Mr Beat Kühni > Lenz & Staehelin > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Commercial & Contracts, Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Corporate & Structured Finance, Regulatory, Corporate & Regulatory Investigations, Insolvency & Restructuring




Admission to the Bar (1995), Joined Lenz & Staehelin (1996), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (2003)


German, English, French


Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), International Bar Association (IBA), Legal & Tax Chapter of Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA), Head of Standing Working Group of Expert Practitioners entrusted with SECA’s VC Model Documentations


University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 1998)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Real estate and construction

(Hall of Fame)

Beat KühniLenz & Staehelin

Lenz & Staehelin covers the full range of advice regarding real estate transactions and construction matters, including development and planning projects, land acquisitions, public private partnerships, public procurement and project negotiations. ‘Excellent‘ lawyer Beat Kühni stands out with his very good negotiating skills and high business acumen. The ‘very efficient and cleverCécile Berger Meyer advises on civil as well as administrative law matters regarding real estate projects and can draft a solid contract in a few hours. The ‘flexible, responsive team‘, which includes ‘excellent‘ real estate lawyer Fabiano Menghini and Andreas Rötheli, frequently advises on in- and outbound investments in infrastructure projects concerning, among others, the transportation, energy and water industries.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Lenz & Staehelin enjoys an excellent reputation in the market for its activity in public takeovers, private mid- and large-cap transactions, private equity and venture capital matters as well as corporate governance advice. Noted for its ‘creativity, stability, and efficiency‘, the team is particularly well versed in the financial services (incl. FinTech), chemical, healthcare and life sciences, TMT, industrials, and real estate industries. The close collaboration across departments adds value for the clients. Practice heads Hans-Jakob Diem and Andreas Rötheli both have a strong track record in M&A and PE transactions. Matthias Wolf advises banking and finance industry clients, and Beat Kühni‘s expertise also covers the venture capital space. Tino Gaberthüel is a ‘top notch listed company/takeover expert.’ Simone Ehrsam made partner in January 2022.