Switzerland: Corporate Governance 2018

Twenty-two lawyers lead the way in corporate governance this year. They are those in the Swiss market with the highest expertise matters relating to corporate management and frequently advise both multinational conglomerates and domestic businesses.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Andreas von Planta Lenz & Staehelin, Zurich
2. Jakob Hoehn Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law, Zurich
3. Peter Nobel Nobel & Hug, Zurich

LENZ & STAEHELIN sees four leading lights recommended for their expertise in the field.
Andreas von Planta is one of the most distinguished figures in corporate governance who is recognised as a key adviser to both public and private companies.
Andreas Rötheli is very well regarded for his problem-solving abilities and great experience when it comes to governance matters relating to transactions and the M&A space.

Four outstanding figures at HOMBURGER are recognised in this chapter.
Frank Gerhard is widely regarded as a go-to practitioner on corporate governance; he stands out for his “ability to serve his clients in the most efficient and results-oriented manner”. Sources areimpressed by his communication skills and his ability to keep control in the most complex situations”.
Daniel Daeniker is a well-known figure in the governance space, and has deep knowledge of corporate law both in Switzerland and on cross-border matters.

NIEDERER KRAFT & FREY sees three of its practitioners listed.
Peter Forstmoser is a prominent presence in corporate liability matters and advises both directors and C-suite professionals alongside boards of major corporations and foundations.
Gaudenz Zindel is highly respected for his work advising shareholders and boards of directors both of listed and private companies on issues of corporate governance.
Peter Isler is very well regarded in the governance space, with a long-standing practice and deep expertise in corporate law.

PESTALOZZI achieves two listings this year.
Jakob Hoehn’s knowledge of corporate law makes him highly respected in the Swiss market. He is esteemed for his standout advisory work as well as his knowledge of the commercial marketplace.
Christoph Lang is recognised as one of Switzerland’s leading lights in corporate governance matters and frequently advises on issues of both policy and governance for Swiss and multinational corporations.

BÄR & KARRER sees two top names recognised.
Rolf Watter is a go-to practitioner on corporate governance matters and has significant experience advising Swiss listed companies across numerous industry sectors including insurance, pharmaceuticals and agribusiness.
Urs Brügger receives high praise for his work and extensive experience advising Swiss public companies on disclosure and regulatory enforcement proceedings.

Two excellent lawyers are listed at SCHELLENBERG WITTMER.
Oliver Triebold is esteemed for his impressive expertise spanning the gamut of corporate matters as well as his outstanding advisory practice.
Lorenzo Olgiati is a well-respected figure in the Swiss market who is frequently instructed to advise the boards of both private and public companies on matters of corporate governance.

NOBEL & HUG’s Peter Nobel is one of the foremost figures in the Swiss corporate market, and is very well regarded for his work in international commercial law.

Hans Caspar von der Crone of VON DER CRONE RECHTSANWÄLTE specialises in advising listed companies on matters of corporate governance. He is very well respected for his high level of expertise in this area.

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