Prof Dr iur Urs Schenker > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile
Walder Wyss Ltd. Offices
PO BOX 1236
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Prof Dr iur Urs Schenker
Corporate / M&A.
Urs Schenker is senior counsel at Walder Wyss. His practice areas include Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financing and Restructurings, and Capital Markets. Urs Schenker is very experienced in the areas of restructuring, financing, capital markets, M&A and company law. He has been involved in numerous national and international M&A transactions and public takeovers as well as financing, restructuring and other corporate finance transactions. He has published a number of books and specialist articles in his fields of expertise and is a regular lecturer at conferences in Switzerland and abroad.
2015 Senior Counsel Walder Wyss Attorneys Zurich
1991 Partner Baker & McKenzie Zurich
1985 Associate Baker & McKenzie Zurich
1983 Law Clerk Baker & McKenzie Zurich
1982 Research Assistant University of Zurich (conflicts of law and contract)
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish.
President of the Harvard Club of Switzerland.
2016 Professor (Titular Professor) University of St. Gallen
2009 PD (associate professor) University of St. Gallen
1985 LL.M., Harvard Law School
1984 Dr. iur., University of Zurich (summa cum laude)
1984 Admission to the bar of canton Zurich
1984 Harvard Law School
1981 lic. iur., University of Zurich (summa cum laude)
Walder Wyss Ltd. fields a large team of dispute resolution specialists, who operate from six offices across Switzerland. The practice is specialised in a broad range of commercial matters before Swiss courts, with particular expertise in injunctive relief as well as in handling the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Its offering also includes expertise in white-collar criminal law. Team head Dieter Hofmann is well versed in joint venture, M&A, shareholders’ and construction disputes. Rodolphe Gautier in Geneva is a ‘wise and valued adviser‘. Other names to note are counsel Urs Schenker, Micha Bühler and Maurice Courvoisier in Basel, as well as Oliver Kunz and Antonio Carbonara.
The practitioners at Walder Wyss Ltd. are noted for their proficiency in the full range of capital markets matters. The team has considerable knowledge of securitisation transactions, mortgage loan programmes, IPOs and regulatory topics and the group’s client portfolio includes Swiss and foreign companies and banks. Theodor Härtsch, who heads the practice, has extensive experience in rights issues and public M&A. Lukas Wyss adds banking and finance expertise to the team, and Urs Schenker covers public takeovers. Other key names are Johannes Bürgi, Alexander Nikitine and Ramona Wyss.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Intellectual property
- Leading firms: Italian-speaking Switzerland
- Private client
- Public law
- Real estate and construction
- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Dispute resolution: arbitration
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
- Banking and finance: Geneva
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Insolvency and corporate recovery