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Switzerland: Energy 2017

Eight lawyers are recommended this year for their work in energy law, handling transactions, disputes, compliance and pricing matters across the oil and gas, renewables and mining sectors.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Marc Grüninger GHR Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
2. Stefan Rechsteiner Vischer, Zurich
3. Oliver Beldi Eversheds, Berne

National commercial law firm VISCHER boasts the country’s foremost energy practice achieving two listings.
Stefan Rechsteiner is one of the most highly regarded practitioners in our research this year, and draws praise from sources who note that he is “very skilled in energy law and its related fields”.
Michael Waldner is recommended for his expertise in energy regulation, and is well versed in representing companies before both administrative courts and regulators.

Marc Grüninger at GHR RECHTSANWÄLTE is listed for his exceptional work handling renewable energy matters in the public sector. One respondent comments: “He is truly an energy expert; he really knows his stuff.”

Oliver Beldi at EVERSHEDS has a strong commercial background and leads the firm’s energy group in Switzerland. One peer highlights his “strong experience in the fields of energy litigation, hydropower and nuclear power.”

Wolfgang Peter of PETER & PARTNERS is regarded as one of the foremost energy arbitrators in Switzerland. He specialises particularly in gas and oil contracts and price reviews.

At ERNST & YOUNG, Jürg Strebel is recommended for his first-class work dealing with energy-related transactions, contracts and corporate matters. According to peers, he is “very active in the area and an absolute must for inclusion.”

Ralph Malacrida at BÄR & KARRER is a transactions specialist and has a depth of expertise working in the energy and natural resources sector.

Georges Racine at HOLMAN FENWICK WILLAN is recognised for his sector-related corporate practice. He focuses on transactional and regulatory matters and has great experience advising on cross-border energy projects for multinational corporations.

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