Dr Benedict F. Christ > VISCHER > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

8021 Zurich
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Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Commercial and Corporate Law


Partner. Ben is a versed M&A lawyer experienced across a broad spectrum of complex national and cross-border transactions and business matters including real estate, TMT, transport, restructing, finance and private equity transactions.


Qualified in Switzerland and New York. Worked as an associate with Mayer Brown in New York and as a court clerk before joining VISCHER in 2002.


German, English, Spanish, French


Swiss, Zurich and Basel Bar Associations; International Bar Association (IBA)


University of Freiburg i.Ue. (lic. iur. with focus in EU law, 1996; Dr. iur., 1999) Manchester Metropolitan University (1995); New York University (LL.M. in Comparative Jurisprudence, 2001).

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 > Real estate and construction

VISCHER has a strong footing in Basel, where it can offer notarial services and also advises on tax and legal aspects in the real estate aspects. The team’s involvement in foreign investment projects and in the development of urban housing projects is highlighted. Roland M. Müller leads the practice and is well versed in commercial leases, transactions and investments. Andreas Albrecht is an expert in real estate projects and transactions. Beatrice Wagner Pfeifer specialises in environmental law. All above noted practitioners are based in Basel; Benedict Christ is a key contact in Zurich.