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Walder Wyss Ltd.
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.


He is a member of the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is a member of the agda (Association genevoise de droit des affaires).


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

The group at Walder Wyss Ltd. is regularly instructed by domestic and international banks, brokers and other financial institutions. The team, which is led by Patrick Vogel, covers transactional and regulatory mandates, and is also active in the private equity and venture capital space. The group is regularly instructed by national and international banks, brokers and other financial institutions. Hubertus Hillerström also advises on structured finance.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

The members of Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s French-Swiss offices are well versed in corporate, banking and finance, regulatory, litigation and white-collar criminal law as well as real estate, tax and private client matters. The Lausanne offering also includes experience in IP/IT, where managing partner Jürg Schneider is a key contact. Managing partner of the Geneva office, Philippe Pulfer, regularly acts for high-net-worth individuals, trust companies and charities. Alexandre Both handles M&A and PE transactions. Rodolphe GautierHubertus HillerströmOlivier SiggPatrick Vogel and Fouad Sayegh are also noted.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s sizeable group covers the full gamut of commercial and corporate matters; the team is active in public and private M&A transactions, drafts and negotiates agreements, and also assists with due diligence exercises and regulatory applications. The practitioners are regularly involved in local and cross-border mandates, acting for a range of corporations. Alexander Nikitine, who heads up the group, has a broad background spanning capital markets, private equity, venture capital and corporate law. Urs Gnos also handles corporate governance and restructurings. Stefan KnoblochPatrick Vogel in Geneva and Robert von Rosen are also prominent practitioners.