Mr Marcel Tranchet > Lenz & Staehelin > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Restructuring, FinTech


Marcel Tranchet heads the Banking and Finance practice group in Zurich. His practice includes syndicated financings, acquisition finance, structured finance, project finance, bond offerings and other securities transactions, financial restructurings, derivatives, regulatory matters and FinTech matters.


Admission to Zurich Bar (2003), Joined Lenz & Staehelin (2003), Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York (2005-06), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (2011)


German, English, French


Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), International Bar Association (IBA)


University of St.Gallen (lic. iur., 2000), Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, Boston University (LL.M., 2005)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Fintech

The ‘well-informed‘ team at Lenz & Staehelin has a ‘unique ability and willingness to challenge the status quo‘. It is a popular choice for matters relating to digitalisation, ICO set-up and token-generating projects, as well as for Finma and regulatory licensing cases. Highlights included advising Mt Pelerin Group SA on its launch of public tokenised shares, and assisting a New York financial institution with the Swiss roll-out of its services for digital assets. Financial specialists Lukas Morscher and Marcel Tranchet head the Zurich practice, while Shelby du Pasquier and Fedor Poskriakov, who has an ‘excellent network‘ and ‘international view and understanding‘ of fintech regulations, lead in Geneva.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

(Leading individuals)

Marcel TranchetLenz & Staehelin

Lenz & Staehelin‘s experienced and sizeable banking and finance team is active across the full spectrum of work in the space; it covers commercial banking, structured finance, derivatives, and private banking matters for a broad and international client portfolio. Practice head Marcel Tranchet is an expert in particularly in acquisition, structured and project finance. Patrick Hünerwadel is a key name for financing and regulatory matters. Patrick Schleiffer specialises in financial markets law, while Roland Fischer is noted for his expertise in insolvency and restructurings. Other key contacts include Stefan Breitenstein and dispute resolution expert Martin Burkhardt.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has an excellent market reputation, with expertise in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, and dispute resolution as well as in competition, IP, TMT, sports and tax matters. Key practitioners include Patrick Hünerwadel, Hans-Jakob DiemMarcel Tranchet, Harold Frey, Jürg SimonMarcel Meinhardt and Lukas Morscher.