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Switzerland: Energy Analysis 2016

In this chapter we highlight 11 leading energy lawyers. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Marc Grüninger GHR Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
Alexander Troller Lalive, Geneva
Stefan Rechsteiner Vischer, Zurich

 Lalive leads the research this year with a strong four listings. Alexander Troller is a “talented” and “highly intelligent” practitioner, whose work covers natural resources, utilities and infrastructure projects. Alongside him, the “brilliant” Georges Racine is commended for the “international scope” of his practice, which has allowed him to lead many projects and transactions worldwide. Matthias Scherer delivers “intuitive” counsel to clients who include corporate as well as private parties. Veijo Heiskanen has acted as both counsel and arbitrator in multiple arbitration proceedings, and is praised by peers for his “intricate knowledge” of the sector.

Vischer achieves two nominations in this chapter, including the “fantastic” Stefan Rechsteiner, who is described by peers as “one of the top practitioners” in this area. He is joined by Michael Waldner, who runs a “distinguished practice” that focuses primarily on energy and environmental law.

Two lawyers from Eversheds receive listings this year, including Oliver Beldi, who leads the firm’s transport and energy sector groups in Switzerland. The “first-class” Sandra Boegli is recognised for her “keen eye for detail” and “resolute focus”.

Marc Grüninger at GHR Rechtsanwälte is regarded as a “leading practitioner” in the field. He is known for his “creative” and “innovative” practice which encompasses M&A, energy and natural resources, financing and arbitration.

At EY, Jürg Strebel provides “pragmatic” and “highly efficient” advice to clients, and is commended by peers for his “particular expertise” in the practice area.

Ralph Malacrida represents Bär & Karrer in this chapter, and is recognised for his “tremendous understanding” of the sector.

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