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Transport - Shipping 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Grégoire Wuest is a transport law specialist who is well known in the market for his strong understanding of ship financing matters. 

Biography

Grégoire Wuest is a partner and co-head of the banking and finance practice in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office. He is also the head of the firm's Brazilian regional desk. His transport practice focuses on banking and finance and on the setup and structuring of complex cross-border acquisitions/sales and non-standard lending transactions in relation to the shipping and aviation industries.

On a regular basis, Grégoire is advising a leading bank for the financings of vessels, yachts and aircrafts. He also regularly acts on behalf of owners and sellers in relation with the acquisition, operations and sales of vessels and yachts from the builder to the manager. Grégoire also advises ship-owners in the restructuring of their fleet, by selling carriers and purchasing new ships.

Grégoire studied at the University of Geneva and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2009 (ranked second). Grégoire has been a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer since 2016.

National Leader

Switzerland - Banking 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Gregoire Wuest’s wins acclaim for his “longstanding experience working with foreign UHNW individuals and banks” with sources noting the resultant “knowledge of foreign jurisdictions’ practices” as a key strength.

Biography

Grégoire Wuest is a partner and co-head of the banking and finance practice in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office. He is also the head of the firm's Brazilian regional desk. His practice focuses on banking and finance, in particular in the field of multi-jurisdictional transactions involving non-standard and highly valuable assets securing borrowings, complex cross-border acquisitions, and other financial transactions – notably in relation to the shipping and business aviation industries. Grégoire also advises Swiss and foreign financial institutions on all regulatory matters, fintech and cryptocurrency, cross-border activities and on the implementation of new regulations.

Grégoire's expertise in banking includes: advising a major European banking group in a large banking restructuring involving an international cross-border merger; advising a major Swiss bank with a strong international presence in the acquisitions/disposals of strategic clients' banking portfolios; advising a major European banking group in financings worth hundreds of millions of euros secured by exotic assets; advising banks and financial services providers on the implementation of the new Financial Services Act; and advising several Swiss banks on the redrafting and amendment of its entire contractual documentation and all internal regulations and improving e-banking for clients.

Grégoire studied at the University of Geneva and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2009 (ranked second). Grégoire has been a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer since 2016.

Switzerland - Transport 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Grégoire Wuest is an “outstanding practitioner and is by far the most trusted, reliable and available lawyer in his field”, according to impressed sources. 

Biography

Grégoire Wuest is a partner and co-head of the banking and finance practice in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office. He is also the head of the firm's Brazilian regional desk. His transport practice focuses on banking and finance and on the setup and structuring of complex cross-border acquisitions/sales and non-standard lending transactions in relation to the shipping and aviation industries.

On a regular basis, Grégoire is advising a leading bank for the financings of vessels, yachts and aircrafts. He also regularly acts on behalf of owners and sellers in relation with the acquisition, operations and sales of vessels and yachts from the builder to the manager. Grégoire also advises ship-owners in the restructuring of their fleet, by selling carriers and purchasing new ships.

Grégoire studied at the University of Geneva and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2009 (ranked second). Grégoire has been a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer since 2016.

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