Switzerland: Insurance & Reinsurance 2019

In this chapter 29 practitioners are highlighted for their outstanding work in the field of insurance and reinsurance.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Christoph K Graber  Prager Dreifuss Ltd, Zurich 
2. Alexander von Ziegler  Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Zurich
3. Clemens von Zedtwitz  CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd, Zurich
4. Peter Hsu  Bär & Karrer Ltd, Zurich  

Prager Dreifuss performs well in this year’s research with three lawyers recognised here.
Christoph Graber is a leading name in the insurance and reinsurance market with sources remarking that “he is clearly an expert” in the field on both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Hans-Ulrich Brunner is a well-recognised figure in the Swiss market where he stands out for his impressive representation of clients in complex insurance and liability matters.  
Gion Christian Casanova is praised for his expertise in difficult insurance and reinsurance cases. He is recognised as “very active” in the field and “definitely a very good insurance lawyer”. 

mbh Attorneys at Law also sees three practitioners listed in this chapter.
Ulrike Mönnich is a “very experienced” lawyer who “knows the market extremely well”, according to sources. She works on an international and domestic level, and advises insurers as well as reinsurers.
Helmut Heiss is highly praised by sources who consider him an expert in contentious insurance matters and commend his strong international practice.
Christopher Bell is recognised by sources who note that he is an expert in reinsurance matters and has the “ability to understand new concepts on cutting edge reinsurance structures”.

CMS von Erlach Poncet sees two insurance and reinsurance practitioners identified.
Clemens von Zedtwitz is an expert in liability insurance policy matters, and receives commendation for his “smart legal arguments and extremely sharp analysis of the matter”.
Jodok Wicki is a standout name in the field of insurance and reinsurance. He is widely commended for his “extremely good work” in contentious and non-contentious matters.

Two lawyers from Badertscher Rechtsanwälte are listed here.
Markus Dörig is a prominent figure in the insurance and reinsurance arena who is highly praised for his “strategic thinking in highly complex matters".
Alexandra Bösch is extremely well regarded for her “deep knowledge of insurance regulation at both corporate and product levels”.

Alexander von Ziegler of Schellenberg Wittmer is “one of the most important lawyers in insurance and reinsurance”, according to sources, who highlight his particular expertise in regulatory matters and coverage disputes.

Peter Hsu of Bär & Karrer is a “very important player in the market, and definitely an expert in the field”. He is highly skilled in regulatory matters, and advises a number of banks, fintech businesses and insurers.

Hans Nigg of Baudacci Nigg Stenberg is a “highly experienced” insurance and reinsurance lawyer who is recognised for both his contentious and non-contentious work in the area.
Erik Stenberg is “an expert in the field,” and “very active in the market”. He has in-depth knowledge of a number of complex issues, and is very experienced in international liability insurance and reinsurance matters.

Lars Gerspacher of gbf Attorneys-at-law is “an expert in the area” who is highly skilled in transactional matters, and assisting companies entering into the Swiss market.

Martin Bernet of Bernet Arbitration/Dispute Management is commended for his insurance and reinsurance practice, with sources remarking that he is “one of the best litigators around”.  

Pascal Grolimund of Kellerhals Carrard is an excellent insurance practitioner who is praised by peers as “an expert in the area,” and is widely recognised as a brilliant litigator.

Peter Haas of Eversheds Sutherland is “a leader” in the field of insurance and reinsurance who draws high praise for his in-depth knowledge of complex insurance and liability matters.

Joachim Frick of Baker McKenzie is “extremely well regarded in the insurance and reinsurance market", comment interviewees. He handles both contentious and non-contentious matters on domestic and international levels.

Giovanna Montanaro of Wartmann Merker is highly praised by sources as “one of the best professionals out there”. She “knows the market extremely well” and has in-depth knowledge of a number of complex matters within the practice area.

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