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Switzerland > Capital markets Tier 2

Advestra has firmly established itself since its founding in 2020, and has advised on numerous IPOs, spin-offs, capital increases, and debt issuances. Thomas Reutter is a noted expert, with broad experience in capital markets matters, while Annette Weber and Sandro Fehlmann advise on equity and debt capital market transactions for issuers and banks. Alexander von Jeinsen, whose practice includes IPOs, capital increases and secondary share placements, is also a key name to note.


‘Advestra is a driving voice in capital markets in Switzerland. Strong performance and good track record.’

‘Alexander von Jeinsen has a straightforward language, clear thinking and is very good at resolving complex issues.’

‘Annette Weber impresses with a cooperative and credible performance. We have had a good experience.’

Key clients

Morgan Stanley

Zürcher Kantonalbank

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

J.P. Morgan

Xlife Sciences

Goldman Sachs

Cembra Money Bank

Swiss Re

Credit Suisse


SIG Combibloc


Keda Industrial Group Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Shanshan Co., Ltd.


Work highlights

  • Advised Credit Suisse and UBS on the first Swiss SPAC IPO of VT5.
  • Advised Keda Industrial Group Co., Ltd. and Ningbo Shanshan Co., Ltd. on their GDR issuances and listings on SIX Swiss Exchange.
  • Advised Credit Suisse and Berenberg on the IPO of SKAN, which included a quasi-merger and a delisting from BX Swiss.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 3

Advestra, founded in 2020, advises clients on complex transactional matters, financing mandates, and regulatory issues. The firm acts on high-profile work for domestic and international clients, including handling a CHF2.6bn refinancing for Swiss Prime Site. Key names within the team include regulatory expert Rashid Bahar, capital markets specialist Sandro Fehlmann, and Alexander von Jeinsen, whose practice includes financing transactions and restructurings. Associate Annina Hammer is a name to watch.


‘I rarely experience a more efficient lawyer delivering such high quality.’

‘Sandro Fehlman is a very business oriented, hard-working and efficient lawyer. My lawyer of choice for executing deals.’

‘Profound knowledge of legal aspects of capital markets from privately placed bonds to public tender offers and bridge financing of such public tender offers.’

Key clients

Swiss Prime Site

Aebi Schmidt


Falcon Private AG

XP Inc.

Swiss Re

Swisspearl Group


Credit Suisse


Work highlights

  • Advised Swiss Prime Site on a comprehensive refinancing.
  • Advised Swisspearl on the financing of the acquisition of Cembrit.
  • Advised Falcon Private AG on the winding down of its business.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Recently established firm Advestra are active on a range of M&A transactions, with areas of expertise including real estate, private equity, and TMT. Thomas Reutter, who until 2020 worked within Bär & Karrer Ltd., handles a range of M&A matters and issues related to corporate governance. Also key are Daniel Raun, whose practice includes private equity, joint ventures, and carve-out transactions, and Beda Kaufmann, who provides guidance on corporate law and general commercial law. Andreas Hinsen was a new arrival in early 2023 from Loyens & Loeff.


‘A very young and dynamic team.’

‘Beda Kaufmann is extremely professional, responsive, strong in negotiations while always being pragmatic and solution-oriented.’

‘The team works highly efficiently, is business oriented, and has a very attractive cost-benefit ratio.’

Key clients

One Equity Partners

Zurich Insurance Company

H.I.G. Capital


CBRE Investment Management

Outbrain Inc.

XP Inc.

Mubadala Investment Company/Falcon Private AG

Unifiedpost Group

Swiss Re

Work highlights

  • Advised Swiss Re on its sale of Elips Life to Swiss Life.
  • Advised GBL on the acquisition of a majority stake in Sanoptis.
  • Advised Andermatt Swiss Alps on investment by Vail Resorts.

Advestra was founded in 2020 by passionate lawyers on a shared vision: clients deserve sophisticated advice by dynamic and approachable professionals with a deep commercial understanding. Advestra is a corporate law firm combining the power of a big law firm with the personal and lean approach of a small firm. The team consists of experienced lawyers with outstanding legal and transactional expertise. Clients in Switzerland and around the world retain Advestra for advice on all matters related to corporate|M&A, capital markets, finance, financial services and tax. For practice areas the firm does not cover itself, it teams up with specialist law firms leading in their field to deliver comprehensive services to the clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate, M&A Daniel Raun +41 58 5100200
Capital Markets Annette Weber +41 58 5109200
Finance Alexander von Jeinsen +41 58 5109200
Financial Services Sandro Fehlmann +41 58 5109200
Photo Name Position Profile
Rashid Bahar photo Prof Dr Rashid Bahar Partner Rahsid Bahar is an expert on corporate law and financial market…
Sandro Fehlmann photo Sandro Fehlmann Partner Sandro Fehlmann’s practice focuses on capital market transactions (equity and debt)…
Beda Kaufmann photo Beda Kaufmann Partner Beda Kaufman­n’s prac­tice focuses on M&A trans­ac­tions. He also advises cli­ents…
Daniel Raun photo Daniel Raun Partner Daniel Raun’s practice focuses on M&A and capital market transactions. He…
Thomas Reutter photo Dr Thomas Reutter Partner Thomas Reut­ter advises cli­ents with their cap­it­al mar­ket and M&A trans­ac­tions.…
Roland Truffer photo Roland Truffer Partner Roland Truffer chiefly advises in the fields of financial services and…
Annette Weber photo Annette Weber Partner Annette Weber focuses on cap­it­al mar­ket trans­ac­tions as well as M&A…
Alexander von Jeinsen photo Dr Alexander von Jeinsen Partner Alex­an­der von Jein­sen’s broad prac­tice cov­ers cap­it­al mar­kets and fin­an­cing trans­ac­tions,…
Partners/counsels (incl.Tax) : 13
Other lawyers (incl.Tax) : 15
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