Ms Andrea Huber > Pestalozzi > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Pestalozzi
LÖWENSTRASSE 1
8001 ZÜRICH
Switzerland

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets

Position

Andrea Huber is a Partner and member of Pestalozzi’s Financial Services Group specialising in banking and regulatory matters including FinSA and FinIA, asset management/investment funds, fintech, capital market transactions, compliance and white-collar crime. She regularly represents clients in proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, the SIX Swiss Exchange and the CDB Supervisory Board (VSB Aufsichtskommission).

Career

University of Zurich (lic.iur., 2000). Bar admission (2003). SIX Swiss Exchange (Exchange Trader Examination, 2004). Columbia University School of Law School (LL.M., 2008). Partner at Pestalozzi (2020).

Languages

German, English.

Memberships

Swiss Bar Association, Zurich Bar Association, International Bar Association, New York State Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

Pestalozzi has a long-standing track record of transactions and regulatory advice in the banking and finance sector where the unit continues to be very active. Urs Klöti, a specialist for regulatory, anti-money laundering and compliance issues, heads the practice together with Sébastien Roy from the Geneva office. Andrea Huber has an impressive breadth and depth of knowledge in the fintech sector‘. Thomas Rohner is the specialist for all contentious matters and Oliver Widmer acts for various players in banking, finance and capital market matters. Commodities trade financing is an area of particular strength.

Switzerland > Capital markets

Pestalozzi is an established go-to counsel to domestic and international banks and corporations in the capital market area. The team has experience acting in a range of equity, debt and securitisation transactions, with particular strength in bond issuances, advising also on capital markets platforms and exchanges and listing of ETPs. In a recent highlight, it was involved in one of Switzerland’s first green bonds. Several team members are also recognised issuers’ representatives. Practice head Oliver Widmer is ‘always up-to-date and his advice is very helpful.’ Urs Kloeti and Christian Leuenberger can offer know-how at the intersection of finance and corporate law respectively. Beat Schwarz  is a debt capital market contact, while Andrea Huber covers regulatory aspects.

Switzerland > Insurance

Pestalozzi advises clients from the insurance industry on a wide range of regulatory, transactional, insurance litigation matters as well as insurance and reinsurance contracts. Working closely with the banking regulatory department of the firm, the team is also adept at advising on insurance-linked financial services products and services. Christoph Lang, Andrea Huber and Beat Schwarz jointly head the practice. Schwarz is ‘very knowledgeable about corporate transactions in the insurance sector‘ and Huber is ‘very experienced in the field of supervisory law‘. Lang frequently advises clients on policy and governance issues. Counsel Markus Winkler was a new arrival in June 2022.

Comparative Guides

Switzerland: Insurance & Reinsurance May 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Insurance & Reinsurance laws and regulations that may occur in Switzerland.