Firm Profile > Wenger Plattner > Bern, Switzerland
Wenger Plattner Offices
3000 BERN 6
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
|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|