Dr Patrick Hünerwadel > Lenz & Staehelin > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Structured Finance, Aircraft Financing, Lease Finance, Asset Securitization, Derivatives, Regulatory Banking and Insurance, Capital Markets, Insolvency and Restructuring, Commercial and Contracts




Admission to Zurich Bar (1987), Joined Lenz & Staehelin (1989), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (1994)


German, English, French


University of St.Gallen (lic. iur., 1984), Boston University, Morin Center for Banking Law (1988), University of St.Gallen (Dr. iur., 1989)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

(Hall of Fame)

Patrick HünerwadelLenz & Staehelin

Lenz & Staehelin is known to provide ‘first-class legal advice, allied with excellent commercial nous.‘ Clients such as Swiss and foreign banks, financial institutions and alternative lenders approach the group for regulatory and transactional matters. Matters include large-cap financings transactions and a growing number of  leveraged finance, regulatory proceedings and fintech matters. Practice head Marcel Tranchet has a strong reputation in syndicated financings, acquisition finance, and structured finance. Patrick Hünerwadel also deals with asset securitisations and derivatives. Regulatory specialist Stefan Breitenstein and capital markets practitioner Patrick Schleiffer are also noted.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has a good reputation for its full-service offering and is noted in particular for its services in the areas of dispute resolution, corporate and M&A, and banking and finance with further areas of expertise in intellectual property, TMT and competition law. Key figures of note are banking and finance experts Marcel Tranchet and Patrick Hünerwadel, capital markets-focused Patrick Schleiffer, corporate M&A specialist Lukas Morscher and litigation and arbitration specialist Harold Frey. Other key contacts are Tanja Luginbühl for insolvency and restructuring matters, Heini Rüdisühli for private client matters, Jürg Simon for intellectual property advice and Marcel Meinhardt for competition law expertise.