Ms Brigitte Umbach-Spahn > Wenger Plattner > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Wenger Plattner

Work Department

University of Zurich (lic. iur.), 1996Insolvency and Restructuring
Banking and Finance
Litigation and Arbitration


Brigitte Umbach-Spahn is a partner on the Insolvency and Restructuring team. She advises creditors and debtors in national and cross-border restructuring and insolvency cases and represents clients in court in insolvency matters. She also acts as administrator/liquidator in complex insolvency proceedings and serves as a member of creditor committees. Brigitte Umbach-Spahn has been appointed by FINMA as an investigating agent for banks and financial institutions.

Brigitte Umbach-Spahn is past co-chair of the IBA Insolvency Section and since 2019 member of the advisory board of the IBA Insolvency Section. She regularly speaks at national and international conferences and publishes on topics relating to insolvency law.


Bar admission (1999)


German, English, French


University of Zurich (lic. iur.), 1996; Partner Wenger Plattner, 2007

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Hall of Fame)

Brigitte Umbach-Spahn – Wenger Plattner

Wenger Plattner is noted for being ‘technically excellent and called upon for the most complex and sensitive work.‘ The team has know-how in acting as administrator/bankruptcy trustee in cross-border cases as well as in acting for creditors and debtors where the group has a track record of handling complex in- and out-of-court-restructurings. The well-reputed Brigitte Umbach-Spahn leads the practice and is experienced in the financial services sector. Fritz Rothenbühler combines R&I, corporate and competition expertise. Karl Wüthrich is an ‘extremely logical thinker.‘ The group also impresses with a strong junior bench, namely counsel Stefan Bossart and senior associate Denise Jagmetti-Huser who was a substitute judge at the bankruptcy and debt restructuring court at the District Court of Zurich until joining the firm in May 2021.