Firm Profile > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland

Homburger
PRIME TOWER
HARDSTRASSE 201
8005 ZURICH
Switzerland

Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 1

Homburger's banking and finance team has an excellent reputation and is particularly active in financing transactions and work relating to investment models. The team is instructed primarily by national and international banks and financial services companies. Practice head Benedikt MaurenbrecherBenjamin Leisinger and Jürg Frick are well versed in advising on financial market regulations. Frick also has notable expertise handling syndicated debt financing. Other key names include Daniel Haeberli, who is an expert on fintech matters; René Bösch, who is a key contact for financing; and Stefan Kramer, who specialises in asset financing.

Practice head(s):

Benedikt Maurenbrecher

Testimonials

Homburger is a key player in this sector.

Homburger delivers seamlessly exceptional work. The lawyers place the interests of their clients at the forefront and are providing them with legal advice of the highest quality. The team works together to create and share its knowledge in an open and friendly working yet reasonable environment.

The team members distinguish themselves through extensive experience in their areas of expertise, both domestic and international.’

Jürg Frick really takes care of client’s needs and isn’t just a deal administrator due to the fact that he has an outstanding knowledge of the business.’

Daniel Haeberli is very reliable and does excellent work.’

Key clients

Credit Suisse

UBS

Roche

Bank Julius Baer

J.P. Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Apollo Global Management

China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina)

AMAG Leasing

Apex Technology

Aryzta

Bright Capital Investment Management

Bühler Group

Dufry

Gamut Capital Management

Leagold Mining Corporation

Legend Capital Management

Lexmark Switzerland

MTH Retail Group Holding

Pag Asia Capital

Swissport

Zürcher Kantonalbank

St. Galler Kantonalbank

Capital markets Tier 1

The capital markets team at Homburger is led by Frank Gerhard and Benedikt Maurenbrecher; it has a strong track record in ECM and DCM work, where it is equally active for issuers and underwriters. René Bösch is an expert in the structuring of equity-linked and regulatory capital instruments and debt capital market transactions. Daniel Daeniker is a key contact for issuers in IPOs and equity offerings. Other prominent practitioners are Stefan KramerBenjamin Leisinger and counsel Lee Saladino. Senior associate Daniel Häusermann and associate Lorenzo Togni are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Frank Gerhard; Benedikt Maurenbrecher

Testimonials

This is a dedicated and highly professional team. Each lawyer is highly motivated and delivery is flawless – In the debt capital market and in particular regarding regulatory capital instruments, the team is unmatched in Switzerland. Attention for detail as well as a sense for client-minded pragmatic solutions.’

Frank Gerhard is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding Swiss M&A and capital market lawyers. He really takes care of client’s need and has outstanding knowledge of their business and the specific needs.

Benjamin Leisinger embodies all the values which make the team outstanding: dedication, professionalism, attention to detail, pragmatism. He is a quick thinker, hard-driving worker and has a no-fuss-attitude which sits well with clients, who expect clear messages, expectation management and exceptional results.’

Lorenzo Togni is on paper an associate but acting like a partner. He is an internationally trained capital markets lawyer which you can tell from his commercial judgement, deal experience and outstanding English drafting skills.

Key clients

Credit Suisse

UBS

Nestlé

Roche

LafargeHolcim

Julius Baer

Bank of America Merrill Lynch International

Goldman Sachs International

Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Barclays Capital

Sulzer

Addex Therapeutics

BNP Paribas

Dufry | Dufry International

Gategroup

Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company

Julius Baer Group

Santhera

St.Galler Kantonalbank

Zürcher Kantonalbank

Zur Rose Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Homburger has a track record handling headline transactions, where it is active for various corporations. The team is particularly knowledgeable in working for clients from regulated sectors. Besides advising on a variety of transactions, the team is also experienced in corporate governance matters and regulatory aspects. Dieter Gericke heads up the group and is an expert in public and private M&A. Daniel Daeniker has been active in this field for a long time and is noted alongside Frank GerhardClaude Lambert and David OserDaniel Hasler is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Dieter Gericke

Key clients

ABB

BNP Paribas

ChemChina

Clariant

Credit Suisse

UBS

Nestlé

Roche

Johnson & Johnson

Zurich Insurance Group 40

Oerlikon

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

TCV

Dufry

GAM Holding

Generali

Givaudan

Glaston

Jacobs Foundation

RenaissanceRe

LafargeHolcim

Liberty Global

Medical Properties Trust

Transocean

Infront

Softbank Vision Fund

Sonova

Bank Hapoalim

Egon Zehnder

Sulzer Holding

The Hess Group

Uster Technologies

WISeKey International Holding

Ernst Göhner Foundation

Zur Rose Group

Abegg Holding

ARM

CVC Capital Partners Fund VII

Aryzta

Competition Tier 1

Homburger has an established competition team, which covers the full scope of matters, ranging from advising on regulated markets, EU law and merger control filings as well as representing national and international companies in proceedings. Department head Marcel Dietrich has a comprehensive practice and more than 20 years of experience in the field. Franz Hoffet is the other key contact at the firm; he is particularly well versed in administrative and civil antitrust litigation. Richard Stäuber, who has the same focus, made partner in early 2020.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Dietrich

Testimonials

Homburger has various technical experts and can provide fast support at any time.’

Franz Hoffet is a proven expert in antitrust law.

Key clients

Alpiq

Airbus

AMAG

AXA

Booking.com

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Brookfield

China National Chemical

Corporation

Clariant

Dell

Eli Lilly

EXACOMPTA

Gategroup

General Electric

Infront Sport & Media

Kering Group

Kuoni Reisen

LafargeHolcim

Liberty Global

Medical Properties Trust

Nestlé

OC Oerlikon

Philip Morris

Roche

Siemens

Swisscom

The Swatch Group

Therachon

Uber

UBS

VISA Europe

Wolseley

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Homburger's team assists Swiss Market Index companies, as well as international law firms, with domestic and cross-border data protection laws and strategy. In recent work, the group represented Helsana and ZEK in disputes with the Swiss authorities; advised blue-chip clientsincluding UBS, AMAG, Swiss Post and Novartis on all privacy and cloud-related matters; and defended Google in right to be forgotten and defamation claims relating to its service products. Gregor Bühler is another key contact; Luca Dal Molin made partner in January 2020.

Key clients

UBS

Roche

Helsana

Novartis

Google

Givaudan

Unia

Swiss Post

Swisscom

Comparis

Open Systems

ZEK/IKO

AMAG

Datasport

Philip Morris Int

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

Homburger's arbitration practice impresses with its wide range of activity, being involved in disputes related to contracts, transactions, data protection and employment, among others. It is regularly instructed by national and international blue-chip clients in particular from regulated industries. Team head Balz Gross is a dedicated arbitration counsel in M&A, contracts, and joint venture proceedings. Felix Dasser has a good track record in commercial and investment disputes. Gabrielle Nater-Bass acts as counsel as well as arbitrator, and is also recommended alongside Mariella Orelli and senior associate Stefanie Pfisterer.

Practice head(s):

Balz Gross

Testimonials

A very strong practice with some star partners acting both as attorneys for parties and sitting as arbitrators. Their professional work is at the highest standards, in a market full of strong competitors.’

Balz Gross is extremely professional and thorough. He has lots of experience and presents very well in arbitrations.’

The reputed Gabrielle Nater-Bass is very energetic, intelligent, and sharp.’

Stefanie Pfisterer is at the top of her game. She is clever, thorough, and does great work both in preparation and in arbitration sessions – a rising star.’

Key clients

Alpiq Holding

Clariant

Ericsson

SPS

Commscope

Kingdom of Jordan

Pawlowski

Takeda

Palestinian Investment Fund

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

Homburger impresses with its broad practice, regularly representing blue-chip companies in complex disputes; clients are frequently from regulated industries including healthcare, banking, energy, transport, and nutrition, among others. The team, which is led by the experienced Balz Gross, also works closely with the firm's M&A, IP and banking and finance groups; another area of expertise is white-collar criminal law defence and internal investigations, in which Claudio Bazzani is particularly well versed. Felix Dasser has longstanding experience in the dispute resolution area. Newly made-up partner Roman Baechler specialises in banking and insurance litigation, while senior associate Reto Ferrari-Visca knows civil disputes well.

Practice head(s):

Balz Gross

Other key lawyers:

Claudio Bazzani; Felix Dasser; Roman Baechler; Mariella Orell; Reto Ferrari-Visca; Stefanie Pfisterer

Testimonials

A highly qualified team with years of experience, complete control of various fields of law, and the ability to manage and litigate mega-cases.’

Homburger has a responsive and experienced as well as pragmatic and commercially focused DR-group.’

Balz Gross has the unique ability to make the client feel at ease about difficult decisions by providing various legal strategies and options which help to make the right decision.’

Key clients

Nestlé

UBS

Google

R. Hoffmann-La Roche

Swatch Group

Vontobel

Zurich Insurance Group

Ericsson

Sandoz

Clariant

Pawlowski

Takeda

Alpiq

Employment Tier 1

Homburger is known predominantly for its large-scale transaction and litigation work. Gregor Bühler and Balz Gross lead a 'client-oriented and responsive' team that stands out for its 'broad and profound knowledge'. Recent work includes advising ABB on all employment law-related aspects during its divestment of power grids to Hitachi; assisting Liberty Global with employee transfer issues and redundancies following the sale of UPC Switzerland to Sunrise; and acting for Therachon on personnel share-selling following a takeover by Pfizer. The practice also handles high-profile executive or management terminations and dismissals. Claude Lambert is also noted and Andreas Müller made partner in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Gregor Bühler, Balz Gross

Testimonials

Broad and profound knowledge, clever and very experienced, client-oriented and responsive.

I have struggled to find a good Swiss employment lawyer with a sensible commercial head but Gabrielle Nater has provided that.

Key clients

ABB

UBS

Goldman Sachs

Lafarge Holcim

Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Deloitte

Dufry

eBay International

Givaudan

Google (Switzerland)

Uber

HSBC

Lombard Odier

Zurich Insurance

Greentech Capital Advisors

HBM

Michael Page International (Suisse)

OC Oerlikon

Opel

Infront Sports & Media

SCOR SE

WeightWatchers

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Homburger's life sciences practice fields specialists from the corporate, M&A, IP, competition and regulatory areas. It is often involved in significant transactions, proceedings and patent matters. The latter is a key area of expertise of Andri Hess, who is, together with Georg Rauber, the key contact in IP-related queries. Dieter Gericke is active in transactions, while Franz Hoffet and Marcel Dietrich cover competition, compliance and regulatory matters. Richard Stäuber and Luca Dal Molin made partner at the beginning of 2020.

Practice head(s):

Dieter Gericke; Marcel Dietrich; Georg Rauber

Key clients

Novartis

Johnson & Johnson

ChemChina

Syngenta

Eli Lilly

Sandoz

Google (Switzerland)

Nestlé

Illumina

Jefferies

Marle International

Molecular Partners

ADC Therapeutics

Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding

Sensile

Spectris

swiss smile

Zur Rose Group

Intellectual property Tier 1

The 'very strong' practice at Homburger has 'excellent local and global IP expertise' in litigation and patent handling for clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences, telecoms, media and technology sectors. Highlights included enforcing trade mark rights for Hyundai against parallel imports. Andri Hess frequently acts before the Swiss Federal Patent Court. IP transactions specialist Georg Rauber 'stands out as the senior partner' and 'adds value to everything he is involved with'; he jointly heads the team with Gregor BühlerLuca Dal Molin made partner in January 2020. Other clients include Illumina, Sandoz and Swisscom.

Practice head(s):

Georg Rauber, Gregor Bühler

Testimonials

Very strong team with excellent local and global IP expertise and experience especially in the context of licensing and IP generation and protection.

Georg Rauber here clearly stands out as the senior partner. We engage with him on any IP/licensing matter and he clearly adds value to everything he is involved with. He has a strong team of lawyers to support him and work with us on more standard matters, with him doing the quality control and final oversight.

Key clients

Google

Novartis

Credit Suisse

Nestlé/Nespresso

Intel Corporation

Volkswagen

Hyundai

Swatch Group

Huawei

F. Hoffmann-La Roche

Sandoz

Illumina

Lässer Embroidery Machines

Six Group

Swisscom

AMAG

Uster Technologies

Coram Tools

Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland Tier 1

Homburger is an established player in the market and is particularly noted for its corporate, M&A and capital markets as well as its banking and finance practice, where Benedikt MaurenbrecherRené Bösch and Daniel Daeniker are key names. Other areas of expertise include dispute resolution, competition, tax, and IP and TMT, where the key contacts are Balz Gross and Felix DasserMarcel Dietrich and Franz HoffetPeter Riedweg and Dieter Grünblatt; and Georg Rauber. David Rosenthal left the firm.

Tax Tier 1

The tax team at Homburger works closely with the firm's capital markets, financing and M&A groups in order to offer an integrated service. It has a core focus on assisting corporate clients with various tax matters, but is also active for individuals. Practice head Reto Heuberger is well versed in the tax structuring of M&A transactions and tax planning. Peter Riedweg has a similar focus, while Dieter Grünblatt is a key contact for capital markets transactions, among others. Stefan Oesterhelt is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Reto Heuberger

Testimonials

Homburger has a very strong tax practice group with a good reputation on the market.’

The team is very responsive, client-oriented and delivers high quality.

Reto Heuberger is excellent in restructurings and a real problem solver. His technical input is both creative and sustainable which is a rather unique combination of skills.’

Key clients

Roche

ABB

Credit Suisse

UBS

Nord Stream 2

Sulzer

Clariant

Temenos

SIX Swiss Exchange

Sika

ChemChina

St.Galler Kantonalbank

Therachon

Softbank Vision Fund

Canada Pension plan Investment Board

Ernst Göhner Foundation

TMT Tier 1

The 'very knowledgeable and experiencedGeorg Rauber leads the 'collaborative and business-centric' team at Homburger, which has 'comprehensive knowledge' of the TMT market. Highlights included acting for Google in defamation and right to be forgotten claims; Swatch Group and CSEM in patent enforcement proceedings before the Swiss federal courts; and Helsana in a dispute with the Swiss data protection authority over pay-backs on its health app. Luca Dal Molin brings a 'pragmatic, solution-oriented approach to the table'. David Rosenthal left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Georg Rauber

Testimonials

Very collaborative and business-centric with excellent understanding of the commercial nature of deals.’

Luca dal Molin are extremely capable lawyers, but at the same time bring a pragmatic, solution-oriented approach to the table which is rarely found within law firms.’

Very comprehensive knowledge of the TMT area as well as excellent knowledge of all “technical law” elements. Brilliant IP/licence know-how and expertise with great global understanding. Very nice “play” between the senior partner and his team with constant very high quality and output, no matter who did most of the workload.’

Very knowledgeable and experienced senior partner. (Georg Rauber). Great associates that can help any time the partner is not immediately available. Constant willingness to learn by the entire team. Always open for any idea or challenge on the status quo. Very honest with their feedback.’

The team I worked with was very good in connecting the legal aspects of a contract to business reality. They do not shy away from getting their hands dirty by drafting and re-drafting. The replies were very quick and timely.’

The person I worked with was very very good in being pragmatic and never losing sight of business priorities and value. It can be tempting for lawyers to make things complicated as they make their money with contracts. But with Homburger, I really felt that they helped us strike the right balance. If needed, when he felt that we were over-complicating things, he also challenged our in-house lawyers. I liked that a lot.’

Benedikt Maurenbrecher: an excellent contract lawyer, balancing pragmatic design of potential solutions with the orthodoxy needed in drawing up contracts to stand the test of time.’

Key clients

Google

Novartis

Infront Sports & Media

UBS

IBM

eBay

Open Systems

Six Group

swiss IT-Factory

Swisscom

Viacar

Swiss Post

Zur Rose Group

Fintech Tier 2

Homburger, which is best known for its traditional finance and regulatory expertise, receives a stream of work related to Swiss law and Finma-regulated aspects of cryptocurrency services and transactions in the space. Recent work includes advising UBS on a new mortgage financing disintermediation platform; acting for Amun on a crypto-linked collateralised exchange traded product; and assisting The Singularity Group AG with all blockchain-related matters and associated administrative and licensing proceedings. Security tokenisation and asset-based financing are other areas of strength. Daniel Haeberli and Georg Rauber are the practice heads.  

Practice head(s):

Daniel Haeberli, Georg Rauber

Key clients

UBS

Amun

The Singularity Group AG

Share & Charge Foundation

Public law Tier 2

The public law practice at Homburger has experience in regulated sectors, including the energy, IT, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, and also handles work for various blue-chip clients. Highlights included representing Siemens in a Swiss merger control procedure; acting for Alpiq in a dispute with Romanian suppliers relating to electricity provision; and representing Implenia in public procurement proceedings. Other clients include Airbus, Booking.com and Nestlé. Competition law expert Marcel Dietrich and international disputes specialist Mariella Orelli lead the team; Richard Stäuber made partner in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Marcel Dietrich, Mariella Orelli

Key clients

Siemens

Nestlé/Nespresso

Novartis

SOCAR

Zurich Insurance

Airbus

Booking.com

Implenia

Nord Energia

Rosatom

Sandoz

Slovenský plynárenský priemysel

Fluxys

Alpiq

Illumina

Edwards Lifesciences

Tokyo Electron

Transocean

Wacker Neuson

AMAG

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Noted for its broad practice, Homburger has particularly strong experience in transactions as well as non-transactional regulatory and contractual matters. The team works across departments and can combine tax, corporate financing and dispute resolution expertise. Daniel Hasler heads the team and has a comprehensive background in the field. He is supported by Marcel Dietrich, who specialises in competition and regulatory matters. Stefan Gäumann is a dedicated senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Hasler

Testimonials

Homburger offers available expertise, a willingness to deliver under any circumstances, with flexible key contacts.’

Stefan Gäumann provides excellent support throughout the process.’

Key clients

IKEA

Credit Suisse

UBS

Swiss Prime Site

Implenia

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

Givaudan

Deloitte

Medical Properties Trust

Hornbach Baumarkt

(Schweiz)

Howden Ventilatoren

M+W Group

MAN Group

Marc Rich Trust

MTH Retail Group Holding

US Cotton

Zur Rose

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

Homburger has a broad practice, with particular strength in preventive counselling and restructuring as well as recapitalisation and refinancing. Its mandates often come from clients in the financial services industry. Stefan Kramer is the practice head; he is a specialist in banking and capital markets matters as well as financial market infrastructure. René Bösch is knowledgeable in recovery and resolution planning. Benedikt Maurenbrecher and Daniel Haeberli are also noted. Senior counsel Ueli Huber has more than 30 years of experience in legal services.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Kramer

Key clients

Apollo Management International

ARYZTA

Credit Suisse

Insurance Tier 3

Homburger advises predominantly on tax insurance matters and regulatory issues concerning new insurance products. The team also has experience of representing clients in administrative proceedings before Finma and other Swiss regulators, as well as in asset-tracing and enforcement proceedings. Hansjürg Appenzeller heads the department, which has recently represented Wacker Neuson in a high-value litigation case against the Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund.

Practice head(s):

Hansjürg Appenzeller

Key clients

Zurich Insurance

Swiss Re

Generali

Munich Re

Helsana

ERGO

Helvetia

Private client Tier 3

Highly regarded full-service law firm Homburger fields a skilled team of private client practitioners. It works closely with other practice groups, such as tax, dispute resolution, real estate and regulatory, and specialises in trusts and estates as well as matrimonial law. Team leader Claudia Suter is also knowledgeable in tax structuring and planning. Gabrielle Nater-Bass is a key contact in contentious matters, while Harold Grüninger focuses on inheritance law.

Practice head(s):

Claudia Suter

Testimonials

Homburger is known for its excellence as well as responsiveness on any type of tax and legal matter in Switzerland.’

Claudia Suter is technically highly qualified, very reliable and responsive.’

Gabrielle Nater-Bass is highly committed and truly personally engaged, very reliable and responsive.’

Key clients

Executor of Estate of Marc Rich

International Fiscal Association (IFA)

The firm: As a leading Swiss corporate law firm, 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 35 partners and approximately 150 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.

Banking and finance: Our banking and finance team advises on all aspects of Swiss financial market regulation, capital markets and other financing transactions, as well as the structuring and documentation of innovative investment products. We represent clients in Swiss and foreign proceedings before authorities and courts in relation to Swiss financial market regulation.

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|regulatory: Our competition|regulatory team advises clients on Swiss and EU competition law, public and economic administrative law, as well as regulated markets. We 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.

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|privacy: Our data protection|privacy team advises clients on all matters regarding data protection and privacy. We represent clients in litigation and other proceedings relating to data protection and privacy and advise companies on data protection compliance. Our longstanding experience facilitates innovative and efficient solutions.

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.

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 client: Our private client 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.

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 A Hess
Arbitration G Nater-Bass
Arbitration M Orelli
Banking and finance B Maurenbrecher
Banking and finance HJ Appenzeller
Banking and finance R Bösch
Banking and finance D Daeniker
Banking and finance J Frick
Banking and finance D Haeberli
Banking and finance K Ivell
Banking and finance S Kramer
Banking and finance B Leisinger
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 S Kramer
Capital markets C Lambert
Capital markets B Leisinger
Capital markets A Müller
Capital markets D Oser
Competition/regulatory M Dietrich
Competition/regulatory F Hoffet
Competition/regulatory G Bühler
Competition/regulatory L Dal Molin
Competition/regulatory A Hess
Competition/regulatory M Orelli
Competition/regulatory G Rauber
Competition/regulatory 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 U Huber
Corporate/M&A C Lambert
Corporate/M&A A Müller
Corporate/M&A D Oser
Corporate/M&A H Schärer
Crisis management F Romerio
Crisis management C Bazzani
Crisis management L Dal Molin
Crisis management D Daeniker
Crisis management D Gericke
Data protection/privacy G Bühler
Data protection/privacy 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
Insurance HJ Appenzeller
Insurance F Dasser
Insurance D Gericke
Insurance D Hasler
Insurance F Hoffet
Insurance M Orelli
Insurance H Schärer
Investigations and enforcement F Romerio
Investigations and enforcement C Bazzani
Investigations and enforcement L Dal Molin
Investigations and enforcement K Ivell
Litigation B Gross
Litigation R Baechler
Litigation C Bazzani
Litigation F Dasser
Litigation G Bühler
Litigation A Hess
Litigation G Nater-Bass
Litigation M Orelli
Litigation G Rauber
Private clients C Suter
Private clients H Grüninger
Private clients R Heuberger
Private clients G Nater-Bass
Real estate D Hasler
Real estate M Dietrich
Real estate L Dal Molin
Real estate J Frick
Real estate D Gericke
Real estate B Gross
Real estate S Kramer
Real estate C Lambert
Real estate G Nater-Bass
Real estate S Oesterhelt
Real estate H Schärer
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 B Maurenbrecher
Technology and digital economy L Dal Molin
Technology and digital economy U Meier
White-collar crime C Bazzani
White-collar crime F Romerio
White-collar crime R Richers
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Dr iur Hansjürg Appenzeller  photo Dr iur Hansjürg Appenzeller Partner. Mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions as well as equity…
Dr iur René Bösch  photo Dr iur René Bösch René Bösch is a partner in both the Banking and Finance and…
Dr iur Gregor Bühler  photo Dr iur Gregor Bühler Partner, Deputy Head of the IP|IT and the Litigation|Arbitration teams. Main areas…
Dr iur Roman Baechler LL.M.  photo Dr iur Roman Baechler LL.M. Roman Baechler specializes in domestic and international commercial litigation. He represents clients…
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…
Dr iur Jürg Frick  photo Dr iur Jürg Frick Partner. A banking and finance specialist focusing on financial services, collective investment…
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. Head of Corporate | M&A team and of Homburger’s China group.…
Dr iur Dieter Grünblatt  photo Dr iur Dieter Grünblatt Partner. Tax law with a focus on banking, finance (including structured, asset…
Dr iur Harold Grüninger  photo Dr iur 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.…
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 Banking and Finance and of the White Collar |…
Dr iur Stefan Kramer  photo Dr iur Stefan Kramer Partner. Practice focuses on capital markets and banking law. Advising on asset…
Dr iur Claude Lambert  photo Dr iur Claude Lambert Partner. Specialized in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, private equity, public…
Dr iur Benjamin Leisinger  photo Dr iur Benjamin Leisinger Partner in the Banking and Finance team. Focuses on banking, finance and capital markets…
Dr iur Andreas Müller  photo Dr iur Andreas Müller Partner. Practice focuses on public and private mergers & acquisitions, private equity…
Dr iur Benedikt Maurenbrecher  photo Dr iur Benedikt Maurenbrecher Partner. Practices 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 international arbitration and litigation. She is…
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 Georg Rauber  photo Dr iur Georg Rauber Partner. Heads Homburger’s IP|IT practice and co-heads the newly formed Homburger TechGroup.…
Dr iur Flavio Romerio  photo Dr iur Flavio Romerio Partner. Flavio Romerio is the Managing Partner of Homburger and the head…
Dr iur Heinz Schärer  photo Dr iur Heinz Schärer Senior Partner. M&A, public tender offers, IPOs, joint ventures, corporate governance, corporate…
Dr iur Richard Stäuber LL.M., M.A.  photo Dr iur 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. Focuses on advice to private clients and foundations in relation to…