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Global Leader

Banking - Finance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Markus Pfenninger is a trusted adviser to many clients who distinguish him as a top name in Switzerland for high-value bank financings and transactions.

Biography

Markus Pfenninger is a partner in the banking and finance team. His fields of expertise include capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, finance, restructurings, collective investment schemes as well as banking and insurance regulatory matters. He is a member of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) task force on the financial crisis and a past chair of the IBA’s subcommittee on legal opinions as well as a past co-chair of the IBA’s banking law committee.

Born in 1963, Markus Pfenninger was awarded a PhD from the Law School of the University of Zurich and was admitted to the bar in Zurich in 1991. He received an LLM from the Morin Center of Banking Law Studies, Boston University. He has working experience as foreign associate in a Boston financial management company and in a law firm.

Markus Pfenninger speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice throughout Switzerland.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. They specialise in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Their clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

Banking - Regulatory 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Markus Pfenninger is a well-respected figure in the Swiss market, renowned for his excellent work advising on complex banking regulation.

Biography

Markus Pfenninger was awarded a PhD from the law school of the University of Zurich and was admitted to the bar in Zurich in 1991. He received an LLM from the Morin Centre of Banking Law Studies, Boston University. He worked as a foreign associate for Batterymarch Financial Management, Boston, where he contributed to the structuring and rescheduling of a number of private placements and public offering transactions. He continued to work on various US domestic IPOs as a foreign associate with Goodwin, Procter & Hoar, a Boston-based law firm. He joined Walder Wyss & Partners Ltd in 1995 to focus on banking and finance and corporate transactional work. Mr Pfenninger became a partner in 2000, and his fields of expertise include capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, collective investment schemes, and banking and insurance regulatory matters. He is a past chair of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) subcommittee on legal opinions and a past co-chair of the IBA’s banking law committee.

He speaks German, English and French, and is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practise in all of Switzerland.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. They specialise in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Their clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Markus Pfenninger is held in high regard by market sources who highlight him as a top name in the Swiss market for IPOs and capital market transactions.

Biography

Markus Pfenninger was awarded a PhD from the law school of the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Bar in Zurich in 1991. He received an LLM from the Morin Centre of Banking Law Studies, Boston University. He worked as a foreign associate for Batterymarch Financial Management, Boston, where he contributed to the structuring and rescheduling of a number of private placements and public offering transactions; he continued to work on various US domestic IPOs as a foreign associate with Goodwin Procter LLP,  Boston. He joined Walder Wyss Ltd in 1995 to focus on banking and finance and corporate transactional work. Mr Pfenninger became a partner in 2000, and his fields of expertise include capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, collective investment schemes, and banking and insurance regulatory matters. He is a past chair of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) sub-committee on legal opinions and a past co-chair of the IBA’s banking law committee.

He speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practise in all Switzerland.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

Private Funds - Regulatory

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Markus Pfenninger is a highly regarded figure in the Swiss fund regulation space. He has over 25 years of experience advising on transactional, M&A and restructuring matters and their regulatory dimensions.

Biography

Markus Pfenninger was awarded a PhD from the law school of the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Bar in Zurich in 1991. He received an LLM from the Morin Centre of Banking Law Studies, Boston University. He worked as a foreign associate for Batterymarch Financial Management, Boston, where he contributed to the structuring and rescheduling of a number of private placements and public offering transactions and he continued to work on various US domestic IPOs as a foreign associate with Goodwin Procter LLP,  Boston. He joined Walder Wyss Ltd in 1995 to focus on banking and finance and corporate transactional work. Mr Pfenninger became a partner in 2000, and his fields of expertise include capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, collective investment schemes, and banking and insurance regulatory matters. He is a past chair of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) sub-committee on legal opinions and a past co-chair of the IBA’s banking law committee.

He speaks German and English. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practise in all of Switzerland.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. They specialise in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Their clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

National Leader

Switzerland - Banking 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Markus Pfenninger is a well-recognised figure in the banking space where he is known for his superb knowledge of banking regulatory issues.

Biography

Markus Pfenninger was awarded a PhD from the law school of the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Bar in Zurich in 1991. He received an LLM from the Morin Centre of Banking Law Studies, Boston University. He worked as a foreign associate for Batterymarch Financial Management, Boston, where he contributed to the structuring and rescheduling of a number of private placements and public offering transactions; he continued to work on various US domestic IPOs as a foreign associate with Goodwin Procter LLP,  Boston. He joined Walder Wyss Ltd in 1995 to focus on banking and finance and corporate transactional work. Mr Pfenninger became a partner in 2000, and his fields of expertise include capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, collective investment schemes, and banking and insurance regulatory matters. He is a past chair of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) sub-committee on legal opinions and a past co-chair of the IBA’s banking law committee.

He speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practise in all Switzerland.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. They specialise in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Their clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

Switzerland - Capital Markets

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Markus Pfenninger is “a very well-recognised practitioner” among peers and clients, one of whom highlights him as “great with collective investment matters”.

Biography

Markus Pfenninger was awarded a PhD from the law school of the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Bar in Zurich in 1991. He received an LLM from the Morin Centre of Banking Law Studies, Boston University. He worked as a foreign associate for Batterymarch Financial Management, Boston, where he contributed to the structuring and rescheduling of a number of private placements and public offering transactions; he continued to work on various US domestic IPOs as a foreign associate with Goodwin Procter LLP,  Boston. He joined Walder Wyss Ltd in 1995 to focus on banking and finance and corporate transactional work. Mr Pfenninger became a partner in 2000, and his fields of expertise include capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, collective investment schemes, and banking and insurance regulatory matters. He is a past chair of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) sub-committee on legal opinions and a past co-chair of the IBA’s banking law committee.

He speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practise in all Switzerland.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Markus Pfenninger is very well known in the field of investment management, where he enjoys a strong reputation for his expertise when it comes to collective investment schemes.

Biography

Markus Pfenninger was awarded a PhD from the law school of the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Bar in Zurich in 1991. He received an LLM from the Morin Centre of Banking Law Studies, Boston University. He worked as a foreign associate for Batterymarch Financial Management, Boston, where he contributed to the structuring and rescheduling of a number of private placements and public offering transactions; he continued to work on various US domestic IPOs as a foreign associate with Goodwin Procter LLP,  Boston. He joined Walder Wyss Ltd in 1995 to focus on banking and finance and corporate transactional work. Mr Pfenninger became a partner in 2000, and his fields of expertise include capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, collective investment schemes, and banking and insurance regulatory matters. He is a past chair of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) sub-committee on legal opinions and a past co-chair of the IBA’s banking law committee.

He speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practise in all Switzerland.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest-growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. They specialise in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Their clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

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