Dr iur Benedikt Maurenbrecher > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking and Finance.


Partner. Practices focuses on domestic and cross-border financial services regulation, offerings of regulatory instruments by banks, as well as structured financing transactions (including covered bonds, asset-backed securities 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 debt restructurings, derivatives and corporate law.


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

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

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.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

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.

Switzerland > Capital markets

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.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

(Leading individuals)

Benedikt MaurenbrecherHomburger

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.