Switzerland: Energy 2019

In this chapter we highlight 10 esteemed energy and natural resources lawyers who stand out for transactional and project-related matters, as well as disputes and sophisticated regulatory advice.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Marc Grüninger  GHR Rechtsanwälte AG, Zurich
2. Phyllis Scholl  Baryon AG, Zurich

Vischer achieves two listings in this chapter.
Stefan Rechsteiner is a highly respected energy lawyer who impresses peers with his deep knowledge of public law and extensive experience advising large energy companies.
Michael Waldner is a well-known expert in administrative law who is recommended for providing sophisticated regulatory advice to a range of major clients in the sector.

GHR Rechtsanwälte’s Marc Grüninger is a leading name in the Swiss market who has extensive expertise in corporate transactions, financings and disputes spanning the energy sector.

At Baryon AG, Phyllis Scholl stands out for her vast experience in M&A and contract law. She is regularly engaged to advise energy-sector clients in high-value transactions.

Jürg Strebel is a big name at Ernst & Young in Berne. He has deep knowledge of the energy industry and is considered a go-to adviser on corporate and insolvency matters.

At Peter & Partners, founding partner Wolfgang Peter has a first-rate international arbitration practice. He is well versed in commercial and investment disputes and has specialist expertise in gas-price adjustment cases. 

Oliver Beldi leads the energy practice of Eversheds Sutherland in Switzerland. He has a strong commercial practice and for his excellent work handling M&A and commercial contracts across the sector.

Bär & Karrer’s Ralph Malacrida has a strong commercial and banking practice and is regularly engaged to advise companies and finance providers in large energy-sector transactions.

Georges Racine of HFW draws praise for his vast experience advising large energy clients on international projects and cross-border transactions in the EMEA region.

At Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Philippe Pinsolle is an arbitration specialist who is renowned for his expert handling of complex commercial disputes involving the oil and gas, and power sectors. 

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