Urs Schenker is very experienced in the areas of public and private M&A restructuring, capital markets, and company law. He has been involved in numerous national and international M&A transactions and public takeovers as well as financing, restructuring and other corporate finance transactions. He has published a number of books and specialist articles in his fields of expertise and is a regular lecturer at conferences in Switzerland and abroad.
Urs Schenker completed his law studies in Zurich in 1981 (lic iur) and in 1985 (Dr iur). He obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School in 1985. In 2009, he published his habilitation thesis on "Swiss Takeover Law" at the University of St Gallen where he is associate professor for business and commercial law.
Urs Schenker speaks German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.
With approximately 160 lawyers, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.
WWL says: Urs Schenker is described by clients and peers as “very bright”, possessing the “ability to put clients at ease” and “get the job done”
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