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

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

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 > Dispute resolution: litigation

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 SchenkerMicha Bühler and Maurice Courvoisier in Basel, as well as Oliver Kunz and Antonio Carbonara.

Switzerland > Capital markets

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 BürgiAlexander Nikitine and Ramona Wyss.