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

Walder Wyss Ltd.
SEEFELDSTRASSE 123
PO BOX 1236
8034 ZURICH
Switzerland

Work Department

Corporate / M&A, Capital Market

Position

Partner. Practice focus on 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. The work includes also the preparation of legal opinions in matters of law on stock exchange transactions, company law, law of obligations and law on civil procedure. Stefan Knobloch is further publishing articles and lecturing at the University of Zurich in his preferred fields of activity.

Career

Qualified in 2005 (all Swiss courts). Joined Walder Wyss in 2015, becoming partner in 2017.

Languages

German and English.

Memberships

Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, International Bar Association (IBA).

Education

After having studied at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 2002), Stefan Knobloch obtained a Doctor of Law at the University of Zurich (2006) 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. 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).

Leisure

Windsurfing, Snowboarding and Reading.

 

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Walder Wyss Ltd. has a strong corporate and M&A practice, which is active in public takeovers, divestitures, joint ventures, spin-offs, proxy contests and hedge fund activism. Its impressive client portfolio includes companies from the real estate, finance, food and life sciences industries. Team head Alex Nikitine is also well versed in capital markets mandates, as are Stefan Knobloch and Urs GnosMarkus Vischer is a key name for commercial, real estate and employment law. Luc Defferrard and Alex Gutmans in Basel are also noted.