Dr Franz J. Kessler > Pestalozzi > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile
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Dr Franz J. Kessler
Franz J. Kessler is a partner and member of Pestalozzi’s Corporate / M&A Group as well as head of Pestalozzi’s Energy Law practice. He advises clients in corporate governance issues, private and public M&A transactions, energy law (including hydropower concessions and regulatory issues), public procedural law and real estate law. He is an authorized issuer’s representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.
Franz J. Kessler has broad experience in the legal advice for entrepreneurs, boards of directors, companies and joint ventures, both in the private and in the public sector. He has profound knowledge of the electricity production and transmission industry including hydropower concessions and regulatory issues. His special business expertise further includes healthcare and other supply institutions. He advises clients in corporate and commercial law matters also in other industry and service sectors, closely working together with all other practice groups of Pestalozzi.
University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1997). Bar admission (1999). University of Zurich (Dr. iur., 2000). Harvard Law School, USA (LL.M., 2003). Partner at Pestalozzi (2020).
German, English, French.
Swiss Bar Association, Zurich Bar Association, Commission on Legal Fees of the Zurich Bar Association (Chairman), Zurich Law Association.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance: Geneva
- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Intellectual property
- Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
- Private client
- Real estate and construction
- Data privacy and data protection
- Healthcare and life sciences