This year we recognise 37 lawyers for their expert handling of financial, regulatory and contentious shipping and aviation matters.
Most highly regarded
Five practitioners from gbf Attorneys-at-law are highlighted in this chapter.
Philippe Wenker is considered an “expert deal maker in aviation” by impressed peers who highlight his first-class practice.
Laurent Chassot is an “excellent aviation specialist” who shines across the spectrum of contentious, regulatory and transactional matters.
Lars Gerspacher is “very experienced in transport insurance” with a focus on the aviation and shipping industries.
Schiller Rechtsanwälte stands out with four listings.
Michael Hochstrasser draws praise as a “very clear thinker” who excels in aviation disputes.
Kaspar Schiller is singled out as “seasoned lawyer who is very knowledgeable” in Swiss aviation law.
Daniel Maritz is an insurance specialist with in-depth knowledge of aviation and regulatory law.
Heinrich Hempel is highly sought after by airlines and insurers for his expertise in complex liability and regulatory cases.
Hans-Ruedi Grob at Blum&Grob Attorneys at Law Ltd is a “well-known practitioner for his expertise in aviation finance”, also standing out for transactional matters. Some sources consider him “the best in the country”.
Alexander von Ziegler with Schellenberg Wittmer comes highly recommended for his market-leading expertise in aviation insurance and receives praise for his “strategic and technical approach”.
Giovanna Montanaro at Wartmann Merker is “definitely an important Zurich-based lawyer in the transport field" and is considered a leading light in the sector and "one to watch".
Stephan Erbe from ThomannFischer is “certainly recommended by peers” who are impressed by his “great experience in shipping and river cruise matters”.
Frédéric Meyer of Meyer Avocats is revered for his 20-plus years of experience focusing on transactional matters in the aviation sector.
Raphaël Baeriswyl is a go-to name for transactions pertaining to aircrafts, engines and parts.
Andreas Fankhauser at Proton Legal is lauded as an “excellent lawyer and great litigator with specific expertise in aviation accidents”.
Thomas Burckhardt at Simonius & Partner is held in high esteem for his adept handling of complex shipping and aviation disputes.
Raphael Brunner of MME Legal Tax Compliance is a highly regarded lawyer with a wealth of experience in the transport, shipping and logistics sectors.
Barbara Klett of Eversheds Sutherland is an “esteemed lawyer who has very specific experience with railway matters and receives very important mandates in the rail sector”.