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Dr iur Benjamin Leisinger

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Banking and Finance.


Partner in the Banking and Finance team. Focuses on banking, finance and capital markets law. Areas of expertise also include corporate and commercial law. Regularly advises Swiss and international financial institutions in financing transactions, in particular in the capital markets, and regarding regulatory matters, including questions related to licensing and regulatory capital.


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


German, English.


Zurich and Swiss Bar Association.


University of Basel 2003 (lic iur) and 2006 (Dr iur). University of Chicago 2012 (LLM).


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Homburger’s ‘industry and product knowledge is a real asset, supported by reliable advice, creativity and outstanding business acumen’. The practice assisted Zur Rose with its CHF252m IPO and listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange and also advised Credit Suisse on its issuance of new shares worth CHF4bn. The client roster also includes Julius Baer, Citigroup Global Markets and Sonova. The ‘very experienced and pragmaticRené Bösch and Benjamin Leisinger are recommended.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Homburger’s ‘industry and product knowledge is a real asset, combined with excellent response times and reliable advice’; clients particularly recommend the ‘well-trained team and the outstanding business acumen of its lawyers’, who predominantly handle bankruptcy proceedings, restructurings as well as related transactional and capital market matters. An ongoing highlight is the development of bail-in instruments and resolution planning advice provided to clients such as Credit Suisse and UBS. René Bösch and Benjamin Leisinger both have ‘deep knowledge in recovery and resolution topics’ and are ‘creative and reliable when developing new products and solutions’. Stefan Kramer took over the practice lead from senior counsel Ueli Huber in January 2017.

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Switzerland: Banking and finance


Within: Next generation lawyers

Benjamin Leisinger - Homburger

Within: Zurich

Homburger is highly recommended for its ‘legal and advisory services’, which cover regulatory aspects, financings and transactions. Recent highlights include the assistance provided to ChemChina regarding its $43bn acquisition of Syngenta and advising Credit Suisse’s Swiss Mortgage Fund I on sale and transfer risk advice of loans. The team also represented UBS in regulatory and FINMA enforcement proceedings related to its FX business. René Bösch and Daniel Haeberli are recommended along counsels Lee Saladino, Eduard De Zordi and Benjamin Leisinger, who made partner in 2018.

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