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Switzerland: Banking Analysis 2016

In this practice area we have listed 43 of the leading specialists in Switzerland.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
René Bösch Homburger, Zurich
François Rayroux Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva
Benedikt Maurenbrecher Homburger, Zurich
Sandro Abegglen Niederer Kraft & Frey, Zurich
Eric Stupp Bär & Karrer, Zurich
Daniel Daeniker Homburger, Zurich
Shelby Du Pasquier Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva

Lenz & Staehelin leads the field with an impressive seven inclusions. François Rayroux offers legal “spectacular advice” to banks and securities dealers on a range of banking and finance matters, and is particularly commended for his “brilliant foresight”. Shelby Du Pasquier is the co-head of the banking and finance group of the firm in Geneva, and gains praise for his “vast experience” and “reasoned approach”. Stefan Breitenstein is managing partner of the firm’s Zurich office and impresses clients with his “no-nonsense approach” and “ability to get to the heart of the issue”. Also in Zurich, the “fantastic” Patrick Hünerwadel focuses his practice on structured and lease finance, asset securitisation and derivatives. Fedor Poskriakov regularly advises on various regulatory, contractual and corporate matters relating to banking clients, and is a “leading light” in the field. Hans-Jakob Diem is head of the firm’s corporate and M&A practice group in Zurich, and is noted for his “vast intellect”. Matthias Wolf advises primarily in the fields of M&A, banking and finance, capital markets and on corporate law matters and is a “valuable asset” to clients.

Homburger garners five listings, including our leading banking lawyer René Bösch. He specialises in offerings of debt and equity-linked securities, regulatory capital instruments and hybrid financial instruments and his “incredible talent” puts him “in a class of his own”. Benedikt Maurenbrecher regularly represents market participants in regulatory proceedings and civil litigation and impresses with his “exceptional handling” and “creative approach”. Daniel Daeniker is the firm’s managing partner, garnering praise for his “impressive record” and “enviable client list”.

Bär & Karrer also sees five practitioners recommended in this chapter. Eric Stupp heads the firm’s financial services department and co-heads the internal investigation and cross-border proceedings team. His practice focuses on advising banks, asset managers and other financial intermediaries on regulatory matters and M&A transactions and he is the “first port of call” for many. Ralph Malacrida specialises in corporate finance transactions and his “diligent manner” is commended by clients. Peter Hsu is the firm’s key contact for the practice area of banking and insurance and wins praise for his “unparalleled abilities”.

Four names are featured from the Walder Wyss banking team. Markus Pfenninger’s expertise includes finance, collective investment schemes as well as banking and insurance regulatory matters, and he is a “high flyer” in the market. Johannes Bürgi advises clients on matters involving finance, restructuring, banking, securities and corporate law and is described as a “great tactician” by clients. Enrico Friz has over 20 years of experience in banking law, specialising in advisory work and transactional support for which he is described as “outstanding”. Luc Defferrard is lauded for his “forensic approach” and “wealth of experience”.

Niederer Kraft & Frey garners three recommendations in this year’s edition. Sandro Abegglen advises Swiss and international banks, security dealers, fund managers, asset managers, in complex legal and regulatory matters and is viewed as a “top name” in the field by peers. Philippe Weber specialises in large and complex corporate finance and M&A transactions with a particular focus on listed entities, financial institutions and other large enterprises. His “prestigious practice” and “impressive roster of clients” is noted by peers. The “terrific” Peter Isler is recommended for his “stand out” work in corporate and banking law, domestic and transnational M&A transactions, takeovers and financial transactions.

Carlo Lombardini from Poncet Turrettini Amaudruz Neyroud & Partners is a “greatly respected” practitioner whose “quick thinking” and “wealth of experience” makes him a “favourite among clients”.

Alexander Vogel at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal is praised for his “solutions-oriented approach” and ability to “tailor advice to clients’ needs”.

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