Firm Profile > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland

Homburger
PRIME TOWER
HARDSTRASSE 201
8005 ZURICH
Switzerland

Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 1

Homburger acts as a trusted adviser to large banks and corporations active in Switzerland, with key names including Credit Suisse, UBS and Nestlé featuring in its client portfolio. The group assists with regulatory issues, financing transactions and, in cooperation with team members from the wider firm, also handles banking disputes, debt capital matters and compliance. Practice head Benedikt Maurenbrecher is well known for financial services regulatory assistance. Other key practitioners are transaction expert René BöschJürg Frick, who is an expert in syndicated debt financing and international bond offerings; structured products specialist Daniel Haeberli; and Benjamin Leisinger.

Practice head(s):

Benedikt Maurenbrecher

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Kramer; René Bösch; Jürg Frick; Daniel Haeberli; Benjamin Leisinger; David Borer

Testimonials

‘This team understands the needs of a bank when implementing new regulatory requirements on a large scale. The members provide clear and practical guidance in a changing and challenging environment. In addition, this team understands the banking business in detail.’

‘Besides its in-depth knowledge of any aspect of banking and finance, the team has access to the newest information and insights in the market’s and industry’s latest developments. Its proactivity gives you the certainty you need when making strategic decisions.’

‘Stefan Kramer is a great partner to work with.’

Key clients

Credit Suisse

UBS

Deutsche Bank

J.P. Morgan

State Street Corporation

SIX

Société Générale

ZKB (Zürcher Kantonalbank)

Bank Julius Bär

FIFA

Roche

Raiffeisen Genossenschaft (Switzerland’s largest banking cooperative)

Amun

Nestlé

JPW Industries Holding Corporation

SK Capital Partners

Siegfried Holding

Swarovski International Holding

Sonova Holding

Basler Kantonalbank

Quintet Private Bank (Europe)

Capital markets Tier 1

The 'pragmatic and technically excellent' team at Homburger covers the full gamut of capital markets matters; it is regularly involved in equity transactions and equity-linked instruments, as well as in the DCM space where it advises large Swiss and international banks. As part of its full service offering, the team can also advise on the tax and regulatory aspects of related matters. Frank Gerhard handles IPOs and innovative structures, often for clients from the chemical and life sciences industries, while Benedikt Maurenbrecher's is a key name for debt capital market transactions; together they lead the practice. René Bösch has considerable experience in the capital markets space. Daniel DaenikerDieter Gericke and Daniel Häusermann, who was promoted to the partnership in January 2021, are also key contacts on the equity side.

Practice head(s):

Frank Gerhard; Benedikt Maurenbrecher

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Kramer; Lee Saladino; Benjamin Leisinger; René Bösch; Daniel Daeniker; Dieter Gericke; Daniel Häusermann

Testimonials

‘Business-oriented, technically strong’

‘Dieter Gericke: solid capital markets experience and practice supporting any complex issues to resolve.’

‘Daniel Häusermann is a young promising corporate and capital market attorney with a sharp command of Swiss corporate and banking law.’

‘Good industry knowledge, excellent in structuring instruments for regulatory purposes.’

‘Pragmatic and technically excellent.’

‘The team members keep each other posted on developments that may be relevant to others. They come up with very sound solutions that are also practicable and simple to implement.’

Key clients

Credit Suisse

UBS

Dufry

Alcon

Deutsche Bank

J.P Morgan

ADC Therapeutics

Bank Julius Bär

Piper Jaffray

Goldman Sachs

Jefferies

Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding

Firmenich

Sonova

Bobst Group

Wanda Group / Infront

Addex Therapeutics

Nice & Green

St.Galler Kantonalbank

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Zurich-based powerhouse Homburger covers all types of M&A transactions, including venture capital, joint ventures, private and public, which are usually at the top end of the market. The team is regularly instructed by blue-chip companies and has experience advising companies from regulated sectors, including financial services and food, as well as life sciences, where practice head Dieter Gericke and Frank Gerhard are specialists. The team is also able to coordinate with specialists from its IP, competition, tax and finance groups. Daniel Daeniker is well versed in corporate governance matters. Daniel HaslerAndreas Müller and Daniel Häusermann, who made partner in January 2021, are other key names.

Practice head(s):

Dieter Gericke

Other key lawyers:

Frank Gerhard; Daniel Daeniker; Claude Lambert; Daniel Hasler; Andreas Müller; Daniel Häusermann

Testimonials

‘Homburger constantly delivers seamless work of exceptionally high quality on a broad spectrum of matters, throughout the firm. This is quite unique and shows a high degree of common culture and values throughout the team. Also, Homburger shows 24/7 availability, is highly responsive and gives specific recommendations that are not only based on sound legal judgement, but also work from a business perspective.’

‘The lawyers at Homburger place the interests of their clients at the forefront and address their diverse interests in an efficient and timely manner, providing them with legal advice of the highest quality. The teams at Homburger work closely together, guaranteeing a seamless collaboration we are extremely satisfied with.’

‘Frank Gerhard is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding Swiss M&A and capital market lawyers.’

‘Andreas Müller is always available, super-responsive and constantly delivers high quality, business-minded to-the-point advice, and has a broad experience and high business acumen.’

‘As a firm, Homburger guarantees a very precise and safe landing on business points, however without any compromise on the legal side of the advice. The lawyers’ response times are incredibly fast, they even anticipate questions.’

‘Easily reachable, fast, open minded and technically sound’

‘Claude Lambert: strong corporate governance lawyer, lots of experience.’

‘Andreas Müller: highly flexible, strong technical skills, modest but clear attitude.’

Key clients

Clariant

Alcon

ABB

Credit Suisse

UBS

Nestlé

Roche

Novartis

Zurich Insurance Company

Liberty Global

Dufry

EF Education First

Zur Rose Group

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Softbank Vision Fund

ASML Netherlands

Quintet Private Bank (Europe)

IWG

Digital Realty Trust

Becton, Dickinson and Company

Metall Zug, V-Zug Holding

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Therachon / VectivBio

Tiedemann Wealth Management Holdings

Constantia Partners

Nice & Green

Cerberus Capital Management

Covis Pharma

Competition Tier 1

Homburger fields a team of dedicated specialists who are regularly approached by large Swiss and international companies from a variety of industries, such as pharmaceutical and financial services. The group is well versed in handling investigations and cross-border merger control filings. Practice head Marcel Dietrich has longstanding experience in this field, and is also active in civil and administrative antitrust litigation. Franz Hoffet is knowledgeable in regulated industries. Richard Stäuber is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Dietrich

Other key lawyers:

Franz Hoffet; Richard Stäuber; Allegra Arnold; Andreas Burger

Testimonials

‘Franz Hoffet has the excellent ability to take what can be very complex matters and clearly explain very succinctly the main issues and clear recommendations on how to proceed. He’s always available at relatively short notice and responds to questions very promptly despite what must be a very busy environment. Very patient and calm which is very important when dealing with complex matters as well as innovative and flexible with possible solutions and ways forward.’

‘The team provides quick responses; high quality of legal advice; flexibility; very good collaboration with in-house counsels and business.’

‘Marcel Dietrich, Richard Stäuber and Andreas Burger: outstanding lawyers, deep understanding of business needs, quick responses, very flexible, broad know-how in different industries, sympathetic, long and good relationship/collaboration.’

Key clients

The Swatch Group

Swisscom

Liberty Global

Clariant

Zurich Insurance Group

UBS

Bristol-Myers Squibb

AMAG

SIX (the Swiss Stock Exchange)

Stöckli Swiss Sports

Zur Rose Suisse

Medical Properties Trust

Booking.com

Astorg VII SLP | Nordic Capital IX Limited | Novo Holdings A|S

VISA Europe

Brookfield

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Homburger advises a variety of clients on data privacy and data protection issues, among them global players from the technology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, consumer goods, financial services and insurance sectors. The team supports clients in GDPR implementation projects, advises on cross-border data transfers, handles disputes with authorities as well as disclosures to authorities, supports technology companies with the implementation of novel and innovative technology and assists with the data privacy and protection aspects of transactions. Luca Dal Molin made partner in January of 2020 and jointly heads the department with Gregor Bühler.

Practice head(s):

Gregor Bühler; Luca Dal Molin

Key clients

Google

Novartis

Roche

UBS

Zurich Insurance Group

Philip Morris

SIX

Swisscom

Swiss Post

Zur Rose Suisse

Helsana

AMAG

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

Homburger is 'at the top of its practice' and is regularly instructed by domestic and international blue-chip companies. Team members are well versed in representing clients from regulated industries, such as pharmaceutical, energy and telecoms, in a wide range of arbitration proceedings. Team head Balz Gross is an expert in disputes arising out of contracts. Gabrielle Nater-Bass acts as counsel and arbitrator in international commercial arbitration cases. Mariella Orelli specialises in energy and financial disputes. Stefanie Pfisterer, who made partner in January 2021, senior specialist Felix Dasser and associate Dilber Devitre are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Balz Gross

Other key lawyers:

Gabrielle Nater-Bass; Mariella Orelli; Felix Dasser; Stephanie Pfisterer; Dilber Devitre

Testimonials

‘Very responsive team, which takes a very thoughtful and strategic approach to its cases. They collaborate very effectively with co-counsel, and understand the client’s goals and how best to achieve them.’

‘Homburger has a very strong and experienced team, and it is definitely at the top of its practice. The lawyers have the ability to handle and litigate complex and large disputes, to understand the intricacies of complex matters and lucidly present them at arbitration, and to provide the client with clear and practical advice. They are also deeply familiar with the various arbitration institutes and with the leading figures in the arbitration world.’

‘Gabrielle Nater and Balz Gross – extremely experienced, highly regarded in the industry, smart sophisticated and highly capable. They are both first tier in this practice area.’

‘Stefanie Pfisterer is a notable team member.’

Key clients

A company of the Palestinian Investment Fund

Alpiq

Dadco Alumina and Chemicals

Pawlowski

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

Homburger has firmly established itself as a go-to firm for complex, often international disputes. The team has considerable experience in litigation proceedings in regulated industries such as energy, healthcare, banking, insurance and food, where it is able to closely collaborate with other groups of the firm. Practice head Balz Gross' expertise ranges from representing clients in commercial courts and criminal proceeding to employment law. Gabrielle Nater-Bass is well versed in private clients and estate litigation, while Mariella Orelli also acts in administrative courts. Other key individuals are the experienced Felix Dasser, banking and insurance specialist Roman Baechler and IP practitioner Andri HessStefanie Pfisterer was promoted to the partnership in early 2021.

Practice head(s):

Balz Gross

Other key lawyers:

Gabrielle Nater-Bass; Mariella Orelli; Felix Dasser; Roman Baechler; Andri Hess; Stefanie Pfisterer

Testimonials

‘Reliable, competent and effective. ’

‘Gabrielle Nater Bass: excellent litigator with deep knowledge ’

‘Deep bench, very responsive, collaborative and thoughtful. Easy to work with, and understand how to deliver top notch client service. There are many good firms in Switzerland, but the depth of the team and the high proportion of women in their group stands out.’

‘Gabrielle Nater-Bass stands out. She is all over the detail, hard working, responsive and very thoughtful about strategic issues. Also very collaborative.’

‘Very responsive, genuinely engaged and delivery of accurate, high-end advice. Give a personal touch as well as being an always available, a really well-rehearsed team.’

Key clients

Nestlé

UBS

Illumina

The Swatch Group

Edward Lifesciences

Ericsson

Sandoz

Pawlowski

Alpiq

Marc Rich Real Estate

Generali

AMAG (independent Swiss importer of cars of the VW Group)

Employment Tier 1

The employment law and executive compensation practice at Homburger consists of interdisciplinary employment law specialists who are also experienced in complementary areas and who advise on issues related to employment as well as representing clients in transactions and disputes. The ‘exceptional’ team has specialisations in bonus schemes, executive remuneration and tax matters related to employment. Practice heads Balz Gross and Andreas Müller advise corporate clients on matters relating to senior executives, compensation and incentive plans, as does Claude Lambert. Gregor Bühler specialises on the intersection between employment and IP/IT law.

Practice head(s):

Balz Gross; Andreas Müller

Other key lawyers:

Gregor Bühler; Claude Lambert

Testimonials

‘This firm, because of Andreas Müller and his team, is exceptional. They are subject matter experts and provide a solid balance of knowledge of the business and as business partners while bringing a deep and wide experience and wisdom of legal advice and counsel. They are responsive and assist not only strategically on the complexities of building a company globally but also operationally to assist us in getting things done well.’

‘They are available, open and speak in a way that everyone can understand. They work hard to understand the whole context and take time to listen.’

‘Our contact person was always up to date, knew exactly what was going on. I was amazed by how well he knew the case and how he had anticipated a lot of things.’

‘They roll up their sleeves, get you through the strategy and decisions and then also help you implement if you need them too. The best partners you can count on as a lean, fast growing global organization.’

‘The team is highly competent, working well together and with clients, engaged and committed to delivering a high quality service and advice. This is at a higher level then in some other companies that I worked with.’

‘Really responsive, pragmatic advice. Great quality English which makes it easy to share their advice direct with local clients.’

‘Gabrielle Nater is really good. She is very easy to work with and very practical in her approach.’

‘I have been using Homburger a lot for Swiss employment matters and always found them practical and helpful especially for foreign multinationals.’

‘In working with Claude Lambert and Andreas Müller we feel confident in the advice received and the extensive knowledge in the areas we seek advice on. Alternatives are considered and evaluated based upon our Firm’s needs and circumstances and risk appetite with clear plans and steps provided. Response time has always been exceptional and both Andreas Müller and Claude Lambert make themselves available to us with little to no notice at times.’

‘Expertise, availabilities on very short notice.’

‘Very proactive and knowledgeable lawyers who are very supportive.’

‘I like the combination of competent, high quality and timely advice with a good sense of humour. In particular Andreas Müller and Daniel Daeniker stand out for me.’

Key clients

ABB

UBS

Novartis

Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Zurich Insurance

Kering

WW (Switzerland), formerly Weight Watchers (Switzerland)

VectivBio

ASML Netherlands

Sonova

Givaudan

Google (Switzerland)

Uber

HSBC

LafargeHolcim

Dufry

Lombard Odier

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

The healthcare and life sciences practice at Homburger combines the expertise of a multi-disciplinary group of practitioners; together, they advise an impressive portfolio of national and international companies from the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, among others. Dieter Gericke is the key contact for corporate matters and transactions in this space, while Andri Hess advises on patents and patent litigations. Gregor Bühler has experience in regulatory and IP matters. Competition expert Marcel DietrichFrank Gerhard and recently promoted Luca Dal Molin are also key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Dieter Gericke; Andri Hess; Gregor Bühler; Marcel Dietrich

Other key lawyers:

Luca Dal Molin; Daniel Häusermann

Testimonials

‘Comprehensive approach from global and cultural to technical/practical proposals made by a team that works together well. Completely clear right from the beginning on the timeframe, steps and cost. Delivers as planned and on time.’

‘Business-driven, understands the biotech world.’

‘Dieter Gericke, sharp analytical skills and focussed; strategic contribution; understands the business playing ground.’

‘Daniel Häusermann, sharp lawyer with in depth knowledge of corporate law to navigate and solve any complex matters and projects.’

‘Able to explain clearly the cultural and technical aspects; Sharp, committed and easy going.’

‘The team is very approachable, reliable and responsive with attention to detail in a balanced manner. The firm has a great network and they are on top of the latest developments and those to come.’

‘The individuals are open minded, flexible and their “we get it done” approach. They are quick in understanding business needs and setups and have a good market understanding. Clear communication avoids misunderstanding and they are not too shy to come forth with things that need further clarification.’

Key clients

Roche

Novartis

Johnson & Johnson

Syngenta

Eli Lilly

Sandoz

Google (Switzerland)

Nestlé

Illumina

Bristol Myers-Squibb

Edwards Lifesciences

Molecular Partners

ADC Therapeutics

Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding

Therachon

Zur Rose Group

Spectris

CDR-Life

Atara Biotherapeutics

Apellis

Basilea

Straumann

Sonova

Siegfried

Biognosys

VectivBio

Covis Pharma

IMA Medtech

BIOBank

Addex Therapeutics

Strides Pharma Science

Tillotts Pharma

SERI Lugano

Octapharma

Intellectual property Tier 1

Homburger provides advice on all areas of IP including licenses, trade marks, copyrights and patents, and represents clients in IP litigation, particularly patent claims. The team includes individuals with a technical background, giving it particular expertise in regulated sectors including the TMT, life sciences, energy and financial services industries. Gregor Bühler has particular experience in the IP aspects of transactional matters and assists clients from the media and life science industries with regulatory issues. Andri Hess and ‘stand-out partnerGeorg Rauber are experienced in patent litigation and arbitration proceedings, advisory work and IP contracts.

Practice head(s):

Gregor Bühler; Andri Hess

Other key lawyers:

Georg Rauber

Testimonials

‘Excellent know-how of local and international law. Answers brought to the point for a quick and good decision.’

‘Very knowledgeable team that is supporting us on all our IP and licensing matters. We deal with strategic partners on a global scale and the IP team at Homburger does an excellent job in supporting us on all matters very thoroughly. What I do appreciate is them also openly pointing out the ends of the spectrum on which they can support us and have recommended once or twice to bring in additional expertise where needed.’

‘Stand-out partner is Georg Rauber.’

Key clients

Google

Roche

Novartis

Credit Suisse

Nestlé | Nespresso

Hyundai

Swatch Group

Volkswagen

Edwards Lifesciences

Huawei

Sandoz

Illumina

Six (Swiss stock exchange)

Swisscom

CDR-Life

Uster Technologies

Coram Tools

AMAG

Therachon

Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland Tier 1

Homburger fields a team of experienced specialists in a variety of disciplines. Core practice areas are its corporate and M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, disputes and tax groups, in which Benedikt Maurenbrecher, René BöschJürg Frick and Daniel Daeniker as well as Dieter Grünblatt, Balz Gross and Felix Dasser stand out. Regulatory specialist Franz Hoffet and Marcel Dietrich as well as IP/IT expert Georg Rauber are also highlighted. Through its initiative 'Homburger Exponential', the firm can offer a range of legal tech tools to its clients.

Other key lawyers:

Benedikt Maurenbrecher; Jürg Frick; René Bösch; Daniel Daeniker; Dieter Grünblatt; Balz Gross; Felix Dasser

Tax Tier 1

Homburger has a strong track record advising on the tax aspects of M&A, capital markets, and financing transactions, where it is able to leverage the respective strengths of the wider firm. The team has strong experience advising financial institutions, as well as companies and private clients. Practice head Reto Heuberger and Dieter Grünblatt are also well versed advising on the tax implications of relocations and reorganisations, among others. Stefan Oesterhelt adds expertise in tax litigation to the team. Claudia Suter is the key contact for high-net-worth individuals and family offices.

Practice head(s):

Reto Heuberger

Other key lawyers:

Dieter Grünblatt; Stefan Oesterhelt; Claudia Suter

Testimonials

‘Peter Müller and Reto Heuberger: excellent work sometimes even beyond expectations.’

‘The Homburger tax team clearly provides outstanding advice. Banking & finance, capital markets and M&A are also strengths of Homburger.’

‘A lot of expertise concentrated in one office.’

‘Dieter Grünblatt is really outstanding, in particular but not limited to when it comes to financial instruments and capital markets-related work. He has an amazing in depth knowledge about the tax and legal side of financial instruments and capital markets-related transactions.’

‘Grünblatt is also very persistent in contract negotiations. He also has a positive track record to receive positive tax rulings with the Swiss Tax Administration for particular financing structures. He is able to think through each step of a specific deal and knows exactly where the detrimental trigger points are in hundreds of pages of documentation.’

Key clients

EF Education First

ABB

Clariant

Credit Suisse

UBS

FIFA

Silversmith Capital Partners

Appfire Technologies

Roche

ADC Therapeutics

Becton, Dickinson and Company

Siegfried Holding

Alcon

Meyer Burger Technologies

Firmenich

SIX Swiss Exchange

Liberty Global

Zürcher Kantonalbank

TMT Tier 1

Homburger’s TMT practice has an enviable track record in advising on large and complex transactions. The team's client roster is comprised of companies from the financial services, pharmaceuticals and IT sectors, which it advises on the full range of advisory, transactional and litigation work, including regulatory issues, administrative proceedings, applications for regulatory licenses, spin-offs, carve-outs and post-closing integration issues. 'Stand-out partnerGeorg Rauber heads up the practice and is experienced in transactions and representing clients in arbitration and litigation proceedings, particularly in the IT, technology licensing, transfer and telecoms areas. 'Excellent practitionerLuca Dal Molin was made partner in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Georg Rauber

Other key lawyers:

Luca Dal Molin; Gregor Bühler

Testimonials

‘Very client focused combined with pragmatic approach.’

‘Very knowledgeable team that supports us with our technology companies. We are set up across three different continents with global customers and the expertise in Homburger helping us to navigate the global complexity is impressive.’

‘Stand out partners are Georg Rauber and Luca Dal Molin.’

‘Good lawyers, which do understand their business. Very capable to guide through complex contract negotiations. Able to fight when necessary.’

‘Good sense of humour, even under stress quick thinking.’

‘Highly knowledgeable, engaged, subject matter experts.’

‘Gregor Bühler is our main contact in the TMT practice area. He has been proactive, always available, practical and very knowledgeable not only with respect to legal technicalities but also very familiar with the forum. As a partner, he really shows the client that he is there for the business 24/7, commits to a high-quality legal product and delivers always as promised.’

‘Key is their accessibility. You not only get attention at the beginning, but you get quick results and also the next steps are covered. This is extremely important when you are under time pressure. Homburger adapts to your schedule and not the other way round, as is often the case with some firms.’

‘Georg Rauber certainly stands out and is very well respected by his peers. He follows a practical approach when problems have to be solved. But he does not neglect the academic side of the profession and approaches unsolved questions with a fresh view.’

‘Highly attentive, personal approach, comprehensive, knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Google

Liberty Global

Infront Sports & Media

UBS

ABB

Swisscom

eBay

Six (Swiss stock exchange)

Novartis

Zur Rose Group

Viacar

The Singularity Group

Silversmith Capital Partners

Appfire Technologies

ASML Netherlands

Fintech Tier 2

The fintech practice at Homburger advises both established companies from the financial services sector as well as new players on regulatory issues and represents them in regulatory proceedings. The interdisciplinary team has experience in advising on blockchain, crypto-linked products, payment services, exchange traded products and financial market infrastructure projects and has been involved in the drafting of new Swiss legislation on distributed ledger technologies. Daniel Haeberli has specialisms in the tokenizations of securities and crypto asset matters. Luca Dal Molin is experienced in regulatory matters concerning wealth management platforms and digital banking.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Haeberli; Luca Dal Molin

Key clients

UBS

SIX

The Singularity Group

21Shares

Public law Tier 2

Homburger advises clients active in regulated industries and in sectors including life sciences, telecoms, construction, energy and financial services. The firm's lawyers are frequently active in international proceedings that involve foreign public authorities and act for sovereign states in international arbitration cases. Marcel Dietrich is head of the competition and regulatory team and advises clients on regulatory matters, compliance and investigations, among others. Mariella Orelli specialises in international dispute resolution and regularly advises foreign states and state-owned companies. Richard Stäuber made partner in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Dietrich; Mariella Orelli

Other key lawyers:

Richard Stäuber

Key clients

Liberty Global

SIX

Philip Morris

Alpiq

Pawlowski

AMAG (independent Swiss car importer of Volkswagen Group)

Implenia

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Through close collaboration with the firm's market-leading corporate practice, the team at Homburger is well positioned to handle transactions in the real estate area. It regularly acts for investors and companies, in particular from the pharmaceutical sector. Other areas of strength include providing advice on property development, lease agreements and a variety of construction mandates. Practice head Daniel Hasler's background in M&A and financing complements the procedural and regulatory expertise of Stefan Gäumann, who made partner in early 2021. Marcel Dietrich specialises in competition and administrative law.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Hasler

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Gäumann; Marcel Dietrich

Testimonials

‘Outstanding knowledge of the law and of the practice, pragmatic approach in emotional disagreements, brief turnaround in challenging situations.’

‘Expertise, entrepreneurial thinking, fast actions.’

‘Daniel Hasler – excellent expert knowledge combined with clear communication.’

Key clients

Swiss Prime Site

Novartis

Medical Properties Trust

Hornbach Baumarkt (Schweiz)

Implenia

Givaudan

IKEA

AMAG

Estate of Marc Rich, Marc Rich Real Estate

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

In collaboration with the firm's strong banking and finance team, the insolvency group at Homburger is regularly involved in large recapitalisations and refinancings, and is instructed by banks and other financial institutions. Other key strengths are restructurings, including out-of-court processes, and other insolvency-related proceedings. Practice head Stefan Kramer also has a background in banking and capital markets law. Benedikt Maurenbrecher is noted for his 'excellent technical skills'. Other key practitioners include René Bösch and senior counsel Ueli Huber.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Kramer

Other key lawyers:

Benedikt Maurenbrecher; René Bösch; Ueli Huber

Testimonials

‘Very professional and dedicated team, with a lot of practical experience, good team work, timely delivery.’

‘Outstanding insolvency and corporate recovery practice with extensive experience. Extremely responsive and engaged. Very proactive and always ahead of future developments. Strong network across the globe.’

‘Stefan Kramer has an excellent understanding of the financial service industry, in particular with respect to regulatory matters. He is a very pragmatic and pro-active lawyer who delivers on his promises. His excellent technical skills combined with his ability to think ‘outside the box’ enable him to deal with complex matters in a very swift and efficient manner.’

‘Benedikt Maurenbrecher has an in-depth understanding of the financial industry sector which allows him to provide very effective and holistic legal advice. I’m constantly impressed by his great enthusiasm, his excellent technical skills and his extensive experience.’

Key clients

Credit Suisse Group

UBS

Dufry

FIFA

SR Technics

Roche, Roche Pension Funds

Johnson & Johnson

Insurance Tier 3

As part of the firm's wider banking and finance and competition and regulatory teams, the insurance practice at Homburger is able to provide clients comprehensive advice on a variety of topics, ranging from capital market transactions to IP and data protection issues as well as disputes and investigations. The team has particular strengths in advising insurance companies on tax matters. Practice head Hansjürg Appenzeller is specialised in advising insurance and re-insurance companies on regulatory, licensing and compliance matters as well as transactions.

Practice head(s):

Hansjürg Appenzeller

Key clients

Zurich Insurance

Swiss Re

Swiss Life

Generali

Munich Re

Helsana

Helvetia

Axa

Private client Tier 3

Homburger is noted for its seamless collaboration across practice groups, so that it can offer banking, tax, regulatory and real estate assistance under one roof. The private client team is particularly involved in cross-border tax planning and structuring, matrimonial law, trust and estates, and related litigation mandates. It is led by Claudia Suter, who is a dedicated tax and inheritance practitioner. Gabrielle Nater-Bass is the key contact for disputes.

Practice head(s):

Claudia Suter

Other key lawyers:

Gabrielle Nater-Bass 

Testimonials

‘Plenty of experience in doing all kinds of work for private clients, deeply professional in all relevant aspects, provide their clients with solid advice and creative solutions. Highly regarded in this industry, and accordingly have an impressive client base.’

‘Gabrielle Nater – very smart and knowledgeable, energetic, creative, hands-on everything. She is the attorney you want to advise you in such matters.’

‘Claudia Suter is a noteworthy team member.’

Key clients

Executor of Estate of Marc Rich

The firm: As one of the largest Swiss law firms, we advise and represent enterprises and entrepreneurs in all aspects of commercial law – transactions, proceedings and complex cases both in a domestic and a global context.

We offer our clients comprehensive legal advice, support them through negotiations and transactions, represent them before public authorities and in court, and protect their interests in administrative proceedings. Throughout, we place great emphasis on identifying legally sustainable solutions to complex legal issues while never losing sight of our clients’ commercial objectives.

We work closely with leading law firms abroad, which enables us to offer optimal solutions to companies with an interest in Switzerland, wherever their business activities take place.

Homburger’s focus lies on corporate and M&A, capital markets, financial services, competition and regulatory, intellectual property and information technology, litigation and arbitration, tax, employment law, private clients, restructuring and insolvency, white collar crime and investigations, insurance and real estate.

All of the 38 partners and approximately 120 lawyers and tax advisors are members of at least one expertise team. Most of our lawyers have additional legal qualifications and have studied or worked abroad. Legal publications and league tables consistently rank Homburger in the top tier of its main areas of practice.

In addition to Switzerland, we focus on established markets in Europe, North America and Asia. This is supported by regional focus groups that foster good relations with selected regional markets.

Areas of practice:

Arbitration: Our arbitration experts have extensive experience representing clients in the field of international commercial and investment arbitration as well as with other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Capital markets: Our capital markets team advises Swiss and international issuers and securities dealers on all aspects of capital markets law. Our second to none capital markets team (Legal 500) is renowned for its expertise in structuring and documenting equity and debt transactions, including regulatory capital instruments, derivatives, structured products, and securitization transactions. We have longstanding experience in advising clients on the most complex and innovative transactions.

Competition: The competition team advises clients on Swiss and EU competition. We help to ensure that Swiss companies remain best in class in international comparison and represent clients before administrative authorities and courts, as well as in civil antitrust litigation.

Compliance: Compliance plays an important role in every company. The consequences of non-compliance can be devastating and trigger a corporate crisis. Our compliance team helps our clients avoid regulatory risks and to stay on top of legal and regulatory requirements and developments at all times.

Corporate/M&A: Our corporate M&A team offers domestic and global enterprises and entrepreneurs expert advice and support with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital market transactions, private equity and venture capital, as well as corporate governance.

Corporate Governance: The firm’s long-standing experience in issues of corporate organization helps its clients to look beyond legal restrictions and short-term trends. Every company is unique, and corporate governance needs to reflect this. The corporate governance team helps to ensure that Swiss companies remain best in class in international comparison.

Crisis management: No company is safe from unforeseeable events that could seriously affect its objectives, reputation and financial situation. Crises can arise in various forms, through employee misconduct, technical failures, sudden economic downturns, fraud, government action or leaks. Our crisis management team provides immediate assistance and develops comprehensive strategies to manage crises.

Data Protection: Personal data becomes exponentially more important. At the same time, the protection requirements are being tightened. As experienced partner, the firm facilitates innovative and efficient solutions. Thanks to its interdisciplinary organization it has the necessary industry expertise always within reach.

Employment and executive compensation: Our multidisciplinary employment and executive compensation team is made up of recognized specialists who advise on all areas of employment law, including regulatory issues, executive compensation, pensions, as well as taxes and social security. In addition, we represent companies and entrepreneurs in litigation.

Financing and Investment Products: The firm’s financing and investment products team structures transactions, develops investment products and is familiar with national and international documentations. It takes an integrated approach – it develops tailored solutions and brings in experts from various disciplines as necessary.

Financial Market Regulation: Homburger’s Financial Market Regulation team represents the interests of the Swiss market and its participants in an even more strictly regulated market, also by acting as an important voice in the drafting of new legislation. As a result, they are established experts in the field of financial market regulation and transactions, interest for complex structures and proceedings.

IP/IT: Our IP/IT team provides support in litigation, prosecution proceedings and transactions in all areas of intellectual property, media, IT and privacy/data protection. We are fascinated by technology and support enterprises and entrepreneurs with all aspects of technological change.

Insurance: Our team offers client centric expertise in the insurance sector. We provide dedicated advice in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and risk transfer transactions as well as in insurance and regulatory matters. Our practice is further focused on insurance disputes.

Investigations and enforcement: Our investigations and enforcement team regularly leads complex investigations, both in international matters and in focused domestic inquiries. We use our longtime experience in conducting investigations for the benefit of our clients.

Litigation: Our litigation team is one of the largest and most effective in Switzerland. We support our clients in the avoidance of disputes and represent enterprises, entrepreneurs, foundations and private persons in civil and commercial matters before all Swiss courts and in administrative proceedings before Swiss authorities. Furthermore, we support our clients in their litigation in other countries and coordinate parallel contentious matters in various jurisdictions.

Private clients: The private clients team offers comprehensive and bespoke advice to entrepreneurs and families. Our clients include family offices, trustees, financial institutions and other service providers, foundations, members of management, as well as board of directors and foundation council members.

Real estate: Our real estate team has extensive knowledge and experience in real estate related legal matters. Our interdisciplinary approach enables us to provide comprehensive legal services to domestic and foreign real estate investors and real estate departments in all industry sectors, real estate developers and real estate investment funds, and other companies in all areas of real estate law.

Regulatory: The increasing regulation of the markets presents a challenge for the economic growth of companies. Homburger combines its law firm’s expertise in all aspects of commercial public and administrative law to advise its clients on the legal frameworks in regulated markets in Switzerland.

Restructuring/insolvency: Our restructuring/insolvency team advises clients in connection with solvent restructurings and all aspects of insolvency law. We have vast experience in representing Swiss and international clients in domestic and cross-border insolvency proceedings.

Tax: Our tax team advises clients on national and international tax law, on M&A and capital markets transactions, reorganizations, corporate financings, structured finance (asset backed, investment and property funds), re-domestications, private equity and employee participations.

Technology and digital economy: With an interdisciplinary team of tech-savvy and experienced lawyers, we support clients who digitize their business models in a global and competitive environment, implement new technology and prepare their offerings for the future.

White-collar crime: Our white-collar team advises and represents companies in white collar crime matters, typically involving breaches of capital market rules, fraud, insider trading, money laundering and corruption.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration B Gross
Arbitration F Dasser
Arbitration S Gäumann
Arbitration A Hess
Arbitration G Nater-Bass
Arbitration M Orelli
Arbitration S Pfisterer
Capital markets F Gerhard
Capital markets B Maurenbrecher
Capital markets HJ Appenzeller
Capital markets R Bösch
Capital markets D Daeniker
Capital markets D Gericke
Capital markets D Haeberli
Capital markets D Hasler
Capital markets D Häusermann
Capital markets S Kramer
Capital markets C Lambert
Capital markets B Leisinger
Capital markets A Müller
Capital markets D Oser
Competition M Dietrich
Competition F Hoffet
Competition R Stäuber
Compliance K Ivell
Compliance F Romerio
Corporate/M&A D Gericke
Corporate/M&A HJ Appenzeller
Corporate/M&A D Daeniker
Corporate/M&A F Gerhard
Corporate/M&A H Grüninger
Corporate/M&A D Hasler
Corporate/M&A D Häusermann
Corporate/M&A U Huber
Corporate/M&A C Lambert
Corporate/M&A A Müller
Corporate/M&A D Oser
Corporate/M&A H Schärer
Corporate Governance D Daeniker
Corporate Governance D Gericke
Corporate Governance D Häusermann
Corporate Governance C Lambert
Corporate Governance A Müller
Corporate Governance D Oser
Corporate Governance F Romerio
Crisis management F Romerio
Crisis management C Bazzani
Crisis management L Dal Molin
Crisis management D Daeniker
Crisis management D Gericke
Data protection G Bühler
Data protection L Dal Molin
Employment and executive compensation B Gross
Employment and executive compensation A Müller
Employment and executive compensation A Burger
Employment and executive compensation G Bühler
Employment and executive compensation C Lambert
Employment and executive compensation P Müller
Employment and executive compensation G Nater-Bass
Employment and executive compensation C Suter
Financial Market Regulation B Maurenbrecher
Financial Market Regulation HJ Appenzeller
Financial Market Regulation R Bösch
Financial Market Regulation D Daeniker
Financial Market Regulation J Frick
Financial Market Regulation D Haeberli
Financial Market Regulation K Ivell
Financial Market Regulation S Kramer
Financial Market Regulation B Leisinger
Financing and Investment Products B Maurenbrecher
Financing and Investment Products HJ Appenzeller
Financing and Investment Products R Bösch
Financing and Investment Products D Daeniker
Financing and Investment Products J Frick
Financing and Investment Products D Haeberli
Financing and Investment Products K Ivell
Financing and Investment Products S Kramer
Financing and Investment Products B Leisinger
Insurance HJ Appenzeller
Insurance F Dasser
Insurance D Gericke
Insurance D Hasler
Insurance F Hoffet
Insurance M Orelli
Insurance H Schärer
Investigations F Romerio
Investigations C Bazzani
Investigations L Dal Molin
Investigations K Ivell
IP/IT G Bühler
IP/IT R Baechler
IP/IT L Dal Molin
IP/IT A Hess
IP/IT G Rauber
IP/IT R Stäuber
Litigation B Gross
Litigation R Baechler
Litigation C Bazzani
Litigation F Dasser
Litigation G Bühler
Litigation S Gäumann
Litigation A Hess
Litigation G Nater-Bass
Litigation M Orelli
Litigation S Pfisterer
Litigation G Rauber
Private clients C Suter
Private clients H Grüninger
Private clients R Heuberger
Private clients G Nater-Bass
Private clients S Pfisterer
Real estate D Hasler
Real estate M Dietrich
Real estate L Dal Molin
Real estate J Frick
Real estate S Gäumann
Real estate D Gericke
Real estate B Gross
Real estate D Häusermann
Real estate S Kramer
Real estate C Lambert
Real estate G Nater-Bass
Real estate S Oesterhelt
Real estate S Pfisterer
Real estate H Schärer
Regulatory M Dietrich
Regulatory G Bühler
Regulatory A Hess
Regulatory F Hoffet
Regulatory M Orelli
Regulatory G Rauber
Regulatory R Stäuber
Restructuring/insolvency S Kramer
Restructuring/insolvency L Dal Molin
Restructuring/insolvency D Haeberli
Restructuring/insolvency U Huber
Restructuring/insolvency B Leisinger
Restructuring/insolvency B Maurenbrecher
Restructuring/insolvency G Naegeli
Tax R Heuberger
Tax D Grünblatt
Tax S Oesterhelt
Tax C Suter
Technology and digital economy G Rauber
Technology and digital economy D Haeberli
Technology and digital economy D Gericke
Technology and digital economy D Häusermann
Technology and digital economy B Maurenbrecher
Technology and digital economy L Dal Molin
Technology and digital economy S Pfisterer
White-collar crime C Bazzani
White-collar crime F Romerio
White-collar crime R Richers
Photo Name Position Profile
 Hansjürg Appenzeller  photo Hansjürg Appenzeller Partner. Jürg Frick is a banking and finance specialist whose main focus…
 René Bösch  photo René Bösch Partner in Homburger’s Financial Market Regulation and Capital Markets teams. As an…
 Gregor Bühler  photo Gregor Bühler Partner, Head of the IP/IT team and Deputy Head of the Litigation/Arbitration…
Dr iur Roman Baechler LL.M.  photo Dr iur Roman Baechler LL.M. Partner. Roman Baechler specializes in domestic and international commercial litigation. He represents…
Dr iur Claudio Bazzani  photo Dr iur Claudio Bazzani Partner. Specialized in large-scale internal and regulatory investigations and advises corporate clients…
Dr iur Daniel Daeniker  photo Dr iur Daniel Daeniker Senior Partner. Practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, particularly cross-border transactions, and…
Ra Luca Dal Molin  photo Ra Luca Dal Molin Luca Dal Molin’s practice focuses on intellectual property, technology and general contract…
Prof Dr iur Felix Dasser  photo Prof Dr iur Felix Dasser Partner. International dispute resolution (litigation; arbitration, both as counsel and as arbitrator;…
Dr iur Marcel Dietrich  photo Dr iur Marcel Dietrich Partner. Swiss and European competition and antitrust law, administrative and civil antitrust…
 Jürg Frick  photo Jürg Frick Partner. A banking and finance specialist focusing on financial services, collective investment…
Ra Stefan Gäumann  photo Ra Stefan Gäumann Partner.
Dr iur Frank Gerhard  photo Dr iur Frank Gerhard Partner. M&A, public takeovers, private equity, corporate law and governance, equity offerings,…
Dr iur Dieter Gericke  photo Dr iur Dieter Gericke Partner. Dieter Gericke heads the Corporate / M&A practice team. He focuses…
 Dieter Grünblatt  photo Dieter Grünblatt Partner. Tax law with a focus on banking, finance (including structured, asset…
 Harold Grüninger  photo Harold Grüninger Partner. Certified specialist SBA in inheritance law, focuses on private client work,…
Dr iur Balz Gross  photo Dr iur Balz Gross Partner. Balz Gross is the Head of Homburger’s Litigation / Arbitration practice.…
PD Dr iur Daniel Häusermann  photo PD Dr iur Daniel Häusermann Partner. Practice focuses on public and private mergers & acquisitions, equity capital…
Ra Daniel Haeberli  photo Ra Daniel Haeberli Partner. Daniel Haeberli is a banking and finance as well as a…
Dr iur Daniel Hasler  photo Dr iur Daniel Hasler Partner. A corporate law specialist. He has wide experience in advising listed…
Dr iur Andri Hess  photo Dr iur Andri Hess Andri Hess is a partner and a member of Homburger’s IP /…
Dr iur Reto Heuberger  photo Dr iur Reto Heuberger Partner. Tax law with a focus on tax planning and structuring of…
Dr iur Franz Hoffet  photo Dr iur Franz Hoffet Partner. Franz Hoffet heads Homburger’s Competition / Regulatory team. He has extensive…
Ra-in Katrin Ivell  photo Ra-in Katrin Ivell Partner. Member of Homburger’s Financial Market Regulation / Financial Investment Products teams…
Dr iur Stefan Kramer  photo Dr iur Stefan Kramer Partner in Homburger’s Financial Market Regulation, Financial and Investment Products and Capital…
Dr iur Claude Lambert  photo Dr iur Claude Lambert Partner.Specialized in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, private equity, public takeovers…
Dr iur Benjamin Leisinger  photo Dr iur Benjamin Leisinger Partner in Homburger’s Financial Market Regulation, Financing and Investment Products as well…
 Andreas Müller  photo Andreas Müller Partner. Practice focuses on public and private mergers & acquisitions, private equity…
Dr iur Benedikt Maurenbrecher  photo Dr iur Benedikt Maurenbrecher Partner. Practice focuses on domestic and cross-border financial services regulation, offerings of…
lic iur Gabrielle Nater-Bass  photo lic iur Gabrielle Nater-Bass Partner. Gabrielle Nater-Bass’ practice focuses on arbitration and litigation. She is an…
Ra Stefan Oesterhelt  photo Ra Stefan Oesterhelt Partner of Homburger’s Tax practice team. Focus: international tax law, finance transactions,…
Ra-in Mariella Orelli  photo Ra-in Mariella Orelli Partner. Domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. Primary focus on representing…
Dr iur David Oser  photo Dr iur David Oser Partner. Focus on public and private M&A, including redomestication transactions; corporate governance…
Dr iur Stefanie Pfisterer photo Dr iur Stefanie Pfisterer Partner. Stefanie Pfisterer specializes in international and domestic arbitration. She acts as…
Dr iur Georg Rauber  photo Dr iur Georg Rauber Partner. Headed Homburger IP/IT practice until end of 2020 and continues heading…
Dr iur Flavio Romerio  photo Dr iur Flavio Romerio Partner. Flavio Romerio is the Managing Partner of Homburger and the head…
 Heinz Schärer  photo Heinz Schärer Senior Partner. Practice areas: M&A, public tender offers, IPOs, joint ventures, corporate…
 Richard Stäuber LL.M., M.A.  photo Richard Stäuber LL.M., M.A. Partner. Richard Stäuber’s practice focuses on Swiss and European competition law. He…
Dr iur Claudia Suter  photo Dr iur Claudia Suter Partner. Practice focuses on advice to high net worth individuals, family offices…
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