PD Dr iur Stefan Knobloch > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

Work Department

Corporate / M&A, Capital Market




Stefan Knobloch deals primarily with international and national M&A transactions, public takeovers, private equity transactions, IPOs, debt financing, corporate governance and matters relating to company, stock exchange transaction and capital market law in general. He has overseen numerous transactions in these areas. He also prepares legal opinions in matters of law on stock exchange transactions, company law, law of obligations and law on civil procedure, as well as publishing articles and lecturing at the University of Zurich in his preferred fields of activity.

Before joining our firm, Stefan Knobloch worked for several years at a large and a mid-sized law firm in Zurich.



German and English.


He is Co-Chair of the Zurich Bar’s Commercial Law Practice Group.


After having studied at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 2002), he was admitted to the Zurich Bar (2005) and obtained a Doctor of Law at the University of Zurich (2006) (summa cum laude) in Corporate Law and Financial Restructuring Law. The venia legendi for Commercial Law and Civil Action Law was given to him in 2011 by the University of Zurich. In 2018, he was appointed as adjunct professor at the University of Zurich. The subject of his professorial thesis is about the enforcement of shareholder rights. He teaches courses at the University of Zurich and is an alternate judge at the district court of Uster (Canton of Zurich).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

A ‘professional and goal-oriented team’, Walder Wyss Ltd.’s capabilities encompass the full suite of corporate matters, ranging from private and public M&A to due diligence tasks, while utilising its strengths in the capital markets sphere. Alex Nikitine and Stefan Knobloch jointly lead the practice; the former’s wide-ranging experience includes public tender offers, IPOs and venture capital transactions, while the latter is particularly well versed in M&A, public takeovers and corporate governance issues, among others. Urs Gnos demonstrates proficiency across areas including public tender offers, buy-outs and stock exchange regulations, while Luc Defferrard is noted for his expertise in private equity and venture capital transactions. Ramona Wyss stands out for her expertise in transactions in regulated industries and the energy sector. The team was also strengthened significantly at senior level in September 2023 with the arrival of Hans-Jakob Diem, an expert in M&A, corporate and securities law, from Lenz & Staehelin.