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 > Insolvency and corporate recovery

The team at VISCHER is led by Basel-based David Jenny, who has extensive experience in assisting governing bodies of companies and creditors and in acting as liquidator. The team is also involved in bank bankruptcy proceedings. Another key member is Jana Essebier; her practice includes dispute resolution and regulatory law. Markus Guggenbühl and Thomas Weibel in Basel are also noted.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

At VISCHER, the team is active in financing transactions, banking-related dispute resolution, insolvencies and fintech. The broad client portfolio includes a mix of domestic and foreign banks, funds, insurance companies, securities dealers and asset managers. The team is jointly led by Markus Guggenbühl , who is also well versed in financial market regulations, and Adrian Dörig, who specialises in structured finance transactions. Jana Essebier is noted for her expertise in financial instruments, including derivatives and structured products, and is also active in fintech-related matters, where she advises on crowdfunding, mobile payments and blockchain. Stefan Grieder in Basel and senior associate David Weber are further key contacts.

Switzerland > Fintech

(Leading individuals)

Jana EssebierVISCHER

VISCHER‘s team handles asset tokenisation and international blockchain disputes, as well as providing legal compliance training to start-ups and drafting their set-up agreements. Mobile payments and crowdfunding expert Jana Essebier heads the practice, which has acted as a main adviser to the Interchain Foundation on all fintech-related issues, assisted Vreo with the set-up of an in-game video advertising platform, and acted for Bank CIC (Schewiz) AG on the development of its mobile payment processes. Stefan Grieder and Basel-based Christian Wyss are other names to note.

Switzerland > Capital markets

VISCHER advises on a broad spectrum of capital market matters, including IPOs (where it is particularly active in the life sciences industry), bond issues and regulatory matters. The client portfolio is similarly diverse with national and foreign banks, hedge funds, and companies, among others, instructing the team. Team leader Markus Guggenbühl focuses on debt financing, capital market transactions and public takeovers, while Jana Essebier is well versed in structured products and other financial instruments. Basel-based Matthias Staehelin and Robert Bernet are other key practitioners.