Dr Jana Essebier > VISCHER > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

8021 Zurich
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Work Department

Financial services law, capital markets law, insolvency and restructuring, compliance, private equity


Partner, specialised in financial services law, FinTech, blockchain, insolvency and restructuring, advice of Swiss and foreign financial market participants on regulatory matters and capital markets law, support of corporate clients on a broad range of compliance issues, including representation before the competent courts and authorities, extensive expertise in dealing with derivatives, structured products and other financial instruments and innovative product platforms, such as crowdfunding.


Secondment with UBS Investment Bank London in the derivatives, structured products and structured funds department, law clerk with White & Case LLP, Hamburg, and Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris, notary public clerk in Hamburg, court clerk, lecturer at the Institute for Comparative Law of the University of Paris II, research assistant to the Law Faculty of the University of Potsdam (in private international law) and to the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private Law and Private International Law, Hamburg, currently lecturer in banking and capital market law at the Academy of the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants.


German, English, French


Officer of the Insolvency Section of the International Bar Association


Swiss Finance Institute/University of Berne (DAS in Banking 2014), Universities of Potsdam, Geneva and Hamburg (Dr. iur., 2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Fintech

(Leading individuals)

Jana EssebierVISCHER

VISCHER acts for a broad range of clients including domestic start-ups and multinational corporations, and has notable expertise in matters related to crowdfunding. The team has a strong relationship with governmental institutions, and members are regularly consulted in legislative decisions. Jana Essebier leads the team, bringing broad experience across blockchain matters, mobile payments, and complex financial instruments. Stefan Grieder is a notable expert on the tokenisation of funds, while Christian Wyss handles insurtech and financing rounds for venture capital. David Rosenthal advises on data privacy and protection elements.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

VISCHER provides a full range of services, including distressed M&A and restructurings, insolvency related litigation, and voluntary liquidation. The department has expertise in helping foreign law firms gain recognition of foreign insolvencies in Swiss courts. Benedict F. Christ leads the team, which includes David Jenny, who has experience acting as liquidator, and Jana Essebier, whose focus is bank bankruptcy. Thomas Weibel has expertise in debt collection matters.

Switzerland > Capital markets

VISCHER advises underwriters and issuers on the listing of securities on the SIX Swiss Exchange, and has strength in share listings and equity transactions. The department also handles a variety of bond issuances, including the redemption of repackaged debt securities and distressed bonds. The team, led by Adrian Dörig, includes financial instruments specialist Markus Guggenbühl, and Jana Essebier, who has key expertise in derivatives work. Robert Bernet specialises in corporate transactions.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

VISCHER acts on a high volume of domestic and cross-border matters. The department covers financing and regulatory matters, and is active in banking litigation and arbitration proceedings. Lead partner Adrian Dörig specialises in structured finance transactions, and has notable expertise in aviation finance work. Jana Essebier, who is dual qualified in both Swiss and German law, is a core team member, as is Markus Guggenbühl, who focuses on debt financings, capital market transactions, and financial services regulations.