Dr Stefan Rechsteiner > VISCHER > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

8021 Zurich
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Work Department

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).

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

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.