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Bratschi Ltd

Switzerland > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Bratschi Ltd advises in all areas of both private and public real estate law, including transactions, zoning law and environmental matters. The team has profound expertise with real estate disputes, often representing clients before civil courts and arbitration bodies. Ion Eglin is an asset to the team with exceptional experience and focus on hospitality law. Team heads Markus Aeschbacher and Thomas Schönenberger  are certified real estate specialists.

Practice head(s):

Markus Zurich; Thomas Schönenberger

Other key lawyers:

Ion Eglin; Christian Wind; Nadine Wanner


‘Very straight forward, efficient hands-on advice. Good collaboration with other teams within the firm (tax, trust) which are extremely helpful for the client.’

‘Markus Aeschbacher –Big knowledge, very helpful.’

‘Thomas Schönenberger, Much experience, very helpful Bigna Heim: Much experience, hard-working,’

‘Very focused on solutions, very well trained. Lot of industry knowledge.’

‘Very professional and enjoyable to work with.’

‘Reachability, approachable and not pushing for unnecessary works.’

‘Great know-how and good analytical strategic skills, available, very well-structured, excellent cooperation, our needs are well met, capacity to manage several projects in parallel.”

‘Capable real estate specialist team with a special focus on the hotel industry under the excellent leadership of Mr Ion Eglin as partner for the hospitality law sector.’

Key clients

BP Europe SE, Hamburg, Zweigniederlassung BP (Switzerland) Zug

Calzedonia Group / Calzedonia Switzerland AG

Generali Italia SpA

SPAR Group, including TopCC AG

Intershop Management AG/Intershop Holding AG

Realstone SA

Steigenberger Hotels AG

Yotel Hotels

Odyssey Hotel Group

Laudinella Hotel Group

Merck & Cie.

DPR Constructions

Blumer-Lehmann AG

CSL Behring Bern AG

Spitalanlagengesellschaft Spitalregion Fürstenland-Toggenburg

Meier Tobler AG

Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz

Arbonia AG

Asga Pensionskasse Genossenschaft

Kantonsspital St. Gallen

RIMC Schweiz Hotels & Resorts AG

Säntis Home AG

Fortimo AG

Hälg & Co. AG

Ego Kiefer AG

St. Galler Kantonalbank

Westoffice Real Estate AG

Pilecki Institute

Bezirk und Römisch-katholische Kirchgemeinde Einsiedeln (Municipality and Roman Catholic Community Einsiedeln)

ASTRA – The Federal Road Office of Switzerland

Petroncini Impianti SpA / Industria Macchine Automatiche SpA

Oel-Pool AG / Moveri AG

Work highlights

  • Acted on behalf of the Bezirk Einsiedeln and of the Römisch-katholische Kirchgemeinde Einsiedeln regarding the redevelopment of the central area Einsiedlerhof close to the historic monastery of Einsiedeln.
  • Advised Asga Pensionskasse Genossenschaft in the transaction of buying seven prestigious business properties in Eastern Switzerland from Credit Suisse AG as of the beginning of 2022, and of simultaneously leasing them back to Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG on a long-term basis.
  • Advised and supported the Steigenberger hotel group (Steigenberger Hotels AG, headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany), for their new long-term hotel lease agreements and related legal matters for various hotel developments and openings of new hotels of the group in Switzerland.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Bratschi Ltd, a firm with a ‘high level of efficiency’, provides a full service, though is especially reputed for its regulatory expertise, particularly in regard to therapeutic products, laboratory services and medical service providers. Its expertise also encompasses court proceedings, financial benefits, advertising, data protection, commercial agreements and compliance. Recently, the team has been involved in consulting activities regarding a new Swiss in-vitro-diagnostics and data protection regulations. Co-leads Felix Kesselring and Marco Rizzi add considerable experience to the team. Ursula Eggenberger Stöckli has now left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Felix Kesselring

Other key lawyers:


‘Most of the time remote / digital collaboration (meeting, mail) with high level of efficiency and accountability.’

‘Good knowledge of the industry sector and the legislation.’

‘Dr. Kesselring is the first choice for me and my clients in the health care sector. Dr. Kesselring is very knowledgable and excellent in his practice whilst staying grounded. Dr. Kesselring is one of the leading practitioners though highly modest.’

‘Felix Kesselring: fast reaction, personal service, realistic forecast,’

Key clients

Otto Group

Neuraxpharm Switzerland Ltd.

Post CH Ltd.

Dr. Clark Zentrum Ltd.

Gilead Sciences Switzerland LLC

Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Ltd.

Sigma Aldrich Production GmbH, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA

CSL Behring Ltd.

Synaffix BV

IGEN Biolab Group Ltd.

Kantonsspital St. Gallen

Spitalregion Fürstenland-Toggenburg

Oertli-Instrumente AG

Industrie Biomediche Insubri SA

Work highlights

  • Advised Otto Group on the acquisition of the Medgate, a leading provider of digital health services, and Better Doc, provider of services in the field of medical quality data analysis.
  • Advised and represented Neuraxpharm Switzerland Ltd. before the Federal Supreme Court against price reductions for one of its medicinal products.
  • Advised CSL Behring Ltd. on the implementation of a production plant for immunoglobulins in Switzerland.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Bratschi Ltd‘s team, which provides clients with ‘good availability and excellent expertise‘, is popular with middle and upper middle market clients, and in increasingly active in international and multi-jurisdictional transactions. Thomas Peter leads the team, and has expertise in M&A and private equity transactions. Christian Stambach and Marco Rizzi are core team members, while Kevin Kengelbacher and Annina Grob made partner in June 2022.

Practice head(s):


‘All involved individuals of the law firm Bratschi are very responsive, even outside the normal course of business.’

‘The partner Thomas Peter is available 24/7. Thomas Peter quickly familiarizes himself with complicated legal structures. The communication style is always professional and appropriate in both languages German and English.’

‘Efficient, knowledgeable and always available.’

‘Very experienced team, being able to cover a very broad range of topics.’

‘Great ability to adapt to different situations, as well as strong flexibility and availability, also outside of usual working hours.’

‘Bratschi’s team consistently delivers the right legal expertise at the right cost across all types of matters, making it a true business partner and the best ally for in-house counsels.’

‘Uncomplicated and fast support in all corporate matters as well as notarial services for good rates.’

‘Good availability and excellent expertise. Very fast response times.’

Key clients

Post CH AG

Adecco Group AG

Pappas Holding GmbH

Cremo SA

Otto Group

VRMotion AG

Work highlights

  • Acted as Swiss legal counsel to the Adecco Group and to Modis International, in a transaction where the Adecco Group acquired a majority stake in AKKA Technologies and combined the business with that of its group company Modis.
  • Advised Swiss Post in their acquisition of Dialog Verwaltungs-Data AG (target), which provides IT-related services.
  • Advised the international trading and services group Otto Group, based in Hamburg, Germany, in the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Medgate Holding AG, based in Basel.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

The data privacy and protection team at Bratschi Ltd advises clients from a wide range of industries, including finance, life sciences, and real estate, on data protection issues. The practice is co-headed by Adrian Wyss and Adrian Bieri and also includes privacy law pioneer and of counsel Rolf Weber and associate Yaël Heymann.

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Other key lawyers:


‘A very competent team that speaks an understandable language. Comprehensive answers within a short time with concrete recommendations for action.’

‘Access to the various technical experts, that is very practical, especially if, for example, 2-3 departments are affected in a contract. Interdisciplinary work is done here. Good quality work and whenever possible as quickly as possible – high level of customer friendliness. Mr. Adrian Bier: Excellent quality, consistently good over several years, friendly, with a high level of practical relevance and good, comprehensible risk assessment. Long-standing positive partnership, his opinion, and his assessments are valuable and carry weight.’

‘The deliverables of Bratschi are always of excellent quality, also under very high time pressure. In addition to the legal aspects, the deliverables always consider business feasibility and strategy. The interaction is very friendly, courteous and professional. We can highly recommend Bratschi! Adrian Bieri has outstanding expertise in the field of data privacy and data protection. He can explain complex issues and topics very clearly and it is always a pleasure to work together with him. We are thrilled about Adrian Bieri and can highly recommend him!’

‘What stands out above all is the bundling and provision of competencies of various experts for the solution of problems – and this through considerable speed, after the contact person has gained an initial picture of the problem(s). In addition, one hears in the environment that attention is paid to the employees of this law firm with regard to health, labour rights, work-life balance, further development, respectful treatment, etc., compared to other law firms and this despite constant pressure to perform. The law firm is also prepared to check the work results of the in-house lawyer in the sense of a 4-eye check and to correct or supplement them if necessary. This also results in mutual learning successes.’

‘We particularly appreciate the pragmatism with which lawyers (whether partners or associates) of this firm work. They know that their clients have to do business and, in the case of diffuse legal action, they always look for solutions where possible or point out the residual risks in an understandable way. Moreover, they not only explain the legal situation but also provide support in reaching a decision or finding alternatives. In urgent matters, help is provided quickly and the brief and concise presentations of the legal situation are also very welcome, which makes the decision-making process much easier.’

‘Practical approach, competent legal support that can be implemented quickly and easily in practice, availability at all times. Adrian Bieri and his team are concerned with showing the actual (and not all theoretically possible) risks and they are presenting practical solutions to them. They want to be a help in the everyday inhouse business and not just a theoretical advisor.’

‘The team of Bratschi AG is from our point of view very competent (they have different experts in law, which is helpful in complex cases), professional, and very reliable in terms of answering times.

Key clients

Health & Medical Services AG

Stiftung Kinderdorf Pestalozzi

Hypothekarbank Lenzburg AG

Liberty Vorsorge AG

Aphu Linh

Hypo Vorarlberg St. Gallen

H2K Personal GmbH


Bernische Lehrerversicherungskasse (BLVK)

Steigenberger Hotels AG

Soplar SA

Meier Tobler AG

Bio Partner Schweiz AG

Bruderer AG

GLB Genossenschaft

Work highlights

  • Advising MeierTobler AG on privacy terms for various new digital tools.
  • Advising Bernische Lehrerversicherungskasse (BLVK) on the implementation of the new requirements of the revised Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection.
  • Advising Hypothekarbank Lenzburg AG in connection with the potential use of cloud services.

Switzerland > Employment Tier 3

Bratschi Ltd's employment practice is co-led by certified specialist employment lawyer Angela Hensch in St. Gallen and Tobias Herren in Bern. The team offers services catering to the full range of employment matters, such as restructuring advice, support in employment litigation, transaction-related advice, employment-related aspects of M&A transactions, and public law related employment issues. Sector experience includes education, banking, healthcare, and financial services.

Practice head(s):

Angela Hensch; Tobias Herren


The firm Bratschi offers particular expertise in the handling of transnational settlement files, especially with European and American groups.

Bratschi’s partners have an international culture, a mastery of languages and a commercial dynamism in Switzerland that is reinforced by their knowledge of economic decision makers.

I have always found my dealings with Bratschi to be highly efficient and professional.

I have worked with Tobias Herren on a number of occasions. He is very personable and well-informed and always happy to help. He is particularly good at analysing the details of a situation and identifying the key issues and next steps.

Key clients

Ingenus Pharmaceuticals

H&T Presspart Manufacturing

Switzerland > Private client Tier 3

Bratschi Ltd‘s private client department is headed up by Ingmar JM Snijders, who works with all the major banks in Switzerland and brings expertise in trusts, foundations, estate planning issues and structured assets to the team. Other areas of expertise for the group include advising on succession planning, pre and post-nuptial agreements, wills, and the related dispute work. Notable individuals include Ivo Hungerbuhler and Michael Suter, who advises both private and corporate clients on civil law issues with an emphasis on inheritance law.

Practice head(s):

Ingmar JM Snijders

Other key lawyers:

Ivo Hungerbtihler, Michael Suter


‘I find them reliable honest and professional. Friendly and caring, work with a subject until it’s solved.’

‘Ingmar Snijders is professional and on the ball. He thinks ahead and proactively with his clients and follows through with whatever task is at hand. In addition to that he is a a creative thinker and looks for solutions where not everybody would look.’

‘Bratschi Ltd is a long-established firm based in Switzerland, which provides a broad range of legal services in Switzerland. The team are dedicated to their clients and go out of their way to provide a personal and professional service. They’re responsive, highly knowledgeable and professional. They’re determined to achieve the client’s objectives and form a tight knit team, putting the client’s needs first.’

‘Ingmar JM Snijders and Ivo Hungerbtihler are flexible and have good minds with up-to-date knowledge of the law and business. They are both very experienced and have a good knowledge of the law and practice in various other countries, which is indispensable for international matters and invaluable in working out cost effective strategies.’

‘I have worked with Ingmar Snijders who is very experienced in trust law related issues.’

‘Bratschi consistently provides top notch advice in private client matters. They are always on top of the legal issues and a step ahead of others.’

‘Ingmar Snijders stands out as being a superb attorney, who is quick and pragmatic, and always finds creative solutions for his clients. It is a pleasure work with him.’

Switzerland > Public law Tier 3

Bratschi Ltd‘s public law team advises a broad range of  public sector clients including cantonal authorities, municipalities and hospitals, as well as companies and individuals in the private sector. Isabelle Häner, Ulrich Keusen and Jürg Bereuter, who all have notable expertise in procurement law and planning issues, lead the ‘very client-centric‘ group, which has knowledge of the health and media sectors, and advises on labour law, constitutional issues and state organisations.

Practice head(s):

Isabelle Häner; Ulrich Keusen; Jürg Bereuter


‘We work frequently with Bratschi because of their strong basis of partners in various areas. The involvement of partners is always at an appropriate level and they show a deep expertise in the relevant fields. Bratschi is very client centric.’

‘Isabelle Häner: When it comes to matters of administrative law, I have never worked with a lawyer with such deep expertise and knowledge. We work extensively with Häner on administrative law matters, and always have been very satisfied with her services.’

‘Bratschi Ltd. has a top public law practice, able to work in all the various fields in that area. This requires a very broad understanding of the commercial and regulatory environment of the clients.’

‘Isabelle Häner: outstanding public law dispute lawyer with a strong tactical flair for correctly shaping the stage for obtaining the best outcome.’

Key clients

Ernst & Young AG

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 4

Bratschi Ltd is highly active in regulatory matters, with a client list which includes banks, insurance companies, and other financial intermediaries. Reto Arpagaus and Ivo Hungerbühler co-lead the department; Arpagaus handles investigations and regulatory matters, while Hungerbühler specialises in banking related litigation. Barbara Jecklin has expertise in finance matters.

Other key lawyers:


‘The range of services performed by Bratschi extends from providing local law legal opinions to the drafting of transaction documents. We barely instruct other Swiss law firms, as we are very happy with the quality of the services Bratschi provides.’

‘Bratschi’s Banking and Finance team is very service oriented, responsive and solution oriented and on top of market developments.’

‘Partner Barbara Jecklin stands out for her professional, solution oriented advice and benefits from her in-house experience gained in the financial industry. She is an excellent lawyer and manages transactions very efficiently and with the right focus on the topics most relevant to her clients.’

Key clients

UBS Switzerland AG

St. Galler Kantonalbank

Adecco Group AG

Viking Cruises Group

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Bratschi Ltd‘s litigation and debt collection department, which is praised for its ‘efficiency and effectiveness‘, operates across seven locations across Switzerland, including Zurich, Geneva and Basel. The group has particular strength in debt and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as construction disputes. Mirco Ceregato and Daniel Glasl lead the team.

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Other key lawyers:


‘Mirco Ceregato: quick response times, reliable legal appraisal and advisory, experienced litigation lawyer.’

‘Excellent teamwork by the various colleagues who make up a particular team which ensures that, at all given times, there will be a team member who will deal with the issue at hand. Furthermore, the ability to work together as a team with foreign colleagues to find a solution for the benefit of the client.’

‘Dedication and a willingness to collaborate and work with foreign colleagues in a supportive manner to be effective in finding the best possible solution for the benefit of the client.’

‘We appreciate Bratschi Law Firm because it has offices throughout Switzerland and, thanks to its flexibility and IT infrastructure, it can form interoffice and multidisciplinary teams at any time, depending on the client’s needs. We would particularly like to emphasise the efficiency and effectiveness of Bratschi’s lawyers, who consistently impress us.’

Key clients

Konkursmasse der EURELFINA Treuunternehmen reg.


TEXAID Textilverwertungs-AG

Spitalregion Fürstenland-Toggenburg

Work highlights

  • Represented an individual in a reputation protection and personal rights infringement litigation against TAMEDIA.
  • Represented Spitalregion Fürstenland-Toggenburg in a highly political construction dispute.
  • Represented Dairy Solution GmbH in a liability claim by a farmer regarding the alleged malfunctioning of milking robots.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland Tier 4

Bratschi Ltd offers full-service assistance in several areas including real estate, corporate and M&A, public law, and private client issues. Sector experience includes financial services, sports, pharmaceuticals, and construction and real estate.

Other key lawyers:

Christian Stambach; Mirco Ceregato; Ion Eglin; Barbara Jecklin; Ingmar Snijders; Marco Rizzi

Switzerland > Tax Tier 4

Bratschi Ltd provides corporate tax planning services to domestic and international clients, with expertise in reorganisations, financings, sales and acquisitions, and tax-efficient group structures. Michael Barrot leads the group and has significant experience in international tax administrative matters. Cédric-Olivier Jenoure handles criminal tax law, and Sascha Wohlgemuth covers wealth planning issues and matters related to corporate transactions. Roland Böhi joined the team from Prager Dreifuss AG in January 2023.

Practice head(s):


‘Very client focused with holistic view of their activities.’

‘The Bratschi team is without question: client oriented, quick, and cost efficient.’

‘The Bratschi group are efficient in understanding the clients needs, solution oriented, and service oriented in terms of providing documentation and/or research in helpful additional information for the good of client well-being.’

‘Excellent international referrals, easy and direct contact to the responsible lawyer and its team, availability, efficiency.’

‘Sascha Wohlgemuth is a brilliant, quick thinking and resolving international tax lawyer with highly efficient outcome and professional treatment.’

‘The team is extremely friendly and very helpful. It is available at all times and give me and my company excellent support.’

‘The great quality of work and its prompt and very helpful feedback is excellent. I am guided at all times and can trust the work done for me.’

‘I can highly recommend Bratschi to anyone!’

Key clients

LGT Bank (Schweiz) AG

Lancel Group

Nederman Holding AB

UBS Switzerland AG

Deutsche Private Equity (DPE)

Canadian Descartes Systems Group

Pension Fund of the Credit Suisse Group

Novator Group

Adecco Group

Be Group / Be Shaping the Future AG

DOCOMO Digital / NTT Docomo Group

Tennor Group

Nectar Digital Wealth Ltd.

Reichmuth Bank

Viking Cruises Group

Cleeven HE AG

Soladis Group

InveniAI LLC

Ancient India Group AG

Lyktos AG

Switzerland > Intellectual property

Bratschi Ltd has particular expertise in drafting software agreements, licensing agreements and working on trade mark strategies and protection for clients from a range of industries, including the real estate, pharmaceutical, and software development sectors.

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 public law and notarial matters.

Partner Cédric 58 258 19 00
General Secretariat Annalisa 58 258 10 00
Tobias Abt photolic iur Tobias AbtAttorney-at-Law
Markus Aeschbacher photolic iur Markus AeschbacherAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Elisa Aliotta photolic iur Elisa AliottaAttorney-at-Law
Kerem Altay photolic iur Kerem AltayAttorney-at-Law
Reto Arpagaus photoDr iur Reto ArpagausAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Julia Aubry photo Julia AubryAttorney-at-Law
Linda Augstburger photolic iur Linda AugstburgerAttorney-at-Law and Notary public
Michael Barrot photolic iur Michael BarrotAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Claudio Bazzi photoDr iur Claudio BazziAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Annina Berchtold-Schreiner photolic iur Annina Berchtold-SchreinerAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Jürg Bereuter photolic iur Jürg BereuterAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Christian Beutter photolic iur Christian BeutterAttonrey-at-Law, Partner
Adrian Bieri photoDr iur Adrian BieriAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Alexander Blarer photolic iur Alexander BlarerAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Kurt Blickenstorfer photoDr iur Kurt BlickenstorferAttorney-at-Law, Of Counsel
Roland Böhi photoDr iur Roland BöhiAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Andreas Brenner photoDr iur Andreas BrennerAttorney-at-Law
Jürgen Brönnimann photoProf Dr iur Jürgen BrönnimannAttonrey-at-Law, Partner
Livio Bundi photoDr iur Livio BundiAttorney-at-Law
Mirco Ceregato photolic iur Mirco CeregatoAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Marco Colombini photoDr iur Marco ColombiniAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Nicola Corvi photolic iur Nicola CorviAttorney-at-Law
Sandra De Vito Bieri photolic iur Sandra De Vito BieriAttorney-at-Law, Partner, Delegate of the Board of Directors
Pascal Diethelm photolic iur Pascal DiethelmAttonrey-at-Law, Partner
Ion Eglin photolic iur Ion EglinAttorney-at-Law and Notary, Partner, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Roberto Fornito photoDr iur Roberto FornitoAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Thibault Fresquet photolic iur Thibault FresquetAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Tanja Frischknecht photolic iur Tanja FrischknechtAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Etienne Gard photolic iur Etienne GardAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Daniel Glasl photoDr iur Daniel GlaslAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Annina Grob photoDr iur Annina GrobAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Isabelle Häner photoProf Dr iur Isabelle HänerAttonrey-at-Law, Partner
Bigna Heim photolic iur Bigna HeimAttorney-at-Law, Counsel
Alexandra Hellige photolic iur Alexandra HelligeAttorney-at-Law, Counsel
Angela Hensch photolic iur Angela HenschAttonrey-at-Law, Partner
Tobias Herren photolic iur Tobias HerrenAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Yaël Heymann photolic iur Yaël HeymannAttorney-at-Law
Céline Hofer photolic iur Céline HoferAttonrey-at-Law and Notary public, Partner
Markus Huber photoDr iur Markus HuberAttorney-at-Law
Ivo Hungerbühler photoDr iur Ivo HungerbühlerAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Niklaus Hutzli photolic iur Niklaus HutzliAttorney-at-Law, Notar, Partner
Mark Ineichen photolic iur Mark IneichenAttorney-at-Law, Intercessor, Partner
Barbara Jecklin photoDr iur Barbara JecklinAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Cédric-Olivier Jenoure photolic iur Cédric-Olivier JenoureAttoreny-at-Law, Partner, Member of the Board of Directors
Florian S Jörg photoDr iur Florian S JörgAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Samuel Jost photoDr iur Samuel Jost
Anja Martina Josuran-Binder photoDr iur Anja Martina Josuran-BinderAttorney-at-Law
Anja Martina Josuran-Binder photoDr iur Anja Martina Josuran-BinderAttorney-at-Law
Daniel Jud photolic iur Daniel JudAttorney-at-Law
Curdin Käser photolic iur Curdin KäserAttorney-at-Law
Kevin Kengelbacher photolic iur Kevin KengelbacherAttorney-at-Law, Notary public, Partner
Felix Kesselring photoDr iur Felix KesselringAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Ulrich Keusen photolic iur Ulrich KeusenAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Kathrin Lanz Kneissler photolic iur Kathrin Lanz KneisslerAttorney-at-Law, Counsel
Harald Maag photoDr iur Harald MaagAttonrey-at-Law, Partner
Emile Merkt photolic iur Emile MerktAttorney-at-Law
Martin Moser photoDr iur Martin MoserAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Daniel Mosimann photolic iur Daniel MosimannAttorney-at-Law and Notary
Simon Osterwalder photoDr iur Simon OsterwalderAttorney-at-Law and Partner
Thomas Peter photolic iur Thomas PeterAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Stephanie Pontes photolic iur Stephanie PontesAttorney-at-Law
Bruno Räss photolic oec Bruno RässOf Counsel
Bruno Rieder photolic iur Bruno RiederAttorney-at-Law, Partner, Member of the Board of Directors
Marco Rizzi photolic iur Marco RizziAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Pascal Rüedi photoDr iur Pascal RüediAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Rebekka Schiltknecht photo Rebekka SchiltknechtAttorney-at-Law and Notary public
Matthias Schmid photolic iur Matthias SchmidAttonrey-at-Law, Partner
Thomas Schönenberger photolic iur Thomas SchönenbergerAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Louis Siegrist photolic oec Louis SiegristOf Counsel
Robert R Sigl photoDr iur Robert R SiglAttonrey-at-Law and Notary, Partner
Ingmar JM Snijders photolic iur Ingmar JM SnijdersAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Aline Sohm photo Aline SohmAttorney-at-Law
Christian Stambach photolic iur Christian StambachAttonrey-at-Law, Partner, Member of the Board of Directors
Michael Suter photolic iur Michael SuterAttorney-at-Law and Notary, Partner
Marco Tamburlini photolic iur Marco TamburliniAttorney-at-Law and Notary public, Partner
Benjamin Trachsel photolic iur Benjamin TrachselAttorney-at-Law
Anton Vucurovic photolic iur Anton VucurovicAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Nadine Wanner photolic iur Nadine WannerAttorney-at-Law
Rolf Weber photoProf Dr iur Rolf WeberAttorney-at-Law, Of Counsel
Urs Wickihalder photoDr iur Urs WickihalderAttorney-at-Law, Of Counsel
Christian Wind photoDr iur Christian WindAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Sascha Wohlgemuth photolic iur Sascha WohlgemuthAttorney-at-Law and Notary, Partner
Adrian Wyss photoDr iur Adrian WyssAttorney-at-Law and Partner
Hansruedi Wyss photolic iur Hansruedi WyssAttorney-at-Law, Partner
Lukas Wyss photoDr iur Lukas WyssAttorney-at-Law, Partner
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Bratschi Ltd.: First choice for questions in the field of public law


Bratschi Ltd is one of Switzerland’s leading and rapidly growing law firms. As a full-service law firm Bratschi is offering clients a broad range of first-class legal and counseling services. Geographically it covers the whole of Switzerland with the exception of the Italian-speaking region and counts a full range of legal and specialist areas as well as regional networks of relationships among its extraordinary strengths.

Regulatory density and the speed of regulation are steadily increasing due to new or amended laws, ordinances, and guidelines. With a dedicated team of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys, Bratschi is also one of the leading law firms in Switzerland when it comes to public law. We are therefore pleased to present our team specializing in public law at Bratschi and to bring you closer to our daily work.

The definition of public law:

Public law in Switzerland comprises the legal norms and rules governing the relationships between the state and citizens as well as among different state institutions. It encompasses various areas such as constitutional law, administrative law and procedural law. Public law is thus the counterpart of private law, which primarily regulates legal relationships between private individuals and companies. In Switzerland, public law is governed by numerous federal laws, as well as cantonal and communal laws and regulations.

The team’s mission

The public law team closely follows developments in state and administrative law, particularly in business administration law, to engage with its clients on any challenges in these areas and provide them with the highest level of expertise. The team members also represent them before administrative bodies and courts. The clients include private individuals, public and private companies, as well as public authorities such as municipalities, cantons, and the federal government.

The members of the public law team accompany and represent their clients in matters of public law before administrative authorities and courts at all levels of government, including municipalities, cantons, and the Confederation. They offer advice and support to their clients in managing legal risks and avoiding legal disputes. The team also accompanies clients through difficult negotiations, whether on behalf of individuals, companies, or communities, in order to achieve the best results for them. Their services extend to reorganizing or outsourcing a branch of administration, creating and implementing new legal frameworks, and drafting and negotiating service agreements and other administrative agreements. With their in-depth knowledge of proceedings and independent position, they also conduct administrative investigations for their clients. Finally, leveraging their specialized scientific background, the team performs peer review work to resolve specific legal issues in state and administrative law.


Our team – Lawyer Profiles

Our team is composed of the following individuals:

Prof. Dr. iur. Isabelle Häner, partner, office Zurich


Dr. iur. CAS MedLawUZH Livio Bundi, office Zurich (;

Dr. iur. LL.M. Anja Josuran-Binder, office Zurich


Dr. iur. Florian Brunner, office Zurich


Ulrich Keusen, certified Specialist SBA Real Estate and Construction Law, partner, office Berne (;

Kathrin Lanz Kneissler, LL.M., office Berne


Jörg Bereuter, certified Specialist Lawyer SBA in Construction and Real Estate Law, partner, office St. Gallen


Dr. iur. Andreas Brenner, office St. Gallen



Interview with two team members

Prof. Dr. iur. Isabelle Häner, partner, with Bratschi AG since 2000

As an attorney-at-law, Isabelle Häner advises and litigates on behalf of public and private sector entities as well as private individuals in administrative law matters. She has a broad range of expertise, in particular in the areas of public procedural law, the principle of publicity, mixed-economy task fulfilment, including public procurement law, state and municipal law, construction, planning and environmental law, infrastructure law and energy law. She accompanies and represents clients in administrative proceedings as well as before the cantonal administrative courts, the Federal Administrative Court and the Federal Supreme Court. With her scientific background, she also drafts well-founded legal opinions.

1) Isabelle, what are some typical highlights of your daily work?

A typical highlight is guiding my clients through legal proceedings or negotiations and working with them to assert their position. Especially when this succeeds in complex and difficult situations, it brings me satisfaction and joy.

2) You introduced and built the public law department at Bratschi AG, a typical business law firm, over 20 years ago. What are you particularly proud of?

I am particularly proud that I have succeeded in making Bratschi one of the leading law firms in Switzerland in the field of public law. I am proud that today I can rely on a highly qualified team that is highly motivated to work on public law cases.

3) What can clients expect from Bratschi’s public law team?

Clients can expect highest quality with good value for money, rapid responses, and flexibility tailored to the needs of the clients.

4) How do you stay up-to-date with legal changes and developments in your area of specialization?

The entire team of Zurich, including myself, is actively engaged in academic research, which means that we constantly have to engage with the latest practices. Additionally, we hold monthly internal know-how meetings to review the latest practices and literature in our areas of expertise.

5) How do you differentiate yourself from other lawyers and what makes you an outstanding choice for potential clients?

The outstanding knowledge of public law, which is distributed among all team members, is what I consider to be our important unique selling point. With this solid foundation in public law and our high level of commitment, we can quickly and competently respond even in complex cases, with very short deadlines and appointments.


Dr. iur. CAS MedLaw Livio Bundi, Senior Associate, with Bratschi since 2015

Livio Bundi deals with a wide range of issues relating to constitutional and administrative law. He mainly advises and represents clients in the areas of health law, personnel law, public procurement law, social security law, migration law and education law as well as procedural law. He also has broad experience in the area of state organization and public finance law.

In addition to his advisory and litigation work, Livio Bundi writes expert opinions in his areas of expertise. He publishes regularly and also lectures on these special areas.

1) Livio, why did you specialize in public law?

I decided to specialize in public law during my studies. The question of what form of government we want and to what extent the state should intervene in our lives is highly relevant and interesting for our daily private and business life. The increasing amount of state regulation has always concerned me and at the same time has made me aware that there is a great need for advice and protection against state intervention. However, government authorities also depend on advice, as private individuals are becoming more aware of their individual rights.

2) What challenges do you observe specifically in the areas of law in which you work?

As a lawyer, it is my job to always have an overview of the existing and, in particular, new regulations. In addition to the constantly evolving legal provisions and court rulings, which more or less extend across all areas of law, it is noticeable that there has been excessive regulation in the healthcare sector, which, however, does not focus enough on quality, especially not on the benefit regarding the patient. In the future, it will be urgently necessary to establish a competition based on quality in this sector.

3) How do you approach effectively communicating with authorities and advocating for your clients’ interests when it comes to public health issues, subsidies, social security, immigration, or education issues?

Communication with authorities is an extremely important precondition in order to effectively advocate for the client’s interests. It involves a combination of legal expertise, relationship-building, and strong advocacy skills. At the beginning of each case, it is crucial to understand the client’s needs and concerns, and to develop a comprehensive legal strategy that addresses these issues. The requirements for effective communication with authorities differ from area to area of law. In highly regulated areas such as healthcare law, authorities tend to be more difficult to access.

4) What do you see as the main points that differentiate Bratschi from your competitors?

Unlike other firms of comparable size, Bratschi can offer everything from a single source and thus present the client with a complete solution. For example, when a company relocates, questions from various areas of law play a role, which our firm knows how to answer in a well-founded and timely manner.

5) What do you see as the main challenges specifically for public law in the future?

I call attention to – not surprisingly – digitization. This poses new challenges for both the legislator and legal practitioners. New technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and big data have an impact on many areas of public law, including data protection, healthcare law, education law, public procurement, and state liability issues.