Switzerland: Restructuring & Insolvency 2019

This year 24 restructuring and insolvency practitioners are recognised for their work in complex matters including liquidations, insolvency procedures, and financial restructurings.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Brigitte Umbach-Spahn  Wenger Plattner, Zurich  
2. Daniel Staehelin  Kellerhals Carrard Basel KIG, Basel
3. Vincent Jeanneret  Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Geneva
4. Karl Wüthrich  Wenger Plattner, Zurich 

Wenger Plattner is a standout firm in the space and sees four individuals listed here.
Brigitte Umbach-Spahn is highlighted as a leading expert in the field and comes highly recommended for her extensive experience in both domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency cases.
Karl Wüthrich has over 30 years’ experience in the field handling both contentious and non-contentious matters, and is known for his work assisting debtors through restructuring and reorganisation plans.
Fritz Rothenbühler is a standout name in the field who provides expert advice to creditors and debtors. He is also widely recognised as a top-class litigator, working both on a domestic and an international level.
Stefan Bossart is a well-recognised figure in the Swiss market who has particular expertise in claims matters, and often deals with sophisticated cross-border cases. 

Kellerhals Carrard performs well in this year’s research with two practitioners listed.
Daniel Staehelin is a “big name” in the field, according to sources who recognise him as “one of the brightest restructuring and insolvency lawyers in Switzerland”. He is well known for both his contentious and non-contentious work.
Lukas Bopp is an excellent restructuring and insolvency lawyer who has particular expertise in and impressive knowledge of complex insolvency proceedings.

Vischer sees two lawyers recognised here for their work in the field.
David Jenny is a top-notch restructuring and insolvency lawyer with a wealth of experience in the field, most notably acting as liquidator on a number of insolvency cases.
Markus Guggenbühl draws widespread praise from peers who commend his extensive experience advising both Swiss and foreign banks on reorganisations and insolvency proceedings.

Lenz & Staehelin also sees two practitioners listed here.
Roland Fischer is a well-respected figure in the restructuring and insolvency space who provides expert advice to a range of major corporate clients on both domestic and cross-border corporate proceedings.
Tanja Luginbühl impresses market respondents with her wealth of experience representing international and domestic banks, creditors, and companies in complex corporate restructurings.

Vincent Jeanneret of Schellenberg Wittmer is recognised for his first-class restructuring and insolvency practice, with peers remarking that he is “an excellent lawyer, and an excellent strategist”. 

Daniel Hunkeler of Baur Hürlimann is a corporate finance specialist who comes highly recommended by market sources for his top-tier handling of complex restructurings, bankruptcies and insolvencies.

Urs Schenker of Walder Wyss is praised for being “an excellent negotiator, with a quick mind”. He is considered an expert in the field, and is particularly experienced on the restructuring side.

Homburger’s Ueli Huber is widely recognised as an expert in the field and stands out for his particularly strong expertise when it comes to complex corporate restructuring proceedings in the Swiss market.

Franco Lorandi of Holenstein Attorneys at Law is “highly valued in the market,” according to peers who consider him “a go-to in Zurich”. He is experienced in various matters, including running insolvency proceedings, and representing creditors and debtors in litigation.

Roger Giroud of Giroud & Anderes is “a very impressive practitioner”, say sources. They note he is “active in a lot of high-profile cases” and praise his in-depth knowledge of restructuring and insolvency proceedings.

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