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Dr iur Peter Altorfer
Private Clients and Estate Planning; Banks and Financial Service Providers; Foundations
After pursuing a career at a Swiss universal bank, Peter Altorfer decided to get a start in the legal profession at a smaller law office specialized in advising and litigating on behalf of banks. In recent years, the importance of private clients and the work of legal entities in supervisory bodies have increased.
In addition to analyzing legal issues, Peter Altorfer is interested in how problems are embedded within private clients’ broader environments. He is also on the board of directors of various companies, as well as on the board of trustees of a number of non-profit organizations. He appreciates the variety in his work that comes from advising both companies and private individuals.
“In my private life, I am interested in the meaning of philosophy, particularly drawing on Stoicism and its later developments. I believe that both one’s professional and one’s private life should be influenced by this.”
2000-present, Partner / Of Counsel at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; 1990-2000, Partner at Belser Altorfer & Partner; 1988-1990, Lawyer at a law firm in Zurich; 1986-1988, Vice President at a listed Swiss Bank; 1984, Internship at a law firm in New York; 1983-1985, Collaborator in the Legal Department of a listed Swiss Bank.
German, English and French.
International Bar Association (IBA); Swiss Bar Association (SAV); Zurich Bar Association (ZAV); IMD International (IMD).
1987, IMD Lausanne (PED); 1982, Admission to the Bar; 1980, University of Zurich (Dr. iur.).
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 ‘experienced’ Dominik Bürgy in the tax department, Peter Altorfer and Marco Cereghetti, who has ‘technical expertise‘. Florian Wegmann left the firm.
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‘.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Intellectual property
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
- Public law
- Real estate and construction
- Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Private client
- Regulatory, compliance and investigations