Blickenstorfer is a key name for asset management and Barbara Jecklin  has expertise in debt financings and offerings, commercial lending, as well as acquisition and structured finance.


The lawyers of Bratschi have a thorough understanding of the financial sector and a pragmatic approach. They get straight to the point and act as an ideal sparring partner for in-house counsels.

The team members, who have great negotiation skills, always put the clients first but manage to not neglect the counterparts position as well.’

Kurt Blickenstorfer is treasured for his knowledge, experience, and excellent guidance.’

Barbara Jecklin is very attentive to her clients and works efficiently.

Mirco Ceregato has outstanding legal and strategic skills regarding banking and litigation matters. Moreover, he has the ability to reduce complex legal matters to relevant key points and helps his clients to find convincing and consistent solutions.

Key clients

UBS Switzerland AG

Commerzbank AG

CreditGate 24

BX Swiss Exchange

Adecco Group AG

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Bratschi Ltd's dispute resolution practice is based across six different locations in Switzerland and covers the full gamut of matters in the contentious space. The team has recently been kept busy active for companies from the insurance and real estate sector as well as in media disputes. Daniel Glasl in Zurich has more than 25 years of experience in the area. Mirco Ceregato divides his time between Zurich and St. Gallen and heads the practice together with Glasl. Lukas Wyss in Bern has experience in cross-border disputes. Sandra De Vito Bieri and Kurt Blickenstorfer, also both in Zurich, represent companies and individuals in commercial disputes.

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The excellent lawyers provide personalised service.

Mirco Ceregato has a deep knowledge of an international commercial litigation strategy, and he is very confident with the international rules of litigation.

Sandra De Vito Bieri is an experienced lawyer and the recommendations provided by her are precise, reliable and always on time.

Kurt Blickenstorfer is a commercial, responsive and pro-active lawyer.

Key clients

AXA Versicherungen

HDI Gerling

Carl Hirschmann

St. Galler Kantonalbank AG

Spar Handels AG

Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland Tier 4

Bratschi Ltd has a number of offices in German-speaking Switzerland, and is particularly active in corporate and M&A, private client and public law. Marco RizziChristian StambachBarbara JecklinIngmar SnijdersWalter Boss and Mirco Ceregato are key contacts.

Tax Tier 4

Bratschi Ltd's team has considerable experience assisting clients with tax planning matters, particularly relating to relocations, reorganisations, acquisitions, sales, restructurings and financing. Another focus area is advising family offices on tax matters as well as tax litigation. Michael Barrot leads the team and has a broad background, which covers various international transactions and commodities trading, among others. Walter Boss has more than 30 years of experience in the area.

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The team has excellent knowledge and works very fast.

Michael Barrot is able to offer technically-sound and competent solutions.

Walter Boss is a very experienced lawyer, who is good in M&A and corporate issues.’

Key clients

Nectar Digital Wealth

Lancel Group

Piquadro S.p.A.

Nederman Holding AB

Sanaplasma Ltd.

UBS Switzerland AG

Crypto AG

Deutsche Private Equity (DPE)


Olympia Group


Adecco Group

Bank am Bellevue Group

Reichmuth Bank

Pension Fund of the Credit Suisse Group

Bratschi Ltd. is one of Switzerland’s leading law firms with over 90 attorneys in six major business centers of Switzerland. Our experienced attorneys advise and represent national and international enterprises as well as private individuals and the public sector in all areas of commercial law, tax law as well as puclic law and notarial matters.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Marco Rizzi +41 58 258 10 00
General Secretariat Monique Vesely +41 58 258 10 00
Photo Name Position Profile
 Tobias Abt  photo Tobias Abt Attorney-at-Law
 Markus Aeschbacher  photo Markus Aeschbacher Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Elisa Aliotta  photo lic iur Elisa Aliotta Attorney-at-Law
lic iur Kerem Altay  photo lic iur Kerem Altay Attorney-at-Law
Mr Reto Arpagaus  photo Mr Reto Arpagaus Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Ms Liv Bahner  photo Ms Liv Bahner Attorney-at-Law
Mr Michael Barrot  photo Mr Michael Barrot Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Dr iur Claudio Bazzi  photo Dr iur Claudio Bazzi Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Jürg Bereuter  photo lic iur Jürg Bereuter Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Arnaud Beuret  photo lic iur Arnaud Beuret Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Christian Beutter  photo lic iur Christian Beutter Attonrey-at-Law, Partner
Mr Adrian Bieri  photo Mr Adrian Bieri Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Dr iur Anja Binder  photo Dr iur Anja Binder Attorney-at-Law
Mr Alexander Blarer  photo Mr Alexander Blarer Attorney-at-LAw, Partner
 Cyril Blattner  photo Cyril Blattner Attorney-at-Law
Mr Kurt Blickenstorfer  photo Mr Kurt Blickenstorfer Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Mr Walter H. Boss  photo Mr Walter H. Boss Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Prof Dr iur Jürgen Brönnimann  photo Prof Dr iur Jürgen Brönnimann Attonrey-at-Law, Partner
Dr iur Andreas Brenner  photo Dr iur Andreas Brenner Attorney-at-Law
Mr Livio Bundi  photo Mr Livio Bundi Attorney-at-Law
lic iur Mirco Ceregato  photo lic iur Mirco Ceregato Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Member of the Board of Directors
 Marco Colombini  photo Marco Colombini Attorney-at-Law, Partner
 Nicola Corvi  photo Nicola Corvi Attorney-at-Law
lic iur Sandra De Vito Bieri  photo lic iur Sandra De Vito Bieri Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Member of the Board of Directors
lic iur Pascal Diethelm  photo lic iur Pascal Diethelm Attonrey-at-Law, Partner
Mr Ion Eglin  photo Mr Ion Eglin Attorney-at-Law and Notary, Partner, Member of the Board of Directors
lic iur Cedric Flotron  photo lic iur Cedric Flotron Attorney-at-Law
Mr Roberto Fornito  photo Mr Roberto Fornito Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Thibault Fresquet  photo lic iur Thibault Fresquet Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Tanja Frischknecht  photo lic iur Tanja Frischknecht Attorney-at-Law
lic iur Etienne Gard  photo lic iur Etienne Gard Attorney-at-Law
Mr Daniel Glasl  photo Mr Daniel Glasl Attorney-at-Law, Partner
 Isabelle Häner photo Isabelle Häner Attonrey-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Bigna Heim  photo lic iur Bigna Heim Attorney-at-Law
lic iur Alexandra Hellige  photo lic iur Alexandra Hellige Attorney-at-Law
lic iur Angela Hensch  photo lic iur Angela Hensch Attonrey-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Tobias Herren  photo lic iur Tobias Herren Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Mr Thomas Herzog  photo Mr Thomas Herzog Attonrey-at-Law and Notary, Partner
 Yaël Heymann  photo Yaël Heymann Attorney-at-Law
lic iur Céline Hofer  photo lic iur Céline Hofer Attonrey-at-Law and Notary public
Mr Ivo Hungerbühler  photo Mr Ivo Hungerbühler Attorney-at-Law, Partner
 Niklaus Hutzli  photo Niklaus Hutzli Attorney-at-Law, Notar, Partner
lic iur Mark Ineichen  photo lic iur Mark Ineichen Attorney-at-Law, Intercessor, Partner
Mr Florian S Jörg  photo Mr Florian S Jörg Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Mrs Barbara Jecklin  photo Mrs Barbara Jecklin Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Cédric-Olivier Jenoure  photo lic iur Cédric-Olivier Jenoure Attoreny-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Daniel Jud  photo lic iur Daniel Jud Attorney-at-Law
 Philipp Kämpfer  photo Philipp Kämpfer Attorney-at-Law
 Kevin Kengelbacher  photo Kevin Kengelbacher Attorney-at-Law and Notary public
Dr iur Felix Kesselring  photo Dr iur Felix Kesselring Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Ulrich Keusen  photo lic iur Ulrich Keusen Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Kathrin Lanz Kneissler  photo lic iur Kathrin Lanz Kneissler Attorney-at-Law
Ms Tabea Lorenz  photo Ms Tabea Lorenz Attorney-at-Law, Tex specialist
 Nina Maag  photo Nina Maag Attorney-at-Law
Mr Harald Maag  photo Mr Harald Maag Attonrey-at-Law, Partner
Mrs Stefanie Monge  photo Mrs Stefanie Monge Attorney-at-Law
Dr iur Martin Moser  photo Dr iur Martin Moser Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Daniel Mosimann  photo lic iur Daniel Mosimann Attorney-at-Law and Notary
lic iur Serafin Oberholzer  photo lic iur Serafin Oberholzer Attorney-at-Law
Mr Simon Osterwalder  photo Mr Simon Osterwalder Attorney-at-Law and Managing Partner
Mr Thomas Peter  photo Mr Thomas Peter Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Mr Pascal Rüedi  photo Mr Pascal Rüedi Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Marius Reinhardt  photo lic iur Marius Reinhardt Attorney-at-Law
Ms Silvia Renninger  photo Ms Silvia Renninger Attorney-at-Law
lic iur Bruno Rieder  photo lic iur Bruno Rieder Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Member of the Board of Directors
Mr Marco Rizzi  photo Mr Marco Rizzi Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Mr Thomas Schönenberger  photo Mr Thomas Schönenberger Attorney-at-Law, Partner, President of the Board of Directors
Mr Matthias Schmid  photo Mr Matthias Schmid Attonrey-at-Law, Partner
Mrs Annina Schreiner  photo Mrs Annina Schreiner Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Fatou Sidibe  photo lic iur Fatou Sidibe Attorney-at-Law
lic oec Louis Siegrist  photo lic oec Louis Siegrist Of Counsel
Mr Robert R Sigl  photo Mr Robert R Sigl Attonrey-at-Law and Notary, Partner
Mr Ingmar JM Snijders  photo Mr Ingmar JM Snijders Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Mr Christian Stambach  photo Mr Christian Stambach Attonrey-at-Law, Partner
 Michael Suter  photo Michael Suter Attorney-at-Law and Notary, Partner
Mr Franz Szolansky  photo Mr Franz Szolansky Attorney-at-Law, Of Counsel
Mr Marco Tamburlini  photo Mr Marco Tamburlini Attorney-at-Law and Notary public, Partner
Mr Anton Vucurovic  photo Mr Anton Vucurovic Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Prof Dr iur Rolf Weber  photo Prof Dr iur Rolf Weber Attorney-at-Law, Of Counsel
Mr Urs Wickihalder  photo Mr Urs Wickihalder Attorney-at-Law, Of Counsel
Dr iur Christian Wind  photo Dr iur Christian Wind Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Sascha Wohlgemuth  photo lic iur Sascha Wohlgemuth Attorney-at-Law and Notary, Partner
lic iur Hansruedi Wyss  photo lic iur Hansruedi Wyss Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Dr iur Lukas Wyss  photo Dr iur Lukas Wyss Attorney-at-Law, Partner
lic iur Pascal Zgraggen  photo lic iur Pascal Zgraggen Attorney-at-Law
Attorneys-at-Law : 99