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Global Leader

Shipping 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Grégoire Wuest is well known across the European market for his excellent work on complex transactions and financing matters within the shipping sector.  

Biography

Grégoire Wuest is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office. His 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 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Grégoire Wuest “is by far the most trusted banking lawyer in the market” according to sources who note “there is no comparison with any other lawyer”. One client effuses: “I feel in safe hands with him, which is the most valuable asset for my company.”

Biography

Grégoire Wuest is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office. 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 regulatory matters and on the implementation of new regulations.

Grégoire's recent expertise in banking includes: advising a major European banking group in a large banking restructuring involving an international cross-border merger whereby the Swiss bank of the group absorbed an affiliated bank and the subsequent opening of a branch abroad; 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 multi-hundred millions financings secured by exotic assets and advising a boutique Swiss bank 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

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Grégoire Wuest comes highly recommended by international sources who consider him “a trustworthy lawyer offering excellent service in shipping and several other fields".

Biography

Grégoire Wuest is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office. His practice focuses on banking and finance and on the setup and structuring of complex cross-border acquisitions and 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 to the acquisition, operations and sales of vessels and yachts from the builder to the owners. 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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