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

(Leading individuals)

Brigitte Umbach-SpahnWenger Plattner

The lawyers at Wenger Plattner have established themselves as ‘go-to insolvency practitioners for large Swiss insolvencies‘. The team has experience in acting as administrator or bankruptcy trustee as well as in advising creditors and debtors in insolvency cases. Its clients come from a variety of industries, including retail, nutrition, aviation and manufacturing. Practice head Brigitte Umbach-Spahn is a dedicated specialist in the insolvency field; Fritz Rothenbühler in Bern also advises on corporate and competition law; of counsel Karl Wüthrich knows enforcement law well; and senior associate Stefan Bossart is also active in insolvency proceedings.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Wenger Plattner has a full-service offering and is noted for deep experience in insolvency and restructuring mandates. The team is also active in corporate and M&A, competition, litigation and real estate matters. Brigitte Umbach-SpahnPeter MosimannCarlo Conti, Oliver Künzler, and Karl Wüthrich as well as Stephan Kesselbach, Thomas Wetzel and Urs Schüpfer are prominent practitioners.