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 has long-standing experience a wide range of fintech matters. The practice is particularly experienced in crowdfunding projects and distributed ledger technology projects, having recently advised on one of the few DLT projects in Switzerland that went beyond the proof of concept phase. Jana Essebier heads the team and, together with Stefan Grieder, has recently been involved in policy making regarding venture capital financing and new technologies. Christian Wyss has a particular focus on insurance-related technology companies and David Rosenthal is the specialist for the data privacy and protection aspects of fintech projects.

Switzerland > Capital markets

VISCHER is noted for its expertise in assisting underwriters and issuers with the listing of securities at the SIX Swiss Exchange, share listings and equity transactions in general; these often take place in the life sciences and FinTech space. Other skills also include supporting clients in dealing with a variety of bond issues, distressed bonds, public takeovers and proxy solicitations in addition to covering regulatory work. Key contacts Markus Guggenbühl and Jana Essebier are well versed in derivate instruments. Robert Bernet  deals with public takeovers of listed companies. Adrian Dörig leads the department.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

The banking and finance team at VISCHER specialises in advising borrowers and lenders in financings, regulatory queries as well as on matters at the intersection with insolvency, capital markets and IP/IT where the close collaboration with the firm’s other teams adds value. The practice also often acts for defendants in contentious cases. Practice head Adrian Dörig specialises in structured finance transactions and aviation finance. Markus Guggenbühl and managing associate David Weber are a ‘very competent team.Jana Essebier impresses with FinTech and insolvency expertise in addition to her banking knowledge.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

VISCHER has know-how in distressed M&A and corporate restructurings, as well as in liquidations, in particular in the finance sector. The team also covers insolvency-related litigation, corporate finance and voluntary liquidation and freezing debtor assets. The offering further includes enforcements on behalf of creditors. Benedict Christ combines corporate, M&A and insolvency experience. David Jenny can act as liquidator and Jana Essebier assists clients in pre-and post-insolvency situations.