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Switzerland: Environment Analysis 2016

Sixteen individuals garner recognition in this chapter.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Ursula Brunner ettlersuter Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
Daniel Peregrina Baker & McKenzie, Geneva
Martin Looser ettlersuter Rechtsanwälte, Zurich

 Our research in this field is led by ettlersuter Rechtsanwälte, with three of its practitioners recommended – two of whom are also recognised in our list of most highly regarded practitioners. Ursula Brunner has a “vast knowledge” of environmental law including water protection, waste and contaminated sites and air pollution. Clients praise her “diligent manner” and “strong negotiation skills”. Martin Looser receives high praise for his experience handling environmental matters and for his “ability to put clients at ease”. Adrian Strütt also garners praise for his work in the field with peers describing him as a “pleasure to work with”.

Two lawyers represent specialist environmental law firm Ecosens in this chapter. Hans Ulrich Liniger possesses a “great insight” and delivers advice in a “user-friendly manner”. Alongside him, Lorenz Lehmann is “tremendously good” on matters including contaminated sites, waste and landfill, emission protection and compliance matters.

Baker & McKenzie’s Daniel Peregrina puts his “astute legal mind” to good use in environmental law matters particularly those relating to real estate projects.

Walder Wyss is represented by Hans Rudolf Trüeb, a “talented” lawyer with experience advising on environmental matters in relation to corporate transactions.

Christoph Schaub of Schaub & Bachmann provides “expert legal knowledge” and is a “formidable talent”.

At Neovius | Schlager & Partner Daniel Gebhardt receives recognition for his “extensive experience” in environmental regulations. He regularly handles large construction projects for clients from inception to completion.

Fürer Partner Advocaten’s Mike Gessner is a “go-to” lawyer in the industry for environmental matters relating to construction and real estate projects.

At Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob Isabelle Häner is a “very active” administrative litigator who clients praise for her “strategic approach” and “incisive mind”.

Gfeller Budliger’s Michael Budliger assists clients in construction and real estate matters advising on the environmental concerns and ensuring a “smooth transaction”.

Beatrice Wagner Pfeifer at Vischer has knowledge of a range of environmental laws including water conservation, chemicals and prior encumbrances. She is “technically minded” and “highly responsive”.

At Froriep Isabelle Romy specialises in environmental law including litigation and regularly acts as an expert in matters.

Matthias Hauser recently launched his own firm Anwaltskanzlei Matthias Hauser and is noted for his “deep knowledge” and “impressive skill set”.

BMG’s Nicolas Wisard has been a partner since 2007 and he sits within the construction and real estate practice at the firm, advising on environmental concerns and land use planning.

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