lic iur Patrick W. Vogel > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
3 Boulevard du Théâtre
P.O. Box, 1211 Geneva 3

Work Department

Banking & Finance




Patrick W. Vogel is a partner with Walder Wyss. He specializes in corporate law, as well as in banking and finance. He advises domestic and foreign companies on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. With an education in both business and economics (HEC Lausanne) and law, he began his career by working for several years as an associate in the busy corporate finance departments of two pre-eminent US law firms in New York.

Patrick Vogel has advised numerous clients on cross-border transactions – in particular private acquisitions and sales, mergers, asset transfers and acquisition financings. His practice also covers collective investments, private placements, asset management and regulatory matters for Swiss and foreign banks and financial institutions.


Patrick W. Vogel’s working languages are English and French.


Patrick W. Vogel holds a degree in economics and business from HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne (lic. oec., 1990), as well as a law degree from the University of Geneva, Faculty of Law (lic. iur., 1993), where he graduated first in his class and received two prizes (Prix Huet du Pavillon, and the Geneva Society of Law and Legislation Prize), and a Master of Laws in Corporate Law (LL.M., 1999) from New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1996 and to the New York Bar in 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

Walder Wyss Ltd. advises domestic and international banks, securities firms, financial institutions, and fintechs on high-profile financial transactions and regulatory compliance. The team also excels at banking litigation. The team is headed by Patrick W. Vogel who leads large banking cross-border M&A transactions which involve financing, regulatory and banking matters and require cooperation with local counsel in various jurisdictions. Hubertus Hillerström, who specialises in national and international financing, has supported several oil and gas, metals and soft commodities and trade finance operations. Adriano Antonietti has a key focus on regulatory and compliance matters, including obtaining FINMA authorisations and drafting contractual documentation to ensure compliance. Liburn Mehmetaj, who joined from Lenz & Staehelin in January 2023, has expertise in a broad range of specialized services in the banking and finance field, such as licensing, compliance, litigation, and crisis management. Valentine Schnyder, who advises banks and financial institutions on regulatory aspects related to their activities, is a further name to note.