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 > Banking and finance: Zurich

Litigation firm LALIVE represents ‘top tier clients’ in disputes related to structured or derivative products, mismanagement of assets, improper execution, and fraud. the team also advises and represents banks on issues relating to compliance and regulatory matters, financial transactions, securitisation, and new technologies. The practice is led by Matthias Gstoehl, Simone Nadelhofer, André Brunschweiler, and Dominik Elmiger. Christian Exner is also a key team member.

Switzerland > Regulatory, compliance and investigations

With an extensive client roster that encompasses corporations, senior managers, NGOs and ultra-high net worth individuals, ‘diligent, knowledgeable and experienced’ LALIVE demonstrates significant strengths in internal investigations such as money laundering and cybercrime as well as compliance and regulatory matters that include corporate governance, risk and compliance management systems. Alexander Troller’s comprehensive range of knowledge extends from financial matters to estate and inheritance disputes, while Daniel Lucien Bühr notably focuses on investigations, best practice risk and compliance management. White-collar crime expert Simone Nadelhofer and business and human rights Sandrine Giroud utilise their considerable experience in litigation to strengthen the practice. Further enhancing the litigative capabilities of the team is Matthias Gstoehl, who specialises in complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional proceedings.