Wenger Vieli Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Firm Profile

Wenger Vieli Ltd
DUFOURSTRASSE 56
8008 ZÜRICH
Switzerland

Switzerland > Fintech Tier 2

Wenger Vieli Ltd has particular strength in regulatory matters and license procedures, and provides guidance to both start-ups and established market players. Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and DLT are key areas of focus. The department is led by Martin Peyer and counsel Daniel S. Weber. Peyer, who made partner in 2022, covers digital assets, decentralised finance platforms, and regulatory advice, while Weber brings expertise in internal and regulatory investigations and white-collar crime. Blockchain specialist Martin Berweger is also key.

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Key clients

Sygnum Bank

radicant

Inyova (former Yova)

Neon Switzerland

Dialectic

mStable Association

Sqiyo

Codos Network

DeFactor DAO

Objkt

Peer Energy AG

Vorto Network

Rally

Valory

Work highlights

  • Represented Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank in high-profile licensing process of its FinTech subsidiary radicant vis-à-vis FINMA
  • Advised Swiss FinTech bank Sygnum on its tokenized micro shares project – a global novelty
  • Advising FinTech Objkt on complex regulatory issues in connection with its NFT marketplace

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd acts across financing transactions, regulatory matters and the related litigation. The department has additional expertise in the fintech space, with a track record in supporting financial services start-ups. Cross-border financing expert Andreas Hünerwadel co-leads the group alongside Martin Peyer, who has additional experience in asset management work. Recently promoted senior associate Alessa Waibel is a key name.

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Radicant AG

Nextech Invest AG

Serpentine Ventures

Private Bank IHAG, Switzerland

Danske Bank

Privatbank Bellerive

Scandit AG

BBVA (Switzerland)

Interhoerbiger Finance Ltd. (Treasury)

Falcon Bank

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG

Work highlights

  • Advising MedTech company on complex cross-border project financings with multiple parties.
  • Advising Nextech Invest on regulatory requirements in connection with its Swiss FINMA license and on the launch of three new funds.
  • Assisting Serpentine Ventures with a Swiss FINMA licensing procedure as asset manager for collective investment schemes.

Switzerland > Capital markets Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd advises on the full range of equity and debt capital market matters, and have noteworthy expertise in digitalisation and tokenisation technologies. The department acts for a selection of banks, companies, and private equity funds, as well as start-ups. Pascal Honold leads the team, and has more than 20 years experience in the practice area. Other core team members include Wolfgang Zürcher and Beat Speck.

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Testimonials

‘Beat Speck is the main contact point for us in the firm. We value his expertise, the experience he provides in different questions around the tasks we are confronted with in our operations and planning.’

Key clients

Sygnum Bank

NLS Pharmaceutics

Burckhardt Compression Holding

Vontobel Holding

Züblin Immobilien Holding

Turnqey

PG3

Allegra Capital

RFR Management

Daimler

Swiss Property

Private Equity Holding

u-blox Holding

PHENOGY (former CLEANCELL)

MENU Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advising Sygnum Bank on a tokenised micro shares project.
  • Advised NLS Pharmaceutics as international lead counsel on its $20m Standby Equity Distribution Agreement and $2.5m Equity Investment.
  • Advised Turnqey on issuance of CHF8m Affordable Living Bond.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd acts on a broad range of transactions, and is frequently active for entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups and SMEs. The department has particular strength in the financial services, life sciences, IT and cryptocurrency sectors. ‘Highly committed‘ team lead Beat Speck focuses on private cross-border M&A, financing rounds, and corporate reorganisations. Wolfgang Zürcher and Christian Wenger share a focus on private equity and venture capital.

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Testimonials

‘The team behind W&V and especially Beat Speck is extraordinary and superior in any respect. The speed, reaction power, and knowledge in the fields of M&A and startups are exceptionally good.’

‘Beat Speck is the best lawyer I know in the field of M&A. His skills and negotiation prowess helped us in closing our deal. Beat was always on point and shone with his wide knowledge and many years of experience.’

‘Good European network.’

‘Very professional and high level of legal expertise in the area of M&A.’

‘Very on point, fast and solving our problems / issues / questions fast and perfectly’

‘Loved working with Beat Speck, who could explain complex things in a very simple way’

‘Young and dynamic.’

‘Beat Speck: Listens carefully and proposes tailored – if necessary out of the box solution. Highly committed to find the best solution. Great negotiation skills. Says the right thing at the right moment. No confrontation style needed: the opposite party is part of the solution, and not the enemy.’

Key clients

Sygnum Bank

PG3

XSwiss

RFR Management

Burckhardt Compression

Züblin Immobilien

Alegra Capital

Crypto Valley Zug

Beekeeper Holding

Vontobel Holding

Creoptix

Shareholders of Stromer

Shareholders of Testing Time

Shareholders of Bring Labs!

Frontify

Left Lane

Unigestion

X-Bionic Group, blucc Holding

Klingel medical metal

Archlet

Molten Ventures (formerly Draper Esprit)

Kandou

Shareholders of Bre Holding

Atlas Antibodies

Work highlights

  • Advised Unigestion on USD 160m buy-out of Home Instead Group.
  • Advised Klingel on USD 68m acquisition of Swiss MedTech company Ruetschi.
  • Advising Sygnum Bank on USD 90m Series B funding round and on tokenized micro shares project, a global novelty.

Switzerland > Competition Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd advises on the full range of competition matters, with unique experience in niche industries such as sports and agriculture. Headed by Michael Tschudin, the firm regularly advises clients on selective distribution systems and defends clients in antitrust investigations. Frank Scherrer brings a particular expertise in pharmaceuticals and life sciences.

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Testimonials

‘Michael Tschudin, head of Wenger Vieli’s competition law practice, is very knowledgeable in all aspects of competition law, pragmatic where it makes sense to be so and a pleasure to work with without a big ego.’

‘Wenger Vieli is a solid and competent player on the market for competition law advice, mainly due to the vast knowledge, quality and expertise of Michael Tschudin. Under the lead of Michael, the team has significantly developed its competition practice over the past 10 years.’

‘Michael Tschudin, head of the competition team at Wenger Vieli, is an excellent competition lawyer, a hands-on, pragmatic and down to earth advisor and a great strategist. Having worked for the competition authority, the appeal court and as an advisor in private practice, he knows the competition world from the inside on all sides of the market.’

‘Michael Tschudin is an outstanding practitioner with experience at both the Competition Commission and the appellate court. He is pragmatic and hands-on and clearly one of the best of his generation.’

‘Michael Tschudin and his team are on top of things: all aspects of competition law as it is currently understood by the authorities and legal writing, handling of the competition authority and serving the needs of clients. Michael is a real must-go-to practitioner.’

‘Besides being on top of things, Michael Tschudin is also a very recognized in legal writing. He is a person with whom you like to work. He is extremely responsive. And he knows just everything.’

‘Great people to work with. People work with us on a level playing field. What we pay is fair for the result we get.’

Key clients

Jakob Müller Holding

Atlas Antibodies

Oberholzer Bauleistungen

Käppeli

Work highlights

  • Defended Käppeli in a landmark bid rigging case.
  • Advised Atlas Antibodies on competition law matters regarding its USD 226m acquisition of evitria.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

The ‘very knowledgeable, competent’ and ‘highly responsive’ data protection team at Wenger Vieli Ltd advises clients on all aspects of data management, with a particular focus on compliance and the implementation of data protection requirements and regulations. The team is headed by the ‘excellent‘ and ‘very committed’ Claudia Keller, who was recently promoted to the partnership. Michael Tschudin is another key member of the team.

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‘The team is very knowledgeable, competent, and is highly responsive.’

‘Mike Tschudin and Claudia Keller supported us with several requests related to data privacy, data protection, trademark law, and registrations of a new trademark. They were very supportive, took full ownership and responsibility of the tasks at hand, and delivered high-quality work in no time.’

‘Extremely dedicated, professional, and friendly team that delivers target-oriented solutions.’

‘Claudia Keller is an excellent lawyer and the perfect partner in all IT and data protection matters. She is very committed to her clients and her analyses do not only focus on the legal aspects but also consider the economic factors.’

Key clients

Beekeeper

digitalswitzerland

Burckhardt Compression Holding

Inyova (former Yova)

Work highlights

  • Advising digitalswitzerland on data protection measures in connection with the client’s multi-faceted cross-industry initiative to support digital innovation.
  • Advised Faigle Solutions on the implications of the new Swiss data protection legislation.
  • Advised a renowned Swiss hospital group on data protection aspects of the business model of a potential target.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd fields a team of experienced litigators, with particular expertise in financial services liability disputes, M&A litigation, and construction disputes. Financial services specialist Nicolas Bracher leads the team, which includes former practice head Philipp Lindenmayer, and Michael Mráz, who heads up the white-collar crime practice. Associate Meltem Steudler is also noted.

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Testimonials

‘The team has the right mixture between “street fighters” and individuals with excellent academic skills.’

‘Philipp Lindenmayer is a great talent and performer in the courtroom.’

‘Very strong business acumen; they try to understand and propose a solution which is in the best interest of the company.’

‘Treat clients individually.’

Work highlights

  • Representing a group of minority shareholders of blockchain company in $700m post-transaction litigation.
  • Representing clients in $250m landmark execution proceedings against the Swiss Government.
  • Defending an asset manager against liability and retrocession claims in $50m cross-border litigation.

Switzerland > Employment Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd‘s employment practice is headed by the ‘pragmaticStefan Müller, who has a particular focus on relocation, immigration, naturalisation and cross-border employee transfers. The team also provide day-to-day employment advice, assistance with terminations, the representation of both employers and employees in employment disputes, and counsels on employee data-protection matters. Clients appreciate the team’s ‘responsiveness’ and ‘extremely professional‘ approach.

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Testimonials

First and foremost this is an extremely professional team, with immediate responsiveness and pragmatism when it comes to interfacing with other legal counsel representing (for example) our employees.

I would like to highlight in particular our work with Stefan Müller. He is our ‘go-to’ partner for the delicate, complex and extremely confidential HR legal requests, where the traditional Company legal partner support is is quite impersonal and standard. Müller is pragmatic, motivated and very open to debating potential scenarios for solutions. We find his collaboration refreshing and personalised.

Key clients

EPAM Systems (Switzerland)

Work highlights

  • Acted as EPAM’s outsourced legal team in Switzerland, advising on the full range of employment matters
  • Acted as preferred employment advisor to a large retailer
  • Represented an executive of a multinational group in employment litigation

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd advises clients ranging from start-ups to multinational companies; its work includes advice regarding market access, pricing, marketing authorisations and e-health. The ‘fast, always well-prepared and available’ team is headed by Frank Scherrer, who has considerable experience in advising pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. Marcel Boller also advises on a variety of matters, such as clinical research.

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‘Frank Scherrer and his team are the most competent lawyers in pharma law; they are fast, always well-prepared and available, and extremely competent. I have never come across a law firm like this. By far the best in Switzerland.’

‘Frank Scherrer is in my view the most knowledgeable and experienced lawyer in life science. He is calm, transparent and gives the true legal expertise, fast and to the point.’

 

Work highlights

  • Advising several major pharmaceutical companies on market access procedures for COVID-19 vaccines and therapies.
  • Advising several pharmaceutical companies on novel Health Technology Assessment procedure and representing them in the first appeal proceedings in Switzerland in this area of law.
  • Defending a pharmaceutical company in multi-jurisdictional product liability lawsuits.

Switzerland > Intellectual property Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd‘s intellectual property team has a focus on trade mark matters such as licensing, portfolio management and trade mark applications, as well as experience in IP litigation. The practice is led by Claudia Keller who is praised by clients as an ‘expert in her field of IP and IT‘; she has a specialised focus on trade mark law and matters related to new media and technology. Described as ‘very knowledgeable‘, fellow partner Michael Tschudin is noted.

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Testimonials

Mike Tschudin and Claudia Keller supported us in registering a new trademark and also in a legal defense of a claim based on an alleged infringement of a trademark use (which we could turn down).

Mike Tschudin and Claudia Keller are very knowledgeable, have a lot of expertise in their fields, take full ownership of the tasks at hand and deliver very professional advise. What we highly value in working with Mike and Claudia, is that they are very responsive and that we can fully rely on the advice we receive.

We have been working with Wenger Vieli for many years for IP-matters in Switzerland. They have been providing reliable services throughout the years and they provide services of an IP firm that are not easy to find in Switzerland.

Claudia Keller is our main contact at the firm. She is an expert in her field of IP and IT. She provides excellent and on the spot advice and tells you exactly what you can expect and more importantly what not to.

Extremely dedicated, professional and friendly team that delivers target-oriented solutions.

Claudia Keller is an excellent lawyer and the perfect partner in all IT and data protection matters. She is very committed to her clients and her analyses do not only focus on the legal aspects, but also consider the economic factors.

Key clients

Beekeeper

Creata

Digitalswitzerland

Magazine zum Globus

Fox Williams

Objkt

Crypto Valley Association

Radicant

Hyper38

UltraSwiss

Nadine Fink

Pro Life

Refinum

Creoptix

Privatbank Bellerive

Shareholders of Testing Time

Shareholders of Bring Labs!

Work highlights

  • Represented Hyper38 in connection with a claim concerning a trade mark that is essential for its establishment.
  • Advised a software service provider 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.
  • Provide trade mark management services for a client who recently acquired a large trade mark portfolio in relation to a fashion business and we advise the client on expanding and optimising the portfolio to re-establish the brands locally and internationally.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland Tier 3

The Zurich branch of Wenger Vieli Ltd is led by Beat Speck, Roman Heiz, and Pascal Honold, the executive board. The team covers both national and international legal matters, with a particular focus on taxation. Other notable names include Peter Altorfer, Marco Cereghetti and Nicolas Bracher, described by clients as having ‘broad knowledge of banking matters‘ as well as being ‘excellent litigators‘.

Testimonials

‘The firm has a long lasting track record as one of the best legal firms in the finance and banking business, a business I was in myself.’

‘I used to work with Peter Altorfer, Marco Cereghetti and Nicolas Bracher whom I very much respected for their broad knowledge of banking matters as well as excellent litigators when it came to a case.’

Key clients

Sygnum Bank

Radicant, Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank

Vontobel Holding

Unigestion

Klingel Medical

Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Crypto Valley Zug

Burckhardt Compression

Frontify

Sellers of Vokus Personal

Shareholders of Tofwerk

Work highlights

  • Advised Swiss FinTech bank Sygnum on its $90m tokenised micro shares project, a global novelty.
  • Advised Klingel on $68m acquisition of Swiss MedTech company Ruetschi.
  • Successfully represented Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank in high-profile licensing process of its fintech subsidiary radicant.

Switzerland > Public law Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd‘s public law group works closely with the firm’s competition, compliance, banking, construction, energy, arbitration, public procurement, and tax practices, and is headed up by Michael Tschudin and Frank Scherrer, who are described by clients as ‘excellent’, ‘knowledgeable’, and ‘pragmatic’. The firm is able to assist a variety of clients, particularly names from regulated sectors including the construction and real estate, technology and media, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare industries.

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‘Outstanding individual: Frank Scherrer. Most experienced and knowledgeable lawyer I know. Humble, to the point, fast in response, high availability. strong expertise, strategic mindset.’

‘Wenger Vieli is a solid and competent player in the market for public and in particular competition law advice, mainly due to the vast knowledge, quality and expertise of Michael Tschudin. Under the lead of Michael, the team has significantly developed its practice over the past 10 years.’

‘Michael Tschudin, head of the public law team at Wenger Vieli, is an excellent lawyer, a hands-on, pragmatic and down to earth adviser and a great strategist. Having worked for the competition authority, the appeal court and as an adviser in private practice, he knows the competition world from the inside on all sides of the market, but is also very knowledgeable in general in public law proceedings before administrative authorities and courts.’

‘Excellent know-how, fast responses.’

‘Michael Tschudin and his team are very responsive and knowledgeable. They are able to bring complex problems down to earth. And they present the best solutions.’

‘Michael Tschudin brings together extremely broad knowledge he has acquired over twenty years of being a lawyer and working at courts and authorities. So he knows both sides of the judicial system and is hence able to provide comprehensive advice.’

Key clients

Käppeli

inyova

Work highlights

  • Defended Käppeli on public law aspects in a landmark bid rigging case.
  • Advised a state-owned energy provider on the inquiry of ComCo on the public procurement process for electricity.
  • Advised a pharmaceuticals company on negotiations with the Swiss Confederation on the supply of Covid-19 treatments.

Switzerland > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd offers advice on all aspects of real estate development with a focus on both the transactional and regulatory aspects of property development. The team has practical expertise in tenancy law, as well as technical expertise in architecture technologies such as Building Information Modelling. The practice is led by Roman Heiz who has over 20 years of experience, and is home to Nadine Zanetti who represents clients in construction-related appeals.

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‘Deep knowledge of the practice and a great understanding of the people they engage with. There is also a good moral compass in the team, which I really appreciate.’

‘Nadine Zanetti and Roman Heiz displayed a deep professionalism, and I can highly recommend them both.’

‘Good expertise, committed and equipped with the necessary industry knowledge, we benefit from rapid and comprehensive advice that enables us to make the correct decisions and assert our interests.’

‘The team is very professional and knowledgeable in their field. They act with the client’s interest at heart.’

‘Nadine Zanetti – exceptionally professional, well versed in her area, absolute pleasure to work with. Roman Heiz – always makes sure the team benefits from his vast experience and takes the best course of action.’

‘The team is very good in working together. They are all in the process as much as they needed and have all access to the relevant information about the case at any time. They use all technology which is absolutely up to date and are all very quick.’

‘The partner who works for us has a very strong knowledge of his field. He is a very quick thinker. This makes the work with him extraordinary.’

‘Roman Heiz is characterized by the fact that he finds constructive solutions in a balanced and goal-oriented manner, depending on the situation, which often makes further legal disputes unnecessary. Nadine Zanetti supports him in this in a very efficient manner.’

Key clients

Central

RFR Development

Personalvorsorgestiftung der Ärzte und Tierärzte PAT-BVG (Pension Fund)

Work highlights

  • Advised Matterhorn Immobilien Holding on EUR30m sale of commercial building.
  • Advised RFR Development on EUR 25m high-profile renovation and construction project in the heart of Zurich.

Switzerland > Tax Tier 3

Wenger Vieli Ltd advises on all areas of national and international tax law, with strength across a diverse set of sectors including the financial services, real estate, and blockchain and cryptocurrency arenas. Bruno Bächli leads the team, and advises on cross-border tax structuring issues and tax matters for private clients. Other key names include Barbara Brauchli Rohrer, who covers corporate and capital markets-related tax issues, and Dominik Bürgy, whose experience covers both private wealth mandates and corporate transactions.

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Testimonials

‘Barbara Brauchli Rohrer is a very skilled and experienced lawyer, and helped a lot with her good connections to the tax authorities.’

‘Wide range of expertise, fast and responsive.’

‘High expertise, great network, very helpful and responsive.’

‘The team in extremely strong on international matters. They are proactive and are used to working with overseas lawyers and accountants.’

‘Wenger & Vieli has a highly competent tax department headed up by Bruno Bächli. We work regularly with him and his team, who are always available to give operational advice in a short time.’

‘Bruno Bächli is a tax partner who is always available for discussions on tax topics, and his team is also always available. We highly appreciate their desire to find concrete solutions and not to remain too theoretical in analyses.’

‘The team is very fast and clear in its communication. Always accessible and uncomplicated. I see this as a big plus compared to other law firms. Their analyses and recommendations are clear and implementable.’

‘Great team and very helpful in closing our start-up exit.’

Key clients

Unigestion

Vokus Personal

1plusX

Klingel medical metal

Shareholder of Creoptix

Shareholders of Testing Time

Shareholders of Bring! Labs

Frontify

Blucc Holding

Klingel Holding GmbH

Shareholders of 1plusX GmbH

Tofwerk AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Unigestion on the cross-border tax structuring of its $160m buy-out of Home Instead Group.
  • Advised 1plusX on tax matters related to its sale to TripleLift, a US-based advertising technology company.
  • Advised shareholders of Bring! Labs on tax matters related to the sale of a majority stake to Swiss Post.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 4

Wenger Vieli Ltd represents creditors, debtors, and third parties in debt collection and insolvency proceedings. The team has experience at all stages of insolvency proceedings, including bankruptcy and liquidation of banks. Georg Zondler, who has over 25 years’ experience, co-leads the department with Pascal Honold, whose focus is corporate reorganisations and restructurings.

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Luminator Technology Group (LTG)

Helvetia Wealth / Insolvency Court

Major German debt collector

Swiss supplier

Work highlights

  • Representing Luminator Technology Group in distressed M&A transaction.
  • Acting as liquidator in composition procedures of Helvetia Wealth.
  • Assisting a large debt collection group in all debt collections involving Swiss debtors.

Switzerland > Private client Tier 4

Wenger Vieli Ltd‘s private client department is singled out for its ‘pragmatism’ and ‘international expertise‘ and is headed up by Bruno Bächli and Michael Huber. The team offers clients assistance with executing and planning estates, cross-border tax issues, marital matters, relocation advice, and succession law. Other team members include the ‘experiencedDominik Bürgy in the tax department, Peter Altorfer and Marco Cereghetti, who has ‘technical expertise‘. Florian Wegmann left the firm.

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Testimonials

‘I have been impressed with the team’s international expertise. We worked on a complex estate with tax issues in Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and other countries. The team achieved an excellent result.’

‘Bruno Bächli and Marco Cereghetti. They have technical expertise as well as pragmatism and working in a collaborative way.’

‘Top service. Solid to the point legal consultation. On time delivery. Fine tuned with the clients need. The client gets a full picture.’

‘Always precise, accurate and responsive.’

‘Michael Huber: Accentuated, responsive and competent. Peter Altorfer: Experienced, quick and accentuated.’

‘Tax department: very responsive, high skill level, reasonable rates.’

‘Very responsive and experienced in cross border work. Deep understanding of tax and legal background in other countries.’

‘Bruno Bächli and Dominik Bürgy; both are very reliable and experienced partners in the field of private client tax services.’

Work highlights

  • Advised on the estate of a deceased UHNWI as international lead counsel and handled the distribution of the $1bn estate.
  • Advised an UHNWI as international lead counsel on simplifying their global wealth structure.
  • Represented an UHNW heir in the enforcement and protection of their rights under succession law against Swiss financial services providers of the testator.

Switzerland > Regulatory, compliance and investigations Tier 4

Wenger Vieli Ltd has broad experience representing clients in the financial services, energy, life sciences and technology sectors in administrative and criminal investigations. Michael Mráz has expertise in criminal law and often advises corporate clients on internal investigations and the prevention of criminal violations; he is supported by Martin Peyer who leads the regulatory and compliance group and deals mainly with financial institutions.

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Key clients

radicant

Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank

Nextech Invest

Markant Handels- und Industriewaren-Vermittlungs AG

Serpentine Ventures

Private Bank IHAG Switzerland

neon

Inyova

Privatbank Bellerive

Danske Bank

Falcon Bank

BBVA (Switzerland)

Maerki Baumann & Co.

Work highlights

  • Advised retail client on regulatory matters and compliance in connection with cross-border transfer of payment services to a German subsidiary.
  • Conducted several high-profile investigations on behalf of a leading Swiss energy provider.
  • Advised a large Real Estate services provider on Swiss financial market regulations and AML compliance.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banks and financial services providers Dr. Martin Peyer m.peyer@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 53
Banks and financial services providers Dr. Andreas Hünerwadel a.huenerwadel@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 55 11
Capital Market and Listed Companies Pascal Honold p.honold@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 55 44
Competition Dr. Michael Tschudin m.tschudin@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 36
Compliance Daniel S. Weber d.weber@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 27
Construction and Real Estate Dr. Roman Heiz r.heiz@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 55 12
Corporate and Commercial Law
Data Protection Claudia Keller c.keller@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 15
Energy Dr. Michael Tschudin m.tschudin@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 36
Financing Dr. Andreas Hünerwadel a.huenerwadel@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 55 11
Fintech Dr. Martin Peyer m.peyer@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 53
Funds & Asset Management Dr. Martin Peyer m.peyer@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 53
Insurance Dr. Nicolas Bracher n.bracher@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 23
Intellectual Property Law Claudia Keller c.keller@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 15
Internal and Regulatory Investigations Daniel S. Weber d.weber@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 27
Labour and Employment Law Stefan Müller st.mueller@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 55 89
Litigation and Arbitration Dr. Nicolas Bracher n.bracher@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 23
Mergers and Acquisitions Marc Walter m.walter@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 58
Mergers and Acquisitions Dr. Martin Berweger m.berweger@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 55 92
Migration Stefan Müller st.mueller@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 55 89
Notarial Services
Pharma and Health Care Dr. Frank Scherrer f.scherrer@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 22
Private Clients and Estate Planning Dr. Michael Huber m.huber@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 55 33
Private Clients and Estate Planning Bruno Bächli b.baechli@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 01
Private Equity
Public Procurement
Restructuring and insolvency Georg Zondler g.zondler@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 55 55
Restructuring and insolvency Pascal Honold p.honold@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 55 44
Taxation Bruno Bächli b.baechli@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 01
Technology and Media Claudia Keller c.keller@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 15
Venture Capital Dr. Michael Baier m.baier@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 55 73
White Collar Crime Dr. Michael Mráz m.mraz@wengervieli.ch +41 58 958 53 18
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Clara Bodemann photo Ms Clara Bodemann Clara Bodemann practices in the areas of national and international tax law…
Marcel Boller photo Dr iur Marcel Boller Position: Counsel; Marcel Boller mainly advises on pharmaceutical and health issues, data…
Nicolas Bracher photo Dr iur Nicolas Bracher Nicolas Bracher works as a lawyer both advising and litigating for companies…
Barbara Brauchli Rohrer photo Ms Barbara Brauchli Rohrer Position: Partner; Barbara Brauchli Rohrer mainly advises on company acquisitions and mergers,…
David  Brusa photo Mr David Brusa David Brusa is a certified tax expert. He is responsible for advising…
Jonas Bühlmann photo Mr Jonas Bühlmann Jonas Bühlmann specializes in national and international tax law. He advises in…
Dominik Bürgy photo Mr Dominik Bürgy Dominik Bürgy specializes in national and international tax law. His focus is…
Patrizia Castellazzi photo Ms Patrizia Castellazzi Patrizia Castellazzi specializes in the areas of inheritance law and estate planning.…
Marco Cereghetti photo Dr iur Marco Cereghetti Marco Cereghetti is an experienced litigator who is active before state courts,…
Andrea Christen photo Ms Andrea Christen Andrea Christen’s practice focuses on notarial services, commercial and corporate law, and…
Joël Doswald photo Mr Joël Doswald Joël Doswald counsels family-owned businesses along with the individuals involved in national…
Lorenz Droese photo Prof Dr iur Lorenz Droese Lorenz Droese is a professor of civil proceedings and the Swiss Code…
Patric Eggler photo Mr Patric Eggler Patric Eggler mainly advises private individuals, entrepreneurs, and medium-sized companies. He is…
Désirée Egli photo Ms Désirée Egli Désirée Egli was able to apply and continually expand her theoretical knowledge…
Melanie Fischer photo Ms Melanie Fischer Melanie Fischer advises and litigates primarily in the areas of labor and…
Cedric Fischer photo Mr Cedric Fischer Cedric Fischer’s practice focuses on M&A, private equity, start-ups/venture capital, crypto/blockchain, and…
Andrea Frey photo Mr Andrea Frey Already as a junior lawyer at Wenger Vieli, Andrea Frey gained practical…
Nathalie Germann photo Ms Nathalie Germann Nathalie Germann has been working as a lawyer at Wenger Vieli since…
Lia Görtzen photo Ms Lia Görtzen Before she joined Wenger Vieli, Lia Görtzen worked at a single-family office…
Lukas Groth photo Mr Lukas Groth Lukas Groth has been admitted to the bar since 2022 and practices…
Nadine Grüter photo Ms Nadine Grüter Nadine Grüter advises and represents national and international companies and individuals in…
Peter Hafner photo Dr iur Peter Hafner Peter Hafner specializes in leading civil litigation in commercial and economic law…
Sara Hampel photo Ms Sara Hampel Sara Hampel works in the Inheritance Law Team, representing and advising clients…
Sophia Hartwig photo Ms Sophia Hartwig Sophia Hartwig works in the Construction and Real Estate Law Team and…
Roman Heiz photo Dr iur Roman Heiz Roman Heiz is a partner at Wenger Vieli and Head of the…
Ines Holderegger photo Ms Ines Holderegger Ines Holderegger works primarily in the areas of pharmaceutical and health law,…
Pascal Honold photo Mr Pascal Honold Thanks to his long-standing experience, Pascal Honold has extensive expertise in the…
Michael Huber photo Dr iur Michael Huber Michael Huber advises as a certified specialist of the Swiss Bar Association…
Andreas Hünerwadel photo Dr iur Andreas Hünerwadel Andreas Hünerwadel works in contract and banking law, as well as in…
Michèle Joho-Menotti photo Ms Michèle Joho-Menotti As a lawyer and notary, Michèle Joho-Menotti has extensive expertise in the…
Claudia Keller photo Ms Claudia Keller Claudia Keller has many years of experience in her areas of expertise,…
Patrick Kern photo Mr Patrick Kern Patrick Kern’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, M&A, contract law…
Angelika Kremer photo Ms Angelika Kremer Angelika Kremer has been working at Wenger Vieli since she was admitted…
Zarah Kronbach photo Ms Zarah Kronbach Zarah Kronbach was admitted to the bar in 2021 and primarily practices…
Remo Kündig photo Mr Remo Kündig Before joining Wenger Vieli in 2021, Remo Kündig worked for two years…
Niklaus Kunz photo Mr Niklaus Kunz Niklaus Kunz works primarily in the areas of law with respect to…
Urs Landolf photo Dr iur Urs Landolf Urs Landolf specializes in national and cross-border tax advice for companies and…
Enea Laube photo Mr Enea Laube Since his admission to the bar in 2021, Enea Laube has been…
Philipp Lindenmayer photo Mr Philipp Lindenmayer Philipp Lindenmayer conducts national and international litigation before state courts and arbitral…
Yannic Lütolf photo Mr Yannic Lütolf Yannic Lütolf works primarily in the areas of construction and real estate…
Bruno Mahler photo Mr Bruno Mahler Bruno Mahler is primarily active in contract, corporate, and commercial law. He assists…
Dominique Mattmann photo Ms Dominique Mattmann Dominique Mattmann works mainly in the areas of corporate and commercial law,…
Tatjana Merz photo Ms Tatjana Merz Tatjana Merz works mainly in the areas of inheritance law and estate…
Michael Mráz photo Dr iur Michael Mráz Michael Mráz deals with white-collar crime, international judicial and mutual administrative assistance…
Stefan Müller photo Mr Stefan Müller Stefan Müller works primarily in the areas of labor and employment law,…
Fabienne Nufer photo Ms Fabienne Nufer Fabienne Nufer, in her capacity as an attorney at law and a…
Elisha Odenheimer photo Ms Elisha Odenheimer Elisha Odenheimer primarily operates in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A),…
Daniel P Oehri photo Dr iur Daniel P Oehri Daniel P. Oehri practices in the areas of private equity, M&A, insolvency…
Una Paunovic photo Ms Una Paunovic Una Paunovic represents and advises individuals and corporations in proceedings before courts…
Martin Peyer photo Dr iur Martin Peyer Martin Peyer’s practice focuses on banking, insurance, financial markets and general corporate…
Dario Picecchi photo Mr Dario Picecchi Dario Picecchi’s main areas of practice are constitutional and administrative law. He…
Valerio Preisig photo Mr Valerio Preisig Valerio Preisig specializes in litigation for complex national and international disputes before…
Dominik Rietiker photo Mr Dominik Rietiker As a member of the Transactions practice group, Dominik Rietiker is primarily…
Dominique Roos photo Ms Dominique Roos Dominique Roos mainly practices in the areas of pharmaceutical and health law,…
Kianoush Sadeghi photo Kianoush Sadeghi Kianoush Sadeghi has already gained practical experience when working at Wenger Vieli…
Frank Scherrer photo Dr iur Frank Scherrer Frank Scherrer practices mainly in the pharmaceutical and health law fields. Further…
Frank Schmid photo Mr Frank Schmid Frank Schmid is an associate at Wenger Vieli and specializes in national…
Christoph Schmid photo Dr iur Christoph Schmid Christoph Schmid specializes in corporate and contract law as well as inheritance…
Joel Schmidt photo Mr Joel Schmidt Joel Schmidt is primarily active in the areas of M&A, Venture Capital,…
Pascal Schmuckli photo Pascal Schmuckli During his business studies in St. Gallen, Pascal Schmuckli worked as a…
Cindy Schnider photo Ms Cindy Schnider Cindy Schnider works in the field of VAT (Value Added Tax) consulting…
Beat Speck photo Dr iur Beat Speck Beat Speck works mainly in the M&A, venture capital, private equity und…
Manuela  Staudenmann photo Ms Manuela Staudenmann Manuela Staudenmann primarily works in the field of litigation, dealing with complex…
Meltem Steudler photo Ms Meltem Steudler Meltem Steudler practices mainly in the fields of financial services and litigation,…
Meltem Steudler photo Ms Meltem Steudler Meltem Steudler practices mainly in the fields of financial services and litigation,…
Mark P. Stocker photo Mr Mark P. Stocker Mark P. Stocker’s practice focuses on labor and employment law, immigration law…
Sabine Taxer photo Ms Sabine Taxer Sabine Taxer works primarily in the areas of labor and employment law,…
Michael Tschudin photo Dr iur Michael Tschudin Michael Tschudin primarily works in the areas of Swiss and European competition…
Kevin Vangehr photo Mr Kevin Vangehr Kevin Vangehr practices in the areas of M&A, venture capital and private…
Bignia Vieli photo Ms Bignia Vieli Bignia Vieli works mainly in banking and stock exchange law as well…
Alessa Waibel photo Ms Alessa Waibel Alessa Waibel practices mainly in the areas of corporate and commercial law,…
Marc Walter photo Mr Marc Walter Marc Walter practices in the areas of M&A, venture capital and private…
Beat Walti photo Dr iur Beat Walti Beat Walti advises primarily in the areas of corporate takeovers, acquisitions and…
Daniel S. Weber photo Mr Daniel S. Weber Daniel S. Weber works mainly in the areas of banking and financial…
Christian Wenger photo Dr iur Christian Wenger Christian Wenger specializes in commercial and business law with focus on private…
Michelle Wiki photo Ms Michelle Wiki Michelle Wiki is primarily active in the areas of private equity, M&A,…
Janica Wyss photo Ms Janica Wyss Janica Wyss’ practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, contract law, and…
Nadine Zanetti photo Ms Nadine Zanetti Nadine Zanetti mainly practices in the areas of construction and real estate…
Georg Zondler photo Mr Georg Zondler Georg Zondler is regularly entrusted with litigation before state courts and arbitration…
Wolfgang Zürcher photo Dr iur Wolfgang Zürcher Wolfgang Zürcher specializes in venture capital, private equity, corporate acquisitions and capital…
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