Firm Profile > Wenger Plattner > Bern, Switzerland

Wenger Plattner
3000 BERN 6

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 Dr Jürg Rieben
Constitutional and administrative law Dr Fritz Rothenbühler
Constitutional and administrative law Dr Beat Stalder
Contract and commercial Dr Fritz Rothenbühler
Corporate and M&A Dr Jürg Rieben
Corporate and M&A Sebastien Gobat
Insolvency law and restructuring Dr Fritz Rothenbühler
Insolvency law and restructuring Simon Fluri
Insolvency law and restructuring Sebastien Gobat
Intellectual property Dr Fritz Rothenbühler
Life sciences and health law Dr Jürg Rieben
Litigation and arbitration Dr Fritz Rothenbühler
Private clients Dr Fritz Rothenbühler
Real estate and construction Dr Beat Stalder
Real estate and construction Simon Fluri
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Mr Pablo Duc  photo Mr Pablo Duc
Ms Tina Heim  photo Ms Tina Heim
Number of lawyers : 60
at this office : 8
Other offices : Basel
Other offices : Zurich