Dr Markus Guggenbühl > VISCHER > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

8021 Zurich
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Work Department

Banking and Finance


Markus Guggenbühl regularly advises Swiss and foreign clients in debt financing, capital market transactions (related to debt, equity, hybrid and derivative financial instruments) and financial services regulations. He ranks among the leading experts in Switzerland in these fields and brings to the table many years of experience in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency as well as in advising private clients and family offices. In addition, he is a recognized issuer representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.


Court Clerk, Research Assistant to Professor Arthur Meier-Hayoz (University of Zurich), Associate with major Swiss law firms and with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York. Partner at VISCHER since 2000.


German, English and French.


Zurich and Swiss Bar Association, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, International Bar Association, American Bar Association, Swiss Arbitration Association.


University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1985; Dr. iur., 1990), Columbia University School of Law, New York (LL.M., 1992), University of St.Gallen (Diploma in European Economic Law, 1994), Bar Admission (Zurich 1987, New York 1994).

Lawyer Rankings

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.