Switzerland: Investment Management 2019

In this chapter we recognise 24 practitioners for their outstanding work in the field of investment management.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Dominik Oberholzer  Lévy Kellerhals Carrard KIG, Zurich 
2. François Rayroux Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva
3. Sandro Abegglen Niederer Kraft Frey, Zurich
4. Olivier Stahler Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva

Lenz & Staehelin performs well in this chapter with three practitioners recognised.
François Rayroux is one of the most prominent investment management lawyers in the country. He has expert knowledge of a wide range of financial products, and frequently advises various banks and financial institutions.
Olivier Stahler is a leading figure in the investment management space. He is highly praised by peers for his ability to “consistently combine extremely high technical knowledge with strong business acumen”.
Shelby du Pasquier enjoys a strong reputation in the market for the expert advice he provides to a number of clients, including hedge funds, financial institutions and private equity groups.

Niederer Kraft Frey also achieves three listings in this chapter.
Sandro Abegglen is a first-class investment management lawyer who draws high praise from market sources for his in-depth knowledge of complex financial and regulatory matters in the Swiss market.
Luca Bianchi is highly praised for his work in the field. Peers remark that he is “very knowledgeable”, particularly when it comes to alternative investments and the distribution of investment funds.
Andreas Casutt is frequently engaged to advise a wide array of investors and private equity funds, particularly in the drafting of shareholder agreements.

Boutique law firm Naegeli & Partners sees three lawyers listed here.
Christoph Steiner is recognised as a “real financial product specialist”. He provides expert advice to his clients, and has specialised knowledge of collective investment schemes.
Stefan Naegeli comes highly recommended by market sources for his wealth of experience in the field, most notably when it comes to advising on collective investment schemes, structured products and asset management.
Christoph Rohr is highlighted as a key name in the Swiss market and is highly sought after by clients for his strong expertise in asset management, banking and finance matters.

Kellerhals Carrard performs well in this year’s research with two practitioners listed.
Dominik Oberholzer is one of the foremost experts in the Swiss investment management space. He provides expert advice to a number of national and international clients, and is particularly experienced in collective investment schemes.
Werner Schubiger is well respected among peers who praise his in-depth knowledge of the field, particularly relating to the structuring and establishment of investment schemes.

Walder Wyss sees two lawyers listed here.
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.
Thomas Müller is a highly skilled investment management practitioner who stands out for the top-tier counsel he delivers to clients, including fund and asset managers.

Caroline Clemetson of Schellenberg Wittmer is commended for her wealth of experience in the asset management space, an area in which sources note she is “extremely knowledgeable and effective”.

Frédérique Bensahel of FBT Attorneys-at-law is “very well known in the market”. She is an expert in regulatory matters, and her clients include a number of investment funds and fund managers.

Stephanie Comtesse of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal is “very active in the field of investment management”, most notably when it comes to advising clients on investment products and funds.

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