Mr Matthias Gstoehl > LALIVE > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Litigation, White Collar Crime, Investigations, Regulatory and Compliance, Private Client




Matthias Gstoehl specialises in complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional proceedings and investigations, including fraud and white-collar crime, asset recovery, insolvency, international mutual assistance, international sanctions, and ESG-related disputes.

His practice strongly focuses on banking and finance disputes. With first-hand experience in the sector, he handles complex matters requiring specialist knowledge in derivative instruments, hedge funds and financial products in general. He also regularly acts in contentious corporate, commercial and governance disputes across various sectors (healthcare, natural resources, sports and trusts).

Matthias Gstoehl is Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee, and a member of the expert group for digitalization of the Swiss Bar Association. He is further a member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL) and the Zurich Bar Association.

He is a frequent speaker and moderator at international conferences.

Before joining LALIVE, Matthias Gstoehl was a partner at Nater Dallafior (2012 – 2017), worked in derivatives structuring at two leading investment banks in London and Zurich (2006 – 2012), as an associate for Bär & Karrer in Zurich (2001 – 2005) and as a trainee for Froriep in Geneva (1998 – 2000).

Matthias Gstoehl studied law at the Universities of Vienna and Geneva (lic.iur, 1998), and completed postgraduate studies in Finance at London Business School (MSc in Finance, 2006).


German , English , French , Italian

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

LALIVE is well known and respected for its capabilities in dispute resolution. The team, which includes Simone Nadelhofer, Daniel L Buhr and Matthias Gstoehl, represent clients in various litigation and arbitration proceedings, concerning regulatory and banking law, fraud and white-collar criminal law, asset recovery, insolvency and international mutual assistance, among others.

Switzerland > Regulatory, compliance and investigations

LALIVE has a ‘highly professional, efficient and trustful‘ team whose broad investigations practice includes fraud, asset tracing, recovery, corruption, money laundering, embezzlement, and whistleblowing. The group acts for corporations, senior managers, states and UHNWIs, and also covers compliance and regulatory matters. Marc Henzelin has experience in international and economic criminal law, while Daniel L Buhr is a skilled advisor in risk and compliance management. Matthias Gstoehl, Simone Nadelhofer and Sandrine Giroud are considered ‘real thought leaders on Swiss law issues.’ 

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

Simone Nadelhofer, Daniel L Buhr, Matthias Gstoehl and André Brunschweiler jointly head the banking and finance practice of LALIVE. The unit specialises in contentious mandates acting against banks, representing clients in disputes relating to mismanagement of assets, improper execution, fraudulent orders as well as in disputes related to structured and derivative products. Dominik Elmiger made partner in 2021.