Firm Profile > Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

The three-partner team at Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd 'fully meets expectations', taking on roles as receivers or their representatives, bankruptcy administrators, liquidators and counsels. Marc Bernheim and newly promoted partner Gaudenz Geiger serve as bankruptcy administrators of Atrib Management and Atrib Group, while 'pleasant and efficient cooperatorPhilipp Känzig represents Bank Hapoalim in two liquidation committees pertaining to Madoff feeder funds. The Swiss Climate Cent Foundation is a long-term client of the practice.

Private client Tier 3

The 'down-to-earth professionals' at Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd provide 'a highly professional and personalised approach' and 'outstanding advice regarding trusts, foundations and tax'. The practice also covers estate and succession planning, inheritance law, matrimonial and family-law matters. Practice head Michael Hamm is 'attentive, excellent and reliable'. Andreas von Erlach, who is 'experienced', and Georgia Fotiou  were recent arrivals from Haymann von Erlach and KPMG Switzerland, respectively.

Public law Tier 3

With expertise in the energy sector, Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd assists with contractual matters, electricity transmission grid transfers and oil trading matters, as well as representing clients in disputes concerning electricity supply agreements, tariff arrangements, provisions and CO2 compensation or reduction schemes. Marc Bernheim and Gaudenz Geiger represent Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke in a refusal-of-payment dispute against an electricity consumer using the client's grid, which is to be upgraded.

Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 4

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd 'fully meets expectations' in banking and finance, with focus areas including regulatory aspects in private and public banking, foreign market entry in Switzerland, litigation, anti-money laundering and financing transactions. Recent highlights include its advice to Jefferies International on anti-money laundering issues concerning financial intermediaries and representing Bank Hapoalim in the US Department of Justice's request for legal assistance in criminal matters concerning Fifa. Désirée Wiesendanger and the 'pleasant and efficientPhilipp Känzig are the key partners.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd handles M&A, restructuring and corporate governance matters, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as compliance and contractual issues. Andreas von Erlach, whose firm Haymann von Erlach merged with Staiger Attorneys in January 2018, heads the team, which also includes Gaudenz GeigerDésirée Wiesendanger, of counsel Daniel Sauter and senior associate Yasemin Varel.

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd handles commercial litigation in the financial and industrial sectors, as well as criminal and fraud cases. Philipp Känzig is representing a fashion department store chain in a tenancy dispute against the new owner, who terminated the client's tenancy after acquiring the building. Insolvency and restructuring specialist Marc Bernheim and commercial litigator Jonas Stüssi are also key partners in the team.


The firm


Staiger Attorneys at Law, established in 1964, is a well-known and highly respected law firm in Zurich, Switzerland’s most important business area. Its practice has traditionally focused on litigation and arbitration, insolvency, banking and private clients. It has also developed a strong expertise in tax, energy law and corporate matters. The firm’s team of highly qualified lawyers acts for top ranking national and international clients from all business sectors, ranging from individuals to small and medium-size businesses as well as global enterprises. Staiger Attorneys at Law is a solution driven law firm with a profound understanding of its clients’ needs in order to provide solution based and cost conscious services.


Department Name Email Telephone
Litigation / Arbitration Philipp Känzig
Litigation / Arbitration Jonas Stüssi
Insolvency / Restructuring Marc Bernheim
Insolvency / Restructuring Gaudenz Geiger
Corporate Law Désirée Wiesendanger
Corporate Law Yasemin Varel
Banking and Financial Markets Désirée Wiesendanger
Banking and Financial Markets Philipp Känzig
Employment and Migration Philipp Haymann
Employment and Migration Rudolf von Erlach
Contract Law Yasemin Varel
Contract Law Andreas von Erlach
Energy Law Marc Bernheim
Energy Law Gaudenz Geiger
Private Clients Michael Hamm
Private Clients Andreas von Erlach
Private Clients Georgia Fotiou
Inheritance Law / Family Law Michael Hamm
Inheritance Law / Family Law Jennifer Dürst-Zimmermann
Tax Law Severine Vogel
Tax Law Georgia Fotiou