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Alexander Gutmans

Alexander Gutmans

Walder Wyss LtdAeschenvorstadt 48PO Box 633BaselBasel-StadtSwitzerland4010

National Leader

Switzerland - Life Sciences 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Alexander Gutmans comes “highly recommended for his transactional expertise” by clients who benefit from his extensive experience in the life sciences sector.


Alexander Gutmans has been a partner at Walder Wyss since 2014. He advises national and international clients in the fields of commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and financings, as well as in the field of healthcare and life sciences in contractual and regulatory matters. As a notary of the canton Basel-Stadt he accompanies his clients in commercial register and real estate register transactions as well as German notarisations. Alexander is also active as board member.

Born in 1967, Alexander Gutmans studied at the University of Basel (lic iur 1990; Dr iur 1995) and Lausanne and received a master’s degree from Yale Law School (LLM 1996). In 1993, Alexander Gutmans was admitted as an attorney at law and in 2002 as a notary. He started his professional career as legal counsel at Sandoz AG and after an assignment as a foreign associate with an American law firm in New York, he worked for 15 years as a lawyer for a leading Swiss law firm with offices in Basel, Bern and Zurich, for the last 11 years as a partner.

Alexander Gutmans’ professional work languages are German and English. He also speaks French.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

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