Prof Dr iur Urs Schenker > Walder Wyss Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd
PO BOX 1236
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Work Department

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)



Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

With approximately 50 M&A professionals, sizeable firm Walder Wyss Ltd is renowned for its ‘deep commercial understanding, excellent regulatory relationships, as well as its extremely practical and business-oriented advice‘. Major highlights include Urs Schenker‘s assistance to the Burkard family with the CHF3.22bn sale of all shares in Schenker-Winkler Holding to Saint-Gobain, as well as Markus Pfenninger advice to 40 North Latitude Master Fund on its acquisition of a significant stake in Clariant . Practice head Urs GnosAlexander Nikitine  and banking M&A specialist Patrick W Vogel, who ‘demonstrates outstanding commitment, sound judgement and a deep legal understanding‘, are other names to note.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

With multiple offices in every region of Switzerland, Walder Wyss Ltd focuses on commercial litigation, the enforcement of foreign judgement, as well as infrastructure, construction, engineering, banking, post-M&A and shareholder disputes. Team lead Dieter Hofmann is representing Eurobank Ergasias in its asset recovery claim against one of its former managers, who was charged with embezzlement via unsecured loans. Counsel Urs Schenker acted for the Burkard family in the £2.5bn dispute over the Sika takeover and the sale of a controlling stake in the company to Saint-Gobain. Michael Buhler and Oliver Kunz are other names to note in Zurich, while Rodolphe Gautier is the key partner in Geneva.