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Catrina Luchsinger Gaehwiler
Environmental Social Governance, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Regulatory/FinTech/DLT
Catrina Luchsinger is a specialist in financial market law and corporate law. She has a wealth of experience advising financial market clients, including banks, asset managers and investment vehicles, as well as substantial operational knowledge. She also serves on the management boards of various companies, some of which are in the financial services sector.
Catrina Luchsinger joined our firm as an associate in the year 2000. She became a partner in 2007.
Catrina Luchsinger advises financial services clients and investment companies on regulatory issues as well as on contractual aspects relating to the financial market industry. She furthermore has considerable experience in acquisition and financing transactions, in general corporate work, both for listed and privately held companies, in mergers and acquisitions – predominantly in the financial services sector – and regularly advises in equity capital market transactions both for SIX Swiss Exchange, where she is admitted as a listing agent, and for BX Berne eXchange.
Post-merger, MLL Legal can draw upon the expertise of the two former law firms MLL and Froriep resulting in a comprehensive legal services offering. The combined team has profound knowledge in the areas of intellectual property, IT and data privacy matters where Michael Ritscher, Simon Holzer, Nicola Benz and Lukas Bühlmann are key practitioners. In corporate, banking and finance matters, Alexander Vogel, Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler, Andrea Sieber and Dunja Koch in London are the key individuals. Patricia Guerra acts for private clients and Wolfgang Müller advises real estate clients. Tax expert Marcel Jung and litigation expert Sabina Schellenberg are further key contacts.
The ‘very competent people‘ at MLL Legal give ‘very clear advice‘ and ‘efficiently propose adequate solutions for complex problems‘ across all types of real estate matters. A specialism of the unit are real estate transactions with complex cross-border financing elements involving foreign investors and financial institutions. Further areas of expertise relate to project developments and real estate litigation, the latter in particular with respect to construction law and zoning issues. The Zurich-based Wolfgang Müller is lauded for his ‘outstanding knowledge and supportive attitude‘. The ‘extremely effective‘ Geneva-based Philippe Prost has a focus on real estate transactions and litigation, as does Romina Brogini. Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler brings environmental law expertise to the table, in particular with respect to polluted sites. Cosima Trabichet-Castan and Walter Häberling are further key contacts.
After joining forces in July 2021, MLL Legal now has a comprehensive banking and finance offering. Areas of expertise are in particular financing structures, banking, securities and asset management regulatory matters, FinTech mandates; real estate investment and structured products, as well as anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing. Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler ‘listens patiently, interjects with clarity and wisdom and educates with insight and experience.‘ She leads the team together with Daniel Schoch. Other key members are Alexander Vogel, Karin Oberlin and the London-based Dunja Koch.
With an emphasis on equity capital market matters, the team at MLL Legal advises especially issuers and investment banks on the full range of capital market transactions, including IPOs, private placements, rights offerings, debt offerings and exchange offers. The offering further includes assisting listed companies with corporate governance and ongoing regulatory matters. Wolfgang Müller and Christoph Heiz are experienced in debt and equity CM transactions and lead the practice with Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler who has know-how in structuring investment products. Andrea Sieber is well versed in regulated industries.
Combining the practice groups of legacy firms Froriep and Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, MLL Legal provides ‘highest quality‘ advice to banks, securities firms, digital asset exchanges, payment systems, and other financial institutions on all types of fintech matters. Kilian Schärli ‘handles a huge amount of crypto legal issues brilliantly‘ and Reto Luthiger has ‘great knowledge of the crypto and the regulatory landscape in Switzerland‘. ‘Thought leader‘ Ronald Kogens is noted ‘for his in-depth knowledge‘ of blockchain issues. Alexander Vogel ‘is one of the most knowledgeable persons in Switzerland‘ when it comes to dealing with FINMA and digital assets. The team further includes regulatory expert Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler.
- Fintech - Switzerland
- Real estate and construction - Switzerland
- Capital markets - Switzerland
- Banking and finance: Zurich - Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland - Switzerland
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- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Private client
- Banking and finance: Geneva
- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
- Sports law
- Dispute resolution: arbitration
- Regulatory, compliance and investigations