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Switzerland: Corporate Governance 2017

In this year’s edition, 20 lawyers are listed for their expertise advising companies and their management on shareholder issues, directors’ duties as well as a range of other internal issues.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Daniel Daeniker Homburger, Zurich
2. Jakob Hoehn Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law, Zurich
3. Rolf Watter Bär & Karrer, Zurich

NIEDERER KRAFT & FREY obtains three listings in this year’s edition.
Prominent practitioner Peter Forstmoser proficiently assists clients with their corporate governance and is deeply familiar with Swiss rules of good governance, having assisted in its drafting.
Peter Isler is a highly respected corporate practitioner who advises domestic and international corporations on management and compliance matters.
Gaudenz Zindel rounds off the firm’s excellent corporate governance offering. He is recommended by various market sources for his understanding of corporate law and shareholder issues.

Three practitioners from HOMBURGER are highlighted.
The firm’s managing partner Daniel Daeniker is identified as one of the leading corporate governance practitioners in the country by our research. He “does an incredible amount of work in this field”, according to sources.
Dieter Gericke is head of the firm’s M&A group. He is an experienced partner who is highlighted for his ability to provide efficient and timely advice to boards and management teams.
Senior partner Heinz Schärer is also recommended.

Jakob Hoehn at PESTALOZZI ATTORNEYS AT LAW is an outstanding practitioner, according to our research. He offers clients nearly 30 years of experience in the full gamut of corporate and commercial law matters.

Rolf Watter at Bär & Karrer is on the board of a number of major companies in addition to his legal practice and utilises his excellent experience and skills to advise clients on corporate issues. He is one of the top Swiss corporate lawyers in our listings.

At LENZ & STAEHELIN, Rudolf Tschäni continues to be rated by our sources as one of the leading names for corporate law in Switzerland. He is frequently instructed by companies to assist with governance and has experience as a board member of a number of Swiss companies.
Andreas von Planta is a very well-regarded practitioner who advises the boards of major companies on their most complex corporate governance issues.

Hans Caspar von der Crone at VON DER CRONE RECHTSANWÄLTE is a “definite inclusion” in this chapter, according to impressed interviewees. He is a vastly experienced lawyer capable of handling all aspects of corporate law.

Well-known practitioner Urs Schenker of WALDER WYSS has a broad corporate and commercial practice which involves substantial expertise on corporate governance matters. He continues to be regarded as one of Switzerland's leading corporate lawyers.

Oliver Triebold at SCHELLENBERG WITTMER is highly commended by peers for his deep expertise in corporate matters, including outsourcing and restructuring issues.

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