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Switzerland: Transport Analysis 2016

In this chapter we feature 34 leading names in the field.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Hans-Ruedi Grob Blum&Grob Attorneys at Law, Zurich
Kaspar Schiller Schiller Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
Alexander von Ziegler Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich
Philippe Wenker Blum&Grob Attorneys at Law, Zurich
Andreas Fankhauser Baumgartner Mächler Attorneys, Zurich
Heinrich Hempel Schiller Rechtsanwälte, Zurich

Schiller Rechtsanwälte performs exceptionally well in our research, garnering three inclusions – including two of our most highly regarded individuals. Kaspar Schiller advises and represents domestic and foreign companies and private individuals in court and arbitration proceedings relating to aviation law. He is at the “top of his game” and impresses with his “insightful” and “creative solutions”. Heinrich Hempel also specialises in aviation matters, and is described by one peer as a “point of reference in the market for many”. Daniel Maritz represents insurers in aviation matters and is commended for his “diligent and focused approach”.

Blum&Grob Attorneys at Law sees two of its practitioners featured, and both are highlighted in our most highly regarded section. Hans-Ruedi Grob is a “great operator” who is “highly proficient” in all matters pertaining to financing in the aviation sector. Philippe Wenker impresses with his “specialist aviation financing knowledge” and is a “top choice” for many.

Schellenberg Wittmer also has two names recommended in this chapter. Alexander von Ziegler is head of the firm’s trade and transport and insurance practice groups, and clients commend his “extensive experience” and “exceptional handling”. Giovanna Montanaro regularly assists clients in resolving multi-jurisdictional disputes, and her “technical abilities” are lauded by peers.

Aviation specialists Meyer Avocats also received two recommendations, including Frédéric Meyer. His abilities in the drafting and negotiation of aircraft purchase and in sale, lease, financing and management agreements “sets him apart from the crowd”. Raphaël Baeriswyl advises his clients on all legal matters relating to the sale, purchase, financing, holding or operation of business aircraft and is a “stellar talent” in the market.

Lenz & Staehelin’s Patrick Hünerwadel is a “leading name” in structured and lease finance and leads the firm’s banking and finance practice group. His “strategic approach” puts him “in a league of his own” according to clients. Tanja Luginbühl is noted for her “quick and decisive” nature and is a “pleasure to work with”.

Two names are also featured from Froriep. Felix Mathis specialises in corporate and commercial law relating to aviation clients, and is recognised for his “vast experience” and “ability to get to the heart of the issue”. Roland Kaufmann is a “great tactician” whose work on aviation corporate and finance matters is “unmatched” in the market.

From Baumgartner Mächler, Andreas Fankhauser has 15 years of experience in handling and resolving complex disputes arising out of a variety of business transactions in transportation. His “astute legal mind” and “great flair” make him “the first port of call” for many.

Mario Ermini from his own firm is a “high-flyer” with a proven ability to “get the best deal for clients”, leading him to become a “first port of call” for many.

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