Firm Profile > Wenger Plattner > Zurich, Switzerland

Wenger Plattner

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 1

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 creativeBrigitte Umbach-Spahn and 'technically skilled, easy-to-work-withKarl 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.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

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 knowledgeableOliver 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.

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

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.

Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland Tier 4

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-SpahnKarl WüthrichOliver KünzlerFritz RothenbühlerStephan KesselbachThomas Wetzel and Placidus Plattner.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Filippo Beck
Banking and finance Dr Marc Nater
Banking and finance Roland Burkhalter
Contract and commercial Dr Oliver Künzler
Contract and commercial Dr Marc Nater
Corporate and M&A Dr Oliver Künzler
Corporate and M&A Dr Marc Nater
Corporate and M&A Suzanne Eckert
Corporate and M&A Eva Schott
Insolvency law and restructuring Brigitte Umbach-Spahn
Insolvency law and restructuring Karl Wüthrich
Insolvency law and restructuring Dr Stephan Kesselbach
Insolvency law and restructuring Stefan Bossart
Insolvency law and restructuring Christian Exner
Intellectual property and technology (ICT) Dr Martina Braun
Labour law and immigration Yves Meili
Labour law and immigration Filippo Beck
Labour law and immigration Cristina Solo de Zaldivar
Legal assistance in civil and criminal matters Filippo Beck
Legal assistance in civil and criminal matters Dr Stephan Kesselbach
Litigation and arbitration Dr Stephan Kesselbach
Litigation and arbitration Karin Graf
Litigation and arbitration Brigitte Umbach-Spahn
Litigation and arbitration Milena Münst Burger
Litigation and arbitration Stefan Fink
Private clients Peter Sahli
Private clients Daniel Tobler
Private clients Margrit Marrer
Real estate and constructing Peter Sahli
Real estate and constructing Dr Thomas Wetzel
Real estate and constructing Placidus Plattner
Real estate and constructing Daniel Tobler
Real estate and constructing Dr Gaudenz Schwitter
Real estate and constructing Nicole Tschirky
Sports law Dr Marc Nater
Sports law Filippo Beck
Tax Urs Schüpfer
Tax Peter Sahli
Tax Dr Oliver Künzler
Tax Sereina Mader
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Mimoza Ademaj  photo Ms Mimoza Ademaj
Mr Heinz Aemisegger  photo Mr Heinz Aemisegger
Mr Roland Bachmann  photo Mr Roland Bachmann
Ms Salome Barth  photo Ms Salome Barth
Mr Carlo Conti photo Mr Carlo Conti Partner
Mr Michel Howald  photo Mr Michel Howald
Mr Simon Lang  photo Mr Simon Lang
Mr Hans Ulrich  Liniger  photo Mr Hans Ulrich  Liniger
Ms Cornelia Müller  photo Ms Cornelia Müller
Ms Margrit Marrer  photo Ms Margrit Marrer
Mr Kandid Mathieu  photo Mr Kandid Mathieu
Mr Marco Rostetter  photo Mr Marco Rostetter
Ms Albane Selimi  photo Ms Albane Selimi
Number of lawyers : 60
at this office : 37
Other offices : Basel
Other offices : Bern