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

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd
TALACKER 41
CH-8001 ZURICH
Switzerland

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd has considerable experience in acting as liquidator as well as investigating agent appointed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). A key contact is Marc Bernheim, who is noted for being active as receiver and as representative of public receivers in insolvencies. Philipp Känzig is another prominent practitioner with more than 20 years of experience. Gaudenz Geiger is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Marc Bernheim

Key clients

Schweizer Kredit AG

Healthtronics Inc. (Austin, Texas)

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA

Zolfo Cooper (Tortola, BVI)

Atrib Switzerland Ltd in liquidation, Atrib Group in liquidation, Atrib Management Services AG in liquidation

Swiss Climate Cent Foundation

Private client Tier 3

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd covers a broad spectrum of private client matters, from estate and succession planning to matrimonial property and family law. Michael Hamm's areas of expertise also include inheritance law. Georgia Fotiou is well versed in the establishment, management, restructuring and liquidation of international wealth management structures. Together they lead the team, in which Andreas von Erlach is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Michael Hamm; Georgia Fotiou

Testimonials

The STAIGER Private client team is a coherent, highly experienced, efficient and convincing team of experts, covering all relevant aspects which international private clients are regularly confronted with.

The team offers a cutting-edge wide and cross border expertise in civil, tax, litigation and estate planning issues.’

Georgia Fotiou has an excellent track record in advising HNWIs on an international level. She is highly committed, persistent, seeks long-term solutions and has a very special flair to deal with clients.’

Michael Hamm provides sophisticated and yet pragmatic and practical civil and tax advice. He focuses on clients’ complex and individualized needs and goals. He has a great experience in sensitive situations where integrated advice is required into confidential estate plans.’

Key clients

Nesinco Group Ltd.

Andritz Soutec Ltd.

L.A.M. Les Arts Mécaniques SA

New Energy Horizons Ltd.

Private Capital Partners Ltd.

Public law Tier 3

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd provides 'extremely responsive' and 'customer-oriented' advice to clients predominantly in the energy sector. The firm assists energy generation companies, distributors, suppliers and traders with contract negotiations and strategy-based decisions. Practice head Marc Bernheimer is 'very approachable, responsive and practical', and has further experience working in regulated industries more widely. Highlights included representing grid operator Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG in a concession fee case, acting for Swiss Climate Cent Foundation in a financial dispute, and advising on the legal aspects of Swiss fuel importation for Enerprice Services Ltd.

Practice head(s):

Marc Bernheim

Testimonials

Very responsive, good international network, high-level knowledge.

Very customer-oriented and geared to the current topic.’

Extremely responsive team. Very practical advice. Making complicated matters simple.’

Marc Bernheim is very approachable, responsive and practical.’

Key clients

Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG

Swiss Climate Cent Foundation

Erdöl-Vereinigung (Association of Swiss fuel oil importers and producers)

Enerprice Partners AG, Enerprice Service AG

SN Energie AG

Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 4

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd covers a good range of banking and finance matters. The team advises private banks on day-to-day matters, acts for institutions on the establishment of financial service providers, and handles regulatory issues. Practice head Désirée Wiesendanger focuses on white-collar criminal law and compliance mandates, while Philipp Känzig's strong suit is dispute resolution before civil courts. Marc Bernheimer is a key contact for insolvency and corporate recovery matters.

Practice head(s):

Désirée Wiesendanger

Key clients

Jefferies Ltd

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA

Schweizer Kredit AG

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd is active in commercial disputes with good experience in proceedings before the commercial court of the Canton of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. It is regularly instructed by clients from the financial services, insurance and industrial sectors. Philipp Känzig has notable expertise handling criminal proceedings, while Marc Bernheimer specialises in insolvency and restructuring matters; they jointly lead the practice. Jonas Stüssi is also active in corporate crime-related disputes and Philipp Haymann is a key contact for employment disputes.

Practice head(s):

Philipp Känzig; Marc Bernheimer

Testimonials

The team is hands on, assertive and good at developing tactics.’

The persuasive, clever and effective Philipp Känzig is a very experienced litigator.

Jonas Stüssi  is very smart and effective, and a reliable, responsive and good negotiator. He’s pleasant to work with if on the same side, a tough opponent if on the other side.’

Key clients

Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG

Jefferies (Schweiz) AG; Jefferies International Limited

Atrib Switzerland AG, Atrib Group AG and Atrib Management Services in liquidation (former Atraxis companies)

Erdöl-Vereinigung (Association of Swiss fuel oil importers and producers)

Swiss Climate Cent Foundation (Stiftung Klimarappen)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd advises on a wide range of relevant matters, including M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, restructurings, as well as compliance and contentious cases. The client portfolio includes companies from the infrastructure, commerce, financial services, fintech and real estate areas. Key contacts Andreas von ErlachYasemin Varel and Désirée Wiesendanger jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Andreas von Erlach; Yasemin Varel; Désirée Wiesendanger

Key clients

Zug Estates AG

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