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

Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Restructuring, FinTech


Partner, Head of Banking and Finance


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 > Banking and finance: Zurich

(Leading individuals)

Marcel TranchetLenz & 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 > Fintech

Lenz & Staehelin acts for start-ups, established technology companies, investors and financial institutions on all legal issues regarding fintech. Clients appreciate that the unit is ‘well connected in the industry and within authorities‘ as the team is regularly active in FINMA authorisation and non-action matters as well as regulatory and compliance issues. Typical types of fintech projects which the ‘outstanding‘ team advises on concern distributed ledger technology, crypto finance, digital assets, tokenisations, robo-advisors and crowd-funding, among others. Fedor Poskriakov is ‘very knowledgeable about fintech matters‘ and heads the team together with Marcel Tranchet and Lukas Morscher.

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.