Dr Stefan Rechsteiner > VISCHER > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile
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Dr Stefan Rechsteiner
Public Law, Energy Law, Liberalization and Regulation, Customs Law, Administrative Law Proceedings
Research Assistant at the University of Basel, Senior Manager Legal Department of Ernst & Young Ltd. in Zurich, Industry Leader Energy of Ernst & Young Ltd. Switzerland. Lecturer in energy law at HTW Chur
German, English, French.
Swiss Association for Energy Economics.
University of Basel (lic. iur., 1996; Dr. iur., 2000).
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 Christ, Stefan Rechsteiner and Christian Oetiker. Michael Waldner, Klaus Neff and Christian Wyss are other names to note. David Rosenthal was a new arrival in 2020.
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.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Intellectual property
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
- Real estate and construction
- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Sports law
- Dispute resolution: arbitration