Dr iur René Bösch > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Financial Market Regulation, Financing and Investment Products, Capital Markets.


Partner in Homburger’s Financial Market Regulation and Capital Markets teams. As an expert in capital market transactions and financial markets regulation, he is particularly focused on debt capital market transactions and the structuring of equity-linked and regulatory capital Instruments. He also specializes in advising clients on banking law and financial services regulation, including recovery and resolution planning.


Qualified in 1990, registered in the Bar Register of the Canton of Zurich. Joined Homburger in 1989, Partner since 1998. He is a member of the editorial board of CapLaw, an electronic newsletter on Swiss capital markets law as well as a member of the Cross-Border Resolution Working Group of the Institute of International Finance.


German, English.


Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, International Bar Association (former member of the LPD Council and past co-chair of the Securities Law Committee and of the Capital Markets Forum). Market Expert on the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Panel of Experts.


Graduated as Dr iur from the University of Zurich in 1987 and received a Masters Degree (LLM) from the University of Chicago in 1991.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

(Leading individuals)

René BöschHomburger

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.

Switzerland > Capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

René BöschHomburger

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.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

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.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

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.