Pestalozzi > Zurich, Switzerland > Firm Profile

Pestalozzi
LÖWENSTRASSE 1
8001 ZÜRICH
Switzerland

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

Pestalozzi represents states and state-owned entities, multinational corporations, SMEs, and private clients in civil, criminal and regulatory disputes at both the national and international levels. The group is active in all sectors of the economy, and has particular expertise in commodities and banking related disputes. Laurent Killias and Thomas Legler co-lead the department; Killias specialises in disputes arising from contracts regarding construction, civil engineering, and distribution issues, while Legler covers disputes relating to IP, IT and data protection matters. Michael Kramer has expertise in national and international commercial disputes, Thomas Rohner handles asset tracing, enforcement and inheritance law matters, and Tanja Planinic focuses on matters relating to the international sale of goods. Alexandra Johnson joined from Bär & Karrer Ltd. in September 2022, and Lukas Rusch is singled out by clients as ‘outstanding‘.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team is very well-prepared to support you, very responsive and reactive and is attentive to your comments and strategy.’

‘Laurent Killias – great reasoning, flexible, strategist.’

‘Lukas Rusch is outstanding.’

‘They like to win and are willing to put the necessary work into it.’

‘Michael Kramer stands out for his creative mind and problem solving.’

‘Thomas Rohner is very diligent and responsive, and is flexible in terms of due dates and budgetary restraints.’

‘A highly competent team and super pleasant to work with! They are a top choice for arbitration.’

‘Pestalozzi has numerous excellent arbitration practitioners. I worked closely with Thomas Legler and was highly impressed by his work. He is very bright, knows how to most effectively present a case to his client‘s benefit and never loses sight of the big picture which makes him a strong strategist as well.’

Key clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bouygues Construction

DHL

Glencore

Johnson & Johnson

Swiss Life AG

Turkmengaz

Work highlights

  • Represented Turkmengas in a high-value ICC gas arbitration dispute between Turkmenistan’s national gas company, Turkmengas, and its Iranian counterpart, the National Iranian Gas Company.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

Pestalozzi‘s large team has significant expertise in commodities and banking-related disputes, as well as internal investigations, and also attracts mandates from all sectors of the economy. Michael Kramer and Christophe Emonet lead the team; Kramer, who is based in Zurich, has a focus on national and international commercial litigation, while the Geneva-based Emonet is a leading name for white-collar crime matters and investigations. Thomas Rohner covers asset tracing, insolvency and inheritance matters, and Laurent Killias specialises in contracts regarding construction, civil engineering and R&D projects. Nicolas Herren and Lukas Rusch are additional key names in the practice.

Testimonials

‘Thomas Rohner, partner, exceptional availability and resources management, delivery of services, great input and support from an external law firm!’

‘Our business with Pestalozzi needed urgent discussion and time sensitive actions. They were available almost anytime of day and night and always ready to provide their top quality service.’

‘They always handled my queries with impressive dedication and efficiency, anticipating all the traps set by the opposing parties. What makes them unique is that they immediately grasp the subtleties of any case and come with a tailor-made approach to ensure success.’

‘In the areas of commercial litigation and white-collar crime, Christophe Emonet is an absolute superstar. Christophe Emonet also masters the art of delegation while remaining fully involved and delving into detailed facts and arguments for the strategic lines of defence.’

Key clients

Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. and Conde Nast Publications SA (editors of Vogue magazine)

Bank of America

Banque Cantonale de Genève

City of Almaty

Coop

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Fahad Al Rajaan

Glencore

Johnson & Johnson

National Oil Corporation of Libya

Olivier Maus (stakeholder of Maus Frères SA, Lacoste)

Swiss Life AG

Turkmengas

Work highlights

  • Representing the former CEO of the Pension Fund of Kuwait in the context of one of the biggest ever banking secret commission claims filed in 2019 before the Commercial Court of London.
  • Representing Johnson & Johnson in a dispute with a leading Saudi company, which is claiming $35m for alleged breach of contracts in connection with the delivery of medical goods to hospitals in Saudi Arabia.
  • Assisting the National Oil Corporation of Libya in the context of a Swiss federal criminal investigation and recovery actions related to bribes paid by Yara International ASA to the son of the former Prime Minister of Libya.

Switzerland > Employment Tier 1

Working in English, French, German, Italian and Swedish, Pestalozzi is able to offer employment services to both Swiss and international clients across the full range of employment services, both contentious and non-contentious. Clients praise the firm’s ‘practical advice' as well as its ‘commercial and pragmatic approach'. The practice is co-led by Martin L Müller, who has extensive experience assisting clients in employment M&A matters, corporate investigations, and litigation; and the 'business oriented' Christian Roos, who specialises in large-scale dismissals, social-plan negotiations and corporate restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Martin L Mueller; Christian Roos

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Leinhard; Louis de Mestral; Jonas Sigrist

Testimonials

The firm was used to assist with a difficult labour law matter. Dr Andreas Leinhard and Christian Roos (partner) were always available even after hours and weekends. Their approach made it feel like we were “in it together”. Advice provided was also practical and delivered in a straight forward and easily understandable way. It didn’t feel like “lawyer speak”. The firm has also been used to provide advice in respect of Swiss tax law (Jonas Sigrist) as it relates to employee share schemes. Likewise advice provided was very practical and implementable. It is a very complex subject but was made easily understandable. It is evident that the firm has breadth and offers a one-stop shop.

Highly responsive team of individuals that provided practical implementable advice and were always on-hand to assist even after hours and over weekends when there were tight deadlines to respond to matters that arose.

The team was able to provide high quality advice on a complex cross-border senior executive termination, demonstrating a clear understanding of the legal issues and taking a commercial and pragmatic approach.

I was very impressed with senior counsel Andreas Lienhard, supervised by partner Christian Roos, who both understand the legal issues and were able to deal with the client in a clear and understandable way.

Open for a very broad range of issues. Very easy to talk to. Good sense of commercial issues.

Highly motivated and professional individuals.

The team’s consulting approach, which takes into account the specifics of our company, agility and culture. Direct, trusting, fast-acting and pragmatic.

Christian Roos: Extensive business-oriented experience with which he assesses out-of-the-box legal issues concerning employment relationships we address to him. Extremely responsive and at the same time always thoughtful and calm. Louis de Mestral: He incorporates strategic approaches as early as the consultation stage to create a good position in legal disputes. Great commitment and interest in the companies and contacts he advises.

Key clients

Agilent Technologies

APG

AXA XL

Covagen

Ferrexpo

Froneri International

Glencore

Johnson & Johnson

Maars Holding

Medos International

Senior Executive of SIX (Swiss Stock Exchange)

Shire International

Synthes / Synthes Produktions

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

TripleLift

Vista Equtiy Partners

Zimmer Biomet

Work highlights

  • Advised 23 Swiss insurers and brokers (including Swiss Life, Allianz Suisse, Mobiliar and AXA) on all the employment and pension aspects related to the setting-up of EcoHub, an insur-tech joint-venture company.
  • Supported Zimmer Biomet in a collective dismissal procedure involving the Syna, Unia, Angestellte Schweiz and KV unions, and implantation of a social plan in connection with the transfer of certain Global Service Functions to Poland.
  • Advising TripleLift on the design and implementation of a remuneration system for the key employees of 1plusX.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva Tier 2

Pestalozzi advises both lenders and borrowers on a wide range of domestic and international finance transactions, including asset finance, acquisition finance, mezzanine finance, and commodities trade finance mandates. The team also has a strong litigation and regulatory practice, which handles worldwide and internal investigations, asset tracing issues, and white-collar crime work. Sébastien Roy co-leads the department alongside Christophe Emonet; Roy’s areas of expertise include financing and regulatory matters, while Emonet specialises in banking disputes and investigations. Core team members include financing expert Ludivine Boisard and commercial disputes specialist Nicolas Herren, in addition to associates Christophe Berclaz and Jean-Baptiste Lhôte.

Testimonials

‘Very matter-of-fact and professional approach to the client’s problem.’

‘The natural leader is Christophe Emonet. He is a very experienced lawyer, he is very sharp and has an analytical way of thinking. He quickly gains trust. He is great at handling a case in a courtroom.’

Key clients

Allina Family Office SA

Bank of America

Banque Cantonale de Genève

Barclays Capital

Blackstone Credit

Citibank

Clarion Partners

Cott Beverages

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

DNM Swiss AG

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Gazprombank

Goldman Sachs

Glencore

ING

International Finance Corporation

JP Morgan

Kreos Capital VI (UK) Limited

Metinvest International SA

Noble Corporation

River Rock

Saxo Bank (Schweiz) AG

UBS

UniCredit Bank AG

Welltec International ApS

Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB)

Work highlights

  • Representing the former CEO of the Pension Fund of Kuwait in the largest ever criminal investigations on secret banking commissions conducted by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland.
  • Advised Banque Degroof Petercam SA on the sale of its Swiss subsidiary, Banque Degroof Petercam (Suisse) SA.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 2

Pestalozzi‘s ‘thoughtful and sophisticated’ team handles the full range of banking and finance matters. The department is highly active across transactions and regulatory issues, with experience in high-profile and cross-border matters. The team is co-led by regulatory specialist Urs Klöti and Sebastien Roy, who is based in the Geneva office. The ‘outstanding’ Andrea Huber, whose broad practice includes asset management work, regulatory matters and fintech issues, is a key name, as is capital markets expert Oliver Widmer. Associate Manu Ferro is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team at Pestalozzi is extremely proactive and more like an in-house legal team than an exterior legal service provider. They are utmost customer friendly and open for any difficult questions we had. It has been a true pleasure working with this company.’

‘We worked with Andrea Huber and her team at Pestalozzi who were outstanding in providing very specialised legal work in a regulatory matter. Andrea very quickly understood the way we work and tick and became like a very close co-worker we had been working forever.’

‘The personal touch, attention to detail combined with strong knowledge makes you comfortable that you will be assisted in a swift and efficient way.’

‘Oliver Widmer is the key member in the banking and finance team. He not only has very good technical knowledge, he also offers a pragmatic approach, good communication skills and good connection to the supervisory authorities.’

‘The Pestalozzi team stands out for its ability to take something extremely complicated and translate that into clear guidance which also commercially makes sense. Also, they are thoughtful and sophisticated. The team is just superb and available 24/7. They are all very professional, knowledgeable and engaged.’

‘Andrea Huber is one of the pre-eminent financial services regulatory and investment funds experts and well-placed with the regulator and industry bodies, with a very good sense about the issues that are important to the regulator.’

‘In terms of quality, the team belongs to the best in the market. They have excellent relations to the regulator, give clear guidance and are extremely client focused. I have endless confidence in the Pestalozzi team. They are pragmatic, always very responsive and timely with their advice, even outside office hours.’

‘Andrea Huber‘s breadth of knowledge across funds and the regulatory sector is unique. She is super quick, a problem solver and very well-connected in the community. Andrea is a brilliant lawyer who rolls up her sleeves and stays calm, no matter how strong the pressure is.’

Key clients

Bank of America

Banque Cantonale de Genève

Barclays Capital

Blackstone Credit

Citibank

Clarion Partners

Cott Beverages

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

DNM Swiss AG

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Gazprombank

Goldman Sachs

Glencore

ING

International Finance Corporation

JP Morgan

Kreos Capital VI (UK) Limited

Metinvest International SA

Noble Corporation

River Rock

Saxo Bank (Schweiz) AG

UBS

UniCredit Bank AG

Welltec International ApS

Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB)

Work highlights

  • Advised the financing bank Bank of America on the Swiss law aspects on the finance transaction in relation to a public tender offer to acquire all publicly held shares in Vifor.
  • Advised the Swiss company of Tupperware as the main borrower in relation to a financing in excess of $1bn.
  • Advising Glencore on Swiss law aspects in a $5bn revolving syndicated facilities agreement with Barclays as Arranger and Agent and Glencore International AG as Borrower, Glencore PLC, Glencore (Schweiz) AG and Glencore International AG as Guarantors.

Switzerland > Capital markets Tier 2

Pestalozzi‘s well-established capital markets team is known for its breadth of practice area and industry coverage, with experience acting across the range of equity, debt and securitisation transactions. Oliver Widmer, who focuses on debt capital markets work, co-leads the department alongside Christian Leuenberger, whose specialism is equity capital markets. Urs Klöti has experience in regulatory matters, while Beat Schwarz has expertise in debt capital markets work. Severin Roelli is also a key name in the practice, as is associate Manu Ferro.

Testimonials

‘Real depth and quality of service.’

‘Oliver Widmer is fantastic – very knowledgeable, responsive and is a pleasure to work with.’

‘The team is considered top-notch in Switzerland, and we would concur. The advice provided was always excellent. They have very good knowledge, but at the same time we liked the communication skills. We would recommend them.’

‘Oliver Widmer was our first point of reference. He has very good know-how and when we were stuck, he was very innovative in finding workable solutions.’

Key clients

Achiko AG

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Citigroup

Coca Cola HCB

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

DTEK

Goldman Sachs

H.C. Wainwright & Co

Helix Acquisition Corp

Instimatch

J.P. Morgan

L1 Capital

Leclanché

Mettler2Invest

Noble

RiverRock European Capital Partners LLP

Schlumberger

STX Fixed Income

SVB Leerink

Swisscom

Work highlights

  • Advised various entities of the DTEK Group in connection with a notes restructuring under the inter-conditional schemes of arrangement under Part 26 of the UK Companies Act 2006 in the amount of $1.6 bn.
  • Advised on the first ever merger of two blockchain projects (Matic/Polygon Technologies) via token merger in crypto history, valued at $250m.
  • Advised on the renewal of the €5bn Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) program issued by Coca-Cola HBC Finance B.V. and guaranteed by the Swiss parent company Coca-Cola HBC AG as well as the issuance and bonds in excess of €500m.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Pestalozzi offers clients advice in the areas of M&A, private equity and venture capital, corporate reorganisations and capital markets, with expertise at the national and international level. Christoph G Lang, whose practice includes corporate governance, M&A, and antitrust law, co-leads alongside transactions, contracts and regulatory expert, Sebastien Roy. Franz Schubiger handles life sciences clients, while Severin Roelli specialises in acquisition finance. ‘Extremely responsive and dedicated’ practitioners Petra Hanselmann and Pascal Richard joined from Baker McKenzie in June 2022. Associate Florian Schnyder is noted.

Testimonials

‘The firm is extremely responsive, and I always have full confidence that the legal advice will be required in the required timescale. Unlike other firms, I have never had to chase Pestalozzi’

‘Franz Schubiger is friendly, professional and extremely responsive without exception.’

‘Extraordinary availability of the consultants.’

‘Unique M&A experience in the retail sector.’

‘Well organized, captures the entire range of legal topics with in-depth knowledge.’

‘The M&A team that recently moved from Baker & McKenzie Zurich are great. High skilled negotiators, commercially savvy and a safe pair of hands when working on deals. Extremely responsive and dedicated lawyers.’

‘Pascal Richard is a fantastic lawyer to have on your side. He is sharp, a great negotiator and quick to spot the issues.

‘Petra Hanselmann is a highly skilled lawyer. Extremely dedicated, smart and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

3i Group (LSE: III)

Achiko AG (SIX: ACHI)

Agile Sports Technologies, Inc.

AIA Insurance

AIG

AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group GmbH

AmTrust Financial

AON (NYSE: AON)

APAX Partners

AXA Climate

AXA XL

Barry Callebaut (SWX: BARN)

BMW (Xetra: BMW)

Bolttech/the Pacific Century Group

BP Europa SE

Brookfield Asset Management

Celgene (NasdaqGS: CELG)

CH Media

China Resources (Holding) Co

Coca Cola (NYSE: KO)

Concentra Analytics

Coop

Corza Medical

Dantherm / Procuritas

Development Partners International

DexKo Global Inc

Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW)

EKZ Renewables AG

Fiat Chrysler

Fortissimo Capital

Froneri International

FSN Capital

General Electric (NYSE: GE)

Glencore (LSE: GLEN.L)

Global Capital Management

Goldman Sachs Private Capital (NYSE: GS)

GTCR / Corza Medical

H.B. Fuller Company

Helix Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: HLXA)

Intrum AB (publ.)

iQ International AG (FSE: IQL)

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)

KHS GmbH

Lars Larsen Group (Jysk)

Leclanché SA (SWX: LECN.SW)

Lindab

Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT)

Nefab (the Wallenberg group)

Nexo Group

Opel

Pactiv Evergreen Inc.

Peugeot

Polygon (Matic) Matic Network (15th largest cryptocurrency)

Process Insights Holdings

Prudential Financial & The Prudential Insurance Company of America (NYSE: PUK)

Ringier

Robert Bosch

Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY)

RUAG International Holding AG

Sony (NYSE: SNE)

South Pole Holding AG

Stellantis (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

Susquehanna Private Capital

Swiss Life /SWX: SLHN)

Swiss Post

Triple Lift

Triton Investment Partners

Union Park Capital

Vista Equity Partners

Wainwright & Co

Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH, SWX: ZBH)

Work highlights

  • Advised BP, a global leader in the oil and gas industry, on the sale of its retail business in Switzerland, including more than 300 service stations and interests in its supply and terminal business.
  • Advising Ringier in connection with the Joint Venture for Online Marketplaces with Mobiliar, TX Group and General Atlantic.
  • Advised Helix Acquisition Corp (HLXA), a Nasdaq-listed SPAC, in the IPO of MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG at NASDAQ, through one of the few Swiss de-SPAC transactions.

Switzerland > Fintech Tier 2

Pestalozzi‘s fintech practice includes regulatory impact analysis, blockchain and cryptocurrency projects, and licensing applications with FINMA. The department is also active advising clients on insurtech, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. Oliver Widmer, noted for his ‘industry knowledge and wide set of connections’, leads the team alongside Urs Klöti, who focuses on regulatory, AML and compliance issues. Andrea Huber, whose broad practice includes insurance, asset management, capital markets, and white-collar crime, is another key name. New additions to the team include counsel Markus Winkler, who joined in June 2022 from Baker McKenzie.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Pestalozzi team stands out for its ability to take something extremely complicated and translate that into clear guidance which also commercially makes sense. They are thoughtful and sophisticated. The team is just superb and available 24/7. They are all very professional, knowledgeable and engaged.

‘Andrea Huber is one of the preeminent financial services regulatory/Fintech experts and well placed with the regulator and industry bodies, with a very good sense about the issues that are important to the regulator. She is highly experienced and smart, and her advice is always well informed and commercial.’

‘I like the entire Pestalozzi team, they have superb lawyers from partners to junior lawyers, and the firm’s long-standing Fintech practice is unparalleled.’

‘The industry knowledge and contacts are a great plus. We also appreciate that the firm has expertise in a wide set of legal areas. That makes it possible that Pestalozzi can address all our legal needs.’

‘We appreciate the industry knowledge and wide set of connections Mr Oliver Widmer has to offer. He always promptly addressed any of our legal needs with care and prompt replies.’

Key clients

Amazon Web Services

Aximetria

Axpo

Bolttech/The Pacific Century Group

Clarksons Platou

Custodigit

De Beers

Finastra

FQX

Goldman Sachs

iCapital Network

Imcore

Instimatch

Kraken Crypo Currency Exchange

Leonteq

Libra

Lighthouse

New-X

Nexo

NIUM

Nivaura

Open Swap

PCT Trading Limited

Polkadot

Polygon (MATIC)

Positif.ly

RobecoSAM

Saxo Bank

Swiss Crypto Bank

Synpulse

Tezos Foundation

Token Commons Foundation

UDS Oil

Web 3.0 Technologies Foundation

Work highlights

  • Advised the first-ever merger of two blockchain projects (Matic / Polygon Technologies) via token merger in crypto history, valued at USD 250M (as of August 2021)
  • Advising various crypto exchanges, such as Bitpanda, NIUM, Kraken, Aximetria; PCT Trading on all legal, regulatory (licensing) and tax matters entering the Swiss market.
  • Advising Instimatch on its innovative B2B platform for money markets, debentures, private placements and alternative financing.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Pestalozzi, a firm with ‘excellent legal expertise in multiple areas’, is jointly led by Franz Schubiger and Christian Roos. The team often represents leading Swiss and international clients, including manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. The firm has experienced an increase in acquisitions and asset purchases/divestitures. New arrivals Lara Dorigo and Petra Hanselmann have bolstered the offering.

Practice head(s):

Christian Roos; Franz Schubiger

Testimonials

‘I have worked with Pestaozzi for years and I was always impressed by their professionalism.

‘Lara Dorigo grasps facts very quickly, has excellent analytical thinking and has outstanding technical understanding that allows her to work her way into new technical areas at high speed. Lara works very expeditiously, meets promised deadlines and does not lose her cool even in hectic times. Her explanations to clients and colleagues show a high level of professionalism and are of excellent quality.

‘Pestalozzi Law Firm is highly professional with excellent legal expertise in multiple areas important for our MedTech business. I highly appreciate to have one single contact person, who is distributing further my requests to subject-matter experts.’

‘Legal team is fast, efficient and provide pragmatic legal advice.’

‘I am impressed about Sarah Drukarch, who is an excellent legal professional. She works with high legal professional standards and her advice are always pragmatic and tailored fit our business needs. She is customer oriented with excellent communication skills.’

‘Lara Dorigo has an excellent understanding of the commercial priorities of our life sciences / healthcare business and adapts her astute advice accordingly. Lara is approachable and works collaboratively with our patent attorney, pan-EU and global counsel teams. On a recent matter Lara got up to speed quickly, led proactive case management and adapted swiftly to our changing commercial priorities.’

Key clients

Akorn Pharmaceuticals

Astellas Pharma Europe

European Investment Bank (EIB)

GE Healthcare / GE Medical Systems (Switzerland)

Gilead Sciences / Kite Pharma

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) group of companies, including DePuySynthes division and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV

Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc.

MGI Tech.

Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA (SIX: NWRN)

Nutriathletic AG

Merck KGaA

University Hospital Zurich (USZ)

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZBH)

Work highlights

  • Advised Helix Acquisition Corp (HLXA), a Nasdaq-listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in connection with the IPO of MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG.
  • Illumina initiated patent infringement proceedings against MGI Latvia, a subsidiary of MGI Tech, in Switzerland, claiming infringement of two patents related to Illumina’s sequencing technology. The team acted as counsel to MGI Tech Co alongside with co-Counsel Lenz & Staehelin.
  • Advises Zimmer on a broad range of Swiss legal and tax matters relating to its subsidiaries operating in and from Switzerland.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 2

Pestalozzi advises creditors, corporate debtors and investors in distressed situations and restructurings. The department has notable strength in bankruptcy-related litigation, including those with cross-border elements. Thomas Rohner and Christophe Emonet co-lead the team. Rohner represents individuals and companies in commercial disputes, asset tracing, and insolvency/enforcement, while Emonet, who also heads the firm’s white collar crime group, has additional expertise in investigations and cross-border bankruptcies. Beat Mumenthaler focuses on insolvency and recoveries, while Nicolas Herren specialises in banking and commercial disputes arising from contractual and regulatory issues. Associate Tobias Christen is also noted.

Testimonials

‘Pestalozzi in Zurich has been very responsive and has provided clear, measured advice on matters of Swiss law and procedure as well as non-binding, measured guidance on certain points of strategy. It is a trusted adviser which has helped us to understand recent changes in Swiss law and procedure as well as liaising with courts, local bankruptcy officials and others.’

‘Thomas Rohner, the engagement partner, has been a pleasure to deal with. He provides timely, measured advice which builds trust. He has been ably assisted by Tobias Christen. Both have strong language skills. At times they have taken the initiative to make enquiries locally on our behalf where appropriate. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for bankruptcy assistance.’

Key clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank Vontobel

Banque Cantonale de Genève

City of Almaty

Coop

Credit Agricole

Credit Suisse

First International Bank of Israel

Glencore

Johnson & Johnson

Leclanché

Olivier Maus

Swiss Life AG

Union Bank of Israel

Work highlights

  • Advised LECLANCHE SA, one of the world’s leading energy storage companies listed at SIX Swiss Exchange, in connection with a private placement of newly created shares in the amount of CHF 29.7 million
  • Advised various entities of the DTEK Group in connection with a notes restructuring under the inter-conditional schemes of arrangement under Part 26 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
  • Advising the City of Almaty in large scale cross-border civil disputes, recovery actions and criminal investigations. It is a massive case, involving Swiss and foreign civil state court litigations, worldwide asset recovery actions, Swiss and Kazakh criminal proceedings and international mutual assistance proceedings.

Switzerland > Insurance Tier 2

The insurance team at Pestalozzi has considerable experience and understanding of regulatory capabilities. The group advises in M&A transactions in the insurance space and also assists insurance companies and insurance brokers with regulatory developments affecting their businesses. Its strength is in the digitalisation of insurance business models and insurtech, key areas of strength for Markus Winkler. Other notable names include Christoph Lang, Andrea Huber, Lukas Rusch and Beat Schwarz.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Lang; Andrea Huber; Beat Schwarz; Lukas Rusch; Markus Winkler

Key clients

Acquiney

AIG

AmTrust Financial

AXA Climate

AXA XL

AXIS

Bolttech (i-surance AG)

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies AG

Howden

Hyperion Insurance Group

Swiss Life

EcoHub

The Prudential Insurance Company of America

Work highlights

  • Advised 23 Swiss insurers and brokers in connection with the formation of the insur-tech joint-venture EcoHub
  • Advised AXA XL on day to day operations as well as on strategic projects in insurance and re-insurance
  • Advised AIG on several W&I insurance issues and on special tax indemnity insurance matters

Switzerland > Intellectual property Tier 2

Pestalozzi's intellectual property team was strengthened during 2022 with the arrival of partners Lara Dorigo from Lenz & Staehelin, and Fabian Martens from CMS; Dorigo - who now heads the practice - bringe extensive IP dispute experience to the practice, while Martens has extensive IP and unfair competition expertise. Additionally, counsel Markus Winkler joined mid-year from Baker McKenzie and has strengthened the team’s cryptographic techniques and artificial intelligence capabilities. The practice is described as ‘outstanding’ and ‘customer oriented’ and assists clients with the IP aspects of cross-border M&A transactions, portfolio management, IP disputes, and strategies relating to trade marks and branding.

Practice head(s):

Lara Dorigo

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The IP practice of Pestalozzi, in particular its head Lara Dorigo, is highly skilled, very efficient and customer oriented. You always get outstanding results, and even to a good cost-benefit ratio. Unlike in many other Swiss law firms, diversity is actually lived.

Lara Dorigo, the head of the IP practice of Pestalozzi, is an outstanding lawyer with many years of experience in all aspects of IP law. She always reacts within a short time, with well founded answers. Her skills and efficiency are remarkable. Customer orientation is key for her. She is definitely one of the best IP lawyers in Switzerland and it is a pleasure to work with her.

Broad know-how in IP; very responsive and motivated colleagues.

I have worked with Pestaozzi for years and I was always impressed by their professionalism. Lately I have worked with Lara Dorigo, head of the Intellectual Property group. I do not have experience with other group members presently working at Pestalozzi, however, if the group is as skillful as its head it is at least one of the most recommendable in Switzerland.’

I worked with Lara Dorigo in several patent infringement cases. She grasps facts very quickly, has excellent analytical thinking and has outstanding technical understanding that allows her to work her way into new technical areas at high speed. Lara works very expeditiously, meets promised deadlines and does not lose her cool even in hectic times. Her explanations to clients and colleagues show a high level of professionalism and are of excellent quality.

Lara Dorigo is highly recommended. She is commercial and user friendly. Always provides clear and thorough guidance which is well reasoned and allows my clients to understand the issues clearly. Lara always responds quickly and is great to deal with.

Lara Dorigo delivers balanced, commercial advice. Lara is very approachable, calm and collaborative – working hand-in-hand with our patent attorney, pan-EU and global counsel teams.

Key clients

Advance Magazine

Coca-Cola

Johnson & Johnson

Lanxess Deutschland

Leclanché

McDonald’s

MGI Tech Co

Newron Pharmaceuticals

STS Systemtechnik Schaenis

Weetabix

Witec

ZimmerBiomet

Zoll

Work highlights

  • Represents Sky International in trade mark matters and acts as representative for Sky’s Swiss trade mark portfolio.
  • Advising Newron Pharmaceuticals on proceedings at the Federal Administrative Court involving novel legal questions.
  • Acting as co-counsel with Lenz & Staehelin  in complex patent infringement and invalidity proceedings in the field of sequencing technology.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland Tier 2

Pestalozzi‘s Geneva office is jointly led by Christophe Emonet, who heads the litigation, arbitration and white-collar criminal law practice, and Sebastien Roy, head of financial services. Clients include both national and international names from the banking, energy and natural resources, and financial services industries. The team, lauded as ‘very skilled’ by clients, is particularly known for its work in high-end commercial, banking litigation, arbitration, financial transactions, regulatory, M&A, and white-collar criminal law matters.

Practice head(s):

Christophe Emonet; Sébastien Roy

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Huber; Michèle Burnier

Testimonials

‘We worked with some very skilled lawyers, knowing very well the subject at stake. Their responsivity is also to be stressed.’

‘Andrea Huber: one of the only lawyer in Switzerland having the expertise we needed! Michèle Burnier: she gave me very good advice and built with us an excellent strategy.’

Key clients

Allina Family Office SA

Actando

Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. and Conde Nast Publications SA

AGCO International GmbH / AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO)

Bank of America

Banque Cantonale de Genève

Blackstone Credit

BP Europa SE

Canton of Aargau

Clarion Partners

City of Almaty

CH Media

Cott Beverages

Credit Suisse

Degroof

Deutsche Bank

DNM Swiss AG

Fahad Al Rajan

Glencore

Rusal

Trafigura

Vitol

General Electrics

Glencore

Goldman Sachs

Hauck & Aufhäuser

Instimatch

Kreos Capital VI (UK) Limited

Metinvest International SA

National Oil Corporation of Libya

Olivier Maus

River Rock

Saxo Bank (Schweiz) AG

Türkmengaz

UBP

Welltec International ApS

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland Tier 2

Pestalozzi‘s team was bolstered by the arrivals of Lara Dorigo (from Lenz & Staehelin), Fabian Martens (from CMS), and Petra Hanselmann, Pascal Richard and Markus Winkler (all from Baker McKenzie) in the first half of 2022. They joined a team that includes Florian Mohs, Laurent Killias, Thomas Rohner, Michael KramerOliver Widmer, Michael Lips, Christoph Lang and Nils Harbeke. The team has strength in areas including capital markets, banking and finance, competition, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, and M&A. Clients range from banks and financial services providers to retailers and those operating in the luxury goods and medical devices fields.

Testimonials

‘An excellent, agile, and diversified team that responds to all types of needs that occur running our charity business.’

‘Friendly accessible lawyers with profound expertise.’

‘Top notch team.’

‘Oliver Widmer is one of the top capital markets lawyers in Switzerland. Hands on, smart and client focused.’

Key clients

AIA Insurance

AXA XL

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank Vontobel

Banque Cantonale de Genève

Barclays

Barry Callebaut (BARN (SWX))

Blackrock

BMW

Bouygues Construction

BP PLC

CH Media

China Resources (Holding) Co

Coca Cola (KO (NYSE))

Coop

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Dow Chemical (DOW (NYSE))

DTEK Group

EcoHub AG

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Gazprombank

General Electric

Glencore

Goldman Sachs

Helix Acquisition Corp

HOK International Ltd.

ING

Intrum

Johnson & Johnson

Leclanché SA (LECN.SW (SWX))

Matic / Polygon Technologies

Microsoft (MSFT (NasdaqGS))

MGI Tech

Opel

Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG

Peugeot

Quintet

Ringier

RUAG International

Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB)

Sky International AG, Sky UK Limited, Sky Deutschland GmbH

Sony

Swisscom

Swiss Life AG

Swiss Post

Tupperware

Türkmengaz

Weetabix Limited

Zimmer Biomet (ZBH (NYSE))

Zuercher Kantonalbank, ZKB

Switzerland > Private client Tier 2

Pestalozzi‘s private client team is headed up by Oliver Widmer, Thomas Rohner and Christophe Emonet, and works for Swiss and non-Swiss individuals, families, wealth management service providers, and trusts. Areas of expertise include acting in contentious matters including inheritance disputes, tax and estate planning issues, wealth management work, real estate transactions, and the execution of wills. Clients praise the ‘high calibre‘ work as well as the ‘perfect industry and legal knowledge’, combined with ‘first-rate client care‘.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Widmer; Thomas Rohner; Christophe Emonet

Testimonials

‘Oliver Widmer – truly exceptional lawyer and first rate client care.’

‘Pestalozzi assists with all my private matters, from defending my interests in our family conglomerate of companies to inheritance planning. They always brought into the team the people with the perfect industry and legal knowledge. It is very comforting for a client to know that whatever the matter is, they will make sure the appropriate team handles it.’

‘For the most difficult and complex matters, I always request Christophe Emonet to head the team. I fully trust his judgement and integrity. With him, I feel the entire burden taken off my shoulders. He is completely dedicated, immediately grasps the diverse family sensitivities that make the challenges I and my family companies sometimes face even more complex. He is capable of calming disputes and convincing even the most recalcitrant adversaries or relatives. He has a natural authority, extraordinary negotiating skills and highly respected human values.’

‘Thomas Rohner, our attorney at the firm, is an expert in his field, responsive to our inquiries and needs, caring about our interests, creative and resourceful in offering legal solutions, dependable, timely, delivers on his word, and is an excellent communicator. The combination makes him an excellent legal adviser for our organisation. We wish we had a Thomas Rohner representing our legal interests in every city and every country.’

‘An integrated team that covers a spectrum of legal disciplines. It’s nice to know that I can work with a team that is able to collaborate with specialists in-house.’

‘The calibre is high in the work that I’ve asked to be done.’

Key clients

Bank IHAG

Bank Maerki Baumann

Bank Reichmuth

Bank Rothschild

Bank Vontobel

Banque Cantonale de Genève

CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research

Cofra Holding AG

Credit Agricole

Deutsche Bank Private Banking

Fleming Family & Partners (Suisse) AG

Hauck und Auhäuser

Maerki Baumann & CO

Marcuard

Merrill Lynch Trust Services

Private Clients Partner

Société Générale

Stonehage (Zürich) AG

Zulauf Family

Work highlights

  • Advised a client on worldwide investigations regarding transactions worth $80bn.

Switzerland > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Pestalozzi provides comprehensive advice on all real estate matters for clients operating in different industry sectors including life sciences, retail, hospitality, and transportation. The firm has particular experience assisting in the development of hotel resorts, as well as representing public authorities and bidders on public procurement matters. Paola Wullschleger focuses on tenancy and environmental law and has vast experience handling complex real estate disputes. Andrea Rohrer-Lippuner, who is an expert in all regulatory and contractual real estate matters, regularly represents public authorities and bidders in cantonal and federal procurement matters. Practice head Michael Lips is notably trilingual in English, French and German.

Practice head(s):

Michael Lips

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very capable and responsive, and clearly knowledgeable about all aspects of environmental law.’

‘Michael Lips is super responsive and thorough in his advice. Evelyn Frei is an excellent associate and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Long-term business relationship with Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law. Excellent understanding of the client’s needs. Customer-oriented support and way of thinking. Good skills to translate legally complex circumstances into customer-friendly language.’

‘Easily accessible, very human, and friendly. Good sense of humor. It’s about the success of the project for the client, with the client. Even if we are not “a big client” we feel very important to them.’

‘Great collaboration and partnership. You really don’t feel you are working with an external company. Solution oriented, they came with solutions and really create value.’

‘Strong technical knowledge and ability to translate complex matters in simple, understandable content. Availability and response time is excellent. Able to deal with complex matters and provide actionable solutions to the customer.’

‘We have worked with the team at Pestalozzi for many years and have an excellent working relationship with them. They provide timely and commercial advice on very complex EHS-related regulatory and compliance issues and are always available to provide further clarification where required.’

‘The breadth and depth of the team is very impressive, as well as the fast turnaround on projects that are live.’

Key clients

HOK International, Bjarke Ingels Group and 10:8 Architekten

Specialized Bicycle Components

Confiserie Sprüngli

Prevalis Pension Fund

Oberalp Group

Jeannet Immobilien

KPR Construction Management

Matterhorn Peak

Navigare Hotel Resorts

Johnson & Johnson (various group entities, in particular Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

McDonald’s (various group entities)

The Capra Hotel

Zurich University Hospital

Work highlights

  • Advised the international general planner team consisting of HOK International Ltd, Bjarke Ingels Group and 10:8 Architekten GmbH with regard to the new Dock A with a new tower and a new dock root at Zurich Airport.
  • Advised the leading bicycle producer Specialized in building a new Swiss and European headquarter located in central Switzerland.
  • Advised the Prevalis Pension Fund on the construction and purchase of an entire development, consisting of several rental flats.

Switzerland > Tax Tier 2

Pestalozzi‘s tax team, praised for its ‘high quality of work, responsiveness and deep understanding of business’, advises clients on a wide range of corporate and individual taxation issues, including tax matters related to bond issuances, financings, M&A and restructurings, in addition to real estate matters and tax litigation. Nils Harbeke leads the team and has key strength in cross-border tax work and handles inbound and outbound work for international clients. Counsel Silvia Zimmermann and Jonas Sigrist are also key, as are associates Noëlle Mathis and Pascale Schwizer.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Flexibility and adaptability to the client’s needs. Find ways to combine existing/standard topics with new/emerging trends or agreements.’

‘The high quality of work, responsiveness and deep understanding of business makes them a first-class tax adviser and trusted partner.’

‘Jonas Sigrist: deep and specific knowledge, good understanding of client’s needs, short reaction time.’

Jonas Sigrist and Pascale Schwizer are a formidable team. They remain approachable at all times, ready to provide clear and effective solutions to both domestic and cross-border tax matters.’

‘Good and broad knowledge as well as specialists. Listens to the client and provides great feedback and solutions based on industry etc. Kick feedback and customer friendly.’

‘Jonas Sigrist and Noëlle Mathis are willing to go the extra mile to help, and follows up diligently on items.’

‘Especially Nils Harbeke is an amazing tax adviser and business partner for tax questions related to tax matters in financing etc. His know-how is great. His attitude is very serving and pragmatic. He is very reliable and responsive.’

‘Jonas Sigrist and his team are highly skilled in corporate tax, both nationally and internationally, with an excellent knowledge of international M&A restructurings. Jonas is, next to being an excellent tax and M&A lawyer, also business minded and is very hands-on. He is always eager to help out and provides his technical advice in a clear way and all in a short time frame.’

Key clients

3i Group

AFI ESCA Life Insurance

Alpha Simplex Group

Ambridge Group

Ardian

Axa

BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bloomberg Industry Group

BP Europa SE

Commerzbank

Cott Beverages / Primo Water

Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative

Deezer

EFG Bank

Eksportfinans

Ellen Bassermann Kulturstiftung

EMPIRA AG

GE

Glencore

Gonvarri Industries

Helix Acquisition Corp.

Investec

Johnson & Johnson

Klarna Bank AB

Leclanché

L’Oréal

Novartis Ltd.

Phillips 66 GmbH

Plasser & Theurer

Prudential Financial Inc.

PureGym

Sony Music Entertainment

Susquehanna Private Capital

Swisscanto

Swisscom

Synpulse

Targobank

The European Investment Bank

Viatris (formerly) Mylan Pharma

VP Bank

Westinghouse

Zürcher Kantonalbank

Work highlights

  • Advised Swisscom as lead counsel on both the design and implementation of a new cross-border bond issuance structure.
  • Advised state-owned Cantonal Bank of Zurich (ZKB)/Swisscanto on a multi-jurisdictional tax project as lead tax counsel.
  • Advised Investec Bank regarding product-related tax-efficient structuring in a regulated multi-jurisdictional cross-border context.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

The team at Pestalozzi is active across the full range of data protection and privacy matters, with a particular focus on cross-border litigation and dispute resolution. The team is particularly strong in its advice to clients from regulated industries including banking, life sciences, and insurance. Practice head Michèle Burnier specialises in data protection and IT law and regularly represents clients before Swiss civil and criminal courts. Other key individuals include Thomas Legler, counsel Markus Winkler, and the ‘highly knowledgeable and talented’ Sarah Drukarch, who was promoted to the partnership in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘They are experts. No doubt about this. They have an increasing knowledge of Swiss law, but not only that. They are also extremely familiar with GDPR. They can dig into the details and navigate through the technical and legal complexity. We worked with them on a challenging anonymisation issue.’

‘Michèle has amazing expertise in data privacy, from both academic and operational sides. She is also responsive and highly pragmatic. Sarah is also highly knowledgeable and talented.’

Key clients

Akorn Pharma

CH Media

Coca Cola

Infor Group

Johnson & Johnson Group of Companies

Leclanché

McDonald’s

Ringier

ZimmerBiomet

Switzerland > TMT Tier 3

At Pestalozzi, the TMT practice with offices in Zurich and Geneva covers data protection and e-commerce in addition to outsourcing and IT projects. Lara Dorigo, who joined the firm in January 2022 from Lenz & Staehelin, acts as practice head and is particularly well-versed in software licensing and IP-related matters. Blockchains and NFTs form another part of the advisory offering, which has been strengthened by the arrival of counsel Markus Winkler in June 2022 from Baker McKenzie. Michèle Burnier and Thomas Legler are further key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Lara Dorigo

Key clients

Coca-Cola

Johnson & Johnson group of companies

Leclanché

McDonald’s

Ringier

Sky International AG, Sky Deutschland GmbH, Sky Group

ZimmerBiomet

Zoll Inc.

Switzerland > Competition Tier 4

Pestalozzi is an established practice with experience in Swiss and European competition law and trade regulation, which it offers to its increasing number of blue-chip clients. Routine areas include leniency applications, cartel investigations and merger notifications. The firm works regularly on multi-jurisdictional matters, seamlessly utilising an extensive international network as well as its own multinational lawyers. The team is headed by Christoph G Lang an expert in corporate law, and strengthened by Michèle Burnier, a specialist in IP. The practice was recently bolstered by the addition of Fabian Martens who brings extensive experience and expertise in competition and antitrust.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Lang

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Drukarch; Fabian Martens; Michele Burnier

Testimonials

‘Pestalozzi Law Firm is highly professional with excellent legal expertise in multiple areas important for our MedTech business. I highly appreciate having one single contact person, who is distributing further my requests to subject-matter experts. Legal team is fast, efficient and provide pragmatic legal advice. This law firm has full capacity and expertise to help us navigate even in very complex and sensitive projects.’

‘I am impressed about Mrs. Sarah Drukarch, who is excellent legal professional. She works with high legal professional standards and her advice are always pragmatic and tailored fit our business needs. She is customer oriented with excellent communication skills. As legal professional she is also appreciating and applying within our cooperation principles of diversity, equity and inclusivity.’

‘A top-notch competition team that does not only manage market power and dominance trials but providently offers a connected perspective for all involved opportunities and risks and thus secures delivery of our business objectives while meticulously mitigating risks. The state-of-the-art use of latest technology allows us, as a leading software developer in a highly specialised market, to interact with the entire firm in an efficient, fast and agile manner.’

‘We truly appreciate working with Mr. Fabian Martens, relaying on his impeccable sense for essential aspects, steadily keeping track of latest provisions and developments and proactively advising us on impending matters. He can be contacted at any time and is ready to react speedily in the event of a crisis or simple intervention alike. We benefit from his extensive network that helps us interacting across all international offices, which is essential to us.’

‘Very flexible, fast, keen to understand/learn about client’s business.’

‘Great and very skilled people, apt communicators with a uniquely international look at legal issues.’

‘Fabian Martens is an outstandingly skilled, thoughtful and pragmatic competition lawyer. He is equally able to master the local law and to understand the international angle of a matter. He also fully covers the competition economics side. Fabian is exceptionally pleasant to work with and extremely responsive.’

Key clients

BMW Group

BP

Coca-Cola

Froneri

Glencore

Johnson & Johnson

Microsoft

NIBE Group

Ringier

Sony

Work highlights

  • Advised Ringier AG in connection with the acquisition of all shares of Axel Springer in Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • Advised BP plc. with respect to the sale of its entire fuel & convenience retail and supply & terminal businesses in Switzerland and related Swiss merger control proceedings.
  • Advised Ringier in connection with the incorporation of the joint venture between Ringier, TX Group, La Mobilière and General Atlantic forming the major Swiss digital classifieds company Swiss Market Place Group AG.

Pestalozzi is a multicultural Swiss business law firm focusing on high-end work for domestic and international clients since 1911. Pestalozzi lawyers are strong and empathic personalities, known for their truly independent approach to advising and representing their clients. The firm guides and supports its clients in their strategic business decisions, anticipates their future challenges and helps them solve their critical issues. Being fully integrated, Pestalozzi encounters no internal limits in shaping the most competent and efficient teams for the clients’ needs. With over 100 professionals in Zurich and Geneva, the firm is at home in Switzerland’s two main commercial hubs – and has developed a wealth of experience in its key industries of Banking, Life Sciences, Commodity Trading and Insurance. While being locally embedded, Pestalozzi has also developed sought-after expertise in dealing with multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate / M&A Christoph Langchristoph.lang@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 39
Litigation & Arbitration Thomas Rohnerthomas.rohner@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 58
Banking & Finance Oliver Widmeroliver.widmer@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 42
White-Collar Crime Christophe Emonetchristophe.emonet@pestalozzilaw.com+41 22 999 96 10
Restructuring & Insolvency Thomas Rohnerthomas.rohner@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 58
Life Sciences Christian Rooschristian.roos@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 00
Private Clients Oliver Widmeroliver.widmer@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 42
Intellectual Property & TMT Lara Dorigolara.dorigo@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 15
Tax Nils Harbekenils.harbeke@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 24
Blockchain & Crypto Assets Oliver Widmeroliver.widmer@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 42
Competition & Trade Fabian Martensfabian.martens@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 04
Employment, Executive Compensation & Pension Martin L. Muellermartin.mueller@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 60
Real Estate & Environment Michael Lipsmichael.lips@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 92 67
Energy Franz J. Kesslerfranz.j.kessler@pestalozzilaw.com+41 44 217 93 42
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Lara Dorigo photoMs Lara DorigoLara Dorigo is partner and heads the Intellectual Property group at Pestalozzi.…
Sarah  Drukarch photoMs Sarah DrukarchSarah Drukarch is a partner and member of Pestalozzi’s IP & TMT,…
Petra Hanselmann photoMs Petra HanselmannPetra Hanselmann is a partner and member of the Corporate / M&A…
Nils Harbeke photoMr Nils HarbekeNils Harbeke is head of Pestalozzi’s Tax Practice Group. He has a…
Jakob Höhn photoDr Jakob HöhnPractice in private and public M&A (including unsolicited takeovers). Also active in…
Andrea Huber photoMs Andrea HuberAndrea Huber is a Partner and member of Pestalozzi’s Financial Services Group…
Franz J. Kessler photoDr Franz J. KesslerFranz J. Kessler is a partner and member of Pestalozzi’s Corporate /…
Laurent Killias photoDr Laurent KilliasLong-standing expertise in international arbitration and commercial litigation in complex disputes. In…
Urs Klöti photoMr Urs KlötiPractice is focused on regulatory matters, anti-money laundering, compliance, finance and all…
Michael Kramer photoMr Michael KramerPractice is focused on national and international commercial litigation, arbitration and judicial…
Christoph G Lang photoDr Christoph G LangPractice in corporate law with focus on corporate governance, M&A, Swiss and…
Christian Leuenberger photoDr Christian LeuenbergerMember of the Corporate / M&A group in Zurich. Specializes in domestic…
Andreas Lienhard photoDr Andreas LienhardAndreas Lienhard is a partner and member of Pestalozzi’s Litigation & Arbitration…
Michael Lips photoDr Michael LipsMichael Lips is partner and head of Pestalozzi’s Real Estate and Environment…
Florian Mohs photoDr Florian MohsMember of the Litigation & Arbitration group in Zurich. Acts as counsel…
Martin L Müller photoDr Martin L MüllerMember of Pestalozzi’s Corporate/M&A as well as Employment & Pensions groups in…
Tanja Planinic photoMs Tanja PlaninicMember of the Litigation & Arbitration group. Practice includes all aspects of…
Pascal Richard photoMr Pascal RichardPascal Richard is a partner and member of the Corporate / M&A…
Severin Roelli photoMr Severin RoelliMember of the Corporate/M&A group in Zurich. Advises both foreign and domestic…
Thomas Rohner photoDr Thomas RohnerRepresents clients in litigation before Swiss courts and in international arbitration proceedings.…
Christian Roos photoMr Christian RoosMember of the Employment & Pensions group and Co-head of Pestalozzi’s Life…
Lukas Rusch photoMr Lukas RuschLukas Rusch is partner and member of Pestalozzi’s litigation and arbitration group…
Franz Schubiger photoMr Franz SchubigerMember of Pestalozzi’s Corporate / M&A and Life Sciences groups in Zurich.…
Beat Schwarz photoMr Beat SchwarzMember of the Corporate / M&A group. Focuses on corporate and commercial…
Jonas Sigrist photoMr Jonas SigristMember of the Tax group in Zurich. Practice involves a wide range…
Oliver Widmer photoMr Oliver WidmerPractice in banking, finance and capital markets in regulatory (including FinTech and…
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