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


Work Department

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


Partner. Practice focuses on financial services regulatory and civil law matters, offerings of regulatory instruments by banks, as well as capital markets and asset-based financing transactions. Regularly represents financial institutions in banking litigation, regulatory proceedings and investigations. Areas of work also include debt restructurings, platforms 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 in 2015. Co-Chair of the Banking Law Committee of the IBA in 2020/2021.


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 > Banking and finance: Zurich

(Leading individuals)

Benedikt MaurenbrecherHomburger

Homburger impresses with considerable experience in the banking and finance area, in which it covers the full spectrum of relevant matters. The team has a particularly strong track record in financing transactions and platforms, and is also often sought after in shaping new legislation. The client roster includes large banks as well as corporations being active in Switzerland. Benedikt Maurenbrecher leads the practice and is also well versed in regulatory questions. Other prominent practitioners are the experienced René Bösch, Daniel Haeberli, Benjamin Leisinger and Stefan Kramer. Jürg Frick is a key contact in syndicated debt, structured finance, and high-yield bond offerings. Associate David Borer knows asset based financings and securities offerings well.

Switzerland > Capital markets

Homburger offers the ‘terrific combination of first-class expertise with a hands-on client-focused approach.‘ Led by the experienced Frank Gerhard and Benedikt Maurenbrecher, the group is well versed in the full gamut of capital market transactions, also covering regulatory and tax aspects. The practice scope includes equity transactions such as IPOs, capital increases, block trades, private placements and other corporate finance transactions. Convertible and exchangeable bonds as well as debt capital transactions and hybrid debt instruments are also handled. Dieter Gericke and Daniel Daeniker both counsel on IPOs and private placements. Benjamin Leisinger is noted for being ‘a fast thinker, highly efficient and very responsive‘. René Bösch is a DCM expert. Daniel Häusermann is a ‘sharp counsel gifted with a solid finance background.’

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

The team at Homburger has a comprehensive offering with particularly deep experience in capital markets, banking and finance as well as corporate and M&A, tax and dispute resolution. Marcel Dietrich and Franz Hoffet head the team’s regulatory and competition service offering. Banking, finance and capital markets matters are the key focus areas of Benedikt Maurenbrecher, Jürg Frick and René Bösch while Daniel Daeniker has a corporate M&A focus and Dieter Grünblatt covers the tax aspects of transactions. Balz Gross and Felix Dasser specialise in litigation and arbitration. Also noted is intellectual property expert Georg Rauber.