Dr iur Benedikt Maurenbrecher > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile
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Dr iur Benedikt Maurenbrecher
Financial Market Regulation, Financing and Investment Products, Capital Markets.
Partner. Practice focuses on domestic and cross-border financial services regulation, offerings of regulatory instruments by banks, as well as capital markets and structured financing transactions (including covered bonds and other asset-based financing transactions). Regularly represents financial institutions in regulatory proceedings and investigations as well as banking litigation cases. Other areas of interest include bank contracts, debt restructurings and open banking solutions.
Qualified in 1992. Joined Homburger 1994. Worked in corporate finance with UBS Investment Bank 1999-2000. Became Partner in 2002 and Head of the Financial Services practice team in 2015. Became Co-Chair of the Banking Law Committee of the IBA in 2020.
German, English, French.
Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations, IBA.
Graduated as lic iur (summa cum laude, 1989) and Dr iur (summa cum laude, 1994) from the University of Berne. MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau 1999.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
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 Bösch; Jürg Frick, who is an expert in syndicated debt financing and international bond offerings; structured products specialist Daniel Haeberli; and Benjamin Leisinger.
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 Daeniker, Dieter Gericke and Daniel Häusermann, who was promoted to the partnership in January 2021, are also key contacts on the equity side.
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 Bösch, Jürg 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.
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.
- Banking and finance: Zurich - Switzerland
- Capital markets - Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland - Switzerland
- Leading individuals - Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich
- Insolvency and corporate recovery - Switzerland
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- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Dispute resolution: arbitration
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Intellectual property
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland