Wenger Vieli Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Firm Profile

Wenger Vieli Ltd
DUFOURSTRASSE 56
8008 ZÜRICH
Switzerland

Switzerland > Fintech Tier 2

With a full-service offering, Wenger Vieli Ltd assists clients, ranging from start-ups to established players in the financial market, on all legal and regulatory matters. The team is particularly adept at advising on regulatory issues and licensing procedures, for example in connection with the new fintech license. Practice heads Martin Peyer and Daniel Weber are experienced in enforcement proceedings before authorities as well as in anti-money laundering regulations applying to blockchain service providers. Barbara Brauchli Rohrer is the specialist for the tax aspects of fintech projects.

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Testimonials

‘Good understanding of crypto and DeFi protocols and the way they are regulated in Switzerland.’

Key clients

radicant

Sqiyo

Chorus One

Sygnum Bank

Inyova (former Yova)

Web 3.0 Technologies Foundation

Dialectic

8 Neon

Work highlights

  • Represented Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank in the high-profile licensing process as a bank vis-à-vis FINMA of its fintech subsidiary radicant.
  • Advised Swiss Fintech bank Sygnum on its tokenized micro shares project.
  • Advised FinTech start-up and challenger bank neon on cutting-edge regulatory and transactional matters including the largest crowd investing in Switzerland where CHF5m were subscribed in a few hours.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd‘s practice scope encompasses financing transactions, regulatory matters and related litigation. The team has special know-how in real estate and project financings, for which the group works closely across departments. Regulations relating to blockchain, distributed ledger technologies and cryptocurrencies are other areas of strength. Bignia Vieli and litigation specialist Nicolas Bracher jointly lead the practice, which also includes Andreas Hünerwadel and Martin Peyer.

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Testimonials

‘Fast, professional, to the point.’

‘Flexibility, know-how, solution-oriented, pragmatic.’

‘Very hands-on, no unnecessary overhead, smart, responsive.’

 

Key clients

Private Bank IHAG, Switzerland

Radicant AG

Nextech Invest AG

Signa Group

Danske Bank

Privatbank Bellerive

Scandit AG

BBVA (Switzerland)

Interhoerbiger Finance Ltd. (Treasury)

Maerki Baumann & Co. AG

Falcon Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised Signa Group on the refinancing of the bridge loan by a syndicate of Swiss banks relating to the prime location of a department store chain in Zürich.
  • Defending an asset manager in a high-stakes litigation case against an ultra-high-net-worth individual.
  • Advising the shareholder of radicant AG on the licensing process as a bank before FINMA to become the first fully digital bank in Switzerland.

Switzerland > Capital markets Tier 3

The ‘dealmakers’ at Wenger Vieli Ltd are particularly focused on equity capital markets, but also see an increase in debt-related work. Banks, companies and private equity funds as well as several start-ups approach the group for its capital market expertise. Pascal Honold is a key contact for listed companies in a range of matters and leads the practice together with IPO specialist Wolfgang Zürcher. Beat Speck handles capital market and other transactions.

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Testimonials

‘Reliable – reliable – reliable. They get things done – in time and quality. They are not arrogant, but competent and deliver to the point. Works like a Swiss clockwork.’

‘The firm has a problem-solving attitude – not a ‘let me tell you how complex the world is’ mindset. Driven, competent, broad experience, also – and that’s important for us and a bit unusual in Switzerland – quite international.’

‘Efficient work, dealmakers.’

‘Very experienced specialists.’

‘Sound knowledge and experience combined with a solution-oriented, down-to-earth approach. High professional level and standards. Good communication, open for discussions.’

Key clients

Xwiss AG

RFR Management AG

Burckhardt Compression Holding AG

Alegra Capital AG

Züblin Immobilien Holding AG

PG3

Sygnum Bank AG

Crypto Valley Zug

New Value AG

NLS Pharmaceutics Ltd.

Daimler AG

Swiss Property AG

UTC

Private Equity Holding AG

u-blox Holding AG

Work highlights

  • Advising the major shareholder Redmile Group of ADC Therapeutics on its IPO at Nasdaq.
  • Advising Sygnum Bank AG on capital markets and corporate matters.
  • Assisting Burckhardt Compression Holding AG with a defence Manual, ad hoc publicity, disclosure of shareholdings, and other capital market issues.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd is noted for providing ‘outstanding results in a timely manner and in a pragmatic way.’ The team handles a high number of transactions in the mid-market segment, acting in particular for private equity funds, start-ups and VC investors. Beat Speck is well versed in handling matters for clients from the energy, IT, telecommunications, and entertainment industries. He leads the practice together with transaction specialist Pascal Honold. Wolfgang Zürcher is a key contact for entrepreneurs.

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‘Highly competent team. Solid, but pragmatic approach.’

‘The efficiency and the dedication of Wenger & Vieli’s lawyers is outstanding. In particular, Marc Walter consistently provides detailed and accurate, yet pragmatic legal analyses. What is more: he always does so within the agreed – often challenging – deadlines. His ability to understand complex situations and devise pragmatic approaches greatly contributes to reaching his client’s objectives. In addition, Marc Walter stands out for his excellent language skills (German, English and French) and his friendliness.’

‘Great team with hands-on mentality and expertise.’

‘Beat Speck and his team focus on delivering outstanding results in a timely manner and in a pragmatic way.’

‘Wenger & Vieli is a trusted partnerfor us. The team around Beat Speck is top notch, always delivers and is fun to work with.’

‘Pascal Honold: with a confident but collegial demeanour towards the other party, he maintains control of the contractual process and puts his client’s interests to advantage.’

‘Hands-on approach; professional; focused on solutions that work.’

‘Strong technical skills, focused on finding solutions i.e. deal-driven, high availability and flexibility, fair pricing.’

Key clients

Signa

AXA Insurance Group, Switzerland

Breitling

Statoil

Swisscom

AG für die Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Daimler AG

Jones Lang LaSalle GmbH

Hybris AG

Naspers

Emeram Capital Partners

Helvetia Insurances

Earlybird Ventures

Verium AG

Shareholders of Ambassador & Opera AG

Scandit AG

Shareholders of DSwissBurckhardt Compression Holding

AGRFR

Xovis

Infoguard

Contovista

Avantec

Paros

Dept. Holding B.V.

Omers

digitalSTROM AG

Shareholders of Hedoga AG

Frontify AG

SHS

u-blox

Work highlights

  • Advised Signa on an auction process on Globus, the fashion warehouse of Migros.
  • Advised Vontobel on its acquisition of twentyfour Asset Management LLP, a specialist fixed income boutique.
  • Advised digitalStrom AG on the merger with a provider of smart solutions in the building industry.

Switzerland > Competition Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd has a ‘dedicated and specialised competition practice’ led by the ‘very experiencedMichael Tschudin. The practice offers know-how in general and specific competition law advice, in defence in antitrust investigations and in selective distribution systems. The practice is particularly noted for providing antitrust advice to pharmaceutical companies. Work highlights also include bet-rigging cases, preliminary investigations, and merger control matters.

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Frank Scherrer; Urs Weber-Stecher

Testimonials

‘Wenger & Vieli has an excellent, well-established antitrust practice, mainly driven by Michael Tschudin.’

‘With Wenger & Vieli, Michael Tschudin stands out and is the go-to lawyer for all kinds of competition law matters. He has excellent knowledge of Swiss competition law and, as a former employee and law clerk, respectively, valuable insights on how the Swiss competition authorities and courts work.’

‘The level of service has been exceptional. Experience, expertise, and an ability to produce results under pressure.’

‘Very hands-on and on-point advice. Very responsive, good guidance for laymen. Good use of technology.’

‘Michael Tschudin is very responsive yet comprehensive in giving advice. Also very on point and offers good guidance through the whole process of advising. Billing is very reasonable. Always tells it as it is, no frills. Very much appreciated!’

‘Wenger Vieli has an outstanding team in competition law, headed by Michael Tschudin. They are extremely quick and lean and at the same time very profound in their knowledge of all aspects of competition law. Working with them gives clients a good feeling because the work products are excellent and the collaboration is fun.’

‘Michael Tschudin is clearly one of the top shots of competition law in Switzerland. Having worked in the competition authority and the appellate court, he has an intimate knowledge of the practice and excellent relationships. He combines that with many years in private practice, working for clients of different sizes. He is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the field of competition law and combines that with the great ability to trench legal problems into pieces that can be easily swallowed.’

‘Mike Tschudin has previously worked at the competition authority and the court, so he has excellent knowledge of their practice and maintains a constructive relationship with the authority representatives. Together with his exceptional skills as a lawyer, he achieves the optimal outcome for his clients.’

Key clients

SIGNA

Oberholzer Bauleistungen AG

Käppeli

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd is particularly active in advising start-ups and entrepreneurs, but also SMEs and larger companies on data privacy matters. With backgrounds in competition and IP law respectively, practice heads Michael Tschudin and counsel Claudia Keller can offer comprehensive support. The practice scope covers GDPR and Swiss data protection compliance, personal data of employees and applicants, and judicial proceedings.

Testimonials

‘Claudia Keller provided us with clear, detailed and accessible advice on a complex data protection issue. Her input was extremely valuable.’

‘Claudia Keller is a very dedicated and competent lawyer. Due to her profound knowledge, she is able to quickly identify the needs of her clients and to offer them target-oriented solutions of the highest quality.’

‘Claudia Keller is specialised and very knowledgable in data privacy.’

‘We feel at all times to be 100% covered for ANY legal requirement that we may have!’

Key clients

Beekeeper Ltd.

Digital Switzerland

Burckhardt Compression Holding AG

Work highlights

  • Advised a real estate group in relation to the new intercompany privacy program.
  • Advised a software services company in relation to developing tech solutions in the field of privacy law.
  • Advised an international furniture producer in relation to its intragroup privacy program and compliance requirements for its Swiss branch.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

Under the leadership of Philipp Lindenmayer, who is ‘a real pleasure to work with’, Wenger Vieli Ltd is ‘incredibly professional’ and a key name in the market for financial services liability disputes, post-M&A litigation, construction disputes and private wealth and estate cases. Other key names in the department include former practice head and of counsel Marco Cereghetti, financial services expert Nicolas Bracher and banking and estate law specialist Peter Altorfer.

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Testimonials

‘Very high quality of the counsel service. Efficient. Prompt. Accurate.’

‘The collaboration with Nicolas Bracher is very efficient. High quality of services.’

‘The team at Wenger & Vieli are incredibly professional. Their advice is always to the point and really helpful.’

‘I have worked with Philipp Lindenmayer who helped with Swiss law advice for our Russian clients. Philipp is a real pleasure to work with. He is quick, responsive and has a great ability to concentrate on the main things in the right time.’

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The team at Wenger Vieli Ltd is regularly instructed by pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies in related matters. Its scope covers market access, pricing and reimbursement, marketing authorisations, data protection, clinical and other research, as well as product liability. The group frequently works closely with other departments for interdisciplinary matters. The team around Frank Scherrer also includes associate Marcel Boller.

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Work highlights

  • Advised several pharmaceutical companies on market access procedure for Covid-19 vaccines and therapies.
  • Advising affected companies in newly developed Health Technology Assessment procedure of Federal Office of Public Health (reassessment of reimbursement status), including appeal proceedings.
  • Defending a pharmaceutical company in product liability lawsuits.

Switzerland > Intellectual property Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd acts for a range of clients from start-ups to international corporations on a variety of intellectual property matters with a focus on trade mark matters, including strategy assessment, portfolio management, application, licensing as well as related IP litigation. Apart from being ‘knowledgeable about the areas of practice‘, the team is also well versed ‘in the practical application of the law to every day business needs and concerns‘. ‘Excellent trade mark expertClaudia Keller and Michael Tschudin head the practice.

Testimonials

‘The team is not only well versed and knowledgeable about the areas of practise, but in the practical application of the law to everyday business needs and concerns. This makes the magic as it means we can readily apply the advice and translate it into business practice.’

‘Highly responsive, practical, pragmatic, fun and very easy to work with. Willing to think outside the box to find a solution.’

‘Very competent and service-minded team. Very good in trade mark prosecution and litigation. Known for good international network and mindset.’

‘Claudia Keller is an excellent trade mark expert. She provides reliable advice and delivers on her prediction of the outcome of a case.’

‘Claudia Keller is a very dedicated and competent lawyer. Due to her profound knowledge, she is able to quickly identify the needs of her clients and to offer them target-oriented solutions of the highest quality.’

Key clients

Beekeeper Ltd

Creata GmbH

digitalswitzerland

Magazine zum Globus AG

Fox Williams LLP

Work highlights

  • Represented a client in the luxury hospitality business in connection with a trade mark transfer/cancellation claim concerning a trade mark that is essential for the client’s establishment.
  • Advised a client with an innovative product presentation tool for the fashion industry with respect to intellectual property licensing for its standard product as well as specific customer developments for two renowned international fashion brands.
  • Provided trade mark management services for a client that recently acquired a large trade mark portfolio in relation to a fashion business, advising on expanding and optimising the portfolio to re-establish the brands locally and internationally.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd acts for a variety of clients,  from the banking and finance as well as life sciences sectors. From the offices in Zug and Zurich the practitioners cover advice on banking, capital markets, corporate and tax matters as well as dispute resolution. Roman Heiz specialises in real estate matters and Michael Mráz has a focus on white collar crime proceedings. Beat Speck, Michael Tschudin, Pascal Honold and Barbara Brauchli Rohrer are key contacts for capital markets, competition law, M&A and taxes respectively.

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Testimonials

‘Wenger Vieli is one of the leading Swiss law firms with an international focus. The team consists of outstanding experts who are supported by highly talented and ambitious young professionals. The Wenger and Vieli team always communicates promptly and with Swiss accuracy with their clients. The team is always looking for tailor-made solutions for the clients. Litigation is strictly success-oriented and relentless.’

‘Highly professional in midcap sector, very experienced lawyers with strong networks.’

Key clients

Signa Retail Holding AG

Optimus Holding

RFR Management GmbH

Vontobel Holding

Radicant Ltd.

Burckhardt Compression Holding

Interhoerbiger Finance Ltd. (Treasury)

Burckhardt Compression Holding AG

Züblin Immobilien Holding AG

Käppeli

Digital Switzerland

Beekeeper Ltd.

Private Bank IHAG

Sygnum Bank AG

Oberholzer Bauleistungen AG

Daimler AG

Hybris AG

Inyova Ltd.

Former board members of Swissair

ICE Abu Dhabi

Helvetia Wealth in Liquidation

Xwiss AG

Luminator Technology Group (LTG), Texas, USA

Work highlights

  • Advised an international bidder in an auction process (three bidders left only) on Globus, the fashion warehouse of Migros, one of the largest retail companies in Europe.
  • Advised the shareholder of radicant AG on the high-profile licensing process as a bank vis-à-vis FINMA and related regulatory and compliance issues to become the first fully digital bank in Switzerland.
  • Advice relating to Defence Manual, ad hoc publicity, disclosure of shareholdings, and other capital market issues for Burckhardt Compression Holding AG.

Switzerland > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd covers all private or public law aspects of legal advice relating to real estate matters, including related disputes. The team of ‘trusted advisors‘ advises on all contractual and regulatory aspects of property developments, construction projects and leases as well as on real estate transactions. Practice head Roman Heiz has a focus on real estate transactions, including bidding processes, property purchase agreements, sale and lease back transactions, as well as real estate contracts, including general contractor, work, planning and architects contracts. Clients appreciate the ‘depth‘ and ‘quality of the team‘.

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Testimonials

‘Very professional, fair billing, very good advice, very flexible.’

‘Wenger & Vieli: highly professional, never ever does one need to wait more than a workday to get a response, usually on the same day, excellent legal advice and support, deep commitment, kindness and respect, I could go on and on but could simply say: I believe they are the best law firm I could ever get.’

‘Roman Heiz and his team have an above-average ability to grasp things quickly and acts very professionally. They were very personable, competent and committed right from the start. Highly recommended!’

‘We were impressed with them as they had our interest at heart right from the start, they established themselves as our trusted advisors and they demonstrated strong expertise in their area.’

‘The people and their knowledge and solutions provided were absolutely excellent.’

‘Roman Heiz and Nadine Zanetti understood what we wanted to achieve and helped us get there.  They explained the legal points extremely well and we worked as one team. Excellent!’

‘I truly believe that the people at Wenger & Vieli with whom to work I have been so fortunate, are each and every one unusual in their standards, thinking, competence, professionalism, ethical and moral attitude. I valued that they took great care in explaining everything to me. Qualities I have valued- besides of course the most outstanding legal expertise-: kindness, intelligence, commitment, charisma, the capacity to listen, patience to explain, and everyone I dealt with had a great sense of humour! I would like to mention Roman Heiz and Nadine Zanetti.’

Key clients

SIGNA Group

CENTRAL

Work highlights

  • Advised private clients on the sale of the prime property ‘Titanhaus’, an architectural landmark building located in the heart of Zürich, to Pensimo.
  • Advised a consortium of investors on the acquisition of industrial properties for CHF435m.
  • Advised a private client on the sale of an industrial and a commercial property for CHF27m in total.

Switzerland > Tax Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd is noted for its close collaboration with the firm’s corporate and M&A practice. The practice regularly advises on the tax aspects of transactions, reorganisations and restructurings, but also covers tax advice to individuals, VAT support and tax litigation as well as social security queries. National and international companies, often also start-ups, and HNWIs instruct the firm. Bruno Bächli leads the practice and is well versed in succession and inheritance planning as well as in asset-related matters. Barbara Brauchli Rohrer is a key contact in corporate and capital market-related tax questions, while counsel Marc Gerber specialises in VAT and customs.

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Testimonials

‘The team produced an excellent outcome. They kept us informed at all times and we felt involved in the process.’

‘Bruno Bächli is he is extremely intelligent and has strategic insight.’

‘Great know-how on individual and corporate taxation matters. Quick response time and reasonable fees.’

Key clients

Domino’s Pizza Plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Signa and Central on the auction process on Globus, the fashion warehouse group of Migros.
  • Advised one of the largest charitable and entrepreneurial foundations in Europe on creating concepts for the transfer of the private and business wealth of the founder.
  • Supported the integration of a company into our client’s company with tax advice and planning after having been involved in the take-over (financing and acquisition structure).

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 4

The ‘very attentive’ group at Wenger Vieli Ltd acts in institutional and ad hoc proceedings at a national and international level. Urs Weber-Stecher heads up the department and has notable expertise across the energy, construction, technology, pharmaceuticals and commodity sectors, among others. Daniel Girsberger and Philipp Lindenmayer also contribute to the practice. Flavio Peter departed to Peter & Kim in late 2021.

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Testimonials

‘They are very attentive and extremely well-versed and trained in the field of arbitration.’

‘Urs Weber-Stecher is probably the best sole arbitrator I have seen in action.’

‘Urs Weber-Stecher is the senior partner of Wenger Vieli’s arbitration team and well known and connected within the network of Swiss arbitration, as president of the Commission of Arbitration and ADR of ICC Switzerland. He is very experienced in ICC arbitrations. I have particularly valued that he is very quick in grasping the essentials of a case and sharp witted. Excellent choice as arbitrator.’

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

Wenger Vieli Ltd acts on behalf of creditors of insolvent companies and (potential) debtors, such as former board members, and it also supports foreign borrowers. In cooperation with the M&A practice, it often handles distressed deals and restructuring matters. Another pillar is representing clients in insolvency disputes. Bankruptcy advisor Georg Zondler and corporate specialist Pascal Honold lead the group.

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‘Understanding our business, fast and efficient, well-coordinated.’

Key clients

Helvetia Wealth

Petroplast

Vinora AG

Luminator Technology Group (LTG), Texas, USA

Large institutional creditors of Lehman Brothers

Former board members of Swissair

Signa Retail Luxury Holding GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland/ Harng Central Department Store Ltd. (Thailand)

Work highlights

  • Representing Signa group and Central group in the Swiss transaction acquiring the luxury department stores GLOBUS from Migros Genossenschafts-Bund.
  • Representing the railway branch of LTG in a distressed M&A asset deal where an internationally acting public transport IT service provider has filed for bankruptcy in Switzerland.
  • Acting first as administrator and then as liquidator in composition procedures of Helvetia Wealth AG, an asset management company.

Switzerland > Private client Tier 4

Wenger Vieli Ltd advises private clients, such as small and mid-size entrepreneurs as well as ultra-high-net-worth families, on a broad variety of tax and legal issues, including estate planning, corporate tax advice regarding family businesses, as well as immigration and relocation. The ‘highly talented and ambitious‘ team members also frequently act as executors of estates. Michael Huberexpertly‘ manages inheritance matters and Bruno Bächli ‘has superb knowledge of Swiss tax‘ issues. Dominik Bürgy is ‘a very experienced private client adviser with an excellent analytical approach‘.

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Testimonials

‘Wenger und Vieli is one of the leading Swiss law firms with an international focus. The team consists of outstanding experts who are supported by highly talented and ambitious young professionals. The team always communicates promptly and with Swiss accuracy with their clients. The team is always looking for tailor-made solutions for the clients. The legal elaborations are at the highest scientific level. Litigation is strictly success-oriented and relentless.’

‘Dominik Bürgy as the tax partner in charge is a very experienced private client adviser with an excellent analytical approach helping clients to actually understand the consequences of their options to act. He also makes excellent use of his reliable contacts to tax officers in Switzerland in order to anticipate tax implications.’

‘I found the team to be collaborative and extremely responsive. We were also able to find solutions to problems that worked in various jurisdictions. We frequently had calls with parties in three or more countries to organise matters and kept running collective agendas.’

‘Bruno Bächli has superb knowledge of Swiss tax and was able to work with us to find solutions that worked internationally.

‘Michael Huber: responsive, to the point and with a long term perspective.’

‘I have the pleasure to work alongside Michael Huber. Michael is very calm, considered and manages the case expertly.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a family on splitting their real estate portfolio (> CHF150m) by disentangling complicated ownership structure (eight co-owners and usufruct-beneficiaries) including advise on tax and estate planning-implications of the restructuring.
  • Executorship in a considerable estate (approx. CHF1bn) of an expat with assets all over Europe involving offshore-structures and complicated tax and inheritance law issues.
  • Advised a UHNWI regarding relocation to Switzerland, including negotiation of lump sum tax agreement, immigration permits for his extended family, acquisition of real estate and amendments to estate planning necessitated by new domicile.

Switzerland > Regulatory, compliance and investigations Tier 4

The team at Wenger Vieli Ltd is regularly instructed by financial institutions and multinational companies, as well as their boards of directors and senior executives to advise on a wide range of white-collar crime, compliance, and regulatory enforcement matters. It has experience in handling cases in connection with FINMA and the Swiss Department of Finance. Michael Mráz is representing clients in criminal and regulatory proceedings and leads the practice together with counsel Daniel Weber who is noted for ‘going the extra mile to support and advise his clients in the best way possible.’ Counsel Martin Peyer joined from Bär & Karrer Ltd. in October 2020.

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Testimonials

‘Daniel Weber is a leading figure in the Swiss internal investigations, white-collar crime and compliance market. He impresses with a deep understanding of the compliance risks associated with specific business models and his ability to protect his clients both in-and outside the courtroom. He is extremely hard-working and goes the extra mile to support and advise his clients in the best way possible, always thinking one step ahead. His dedication and commitment are second to none. Daniel has a very sharp analytical mind and is a strong team player with outstanding client handling skills.’

‘Always available, very responsive. Very reliable in general, also when dealing with sensitive issues. Very good knowledge of the industry.’

‘Wenger & Vieli delivers great quality advice in a timely manner and for a reasonable price. The firm has many relatively young professionals who belong to the best in their field.’

‘Daniel Weber perfectly knows the needs of corporate clients and is, therefore, able to deliver accordingly. He is always up to date on new developments in the compliance and investigations area.’

Key clients

Private Bank IHAG Switzerland

radicant AG

Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank

neon

Inyova

Privatbank Bellerive

Danske Bank

Falcon Bank

BBVA (Switzerland)

Maerki Baumann & Co. AG

Work highlights

  • Provided regulatory advice to the Privatbank IHAG, Zurich and developed an efficient approach to complex AML compliance matters.
  • Advised several members of the executive management of a major Swiss bank in the course of a probe of the Swiss regulator FINMA.
  • Advised the shareholder of radicant AG in the licensing process as a bank vis-à-vis FINMA and related regulatory and compliance issues to become the first fully digital bank in Switzerland.

The firm: Wenger Vieli advises companies and individual clients on matters of domestic and international law and taxation. Our wealth of experience and expertise in all areas of commercial law allow us to deliver precisely what our clients need.

We are a member of Meritas, one of the largest international associations of independent law firms, and collaborate with WTS Global, a worldwide network of selected tax consultancy firms.

Although our offices in Zurich and Zug are deeply rooted in the heart of Europe, we operate internationally. Whether we are working with companies or individual clients in Switzerland or overseas, our team always speaks the right language.

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Mr Patric Eggler  photo Mr Patric Eggler Patric Eggler mainly advises private individuals, entrepreneurs, and medium-sized companies. He is…
Mr Cedric Fischer  photo Mr Cedric Fischer Cedric Fischer’s practice focuses on M&A, private equity, start-ups/venture capital, crypto/blockchain, and…
Mr Andrea Frey photo Mr Andrea FreyAlready as a junior lawyer at Wenger Vieli, Andrea Frey gained practical…
Ms Nathalie Germann  photo Ms Nathalie Germann Nathalie Germann has been working as a lawyer at Wenger Vieli since…
Prof Dr iur Daniel Girsberger  photo Prof Dr iur Daniel Girsberger Daniel Girsberger is an internationally recognized expert in international private law and…
Ms Regula Elisabeth Haegli photo Ms Regula Elisabeth HaegliRegula Elisabeth Haegi advises clients primarily in the areas of technology and…
Ms Sophia Hartwig  photo Ms Sophia Hartwig Sophia Hartwig works in the Construction and Real Estate Law Team and…
Dr iur Roman Heiz  photo Dr iur Roman Heiz Roman Heiz is a partner at Wenger Vieli and Head of the…
Ms Ines Holderegger  photo Ms Ines Holderegger Ines Holderegger works primarily in the areas of pharmaceutical and health law,…
Dr iur Michael Huber  photo Dr iur Michael Huber Michael Huber advises as a certified specialist of the Swiss Bar Association…
Dr iur Andreas Hünerwadel  photo Dr iur Andreas Hünerwadel Andreas Hünerwadel works in contract and banking law, as well as in…
Ms Claudia Keller  photo Ms Claudia Keller Claudia Keller has many years of experience in her areas of expertise,…
Mr Patrick Kern  photo Mr Patrick Kern Patrick Kern’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, M&A, contract law…
Ms Angelika Kremer  photo Ms Angelika Kremer Angelika Kremer has been working at Wenger Vieli since she was admitted…
Ms Zarah Kronbach  photo Ms Zarah Kronbach Zarah Kronbach was admitted to the bar in 2021 and primarily practices…
Mr Remo Kündig  photo Mr Remo Kündig Before joining Wenger Vieli in 2021, Remo Kündig worked for two years…
Mr Tobias Kuntz  photo Mr Tobias Kuntz Before joining Wenger Vieli, Tobias Kuntz worked for two years as a…
Ms Noëmi Kunz-Schenk photo Ms Noëmi Kunz-SchenkNoëmi Kunz-Schenk works in national and international tax consultancy. She advises on corporate…
Mr Enea Laube  photo Mr Enea Laube Since his admission to the bar in 2021, Enea Laube has been…
Mr Yannic Lütolf  photo Mr Yannic Lütolf Yannic Lütolf works primarily in the areas of construction and real estate…
Ms Dominique Mattmann  photo Ms Dominique Mattmann Dominique Mattmann works mainly in the areas of corporate and commercial law,…
Ms Tatjana Merz  photo Ms Tatjana Merz Tatjana Merz works mainly in the areas of inheritance law and estate…
Dr iur Michael Mráz  photo Dr iur Michael Mráz Michael Mráz deals with white-collar crime, international judicial and mutual administrative assistance…
Dr iur Daniel P Oehri  photo Dr iur Daniel P Oehri Daniel P. Oehri practices in the areas of private equity, M&A, insolvency…
Dr iur Martin Peyer  photo Dr iur Martin Peyer Martin Peyer’s practice focuses on banking, insurance, financial markets and general corporate…
Mr Dominik Rietiker  photo Mr Dominik Rietiker As a member of the Transactions practice group, Dominik Rietiker is primarily…
Ms Dominique Roos  photo Ms Dominique Roos Dominique Roos mainly practices in the areas of pharmaceutical and health law,…
Dr iur Frank Scherrer  photo Dr iur Frank Scherrer Frank Scherrer practices mainly in the pharmaceutical and health law fields. Further…
Mr Frank Schmid photo Mr Frank SchmidFrank Schmid is an associate at Wenger Vieli and specializes in national…
Ms Meltem Steudler  photo Ms Meltem Steudler Meltem Steudler practices mainly in the fields of financial services and litigation,…
Mr Mark P. Stocker  photo Mr Mark P. Stocker Mark P. Stocker’s practice focuses on labor and employment law, immigration law…
Ms Sabine Taxer  photo Ms Sabine Taxer Sabine Taxer works primarily in the areas of labor and employment law,…
Ms Anna Tomaschek photo Ms Anna TomaschekAs a member of the Transactions practice group, Anna Tomaschek practices primarily…
Mr Kevin Vangehr photo Mr Kevin VangehrKevin Vangehr practices in the areas of M&A, venture capital and private…
Ms Bignia Vieli  photo Ms Bignia Vieli Bignia Vieli works mainly in banking and stock exchange law as well…
Ms Alessa Waibel  photo Ms Alessa Waibel Alessa Waibel practices mainly in the areas of corporate and commercial law,…
Dr iur Beat Walti  photo Dr iur Beat Walti Beat Walti advises primarily in the areas of corporate takeovers, acquisitions and…
Mr Daniel S. Weber  photo Mr Daniel S. Weber Daniel S. Weber works mainly in the areas of banking and financial…
Ms Michelle Wiki  photo Ms Michelle Wiki Michelle Wiki is primarily active in the areas of private equity, M&A,…
Ms Janica Wyss  photo Ms Janica Wyss Janica Wyss’ practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, contract law, and…
Ms Nadine Zanetti  photo Ms Nadine Zanetti Nadine Zanetti mainly practices in the areas of construction and real estate…
Dr iur Wolfgang Zürcher  photo Dr iur Wolfgang Zürcher Wolfgang Zürcher specializes in venture capital, private equity, corporate acquisitions and capital…
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