Here we recognise 53 foremost practitioners who excel at handling contentious, financial and regulatory matters across the banking sector.
Most Highly Regarded
Lenz & Staehelin enjoys a strong reputation in the banking sector with an impressive 11 listings.
Patrick Hünerwadel receives plaudits for his foremost expertise on structured and lease financing, as well as his deep knowledge of banking regulation.
Shelby du Pasquier is held in high esteem by sources who single him out as an authority on banking and finance law in the Swiss market.
François Rayroux is highly respected for his strong banking practice, particularly his work on investment funds.
Olivier Stahler stands out for his “profound knowledge of the Swiss regulatory framework” as well as his much-admired “pragmatic approach”.
Marcel Tranchet is a “vastly knowledgeable and well-versed figure” who shines in acquisition finance and regulatory matters.
Patrick Schleiffer is revered for the depth of his experience, especially in equity and securities offerings and investment funds.
Fedor Poskriakov wins praise from clients who recognise his “masterful ability to navigate through complex technological aspects of fintech projects”.
Homburger performs well in our research with seven talented practitioners highlighted.
René Bösch enjoys recognition as “one of the very best banking lawyers in the country”. He has a “thorough understanding of banking regulation which he applies to successfully implement decisions”.
Benedikt Maurenbrecher is “excellent at derivatives and structured finance matters” and enjoys a “stellar reputation for his regulatory work”.
Jürg Frick comes “highly recommended” by peers who describe him as a “delight to work with”. He is considered a go-to lawyer for regulatory work and financing transactions.
Benjamin Leisinger is highlighted for his “precise advice, and deep knowledge and experience in the banking sector”. He frequently advises on the financing of transactions and banking regulation.
Stefan Kramer is a top-notch lawyer with “expert knowledge of the regulatory and legal framework” and an “effective client-oriented approach”.
Daniel Daeniker is renowned in the Swiss market for his superb work advising on cross-border transactions, equity offerings and regulatory issues.
The “exceptional” Daniel Haeberli impresses peers who highlight “his particular expertise in structured products”.
Niederer Kraft Frey achieves six nominations.
Sandro Abegglen is “certainly a knowledgeable figure in the banking market” with an encyclopaedic understanding of regulatory matters.
The “fantastic” Marco Häusermann “stands out on the bank lending side” according to impressed sources, who add he excels when it comes to investment fund dealings.
Thomas Frick has more than 25 years’ experience advising domestic and international banks, and other entities, on their projects and regulatory queries.
Till Spillmann is looked upon with enormous favour for the effective counsel he offers borrowers, lenders and private equity firms and sponsors on complex financing transactions.
Walder Wyss also sees six practitioners listed for their work in the banking sector.
Markus Pfenninger is commended as a “phenomenal finance lawyer” who provides top-tier advice on regulatory matters, restructurings and acquisitions.
Lukas Wyss is top-tier and “highly visible in the market”. He is applauded for his impressive work on securities and financing transactions for banks and insurers.
Bär & Karrer displays an array of talent with five listings in this chapter.
Eric Stupp is a long-standing figure in the Swiss market, advising on cross-border regulatory matters, transactions and enforcement proceedings.
Ralph Malacrida has a “stellar reputation” among peers thanks to his first-class finance practice, which spans structured and acquisition financings.
Rashid Bahar “provides brilliant regulatory advice” and impresses clients and peers alike with his “in-depth knowledge of Swiss law and the banking environment”.
Peter Hsu receives widespread recognition from peers as an “outstanding practitioner” who excels in regulatory proceedings.
Daniel Flühmann wins plaudits for his “extensive technical knowledge of Swiss law and regulations for investment services”.
Schellenberg Wittmer sees five individuals highlighted.
The “fantastic” Martin Lanz is commended for his “pragmatic approach” and “considerable experience” handling regulatory and finance matters.
Olivier Favre “excels in the derivatives field” and is highlighted for his “extremely strong banking practice”.
Pestalozzi achieves three listings.
Oliver Widmer ranks highly among peers for the first-rate counsel he offers banks and financial institutions at home and abroad on transactions and finance issues.
Sébastien Roy is hailed as a go-to for private equity, financing and regulatory advice.
Urs Klöti is a “talented banking lawyer” who focuses on regulatory and financial advice and stands out for his extensive experience.
At Wenger & Vieli, Martin Hess is “highly esteemed” for his “splendid financial regulatory work”.
Andreas Hünerwadel is “superb” with an immaculate track record for his work on related contentious proceedings.
Lukas Glanzmann at Baker McKenzie enjoys a strong reputation as a long-standing figure in the market who excels in fintech matters, offerings and securities issues.
Carlo Lombardini of Poncet Turrettini & Partners is widely renowned for his “outstanding reputation” as a “first-class banking disputes lawyer”.