Mr Michael Waldner > VISCHER > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

8021 Zurich
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Work Department

Health Care, Data & Privacy, Energy, Public Sector and Regulatory, Real Estate




Bar admission (Switzerland 1994); Court Clerk with cantonal and administrative courts of St. Gallen; joined VISCHER 2006; Partner since 2018


German, English


– Zurich Bar Association
– Swiss Bar Association
– INLA – International Nuclear Law Association
– AIPN Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
– Swiss Association for Environmental Law (VUR)
– International Bar Association


– Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, Masters Degree in Natural Sciences (Dipl. Natw. ETH, 2001)
– University of St. Gallen, HSG (lic. iur. HSG, 2003)
– Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee/UK (LL.M., 2012)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

VISCHER is highly regarded for its healthcare, TMT and transport practices as well as its expertise in capital markets, M&A, public law, competition and litigation matters. Key at the firm include Stefan Kohler, Rolf Auf der Maur, Benedict ChristStefan Rechsteiner and Christian OetikerMichael Waldner, Klaus Neff and Christian Wyss are other names to note. David Rosenthal was a new arrival in 2020.

Switzerland > Public law

(Next Generation Partners)

Michael WaldnerVISCHER

The public law department at VISCHER has core strengths in energy-related work, where it handles litigation, regulatory and strategic advice, and healthcare matters, acting in disputes against regulators as well as handling transactions. Team lead Stefan Rechsteiner advised Axpo Services AG on the reorganisation of its corporate structure, and acted as legal counsel to the Rheinkraftwerk Säckingen AG, Kraftwerk Ryburg-Schwörstadt AG and Kraftwerk Reckingen AG power plants, which are located at the Swiss-German border, following the rejection of their application to use a high-voltage grid for hydro-energy projects. Michael Waldner is acting for the University Hospital of Zurich and the Cantonal Hospitals of St Gall and Lucerne in disputes against healthcare insurers relating to treatment tariffs.