We highlight 40 individuals in this chapter who are renowned for their work in capital markets, advising issuers, underwriters, investment banks, funds, REITs and other market participants on all aspects of capital markets transactions.
Most Highly Regarded
Niederer Kraft Frey sees a total of 10 practitioners highlighted for their work in the field.
Philippe Weber stands out as leader in the market, and is “highly regarded for his work on debt capital market transactions”.
Till Spillmann is a “highly active and prominent figure in the market with extensive experience” of equity capital market transactions, including rights offerings and IPOs.
Marco Häusermann is distinguished for his considerable knowledge of capital markets transactions including debt and equity, and structured finance.
François Bianchi impresses market commentators with his remarkable facility for providing first-rate counsel on debt and equity transactions, as well as regulation.
Homburger is recognised for its strong capital markets offering with a total of seven lawyers nominated.
René Bösch gains plaudits from peers and clients alike for the depth of his experience in debt capital market transactions, and equity and regulatory matters.
Frank Gerhard is highlighted for his foremost expertise on securities regulation and his top-notch handling of private equity transactions.
Dieter Gericke is singled out by peers in the Swiss market as a go-to practitioner for IPO and financing matters.
Daniel Daeniker is a first-rate lawyer who offers stellar regulatory advice and assistance in IPOs and equity offerings.
Benjamin Leisinger receives accolades for his “unrivalled level of knowledge” in the capital markets space, where he excels in financing transaction advice.
Lenz & Staehelin performs well this year with six talented lawyers recognised.
The distinguished Patrick Schleiffer garners applause from peers who admire his detailed knowledge of investment funds and securities law.
Patrick Hünerwadel is an “outstanding” practitioner and a foremost authority on derivatives, securitisation and financings.
Marcel Tranchet impresses with his broad capital markets practice, which runs the full gamut of complex transactions.
Jacques Iffland possesses “a strong ability to innovate and challenge the status quo” when advising investors, financial intermediaries and companies on transactions.
Walder Wyss also sees six practitioners listed in this chapter.
Markus Pfenninger is a revered lawyer who shines in a range of matters, from finance and restructurings to regulatory advice.
Theodor Härtsch is frequently retained by banks, financial institutions and corporate clients on debt and equity finance and compliance.
Alexander Nikitine applies more than 15 years’ experience handling transactions to provide first-rate advice on domestic and IPOs and private equity matters.
Bär & Karrer achieves an impressive five listings.
Thomas Reutter stands out as a “key player in the capital markets space” who provides top-tier advice on IPOs and hybrid capital issues to underwriters and issuers.
Rolf Watter is a long-standing figure with more than 25 years of experience handling complex capital market transactions for major clients.
Schellenberg Wittmer displays a wealth of talent with four top-tier lawyers highlighted in this chapter.
Martin Lanz is nominated for the sheer breadth of his capital markets experience, spanning more than 30 years.
Martin Weber draws praise from the Swiss market for his encyclopaedic understanding of stock exchange laws, and is frequently involved in international business transactions.
The “phenomenal” Philippe Borens enjoys a stellar reputation for his work on equity and debt capital markets and his thorough knowledge of investment law.
Peers claim Olivier Favre is “fantastic in the derivatives field” and provides “top-notch regulatory advice” to his clients.