Dr iur Markus Pfenninger > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

Work Department

Banking & Finance / Capital Markets


Partner. Focus on banking and finance and corporate transactional work. Fields of expertise include capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, collective investment schemes, as well as banking and insurance regulatory matters.


Admitted to the bar in 1991. Foreign associate, Boston Financial Management Company and Law Firm (1994–95).


German and English


Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations; International Bar Association.


University of Zurich (lic. iur.; Dr. iur.), Morin Center of Banking Law Studies, Boston University (LL.M., 1994).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Walder Wyss Ltd. is noted for its strong track record in M&A and capital markets transactions, public tender offers and restructurings. Here, prominent practitioners include Urs GnosAlexander NikitineMarkus PfenningerLuc Defferrard and Johannes Bürgi. The firm’s offering also includes support in employment, tax, competition and IP matters. Markus FrickPhilippe NordmannHans Rudolf Trüeb and Reto Jacobs are other names to note.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

Walder Wyss Ltd. impresses with the breadth of its practice; under the lead of Lukas Wyss and transaction expert Theodor Härtsch, the team is regularly instructed by national and foreign banks and private equity funds. Particular areas of expertise are domestic and international lending transactions, structured finance transactions, collective investment schemes, investigations and matters relating to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Luc Defferrard is an established practitioner in the market and Markus Pfenninger is a ‘strong negotiator‘.