Dr iur Benjamin Leisinger > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Homburger
PRIME TOWER
HARDSTRASSE 201
8005 ZURICH
Switzerland

Work Department

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

Position

Partner in Homburger’s Financial Market Regulation, Financing and Investment Products as well as Capital Markets teams. Main areas of work are banking regulation, offerings of financial instruments, including ETPs, regulatory capital and other loss-absorbing instruments as well as equity and equity-linked securities, and financial market regulation including on the provision of financial services.

Career

Qualified in 2008. Joined Homburger in 2008, Partner since 2018.

Languages

German, English.

Memberships

Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, International Bar Association (officer in the Securities Law Committee).

Education

Graduated as lic. iur. in 2003 (magna cum laude) and as Dr. iur. in 2006 (summa cum laude) from the University of Basel and received a Masters Degree (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago in 2012.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

(Next Generation Partners)

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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 > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Clients appreciate Homburger for having ‘the necessary robustness to deal with counterparts and conflicts in a complex and challenging scenario.’ The team is strong at advising clients on solvent and out-of-court restructurings as well as preventive measures, recapitalisation and refinancing, and representing creditors in insolvency-related proceedings. The close cooperation with the firm’s banking and finance, corporate and capital markets groups adds value, especially when assisting financial sector clients. Practice head Stefan Kramer specialises in out-of-court restructuring and corporate recovery. Benjamin Leisinger is the second key name.

Comparative Guides

Switzerland: Banking & Finance March 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Banking & Finance laws and regulations that may occur in Switzerland.