Switzerland: Transport 2018

In this chapter we identify 35 leading Swiss transport lawyers recognised for their outstanding work in aviation, shipping and rail law, regularly handling financing, logistics, transactions, insurance and crisis management matters. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Alexander von Ziegler Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Zurich
2. Daniel Maritz Schiller Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
3. Laurent Chassot gbf Attorneys-at-law, Geneva
4. Hans-Ruedi Grob Blum&Grob Attorneys at Law Ltd, Zurich

SCHILLER RECHTSANWÄLTE boasts the leading transport offering in the Swiss market, with four practitioners highlighted in this chapter.
Daniel Maritz is a widely respected figure in the aviation space and is recognised by market sources for his expert handling of both sector-related regulatory matters and disputes.
Kaspar Schiller is “a long-standing aviation expert” who stands out for his “excellent” work in both litigation and arbitration proceedings. One source notes: “He is the leading aviation lawyer in Switzerland.”
Heinrich Hempel boasts “great knowledge of Swiss transport law” and focuses his top-tier practice on liability issues relating to aviation and ground transportation.
Michael Hochstrasser is regarded by market sources as “a rising star” in the transport arena where he frequently represents both Swiss and foreign clients in a range of sector-related matters.

GBF ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW also sees four lawyers recognised for their impressive work in the space.
Laurent Chassot is “very well known” for his exceptional aviation law expertise. He wins high praise from sources as “a scrupulous lawyer who does meticulous work” as well as “a fantastic figure in the market”. 
Lars Gerspacher is “a maritime law expert” recognised as “a real market player”. He is noted particularly for his superb work on insurance-related matters with one source noting, “He is someone I would always refer work to.” 
Marco Novoselac boasts “significant knowledge and expertise in the aviation industry” and is highly sought after by clients who praise his “excellent negotiation skills”.
Nando Stauffer von May focuses his first-rate transport practice on insurance-related matters, an area in which he is recognised as a true expert.

At BLUM&GROB ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Hans-Ruedi Grob is highlighted as a prominent figure in the Swiss aviation finance arena. According to one source, “He is very active in aircraft finance and is very well regarded for his work in that space.”
Philippe Wenker enjoys a strong reputation in the Swiss market for his first-class aviation finance practice. He comes highly recommended by clients who consider him “an excellent and diligent lawyer”.

BRATSCHI’s Anton Vucurovic is “a great aviation lawyer” recognised for his “strong practice” in the area as well as his particularly impressive work on transport-related finance matters. 
Ivo Hungerbühler is frequently engaged by clients across the transport sector who consider him a go-to name for finance-related matters.

Urs Haegi at VISCHER stands out as “a main man” in the Swiss transport market who is particularly recognised for his outstanding work across the aviation space.
Peter Kühn is widely recognised for his excellent aviation practice where he provides first-rate and effective counsel to both national and international clients.

At MEYER AVOCATS, founder Frédéric Meyer is “a huge name in aviation finance” in Switzerland. Clients include jet owners who he advises on the whole gamut of related matters from aircraft purchasing to leasing and financing. 
Raphaël Baeriswyl is recognised for his renowned financial expertise and regularly counsels aviation clients on aircraft acquisitions and financing matters.   

SCHELLENBERG WITTMER’s Alexander von Ziegler is the foremost transport practitioner in the country, highlighted as “one of the big names in the aviation market”. Respondents note he is a “very experienced” lawyer with “a clear and straight-to-the-point approach”.

Giovanna Montanaro at WARTMANN MERKER gains recognition this year for her “concise and comprehensive work” across the transport sector where she provides clients with “fast answers that can be put into action immediately”.

Stephan Erbe at THOMANNFISCHER impresses market commentators who regard him as “a star” in the transport market and “a very intelligent practitioner”. He enjoys a great reputation for his work on international trade and ship financing matters.

At BURCKHARDT, Regula Hinderling is “very active in ground transport work” and stands out for her “excellent” representation of both Swiss and international corporate entities and individuals.

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