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

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

Work Department

Commercial, Corporate and M&A




Markus Vischer is a partner at Walder Wyss since 1995. His main areas of practice are M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, business reorganizations and corporate and commercial incl. employment and real estate law. He is a recognized leader in M&A due to his involvement in major transactions, in particular in the media-, real estate-, IT and health care area, and due to his many publications.

He has working experience as a research assistant at the University of Zurich, as a District Court clerk and as an associate in a tax law firm in Zurich and in a law firm in London.


Markus Vischer speaks German, English and French.


Markus Vischer was educated at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1984, Dr. iur. 1986) and at the Queen Mary College, London University (LL.M. 1991).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‘highly qualified and experienced’ Walder Wyss Ltd. team has expertise in both domestic and multi-jurisdictional private and public M&A transactions, supported by significant capital markets proficiency. Alex Nikitine, whose practice covers M&A transactions, public tender offers, IPOs and venture capital, co-leads the department with Stefan Knobloch, who has additional experience in public takeovers, debt financing, and corporate governance matters. Urs Gnos heads the transactions team, while Markus Vischer and Luc Defferrard focus on private equity and venture capital. Hans-Jakob Diem joined from Lenz & Staehelin in September 2023.