Dr Adrian Dörig > VISCHER > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

8021 Zurich
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Work Department

Banking and Finance.


Partner, Head of Banking & Finance Practice Group. Adrian Dörig is primarily active in banking and finance. He specialises in structured finance transactions, in particular acquisition, restructuring and lease financing. He also deals with regulatory and contractual issues relating to financial services, collective investment schemes and asset management. In addition, he advises clients on M&A projects and real estate transactions.


Bar admission (Switzerland 1994, New York 1997); Court Clerk; Associate with Cantonal Tax Administration; Foreign Associate with Howard Darby & Levin (by now Covington & Burling) in New York; Associate with major law firm in Zurich and Geneva; Partner since 2006.


German, English, French.


Zurich Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association; International Bar Association; German-American Lawyer’s Association (DAJV); Advisory Board of Forum Kapitalmarktinstrumente – Kapitalmarktfinanzierug e.V.


University of St. Gallen, HSG (lic. iur., 1992; Dr. iur., 1998); University of Virginia (LL.M., 1996).


Running and mountaineering.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Capital markets

VISCHER is noted for its expertise in assisting underwriters and issuers with the listing of securities at the SIX Swiss Exchange, share listings and equity transactions in general; these often take place in the life sciences and FinTech space. Other skills also include supporting clients in dealing with a variety of bond issues, distressed bonds, public takeovers and proxy solicitations in addition to covering regulatory work. Key contacts Markus Guggenbühl and Jana Essebier are well versed in derivate instruments. Robert Bernet  deals with public takeovers of listed companies. Adrian Dörig leads the department.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

The banking and finance team at VISCHER specialises in advising borrowers and lenders in financings, regulatory queries as well as on matters at the intersection with insolvency, capital markets and IP/IT where the close collaboration with the firm’s other teams adds value. The practice also often acts for defendants in contentious cases. Practice head Adrian Dörig specialises in structured finance transactions and aviation finance. Markus Guggenbühl and managing associate David Weber are a ‘very competent team.Jana Essebier impresses with FinTech and insolvency expertise in addition to her banking knowledge.