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Wenger & Vieli LTD
DUFOURSTRASSE 56
8008 ZÜRICH
Switzerland

Fintech Tier 2

Wenger & Vieli LTD advises clients ranging from start-ups to regulated financial institutions on a variety of matters, including mobile payments, crowd lending, token generating events and blockchain-based trading systems for digitalised assets. The team has recently been involved in a number of distributed ledger technology projects, such as initial coin offerings and trade venues. Barbara Brauchli Rohrer is specialised in the tax implications of fintech projects. Martin Peyer, who joined from Bär & Karrer, and Daniel Weber, who joined from the Swiss Bank UBS, are now heading the practice following the departure of Martin Hess.

Practice head(s):

Martin Peyer; Daniel Weber

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Brauchli Rohrer

Testimonials

‘Close to the regulators, making sure they understand the client’s business. Responsive.’

Key clients

Lykke

Web3 Foundation

Singular DTV

Cardano Foundation

Swiss Federal Administration, Secretariat for International Finance Matters

CH Airways

Fenice Holding SA (Monetum)

Chorus One AG

Yova AG

Base58 Capital AG

Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 3

Wenger & Vieli LTD covers a range of banking and finance matters, including advice on syndicated loans, financing transactions, lending structures and securities packages. Practice co-head Bignia Vieli is also active for banks, asset managers and other financial institutions in regulatory and supervisory matters. She jointly leads the team with Nicolas Bracher, who specialises in wealth management liability claims. Andreas Hünerwadel's work encompasses transactional and litigious mandates.

Practice head(s):

Bignia Vieli; Nicolas Bracher

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Hünerwadel

Testimonials

‘Nicolas Bracher is nowadays certainly one of the most knowledgeable and experienced lawyers in banking and finance in Zurich. He is showing a high level of engagement in the cases he is working on.’

Key clients

Signa Group

Lykke Corp

Interhoerbiger Finance Ltd. (Treasury)

Danske Bank

Maerki Baumann & Co. AG

Falcon Bank

Partners Group

Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), Singapore and Mumbai Branch

Utrust Switzerland Ltd.

ICE Abu Dhabi

EBS Service Company Ltd.

Scandit AG

Capital markets Tier 3

The team at Wenger & Vieli LTD covers a wide range of equity capital markets matters but is also active in the debt space. It has established itself as a go-to counsel for cryptocurrencies and blockchain companies looking to enter the capital markets, and also advises national and international companies and private equity funds. Wolfgang Zürcher in Zug is the head of the practice and the key contact.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Zürcher

Other key lawyers:

Beat Speck

Key clients

Burckhardt Compression Holding AG

Alegra Capital AG

Züblin Immobilien Holding AG

Xwiss AG

PG3

Alegra Capital AG

Sygnum Bank AG

RFR Management AG

Crypto Valley Zug

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Wenger & Vieli LTD is a popular choice for companies operating in the small- and mid-market, including domestic and international companies, investors, and funds, and the group has notable expertise acting for clients from the energy and manufacturing sectors. The team handles a steady stream of M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. Zug-based Beat Speck leads the team. Wolfgang Zürcher, also in Zug, is well versed in real estate transactions. Barbara Brauchli Rohrer provides additional tax support.

Practice head(s):

Beat Speck

Other key lawyers:

Pascal Honold; Wolfgang Zürcher; Barbara Brauchli Rohrer; Marc Walter

Testimonials

‘Efficient, fast and reliable; knows the client’s needs and preferences; reasonable in pricing/billing.’

‘Open-minded, to-the-point and customer-focused team.’

‘The team has a dedicated team for start-ups. Since the needs of start-ups are so unique and wide, this strategic establishment is really helpful.’

‘Beat Speck: a very senior, experienced and down to earth start-up lawyer. Very accessible, fast and efficient. Super friendly person, which is really important for the relationship of trust that you need to build.’

‘Structured, always available, pragmatic and always in time delivery.’

‘Pascal Honold and Marc Walter assist very well in a pragmatic, professional and high quality manner. They really stand for their client and steadily work towards solutions in a friendly and calm manner.’

‘The employees are characterised by a high level of reliability, speed and competence.’

‘Exceptional team which is able to support with all corporate needs. From capital structure, debt financing as well as tax and IP services. The individual lawyers are always flexible and work in tandem with the lead lawyer. This ensures cost-efficiency as well as alignment within the team.’

‘Where necessary Marc Walter is quick and unbureaucratic in involving the necessary colleagues from the tax or IP departments for example. He is also mindful of the business environment of his clients, making him a valued and trusted advisor.’

‘The team is extremely responsive and fast, which is very important in an M&A transaction. It has all relevant experts covering all aspects of an M&A transaction like SPA/SHA contracts, tax, IP etc. in-house which leads to faster explanations and also more cost effective execution than if different law firms/lawyers would be involved.’

‘Beat Speck is really focused on getting the best possible deal for his client, but always in an optimal balance between speed and transaction security of the M&A process. This is more art than science, and Beat Speck masters this in perfect way. And he always stays in the driving seat during the whole process. He is very clear, but also a kind and calm person which often leads to very professional negotiations even in tough situations with great results.’

Key clients

Signa

Breitling

Statoil

Swisscom

AG für die Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Daimler AG

Jones Lang LaSalle GmbH

Hybris AG

Partners Group Holding AG

Emeram Capital Partners

Helvetia Insurances

Earlybird Ventures

Verium AG

Shareholders of Ambassador & Opera AG

Scandit AG

Shareholders of DSwiss

Burckhardt Compression Holding AG

RFR

Xovis

Naspers

Competition Tier 3

The team at Wenger & Vieli LTD has experience in bid-rigging cases, preliminary investigations, merger control matters and advising clients on general competition law queries. Michael Tschudin, who leads the team, is able to draw on past experience with the competition authority. Frank Scherrer and Urs Weber-Stecher are well versed in cartel matters. Counsel Claudia Keller is knowledgeable in the competition aspects of advertising law.

Practice head(s):

Michael Tschudin

Other key lawyers:

Frank Scherrer; Urs Weber-Stecher; Claudia Keller

Testimonials

‘Michael Tschudin is a very solid and knowledgeable competition lawyer.’

‘Michael Tschudin is a good lawyer with a great competition law knowledge.’

‘Michael Tschudin knows antitrust law from all perspectives. He has worked for both the competition authority and the appellate court and brings this experience to bear for his clients.’

Key clients

SIGNA

Oberholzer Bauleistungen AG

Käppeli

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Wenger & Vieli LTD advises clients ranging from start-ups and mid-sized domestic firms to multi-national companies active in pharmaceuticals, healthcare, information and communication technology and engineering, among others. Michael Tschudin and Claudia Keller jointly head the team which advises on data protection and privacy issues, including compliance with GDPR and Swiss data protection law, the handling of personal data of employees and applicants, and representing clients in judicial proceedings.

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

Wenger & Vieli LTD is noted for its cross-departmental collaboration which adds value in corporate and financial disputes; the team handles liability cases, post-M&A disputes as well as contentious private wealth and estate matters. The group is led by Philipp Lindenmayer, who is active in litigation as well as arbitration proceedings. Other noted practitioners are of counsel Marco Cereghetti, who focuses on issues of liability; Nicolas Bracher, who is a key contact for financial litigation; and Peter Altorfer.

Practice head(s):

Philipp Lindenmayer

Other key lawyers:

Marco Cereghetti; Nicolas Bracher; Peter Altorfer; Michael Huber

Testimonials

‘Michael Huber is a seasoned finance lawyer.’

‘Nicolas Bracher is an excellent private client lawyer, with particular experience in inheritance law, estate planning etc.’

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Wenger & Vieli LTD's practice covers the full spectrum of life sciences matters, including pricing and reimbursement, advertising, market access, dispute resolution, competition, data privacy and product liability matters. The team is active for national and international companies as well as start-ups, in particular from the pharmaceutical sector. Department head Frank Scherrer is a dedicated practitioner in this area. Beat Speck in Zug is mainly responsible for transactions.

Practice head(s):

Frank Scherrer

Other key lawyers:

Beat Speck

Intellectual property Tier 3

Wenger & Vieli LTD’s IP practice provides advice on trademark, copyright, designs and licensing issues and acts for clients from small start-ups to large multi-national corporations. The team, which is headed up by Claudia Keller and Michael Tschudin, represents clients in civil and judicial proceedings and advises on IP portfolio strategies, brand and social media management issues, licenses, joint ventures and other contractual matters, including cross-licensing agreements.

Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland Tier 3

With offices in Zurich and Zug, Wenger & Vieli LTD covers banking, capital markets, corporate, and tax matters as well as a variety of disputes. The client portfolio includes national and international financial institutions and manufacturers. The key contacts are Wolfgang ZürcherAndreas HünerwadelMartin HessUrs Weber-Stecher and Barbara Brauchli Rohrer as well as Beat SpeckPascal Honold and Michael TschudinMichael Mráz is the managing partner.

Other key lawyers:

Wolfgang Zürcher; Andreas Hünerwadel; Martin Hess; Urs Weber-Stecher; Barbara Brauchli Rohrer; Beat Speck; Pascal Honold; Michael Tschudin

Testimonials

‘W&V offers a variety of services. W&V has supported us with data protection topics/ intellectual property rights / and the setup of our sponsorship contracts. It was great to see how the team worked together and supported us with the best available experts for each topic. The team is very approachable and solves requests with excellent knowledge and expertise. ’

‘Michael Tschudin works very efficiently, is highly knowledgeable, and convincing. His support was exceptional.’

Key clients

Signa Retail Holding AG

RFR Management GmbH

Lykke

Interhoerbiger Finance Ltd. (Treasury)

Züblin Immobilien Holding AG

Burckhardt Compression Holding AG

Digital Switzerland

Beekeeper Ltd.

Sygnum Bank AG

Oberholzer Bauleistungen AG

Daimler AG

Hybris AG

Former board members of Swissair

ICE Abu Dhabi

Helvetia Wealth in Liquidation

Xwiss AG

Luminator Technology Group (LTG)

Tax Tier 3

Wenger & Vieli LTD's main fields of activity are advising on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, as well as assisting start-ups and private clients with tax matters. Practice head Bruno Bächli specialises in advising entrepreneurs, family offices and high-net-worth individuals on international tax law, succession planning and social security issues. Barbara Brauchli Rohrer handles reorganisations, transactions and IPOs. Dominik Bürgy  is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Bächli 

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Brauchli Rohrer; Dominik Bürgy

Testimonials

‘Excellent advice, comprehensive explanation of complex matters.’

‘Bruno Bachli. Excellent lawyer, performs deep and thorough analysis of the cases.’

‘Lots of experience, know-how in domestic and international tax issues.’

‘Bruno Bächli is highly regarded for his professionalism, technical knowhow, his personality and his availability.’

Key clients

RFR Management GmbH

Signa Retail Holding AG

Sygnum Bank AG

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 4

Wenger & Vieli LTD's is active in a a wide range of arbitration proceedings, institutional as well as ad hoc. The group handles disputes relating to industries including construction, energy and natural resources, telecoms and life sciences. Practice head Urs Weber-Stecher is 'equally excellent as arbitrator and counsel'. Of counsel Daniel Girsberger and counsel Flavio Peter are also names to note.

Practice head(s):

Urs Weber-Stecher 

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Girsberger; Flavio Peter

Testimonials

‘Experienced arbitration team, very dedicated, reliable and hardworking.’

‘Urs Weber-Stecher is a very cooperative person, intelligent and to the point.’

‘Wenger Vieli’s arbitration team is highly qualified, well-versed and experienced. It especially stands out by its practically-oriented hands-on approach.’

‘Urs Weber-Stecher: As President of the ICC Swiss Commission of Arbitration and ADR and in his capacity as co-head of the Dispute Resolution practice group at Wenger & Vieli he is extremely well connected and one of the most highly regarded arbitration practitioners in Switzerland.’

‘Flavio Peter: Among the younger generation he is one of Switzerland’s most active and highly qualified Swiss arbitration practitioners.’

‘The quality is good, especially when Urs Weber-Stecher appears as arbitrator or leads a respective team in arbitration proceedings.

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

The team at Wenger & Vieli LTD advises banks and companies operating in highly regulated industries on a range of insolvency matters. It is particularly involved in representing creditors and debtors in contentious proceedings, and works alongside the firm's M&A team to handle restructurings. Pascal Honold is well versed in restructurings and leads the practice together with debt enforcement specialist Georg Zondler.

Practice head(s):

Pascal Honold; Georg Zondler

Key clients

Former board members of Swissair

Helvetia Wealth

PetroplastVinora AG

Luminator Technology Group (LTG)

Private client Tier 4

Wenger & Vieli LTD is specialised in advising small- to mid-sized entrepreneurs on estate planning matters. The team, which is led by Michael Huber and Bruno Bächli, also assists clients in a range of legal and tax related queries. Dominik Bürgy joined the practice in October 2019 from EY; he is also active in tax matters.

The firm: Wenger & Vieli Ltd. is a nationally and internationally active law firm with offices in Zurich and Zug. For fifty years, we have been advising and representing national and international companies as well as private clients residing in or outside Switzerland primarily in all areas of business and tax law. Providing advice on a personal level and having small teams attend to our clients allows us to respond quickly and individually to our clients’ particular needs. We advise and represent our clients in a productive, goal-oriented and efficient manner.

Wenger & Vieli Ltd. Wenger & Vieli Ltd. employs around 60 experts who, in addition to their professional expertise, bring along the necessary team spirit and knowledge of human nature to ensure optimum cooperation with clients.

Thanks to our size, the composition of our team of experts and state-of-the-art technical infrastructure, we are able to take on national and international engagements that are both labor-intensive and sophisticated. We advise our clients in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech and Russian.

The personal style will continue to shape our law firm in the future. Regardless of scope, we complete each engagement entrusted to us with the same commitment, where quality always comes first. We truly enjoy our profession and are open and transparent towards our clients.

Having maintained contacts over many years, Wenger & Vieli Ltd. has a network of relationships with law firms around the world. We are a member of Meritas, one of the largest international associations of law firms with members in all major cities of the world. In the area of tax law, Wenger & Vieli Ltd. cooperates with WTS Global, a worldwide network of selected consulting firms, present in more than 100 countries. Whenever necessary, our networks provide immediate access to local authorities and courts.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banks and financial services providers
Competition law
Construction and real estate law
Corporate and commercial law
Data law
Energy law
Financial market infrastructure law
Financing
Fintech
Funds & Asset Management
Immigration Law
Information technology law
Inheritance law and estate planning
Insurance
Intellectual property law
Labour and employment law
Litigation and arbitration
Media law
Mergers and aquisitions
Notarial services
Pharmaceutical and health law
Restructuring and insolvency
Tax law
Venture capital and private equity
White-collar crime
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr iur Peter Altorfer  photo Dr iur Peter Altorfer Peter Altorfer specializes in general banking law and estate planning. He regularly…
Mr Bruno Bächli  photo Mr Bruno Bächli Bruno Bächli provides national and cross-border tax advice, supporting primarily private clients,…
Ms Ursina Böni  photo Ms Ursina Böni Ursina Böni advises mainly natural persons and legal entities in the area…
 Jonas Bühlmann  photo Jonas Bühlmann onas Bühlmann specializes in national and international tax law. He advises in…
Mr Dominik Bürgy  photo Mr Dominik Bürgy Dominik Bürgy specializes in national and international tax law. His focus is…
Dr iur Michael Baier  photo Dr iur Michael Baier Michael Baier specializes in international and national M&A transactions, corporate succession planning…
 Loris Baumgartner  photo Loris Baumgartner Loris Baumgartner mainly focuses on the areas of criminal law and litigation…
Mr Martin Berweger  photo Mr Martin Berweger Martin Berweger practices in the areas of corporate law, start-ups, M&A, blockchain,…
Dr iur Marcel Boller  photo Dr iur Marcel Boller Marcel Boller works mainly in the areas of pharmaceutical and health law,…
Dr iur Nicolas Bracher  photo Dr iur Nicolas Bracher Nicolas Bracher specializes in civil litigation. He represents both national and international…
Ms Barbara Brauchli Rohrer  photo Ms Barbara Brauchli Rohrer Barbara Brauchli Rohrer specializes in national and international tax law. She advises…
Dr iur Marco Cereghetti  photo Dr iur Marco Cereghetti Marco Cereghetti mainly works in the areas of corporate law, labor and…
Prof Dr iur Lorenz Droese  photo Prof Dr iur Lorenz Droese Lorenz Droese advises primarily in areas of civil procedural law, with a…
Mr Patric Eggler  photo Mr Patric Eggler Patric Eggler specializes in national and international tax law. His focus is…
Mr Marc Gerber  photo Mr Marc Gerber Marc Gerber practices in the fields of national and international tax law.…
Ms Nathalie Germann  photo Ms Nathalie Germann Nathalie Germann mainly advises on labor and migration law matters as well…
Prof Dr iur Daniel Girsberger  photo Prof Dr iur Daniel Girsberger Daniel Girsberger primarily handles international arbitration cases as an arbitrator and party…
Ms Regula Grunder  photo Ms Regula Grunder Regula Grunder works mainly in banking and financial market law. She advises…
Dr iur Andreas Hünerwadel  photo Dr iur Andreas Hünerwadel Andreas Hünerwadel practices in the fields of contract and banking law as…
Ms Sophia Hartwig  photo Ms Sophia Hartwig Sophia Hartwig mainly practices in the areas of construction and real estate…
Dr iur Roman Heiz  photo Dr iur Roman Heiz Roman Heiz advises and represents national and international clients in the fields…
Mr Christian Hofstetter photo Mr Christian Hofstetter As a member of the Transactions practice group, Christian Hofstetter mainly works…
Ms Ines Holderegger  photo Ms Ines Holderegger nes Holderegger mainly practices in the areas of pharmaceutical and health law…
Mr Pascal Honold  photo Mr Pascal Honold Pascal Honold practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, contract…
Mr Sebastian Huber  photo Mr Sebastian Huber Sebastian Huber practices in the areas of banking, inheritance and foundations law.…
Dr iur Michael Huber  photo Dr iur Michael Huber Michael Huber is an SBA certified inheritance law specialist, specializing in estate…
Ms Michèle Joho  photo Ms Michèle Joho Michèle Joho works mainly in the areas of corporate and commercial law,…
Ms Claudia Keller  photo Ms Claudia Keller Claudia Keller works mainly in the area of intellectual property law, advertising…
Ms Noëmi Kunz-Schenk photo Ms Noëmi Kunz-Schenk Noëmi Kunz-Schenk’s areas of expertise are domestic and international tax issues and…
Dr iur Urs Landolf  photo Dr iur Urs Landolf Urs Landolf specializes in national and cross-border tax advice for companies and…
Ms Stephanie Lienhard  photo Ms Stephanie Lienhard Stephanie Lienhard works mainly in the area of FinTech and generally in…
Mr Philipp Lindenmayer  photo Mr Philipp Lindenmayer Philipp Lindenmayer conducts national and international litigation before state courts and arbitral…
Mr Stefan Müller  photo Mr Stefan Müller Stefan Müller works primarily in the areas of labor and employment law,…
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…
Mr Patrick Näf  photo Mr Patrick Näf Patrick Näf specializes in labor and employment law. He also advises clients…
Dr iur Daniel P Oehri  photo Dr iur Daniel P Oehri Daniel P. Oehri practices in the areas of private equity, M&A, insolvency…
Mr Flavio Peter  photo Mr Flavio Peter Flavio Peter works primarily in the areas of arbitration and litigation. In…
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 Lilith Ritzmann  photo Ms Lilith Ritzmann Lilith Ritzmann conducts national and international litigation before state courts and arbitral…
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…
Dr iur Christoph Schmid  photo Dr iur Christoph Schmid Christoph Schmid specializes in corporate and contract law as well as inheritance…
Mr Markus Seglias  photo Mr Markus Seglias Markus Seglias practices in the area of national and international tax law.…
Dr iur Beat Speck  photo Dr iur Beat Speck Beat Speck works mainly in the M&A, venture capital, private equity und…
Ms Meltem Steudler  photo Ms Meltem Steudler Meltem Steudler practices mainly in the fields of financial services and litigation,…
Ms Sabine Taxer  photo Ms Sabine Taxer Sabine Taxer works primarily in the areas of labor and employment law,…
Mr Bastian Thurneysen  photo Mr Bastian Thurneysen Bastian Thurneysen practices in the area of national and international tax law…
 Anna Tomaschek  photo Anna Tomaschek As a member of the Transactions practice group, Anna Tomaschek practices primarily…
Dr iur Michael Tschudin  photo Dr iur Michael Tschudin Michael Tschudin primarily works in the areas of Swiss and European competition…
 Kevin Vangehr  photo Kevin Vangehr Kevin 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,…
Mr Marc Walter  photo Mr Marc Walter Marc Walter practices in the areas of M&A, venture capital and private…
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…
Dr iur Urs Weber-Stecher  photo Dr iur Urs Weber-Stecher Urs Weber-Stecher is primarily active in the areas of international arbitration and antitrust law. He…
Mr Florian Wegmann  photo Mr Florian Wegmann Florian Wegmann works mainly in the areas of inheritance law and estate…
Dr iur Christian Wenger  photo Dr iur Christian Wenger Christian Wenger specializes in commercial and business law with focus on private…
Ms Michelle Wiki  photo Ms Michelle Wiki Michelle Wiki is primarily active in the areas of private equity, M&A,…
Mr David Wohlgemuth  photo Mr David Wohlgemuth David Wohlgemuth mainly focuses on the areas of arbitration and litigation as…
Dr iur Wolfgang Zürcher  photo Dr iur Wolfgang Zürcher Wolfgang Zürcher specializes in venture capital, private equity, corporate acquisitions and capital…
Ms Nadine Zanetti  photo Ms Nadine Zanetti Nadine Zanetti mainly practices in the areas of construction and real estate…
Mr Georg Zondler  photo Mr Georg Zondler Georg Zondler is regularly entrusted with litigation before state courts and arbitration…
Number of lawyers : 60
Czech
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish
Meritas
WTS Global
Other office : Zug
Contact : Dr Andreas Hünerwadel, LL.M. (managing partner)