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Wenger Plattner > The Legal 500 Rankings
Wenger Plattner's 'hugely experienced and hands-on restructuring team combines excellent expertise and high quality with a very high level of responsiveness and a good commercial mindset'. With a major focus on liquidation proceedings and restructuring matters, it is also recommended for its 'outstanding expertise in cross-border insolvency law'. The 'excellent, efficient and creative' Brigitte Umbach-Spahn and 'technically skilled, easy-to-work-with' Karl Wüthrich are acting as liquidators in the separate Bank Hottinger & Cie, Petroplus Marketing and Swissair proceedings, while Bern-based Fritz Rothenbühler took on a similar role in the winding-down procedure for Enzian Ship Management and Swiss Chem Tankers. Senior associate Stefan Bossart is another name to note.
Real estate and construction Tier 3
Assisting real estate and construction management companies, investors, pension funds, building owners, public clients and individuals, the eight-partner team at Wenger Plattner handles private and public construction law, transactions, tenancy and facility management matters. Practice lead Thomas Wetzel, transactions and tenancy lawyer Placidus Plattner and public-law specialist Gaudenz Schwitter are among the key practitioners.
Wenger Plattner's 'efficient and diligent team works together seamlessly' and 'provides flawless legal work together with a commercial and transaction-driven approach'. Apart from a general focus on M&A transactions, the team also handles contract drafting and negotiations. The 'business-oriented, innovative and knowledgeable' Oliver Künzler and senior associate Eva Schott advised Eneco Group on the acquisition and subsequent post-merger implementation of Ampard. Another highlight was assisting Trom with the sale of Alvier PM-Technology to Höganäs.
Competition Tier 4
Covering both competition and antitrust law, Wenger Plattner has expertise in price surveillance, merger control, compliance contracts and distribution agreements, and also has a track record representing clients in administrative and civil law court cases. Fritz Rothenbühler successfully obtained ComCo's clearance for the hospital merger between Universitätsspital Basel and Kantonsspital Baselland.
The client base of Zurich- and Basel-based firm Wenger Plattner features companies, public-law entities and private persons who require legal assistance in corporate, commercial and insolvency-related disputes, as well as banking, transport, insurance, intellectual property and real estate litigation. Team lead Stephan Kesselbach is involved in contentious proceedings concerning the insolvencies of clients Banque Hottinger & Cie, Petroplus Marketing and SwissAir. The team also includes of counsel Werner Wenger and commercial litigator Roland Bachmann, who joined from Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG in November 2018.
Wenger Plattner's stellar record in insolvency and corporate recovery matters is complemented by its corporate and M&A, competition, litigation and real estate expertise. Key partners include Brigitte Umbach-Spahn, Karl Wüthrich, Oliver Künzler, Fritz Rothenbühler, Stephan Kesselbach, Thomas Wetzel and Placidus Plattner.
Wenger Plattner > Firm Profile
|Competition||Dr Dieter Gränicher|
|Constitutional and administrative law||Prof Dr Gerhard Schmid|
|Constitutional and administrative law||Dr Carlo Conti|
|Contract and commercial||Stephan Cueni|
|Corporate and M&A||Dr Peter Mosimann|
|Corporate and M&A||Katja Schott-Morgenroth|
|Entertainment and sport||Dr Peter Mosimann|
|ICT||Dr Peter Mosimann|
|Labour and social security||Dr Peter Mosimann|
|Life sciences and health||Prof Dr Gerhard Schmid|
|Life sciences and health||Dr Carlo Conti|
|Litigation and arbitration||Dr Dieter Gränicher|
|Litigation and arbitration||Dr Werner Wenger|
|Notary services||Stephan Cueni|
|Notary services||Dr Dieter Gränicher|
|Notary services||Katja Schott-Morgenroth|
|Private clients||Dr Dieter Gränicher|
|Private clients||Katja Schott-Morgenroth|
|Real estate and construction||Dr Dieter Gränicher|
|Mr Simon Schweizer||View Profile|
|Ms Andrea Strahm||View Profile|
|Mr Yannick Hostettler||View Profile|
|Mr Dieter Gränicher||View Profile|
|Mr Peter Mosimann||View Profile|
|Mr Stephan Cueni||View Profile|
|Mr Gerhard Schmid||View Profile|
|Mr Werner Wenger||View Profile|
|Ms Melanie Müller||View Profile|
|Ms Katja Schott-Morgenroth||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 60 at this office : 14
LanguagesEnglish French German Italian Portuguese Russian
OtherOther offices : Bern Other offices : Zurich
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to laws and regulations that may occur in .
Switzerland: Merger Control
Published: December 2019
Authors: Dr. Fritz Rothenbühler Dr. Sébastien Gobat
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Merger Control laws and regulations that may occur in Switzerland.